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Application System Analyst (SCADA)

Job Description

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Provide technical and software support for the DA portion of client's Distribution SCADA system and related interfaces used by Distribution Operations (DO). Maintain the Communication equipment used in the Transmission and Distribution SCADA systems which include (Modems, Switches, Digi’s, MRV’s and related Communication hardware).  Ability to lead field crews in database verification tests, which include using 3 part communication and STAR principle when necessary.  Basic understanding of SCADA, communication networks and some basic troubleshooting skills. Ability to work with other organizations to plan, develop and test field equipment. 
 

SKILLLSET REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent Computer literacy including MS Office Tools
  • Solid technical understanding of Electrical theory
  • Excellent Communication Skills and good team player
  • Excellent understanding of Communication Networks including analog and digital circuits
  • Strong knowledge of standard communications protocols including DNP
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and ability to work independently
  • Working knowledge of SCADA Systems and/or CAD a strong plus
  • Proven record of computer analysis skills a strong plus

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
 

  • Provide support for DMS SCADA functions including: Display building, Data Base building, Display and Database verification. Investigate problems, test Communications and data flow, Analyze Protocol messages and assist field technicians with troubleshooting and related data interfaces.
  • Work with the software vendor to investigate and resolve problems with the applications.
  • Provide technical support for the Distribution Automation functions and data model.
  • Work with Transmission Operations to determine appropriate modeling of the power system, investigate solution issues, and coordinate, implement, and validate changes to the model. Work with users to ensure effective and appropriate use of the various applications involved with this process.
  • Perform data entry and manipulation using MS Office tools as required to maintain the communication team daily report.
  • Work with external organizations to communicate updates to the client's system model, and to collect external system information.
  • Provide NERC CIP Compliance support as needed.


 

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