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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Engineer (ICS Cybersecurity) in Springfield, Missouri

Discover a POWERful career at Associated Electric! Our organization offers challenging and rewarding work with career development and internal mobility opportunities - all within a family friendly and community centric culture. Our purpose is simple - to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At Associated Electric, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry are endless.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Engineer to join our dynamic team in the power industry at our Springfield, MO headquarters. As an ICS Cybersecurity Engineer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the security and reliability of our power generation systems. You will work on designing, implementing, and maintaining robust industrial control systems while implementing cybersecurity best practices to protect critical infrastructure. This position will support and provide technical input in the areas of risk management, asset management, identity management, vulnerability management, situational awareness, information sharing, incident response, supply chain management, workforce management and program management. All experience levels will be considered.


  • Design, develop, and maintain industrial control systems for power generation facilities.

  • Conduct risk assessments and vulnerability assessments of industrial control systems.

  • Implement cybersecurity measures and best practices to safeguard critical infrastructure from cyber threats and attacks.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate cybersecurity requirements into the design and implementation of control systems.

  • Monitor and analyze network traffic and system logs to detect and respond to cybersecurity incidents.

  • Support CIP and other compliance standards through industry cybersecurity best practices.

  • Perform regular security audits and penetration testing to identify and address vulnerabilities.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technologies, and regulatory requirements related to industrial control system security.

  • Provide training and support to operational teams on industrial control system security best practices.

  • Participate in incident investigations and provide technical expertise in resolving cybersecurity incidents.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field or equivalent work and/or military experience.

  • Experience supporting cybersecurity for distributed control systems manufactured by ABB, Emerson Process, GE and Siemens-Westinghouse is preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge of cybersecurity principles, methodologies, and best practices.

  • Experience in designing and implementing security solutions for industrial control systems.

  • Familiarity with industry standards and frameworks such as NERC CIP.

  • Proficiency in network protocols, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and security information and event management (SIEM) tools.

  • Experience with risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.

  • Working knowledge of OSI Soft PI.

Join our team and contribute to the reliable and secure operation of our power generation systems so we can keep the lights on for our members.

As an employer of choice and a certified Great Place to Work, Associated provides employees competitive compensation, 401k with an employer match, health, paid leave for family planning (including adoption), paid disability leave and other benefits. We support employees in their journey to physical, financial, emotional and social well-being and we encourage employees to enjoy time away with Paid Time Off, paid holidays and volunteerism in community events. Associated’s culture includes workforce flexibility options with opportunities for personal and professional growth including tuition reimbursement and development planning resources. Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!

To learn more and apply for a position, please visit You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter). AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please contact us if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

Posted 05/22/2023

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Discover a POWERful opportunity at Associated Electric Cooperative.About 910,000 homes, farms and businesses count on their rural electric cooperatives to deliver electricity 24/7. And they do with power from Associated Electric, the wholesale power supplier to six regional generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) that serve 51 local electric cooperatives in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma. Each employee at Associated Electric plays a part in providing economic and reliable power to member-owners. Associated employs about 700 people full time at one Arkansas and three Missouri locations, offering employment opportunities across a wide spectrum of technical, operational and professional disciplines. The cooperative is committed to employees and provides a competitive compensation and benefit package, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development. Associated Electric has many strengths: tremendous generation and transmission assets; a strong balance sheet; and a dedicated, talented workforce. If you are ready to work with a company whose financial position and credit ratings continue to be among the best in the country and in a work environment where leaders truly care about the well-being of the workforce, you have come to the right place.