Supports the engineering activities and manages the operations technology (SCADA, Outage Management System, AMR, Load Management Program, Etc.) of the Cooperative and will ensure the coordination of all aspects of GIS activities. Will administer GIS application programming, database design and implementation of data standards. Will assist E&O in planning, design, installation and maintenance of Bartholomew County REMC’s electric infrastructure and also work closely with the Network Administrator.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintains the accuracy, connectivity and operations of the electric utilities various models, software and databases such as (ESRI, NISC Mapwise, OMS, Appsuite, Dew, SCADA(OSI) , MDM, and Aclara AMI systems)
Reviews work order redline changes and ensures accuracy of posted data from line crews and field engineers
Reviews connectivity model and regularly checks for flow errors
Performs daily review of operation analytics (transformer loading, failed meter readings, blink counts)
Export/import data for engineering and outage management models (monthly)
Oversee administration and maintenance of various E & O servers and software
Provides technical assistance in system design, integration and maintenance of upgrades. Includes implementation of new systems, identification and resolution of existing problems.
Stay abreast on new engineering, surveying, and field collection software
Performs various analysis on company data
Creates reports and visual applications for operations and engineering
Creates inspections for distribution facilities and maintain collected field data from line crews
Use GPS device to collect/import data to correct GIS model
Communicates effectively with members, management, government agencies, employees and personnel from other companies.
Performs joint use inspections and oversees data in SPANS and GIS
Create and prints maps as needed
Place asset ID tags on missing or inaccurate field devices
Work with local county offices to obtain updated parcel data regularly
Assist Field Engineer as needed or required
Assist in after-hours storm work and serve as on call Supervisor in management watch schedules
Other duties as assigned by Management
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum two-year College Diploma in Information Systems, Computer Sciences,
Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering or equivalent
Experience in analyzing spatial data at an electric utility and translate into appropriate reports and thematic maps
Strong background in networking, IT and various SCADA communication protocols (Dnp3, Modbus)
Knowledgeable in PTP, PTMP, LTE and RF communication devices
Knowledge of modern component-based GIS tools and methodology for utility GIS use cases
Knowledge of SQL Databases and ArcGIS Enterprise Server is an asset
Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
Basic computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point. Ability to learn and master company specific programs such as outage management and mapping software.
Knowledge in SQL, Python, C++, Microsoft Access experience is required
1-4 years’ experience with GIS databases and editing using ESRI ArcGIS based software including use of ESRI software and Global Positioning System (G.P.S) units for data collection;
Valid Indiana driver’s license
Works safely, and looks out for co-workers and the general public.
Available when needed for both regular duties and during system emergencies.
Punctual and attentive to established work periods.
Acquires and maintains necessary skills.
Successfully performs duties in an effective manner regarding quantity, quality, and timeliness.
Represents cooperative well in appearance, conduct, knowledge, and professionalism.
Accepts responsibility for own actions and for accomplishing needed tasks.
Is a team player contributing as needed to support the mission of Bartholomew County REMC.
Expects change both internal and external and adapts positively.
Is good steward of cooperative’s resources.
Seeks more efficient and effective ways to carry out his/her responsibilities.
Is familiar with and abides by Rural Electric policies, guidelines, and code of ethics.
Both inside and outside work is required daily; some offsite work will be required for residential service calls, meetings, seminars, training, and other company functions.
Inside work requires sitting at a desk using a computer, talking on the telephone, meeting with customers, close vision work, common office functions, operation of office equipment, attending some evening and overnight meetings, and occasional lifting up to 80 pounds.
Outside work requires driving a company vehicle, staking, Surveying and collecting data. The use of various hand tools and electronic equipment in proximity with electrical wiring and equipment while wearing personal protective equipment is required.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate when working in the office areas, and usually moderate when working in the outdoor environment.
About Bartholomew County REMC
Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative serving 18 member electric cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.