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Pacificorp Associate Business System /EMS SCADA Analyst (Salt Lake City, UT) #112045 in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Associate Business System /EMS SCADA Analyst (Salt Lake City, UT) #112045

Date: May 4, 2024

Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp

PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

Supports the Energy Management System (EMS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA). Provides EMS system support to transmission and regional organizations. Presents analysis and recommendations to management and implements selected alternative. Review construction drawings from engineering sketches and other information. Performs technical analysis, system and alarm configurations and business requirement analysis. Resolves systems support issues. Develops and maintains electrically correct EMS-SCADA displays for operational facilities, utilizing established engineering guidelines/specifications.

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Under the direction of senior supervision, perform SCADA communication and point-to-point check-out prior to placing an electrical facility into SCADA service. Work closely with field technicians, and SCADA communication engineers in this process.

  • Analyze complex engineering drawings of electrical operation facilities and translate into electrically correct operational human machine interference (HMI) displays.

  • Research and resolve data acquisition and supervisory control issues which prevent safe, reliable, and compliant operations of SCADA system and Automatic Generation Control system (AGC).

  • Configure and manage SCADA alarms, real-time calculations, and other parameters to provide situational awareness to grid and regional operations , to ensure they can react to field conditions as needed.

  • Provide system development support to the clients of EMS/SCADA system.

  • Fulfill inter and intra-company data exchange requirements of grid operations, including data exchange with neighbor utilities and WECC.

  • Render HMI displays using CAD software and link to operational points in real-time database.

  • Ensure compliance of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) standard of conduct by configuring display parameters for appropriate viewing restrictions.

  • Perform document management functions by backing up HMI display files and adhering to established backup/restore procedures.

  • Create and maintain Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standards-compliant symbol library.

  • Develop and support display standards.

  • May participate in 24/7 on call support to gain system support experience.

Requirements for this position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Business, Engineering or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience working with EMS/SCADA systems operations, modeling and tagging.

  • Basic knowledge of SCADA front-end processors and interface between SCADA master and Remote Terminal Units (RTU) and relational database

  • Ability to translate operational requirements and visualize the electrical network state into database configuration that result in appropriate alarms.

  • Ability to identify the root-cause and implement correction of data acquisition and supervisory control issues.

  • Basic knowledge of electrical operations, switching procedures.

  • Ability to build relationship with clients in diverse organizations and at various levels.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office, MS Access. Ability to create MS Access queries.

  • Thorough knowledge of HTML editing using Microsoft Word.

  • Advanced knowledge of engineering specifications and drawings, established drafting and design techniques, and applicable company policies, procedures, and practices.

  • Thorough knowledge of transmission/distribution lines and substations.

  • Ability to read and understand engineering one-lines.

  • Research and analysis skills to conduct tests, analyze results, and modify plans.

  • Design skills involving redesign and development of detailed drawings from engineering guidelines.

  • Ability to work in team, as well as self-motivated.


  • Basic Understanding of software development cycle, and of quality control in software development.

  • Experience with Open Systems International (OSI) EMS/SCADA Systems

  • Ability to build relationship with clients in diverse organizations and at various levels

  • Knowledge of Energy Scheduling systems.

  • Knowledge of Outage Management systems.

  • Knowledge of industry symbol standards.

  • Knowledge of North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) CIPS standards; FERC standard of conduct.

Additional Information

Req Id: 112045

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY

Department: Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: FT

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: $76,200 - $89,600

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12% of salary.

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit:

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.