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Colorado Springs Utilities SCADA/ADMS Database Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

SCADA/ADMS Database Specialist

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $117,000 to $130,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 8/17/22

SCADA/ADMS Database Specialist

*This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs of relocating to the Colorado Springs area.

Who We Are

  • One of the largest four-service public utilities in the nation (over 500,000 customers)

  • A national leader in reliability (power on an average of 99.991% of the time)

  • Diamond Designation recipient from the American Public Power Association – a utility sector leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements

  • Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the second most desired city to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

How Will You Make an Impact?

The SCADA/ADMS (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition/Advanced Distribution Management System) team within Asset Management Innovation and Technology is hiring a System and Database Specialist ! In this position, you will provide system support for our water, gas, and electric utility operations. The work that you do is critical to maintaining the data integrity, reliability, compliance, and security of our SCADA and ADMS/OMS systems. Your technical leadership and curiosity will enable Operations to continuously improve processes, identify cost savings, solve operational challenges via technology implementation and utilization, and ensure 24/7 operational support.

The systems you will support are integrated with industrial instrumentation and other integrated software solutions comprising a complex set of hardware and software architectures. This includes, but is not limited to industrial level Systems Integration, Industrial/Operations System Implementations, Operations Technology Systems Administration, and Software Programming of Operations Solutions.

Some of the ways in which you will make an impact include:

  • Planning, designing, programming, documenting, and maintaining OSI Monarch EMS/SCADA system and OSI Electra ADMS system

  • Training System Operators, Engineering, and Field Support personnel in the use of applications associated with the EMS/ADMS/SCADA systems to ensure network models are up-to-date and the training simulator is functional

  • Developing custom EMS/SCADA displays that enhance the System Operator's situational awareness

Please note that a monthly, week-long on-call rotation will be a required aspect of this position, and the ability to work extended periods of time to provide operational readiness of the EMS/SCADA system.

Who You Are

  • Relevant and progressively responsible experience with Open Systems International (OSI) EMS/SCADA/ADMS systems

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering is valued

  • Knowledge of NERC CIP compliance is valued

  • Basic knowledge of C/C++, SQL, Bash Shell, Python, and Windows batch is valued

  • Skill in any of Windows Active Directory, Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Database, Tripwire Enterprise, Tripwire Log Center, and Cisco networking is valued

  • Possession of a valid, unrestricted driver's license is required

Highly desired knowledge/skills/expertise include:

  • Advanced knowledge in SCADA/EMS applications (power system modeling, state estimation, contingency analysis, power flow, short-term load forecast, load shed)

  • Advanced knowledge of ADMS applications (Outage Management System, VOLT/VAR optimization, Fault Location Isolation Service Restoration, Switch Order Management, Distribution Training Simulator)

  • Implementation of new ADMS/OMS systems

  • Oracle and SQL database administration

Our Commitment to our Employees

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.30 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network preventive care covered at 100%

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans.

  • Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available

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  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

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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Job Type: Information Technology