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Colorado Springs Utilities Homestake Water Project Operations Instrumentation and Control Specialist Senior in Buena Vista, Colorado

Homestake Water Project Operations Instrumentation and Control Specialist Senior

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $36.82 to $42.34

Location Buena Vista, CO

Posting Close Date 1/30/20

Homestake Water Project Operations Instrumentation and Control Specialist Senior

Colorado Springs Utilities cultivates a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. Our employees know they make a difference every day by providing critical services to the public while living and working in a city consistently rated as one of the top in the United States. We utilize today’s talent to build a better tomorrow. Be part of history by implementing energy solutions for a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

The Homestake Operations Instrumentation and Control Specialist Senior position is based at the Otero Pump Station and supports the Homestake Water Project, a partnership between Colorado Springs Utilities and Aurora Water. Therefore, the selected candidate must reside in the general vicinity of Buena Vista, Colorado to meet the service territory requirements.

This role is responsible for maintaining and upgrading a vast trans mountain water systems Scada, Historical databases, instrumentation, control systems, and the associated communication systems. This position is essential to the transmission of the finest water to our customers in Colorado Springs and Aurora, Colorado. Your expert knowledge will be utilized to ensure the effective operation and maintenance of the equipment across our system.

A successful Instrumentation and Control Specialist Senior is responsible for a variety of challenging opportunities such as:

  • Designs, programs and maintains the day to day operations of the SCADA System at the Otero Pump Station.

  • Ensures the reliability of the SCADA System by performing regular routine preventative maintenance on the SCADA System.

  • Performs upgrades of the Server software, hardware, to maintain the reliability and continued functionality of the SCADA System.

  • Designs and maintains the day to day operations of the Historian and Alarm and Events SQL databases by performing regular data integrity checks.

  • Maintains the reliability of the databases by performing regular archiving and backups of the databases.

  • Adds relevant data points to the Database when necessary.

  • Builds and generates system reports and trends using the archived data to analyze data acquired in the operation of the Homestake Water Project System.

  • Builds, maintains and performs hardware upgrades on all SCADA Servers at the Homestake Water Project.

  • Ensures relevant security and operational patches are applied.

  • Programs and maintains the Homestake Water Project RTU’s.

  • Maintains the communications with the RTU’s.

  • Programs and maintains the operations of the Esteem VHF Radio network.

Desirable Skills include:

  • Scada system programming. (GE Ifix preferred)

  • Experience with Historical Plant Databases. (GE Historian preferred)

  • Familiarity with SQL

  • Familiarity with Windows Servers and Domains.

  • Familiarity with networking.

  • Experience with RTU Programming

  • Experience with Instrumentation and Controls is desired

Location: This opportunity is located near beautiful Buena Vista Colorado in the Rocky Mountains. To find out more about this city you can go to the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center website at

Schedule: The selected candidate will need to be flexible in the 24/7/365 operation of the Homestake System.

What will it take to be successful? We are looking for candidates who have a familiarity with the Homestake System, or systems similar in size and/or scope. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated relevant experience in troubleshooting, designing, repairing, and calibrating communication, instrumentation and control systems and related equipment.

Why should you apply? Colorado Springs Utilities offers four services and gives you experience unmatched by other utility companies. We champion innovation, state-of-the-art facilities, and clean, efficient technologies. Buena Vista is a thriving community steeped in history, where an environment of urban, rural and agricultural co-exist. Buena Vista is located in central Colorado in the Arkansas River Valley and nestled within close proximity to many beautiful national forests and ski resorts. The town also boasts a strong educational system and flourishing local businesses.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • We value people and demonstrate your value through a supportive work environment, generous time off and great benefits

  • We have incident and injury free culture because one injury is too many

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential! For more information and to apply, visit

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.

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 sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft