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Engineer - Energy Control Systems


Vestal, NY, US



Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.



Job Summary

Provides support for the AVANGRID Energy Control Systems used to operate electric transmission and distribution systems (EMS/SCADA/ADMS/ OMS & Back office based platforms).
•Defines and maintains supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) databases and definitions, maintains telemetry data and evaluates and maintains accurate information in the EMS
•Support the specification, design, testing and development of the EMS system to ensure that changing functional requirements are met
•Design enhancements to the ECS systems to improve the user interfaces
•Coordinate the safe and orderly commissioning of new and redesigned intelligent electronic devices and instrumentation as well as other systems and components in substations and other interconnecting facilities.
•Monitors and ensures that systems and components are designed, installed, tested, operated and maintained according to operational requirements and standards for safety and reliability
•Documents commissioning procedures, provides operational assistance and troubleshooting
•Analyzes key power system data to ensure that the bulk electric system can operate in a safe, reliable and coordinated manner in accordance with ISO/RTO operating principles and standards.
•Works within the Control Center environment and supports Cyber Security requirements for Control Center operations. Maintains and creates documentation for supported platforms and systems to meet all regulatory requirements/ standards.


MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):

•Understanding of relevant Compliance Regulations and Policies. (NERC-CIP, Etc.)
•Working understanding of the NERC-CIP ECS requirements.
•Understanding and knowledge of Databases (Microsoft SQL, Oracle, Etc.)
•How to query, configure and edit
•Network diagrams, firewall rules, ports and services
•Working knowledge of PHMSA Control Room Management requirements
•Knowledge  in Gas Measurement fundamentals.
•Ability to create a script or a small compiled application



Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:
•5-10+ years technically related experience
•Applied Science degree  (Engineering preferred) 7+ years technical experience
•BS Degree with 5+ years technical experience

 Key Technical Working skills:
•Computer Operating System Administration and Support (EX: Linux, Windows)
•ECS NERC-CIP Compliance Support (EX:CIP-005, 007, 009, 010, 011)
•ECS Support for Multiple Environments (Databases EX: AQL, SQL, Oracle; ECS Specific Applications EX: ABB Network Manager, GE X21, Siemens Spectrum, AVEVA OASyS DNA; Specialty Control System Applications EX; Access Administration EX: LDAP, Kerberos, Active Directory; Protocols EX: ICCP, DNP, RS485, TCP/IP, Modbus; Environment Navigation EX: RDP, PuTTy, FTP, VNC; Specialty Calculation Programming EX: Matlab, ABB Calc)
•Substation and Field Engineering and Support (Programming of RTUs/ Data Concentrators in the Substation or at Customer facilities
•EX: NTU Explorer, SMP, SMP Manager ;Programming of Human to Machine
•Interfaces EX: Wonderware)
•Technical Documentation(EX: Operational Procedures Maintenance for ISO and TO)
•ECS Historian Applications Support (EX: UDW PI Interface for multiple environments, Application Server PI Interface, ORA-DB)
•Computer language programing (EX: Java, C, .Net, Perl, Python, VBscript, Java Script, KSH, BSH, SqlPlus, HTA, HTML) and development environment (EX: Netbeans, Visual Studio)
•Gas SCADA RTU configuration. Fisher ROC & FloBoss preferred.


•Knowledge of Electrical Theory and understanding of the Electric Transmission and Distribution
•T&D Power flow, short circuit analysis
•Experience with configuring, commissioning and testing Remote Terminal Units (RTU’s)
•Field testing methodology, develop testing plans
•Ability to interpret engineering documentation:
•Control System Architecture drawings, P&IDs, electric control/loop diagrams and other engineering specifications.
•Understanding Networking, security, computer hardware, software applications and data communication equipment.
•The ability to demonstrate good communication skills both written and orally.
•Experience to make sound decisions will working in a high pressure environment outside normal working hours.
•Working in storm or other emergency conditions for 24x7x365 system support
•Able to work independently and contribute proactively to drive results
•Operations Support (EX: 24x7x365 support of ECS)

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

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.

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