The purpose of this position is to perform administration duties for Wabash Valley Power Alliance's Operational Technology system including the Energy Management System (EMS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and supporting systems (e.g. PI).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design SCADA HMI (human-machine interface) to improve usability including one-line screens, historian reporting, display updating, and troubleshooting stale or inaccurate data from Wabash Valley Power and third party via ICCP etc.
Administer the Energy Management System (EMS) including assisting in upgrades, routine maintenance, system administration, system security, back up testing, making corrections, monitoring load/generation data for accuracy and reliability, managing and updating databases, and creating new functionality utilizing OSI Monarch SCADA system software.
Function as the primary WVPA SCADA/Help Desk support person and provide SCADA\EMS system end user assistance for Wabash Valley Power field engineers, business units and membership.
Prepare and transmit daily reports for various power transmission associations such as ACES, Midwest ISO and PJM Transmission.
Responsible for routine maintenance, and system administration of the OSI Monarch SCADA system software including system patching activities.
Responsible for Bi-directional SCADA-PI data flow for Wabash Valley and Member owned equipment. This includes Interface setup, tag in PI, and AF elements and addition of new data relating to new SCADA implementations.
Responsible for the creation, administration, upgrade, testing and documentation of PI Notifications. Accountable for visualization activities; Including, PI Vision server setup and administration, migration of SCADA data into client tools for end-users (utilizing thin client displays over web browser for tablets, smartphones, etc.), creation of displays, and all system documentation.
Responsible for PI Data Archive activities. This includes assisting current WVPA SCADA team in future PI system architecture design and implementation utilizing HA (High Availability) technology, system administration (including future system upgrades), Tag creation, Security implementation, PI system User Access, Tag and Data security, Development system implementation, and maintaining updated documentation.
Responsible for PI AF (Asset Framework) Hierarchy, administration and security. Partners with end users to assist with Analytics, Calculation creation in AF, Event frame creation, Documentation, and custom reporting tool development.
Responsible for PI to CROW data interface.
Assists with routine maintenance, and system administration of the OSI Monarch SCADA system software.
Serves as primary administrator for the Field Operation group’s asset management software CASCADE.
Develops and provides user training (Client tools) and Administrator training (SMT, Client tools, PI Data Explorer)
Assists with troubleshooting PI and SCADA system events as necessary including off-hour support.
Establishes close liaison with application teams to evaluate or plan for new hardware/software of other system upgrades.
Assist Infrastructure team with system integration, patching, maintenance, and testing.
Assist Security team with incident response, system hardening, and security testing.
May be required to perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or Associates Degree with relevant experience in technical field (preferably, computer or electric/electronics preferred) required.
Two or more years of prior experience with ICS\SCADA system or real time historian in system integration, system design, process improvements, upgrades, and installations is required.
Ability to collaboratively resolve problems and communicate effectively across organizational structure.
Ability to comprehend technical documentation (e.g., substation one-line diagrams, substation construction prints, etc.).
Has familiarity with Generating Transmission, Substation, and Distribution assets.
Computer program application skills are required (e.g., Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, etc.).
Has familiarity with distribution automation
Has familiarity with computer virtualization technologies
Ability to meet Company driving standards, including a valid driver’s license.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Electric cooperative experience preferred.
Preferred certifications in one or more technical domains: (e.g. CompTIA, MTA/MCSA, GIAC, PMP, etc)
Familiarity with electrical network modeling, real-time contingency analysis, system power flow, system state estimation
Familiarity with scripting languages, SQL, and C is a plus
Hiring manager may elect to hire at a higher position based upon experience.
About Wabash Valley Power
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Wabash Valley Power is a not-for-profit electric cooperative and wholesale provider of reliable, affordable electricity to our 23 electric distribution member cooperatives. These cooperatives in turn serve more than 300,000 homes, businesses, and farms in Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.
As a not-for-profit co-op, we do things a bit differently—and that’s the point. Because we aren’t influenced by shareholders, we make our decisions with our members in mind. That means we value things like teamwork, and putting families first. It also means a business model that’s designed for stability and growth. It’s a Deliberately Different approach to the energy industry, and that’s great news for the people who count on us.
We believe what benefits our employees benefits our company. That’s why we put employees first—your health, your family, and your development. These aren’t just slogans: We offer continuing education, flex time, health benefits, a 401(k) match and pension plan, and much more. Here are just a few of the things that make our company culture unique:
• No Sweat - We offer a wellness program that includes a payroll cr...edit for medical insurance, an on-site fitness center for your convenience and extra vacation days for participating. We’ll even throw in a fitness device reimbursement to keep you on track!
• Flex Time - Our flexible schedule means you can work in your appointments or family events and maintain a comfortable work-life balance.
• Stay in School - We value employees who have a desire to learn, so we provide funds for continuing education. We also offer in-house training and ongoing development through our internal GROW program.
• Keep it Casual - When you work for us, you work in comfort. Blue jeans are the norm in our office and we make them look good!
• Work Hard, Play Hard - We reward our employees with generous vacation time, to the tune of up to five weeks off a year. Even our new employees receive credit for prior work experience.