Electric Utility Operational Technology Engineer
Company: CITY OF REDDING
Posted on: March 6, 2019
CITY OF REDDINGinvites applications for the position of:Electric Utility Operational TechnologyEngineer
SALARY: $6,216.00 - $9,877.00 Monthly$74,592.00 - $118,524.00 AnnuallyOPENING DATE: 02/26/19CLOSING DATE: 03/19/19 11:59 PM
DESCRIPTION:The City of Redding Electric Utility (REU) is seeking a highly qualified individual to perform a variety oftechnical support functions within the Electric Utility related to development, implementation,integration, and automation of technology systems used by the Electric Department personnel.The ideal candidate has experience with end to end systems deployment and operations of ElectricUtility (or similar) control systems. The ideal candidate will also have a thorough understanding of allcomponents involved in Electric Utility operations; including but not limited to remote site sensors andmetering, advanced metering infrastructure, communications equipment and protocols (both TDM andIP), server and workstation support, programming and scripting, firm understanding of components ofSupervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Customer Information System support (CIS).Experience with Open Systems International Monarch SCADA and Spectre outage management anddistribution management systems or equal, and/or Vertex CIS is highly desirable. Relevant experiencein control systems design, implementation, and operations is also highly desirable.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:Develop, implement, administer, maintain, and support technical systems used by power operationsdivision personnel, including energy accounting software, supervisory control and data acquisitionsystems, and inter-control center protocol communications; as assigned, lead or participate as a teammember on power operations capital projects. This includes, but is not limited to, writing bid specs,writing service contracts, obtain necessary regulatory approvals, procuring materials, testing andcommissioning of project, overseeing financial tracking of project, ensuring system documentation isupdated, and training of system personnel on changes as applicable; administer contracts for electricutility projects or programs; coordinate bidding process including evaluation and award; ensure wherepossible projects or programs are built on schedule and as per contract requirements; inspect andensure projects or programs are being built according to contract and in a safe manner; and ensuregood public relations are maintained throughout projects.
Duties when assigned to the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system:a) Enhance and maintain computer software and hardware; and design, document, code, test andimplement new application programs or enhancements to existing applications programs. Preparedocumentation and train personnel in the proper use of programs and equipment.b) Design and specify SCADA system modifications; and prepare purchase requisitions related toSCADA.c) Direct activities of contractors and consultants related to SCADA projects and activities.d) Maintain and update the SCADA system including computer files, historical data systems andsystem documentation; and investigate and correct defects in the SCADA system.e) Troubleshoot problems with the SCADA system and maintain it in good working order.Coordinate, schedule, and manage all work associated with the implementation, operation, andmaintenance of the energy accounting system. Design, document, code, test, and implement newapplication programs or enhancements to existing applications programs. Prepare documentation andtrain personnel in the proper use of programs and equipment; coordinate, schedule, and manage allwork associated with the implementation, operation, and maintenance of the customer informationsystem. Design, document, code, test and implement new application programs or enhancements toexisting applications programs. Prepare documentation and train personnel in the proper use ofprograms and equipment; and perform related duties as assigned.
TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be qualifying: engineering principles;electric utility operating, testing, or maintenance practices; Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition(SCADA), energy accounting, distribution control systems, cyber security and secure IP routing; datacommunication systems administration and support. Advanced proficiency in SQL databasemanagement, modern programming languages and scripting is highly desirable.Ability to: Interact effectively with various REU work teams, contractors, and with the public;demonstrate good oral and written communication skills; evaluate and implement governmentregulations and industry standards; troubleshoot a variety of technical problems; and design,automate, and integrate advanced operation or analysis programs.
Education & Experience: Typical education would include a Bachelor's Degree in an engineering,computer science or information technology discipline from an accredited college, university, orequivalent. Documented completion of a state recognized course of instruction for attaining specializedknowledge and skills providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. Typicalexperience would include five years in any field offering relevant experience. Experience within theelectric utility industry is preferred.
Special Requirements: Possession of the appropriate valid California driver's license or the ability toacquire one within ten days of appointment.
APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION PROCESS:Please be advised all notifications pertaining to this recruitment (e.g. exam invitations,exam results) will be e-mailed to you at the e-mail address provided on your employmentapplication. Please be sure to provide your current and complete e-mail address. Checkyour inbox as well as your spam folder for correspondence as your e-mail provider orpersonal settings may flag the e-mail as spam. Contact the Personnel Department with anyquestions.
Application Process: Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding online employmentapplication by the closing date in order to be considered.
Incomplete applications may not be processed. Meeting the announced requirements does notguarantee selection into the examination process. Applications will be reviewed to determine thosebest qualified to be tested.
Veterans Credit: Veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the military service andreceive a passing score on the examination will have 2 points added to their final examination score.To obtain this credit, veterans MUST provide a copy of the DD214, indicating honorable discharge,WITH EACH EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.
Examination Process: An oral board and/or written examination will be administered.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:http://www.cityofredding.org777 Cypress AvenueRedding, CA 96001(530) firstname.lastname@example.orgPosition #192E 852 022019ELECTRIC UTILITY OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERCJ
Electric Utility Operational Technology Engineer Supplemental Questionnaire* 1. Please describe your experience with SCADA systems. If no experience, please type N/A.* 2. Please describe your most complex SQL database work experience. If no experience, please typeN/A.* Required Question
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