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Colorado Springs Utilities System Operating Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

System Operating Engineer

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $96,158 to $120,203

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 9/28/20

System Operating Engineer

Colorado Springs Utilities is looking for a highly skilled System Operating Engineer to provide direct technical support to control center personnel. The primary responsibility of this job will be maintaining the EMS real time contingency analyses and power flow model within the (OSI) Open Systems International Monarch EMS/SCADA (Energy Management System/Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition) system. Secondary responsibilities will include supporting EMS/SCADA functions as required by operations.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Plan, design, program, document, and maintain the following EMS/SCADA advanced transmission applications

  • Transmission Network Topology processor

  • Transmission Power Flow

  • Transmission Contingency Analysis

  • Transmission State Estimator

  • Transmission Operator Training Simulation

  • Automated Generation Control (AGC)

  • Inter-control Center Communications Protocol (ICCP)

  • Plan, design, program, document, and maintain the following EMS/SCADA advanced distribution management system applications

  • Distribution network operating model

  • Distribution Topology processing

  • Distribution Power Flow

  • Distribution State Estimator

  • Volt/VAR control

  • Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR)

  • Load Shed

  • Operator Training Simulation

  • Train System Operators, Engineering, and Field Support personnel in the use of applications associated with the EMS/ADMS/SCADA systems; to ensure network models are up-to-date and the training simulator is functional

  • Develop custom EMS/SCADA displays that enhance the System Operator situational awareness

  • Maintain compliance with NERC CIP and reliability standards

Why should you apply? If you have demonstrated experience with SCADA or energy operations, have managed complex IT infrastructure, and are familiar with the principals of NERC CIP security and compliance, we want to hear from you! This position will provide you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders across organizational boundaries to manage, prioritize and execute critical projects and assignments.

What will it take to be successful in this position? The ideal candidate will come with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field; Electrical Engineering is preferred. Additionally, 2 years of experience with Open Systems International (OSI) EMS/SCADA/ADMS systems and experience with NERC CIP compliance, electric network modeling, energy imbalance markets, or automated generation control.

Highly desired skills:

  • Advanced level knowledge in SCADA /EMS applications; including power system modeling, state estimation, contingency analysis, power flow, short term load forecast (STLF), load shed and others

  • Advanced level knowledge of ADMS applications; including OMS, VOLT/VAR optimization, FLISR, Switch Order Management (SOM), Distribution Training Simulator (DTS), and others

  • Implementation of new ADMS/OMS systems

  • Experience integrating EMS systems with energy imbalance markets

A monthly, week-long on-call rotation will be a required aspect of this position. Must be able to work extended periods of time to provide operational readiness of the EMS/SCADA system.**

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community!

ATTENTION: Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hiring for a variety of positions. Interviews for many positions will leverage remote technology solutions, to include the enhanced use of email, telephone and video solutions where possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled .

Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate. In addition to a competitive wage, Colorado Springs Utilities offers a variety of benefits. For more information on our benefits, visit .

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Colorado Springs Utilities does not participate in work visa programs or sponsorship of work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B or TN visas)

Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis

Job Type: Information Technology