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SCADA Modeling Specialist

Location: 

Akron, OH, US, 44230

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  38864

FirstEnergy

 

FirstEnergy at a Glance

 

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

 

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.

 

About the Opportunity

 

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.  [SC00]

 

DMS SCADA Display/Modeling team is responsible to develop and apply standards, manage firmware, perform version management, and advise on the use and engineering principles to support FirstEnergy’s Distribution SCADA (a component of the DMS) environment.  The team focuses on ensuring a world class SCADA system for use by Distribution Operations. This position is focused on the field device SCADA configurations, SCADA system modeling and visualization, SCADA point-to-point verification, and interface maintenance to the Oracle components of the DMS system.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing support for Distribution Management System
  • Creating and maintaining SCADA electrical models to represent the FirstEnergy Distribution system
  • Support real-time SCADA software and database configurations
  • Providing configuration of SCADA (System Control and Data Acquisition) to facilitate command and control of field devices and substations
  • Develop and execute SCADA system standardizations that reduce time to delivery, improve efficiency and agility to deploy Distribution SCADA enabled technologies
  • Working with field personnel to conduct remote system and equipment tests
  • Working with designated regional dispatching on system requests
  • Support the testing and deployment of patches and software upgrades
  • Creating and execute comprehensive unit test plans, developing test cases, assisting with integration and performing system test plans.
  • Supporting dispatchers and engineers in the use of the system
  • Working directly with experienced staff members to identify, evaluate, prioritize, and implement improvements consistent with business requirements.
  • Assisting in the creation of system documentation, version release notes, and training material. Conducting presentations and training.

 

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technologies a similar related technical discipline required. In lieu of a degree, 2 -4 years related experience required.
    • Related experience includes, but is not limited to:
      • Experience managing high availability of complex data sets, RTU configurations, SCADA communications and/or protocols
      • Experience with real-time systems, real-time architectures and databases including modeling and revising data through software applications
  • Ability to effectively use standard PC software, including MS Windows and Office products, web-based systems, e-mail, relational database query tools.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with people at all levels and with varying backgrounds.
  • Experience in providing responsive and effective customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and plan work, work on multiple concurrent tasks, and meet deadlines.

 

Qualifications at the Level III include all of the above plus 2 – 4 years of experience with a related degree. In lieu of a degree, 4 – 6 years related experience required.

  • Working knowledge of relevant work experience

 

Qualifications at the Level IV include all of the above plus 4+ years of experience. In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience required.

  • In-depth knowledge of relevant work experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Data communications and networking knowledge
  • Concentration in Power Systems Engineering or Communications Engineering (if Engineering related degree)
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to effectively resolve technical problems.
  • Familiarity with GE EMS modeling and display building tools
  • Experience with Perl, Python, Powershell programming languages
  • Experience with DNP3.0 SCADA protocol
  • Experience with RS232, RS485, and Ethernet (IP)

 

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Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at www.firstenergycorp.com to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.

Safety

Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification

Exempt

 

FirstEnergy Human Resources Team


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