IT Analyst /Engineer - EMS -Critical Network Infrastructure


About the position

This position is responsible for supporting the overall operation of National Grids Energy Management System (EMS). Demonstrated experience with any of the following is desirable: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems; Support includes diagnosis of data acquisition issues, database updating, and one-line display development. Support will include the day-to-day needs of control room operating staff and other end users. It is a requirement that supporting the SCADA/EMS real-time operation will include serving on an on-call rotation during non-business hours. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and team work.

Responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Need an enthusiastic individual to coordinate with field personnel to update the database and perform programming for projects associated with the real-time operation of the National Grids Network Manager Energy Management System.

  • Provide day-to-day EMS support by effectively responding to the needs of control room operating staff, field personnel, and other end users.

  • Actively participate in support and troubleshooting problems in all aspects of the EMS/SCADA system, and specifically data acquisition issues:

  • Front-end Communication processor issues, PCU400s.

  • Communication circuits using analog, digital (DDS), frame relay, T1, fiber, or MPLS.

  • Protocols used by the EMS to collect data from field Remote Terminal Units (RTUs). These protocols include DNP3.0 and LG8979.

  • The Inter-Control Center Protocol (ICCP)

  • Actively update and maintain the annual Load Shed and Voltage Reduction Plans in the EMS databases.

  • Actively maintain and administer the National Grid EMS remote access interfaces. These interfaces encompass the Information Station 500 (IS500) an intranet based EMS access application and EMS Thin Client.

  • Interact with local SCADA field engineering groups both within and external to the organization to resolve issues and perform configuration & office commissioning of field equipment.

  • Participate in on-call rotation as required to support operations department and maintain high EMS availability.

  • Maintain awareness of new developments in Data Acquisition and SCADA/EMS technology as applied to power system control and operation.


Qualifications and experience required:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Science or other technical discipline from an accredited school.

  • Experience in supporting Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems; Data Acquisition knowledge and protocols used in SCADA/EMS systems for power system operation and planning; power system modeling and advanced application functions on an Energy Management System is desirable.

  • Knowledge of the NERC CIP Cyber Security Standards and requirements.

  • Electric utility market systems experience (ISO-NE and NY-ISO)Working knowledge of Oracle and SQL.

  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux Operating Systems.

  • Experience with multi-processing programming.

  • Candidate should have a basic understanding of networking infrastructure and protocols including Routers, Switches, Hubs, TCP/IP, Firewalls and SNMP.

  • Working knowledge of RTU functions and RTU protocols, such as DNP 3.0.

This position is one of National Grids career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

Job:IS Service Delivery

Primary Location:MA-Northborough

Organisation:IS Service Delivery


Job Posting:Apr 25, 2017, 12:24:42 PMUnposting Date:Jun 24, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

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