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Analyst, OSI-PI Systems - Ld/Sr

Company:  AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC
Location: 

WA, US

Company

Company

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com

 

 

Purpose


Position Description

 

The EMS/SCADA Business Systems Analyst, specializing in OSI software PI database infrastructure, is a key member of a 24/7 mission critical operations team and is responsible for the management, design, specification, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and support of the generation management for a 6,000+ MW renewable generation portfolio.  The position is located in Vancouver, Washington.

Responsibilities


Key Responsibilities


•    Design, develop, implement, configure, and maintain OSI PI systems such as ACE, AF, Processbooks, Datalink, PI-SMT, OPC interfaces and MCN supporting a highly reliable generation dispatch, communications, and control center.
•    Understanding of Microsoft Active Directory, MV90 and SQL Server Integration Services.
•    Comply with NERC / CIP ((North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection) standards.
•    Design, develop, implement, configure, and maintain systems relating to NYISO, MISO, ERCOT, WECC, CAISO, PJM, BPA, or other system authorities.
•    Design, specify, deploy, install, configure, OSI PI system related software in concert with new and existing development projects.
•    Configure, test, and monitor OSI PI interface protocols such as Modbus, DNP, OPC, ICCP, TCP/IP and XML.
•    Design and troubleshoot using Microsoft Scripting languages (i.e. VBScript, VBA, DOT NET, C Sharp, etc).
•    Design, test, document, update, and configure system hardware, communications, SCADA, and operating system software to optimize generation systems control and monitor application specific OSI PI processes and project operating requirements.
•    Perform technical support optimizing system and network performance developing innovative automated methods for system updates and security tasks. Team with development, construction, trading, asset management, and operations to deliver superior performance optimizing profitability.

 

Additional Responsibilities

 

•    Provide 24/7 on-call OSI PI support for National Control Center Operations.
•    Create technical requirements, lead technical negotiations and assist in commercial negotiations with service, software, and hardware providers relating to OSI PI Server and Client installations.
•    Develop project plans including capital and operational budgets to deliver optimal asset performance and continued growth.
•    Adhere to effective internal controls.

Competencies

  • Be a role model
  • Be agile
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Technical Skills

Skills and Requirements


Required Qualifications

 

•    Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    5 Years maintaining / support of an OSI PI system with 500K – 1M data points (the company may consider candidates with less experience at a lower level).
•    Ability to qualify to NERC standards including successful 7 year background investigation and security review
•    Proven ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with all levels of management, operations, and technical  personnel in and easy to understand yet precise format

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

•    Masters of Engineering Degree preferred.
•    Experience in SharePoint, SQL Server, MS Office, Outlook, C#, Control System Design, Data Infrastructure
•    Coding experience in C++\SQL
•    Coding experience in the PI SDK and/or AF SDK
•    Candidates with prior experience in the Energy Business, preferably Wind and Renewables.
•    Some understanding of NERC / CIP standards

 

Additional Success Factors

 

•    Ability to navigate and succeed in a highly matrixed reporting structure, preferably at an international company.
•    Takes action beyond that required by explicit job responsibilities; sets high performance goals and originates action rather than responding to the action of others.
•    Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with strong focus on teamwork and interface with a broad range of work groups.
•    Strong prioritization and multi-tasking skills with the ability to operate in a complex, rapidly changing business environment with typically tight schedules and demanding targets.
•    Ability to analyze project risks and proactively identify solutions with a flexible, creative, and solution-focused outlook on problem solving.

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Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions.  This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link

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