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LS Power Development, LLC EMS Analyst in Halfmoon, New York

About us:

LS Power, founded in 1990, is a leading development, investment, and operating company focused on the North American power and energy infrastructure sector. We have developed, constructed, managed, or acquired more than 47,000 MW of competitive power generation, completed 680 miles of transmission infrastructure, and raised over $53 billion in debt and equity financing. Our energy transition platforms include CPower Energy Management, Endurant Energy, EVgo, REV Renewables, Rise Light & Power, and waste-to-energy initiatives. The Firm is headquartered in New York with offices in New Jersey, Missouri, California, and Texas.

Our Purpose, Mission, & Values:

Our Purpose is to solve complex energy problems that improve the world

Our Mission is to make lives better by developing a cleaner and more reliable energy ecosystem

Our Values are the willingness to participate in and help strengthen our culture of integrity, Innovation, Teamwork, and Taking Ownership

Our People create value and are our Most Valuable asset. We take our values of Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork and Taking Ownership seriously and ask candidates to think about how they can help us further enhance our culture with their specific skillsets, capabilities and experiences.


We provide our team the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and continue in their career growth. We are committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits that include 100% employer paid premium healthcare, paid parental leave and more.

DEI Statement

At LS Power, we seek to position our employees for success. We provide a stable and fulfilling career with an enhanced focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). More than being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to hiring and developing diverse talent as part of our pledge to “Powering Change.” Through Powering Change, we embody the belief that diverse perspectives foster innovation, and in turn, the continued growth of LS Power.


About the Role

We currently have an opportunity for an EMS analyst to support the regulated electric transmission business of LS Power. This position will be part of the EMS (Energy Management System) group and will be reporting to the EMS Manager. You will be responsible for effective provisioning, troubleshooting, operation and maintenance of EMS software and its respective interfaces. As the EMS Analyst, you will ensure that EMS provides LSP’s System Operators with all information required to safely operate the CTT & affiliate Transmission Systems while maintaining the highest level of reliable service. You will perform all tasks in a manner compliant with LSP’s and company affiliate’s NERC CIP cyber security policy and procedures. You will support regulatory compliance by monitoring systems and collecting required information and evidence to fulfill the company’s compliance obligations. In addition, you will also serve as a key technical resource on any future EMS projects. This position will operate in a cross functional capacity working closely with LSP system operators, substation maintenance personnel, the EMS vendor, ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) and PJM representatives, and other staff including engineers, technicians and information technology resources. This role will be subject to periodic on-call assignments, which are scheduled and compensated according to LSP policy.

What you will do:

  • Modify EMS databases and displays as required

  • Troubleshoot and fix EMS software issues for the various applications including Network Application and Data Historian

  • Provide scheduled on-call support outside of normal working hours

  • Maintain OSI system interfaces to include DNP, Modbus, ICCP, weather apps and others

  • Evaluate, test and install software updates recommended by the EMS vendor to include application and operating system patches

  • Investigate and answer Transmission System Operator questions concerning EMS operations, functions or alarms

  • Provide training and how-to documentation as needed on EMS features, applications and alarms

  • Develop and maintain maintenance and configuration procedures, schedules and related evidentiary documentation

  • Develop and maintain EMS and SCADA system standards

  • Research, recommend and implement innovative solutions and practical automated approaches for Operator tasks

  • Integrate new interfaces efficiently and securely into the EMS

  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled operations

  • Verify that system backups are executed properly

  • Assist with testing and implementing operating system patches to EMS servers and workstations

  • Manage and regulate user accounts on the EMS

  • Routinely test EMS failover capability by planning, preparing and implementing periodic failovers to plan for and prevent any information loss during such events

  • As required, provide log, alarm and historical data to Operations and field maintenance personnel from the EMS and the EMS historian

  • Develop and deploy EMS calculations as required

  • Provide project support for EMS upgrades and software additions including specification and proposal reviews, vendor negotiations and system testing

  • Work with the IT/OT ( Information technology/ Operations Security Technology) teams to develop and implement a change management process for software maintenance including OS patches and upgrades and upgrades for administrative tools and other utilities

  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning

  • Attend NERC, NPCC, and NYISO meetings and workshops to keep current with changes in NERC CIP standards and requirements

  • Assist technical staff with developing and maintaining RSAWs as required by the CIP compliance program

  • Store and maintain appropriate documentation to ensure compliance with CIP standards

  • Assist with all regulatory reporting for NYISO, NERC, FERC, and other regions as needed

  • Provide administrative support with logistics and deliverables of internal and external audits as needed

We want you on our team because you…

  • Hold a Bachelor Degree with a technical major, such as computer science or engineering or equivalent experience

  • Have four to six years’ experience maintaining an OSI Monarch EMS

  • Have Microsoft Server/Workstation System Administration experience

  • Are experienced with OSI Chronus and Web Platform applications a plus

  • Are self-motivated, disciplined and possess effective skills necessary for job

  • Possess good communication skills

  • Are a critical thinker with strong knowledge of modern software applications

Ideally you also have...

  • Knowledge of Windows/Linux scripting

  • Experience supporting CIP compliance in the electric utility business

  • Understanding of electric utility business principles, compliance programs

This position is available in our Schenectady/Albany, NY office. LS Power offers highly competitive compensation and benefits packages and is committed to the career development of its employees.

ID: 2023-1509

External Company Name: LS Power Development, LLC

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Street: 13 Corporate Drive