Colorado Springs Utilities Senior IT/OT System Administrator in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior IT/OT System Administrator
Job Type: Information Technology
Pay Range $107,000 to $119,000
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 11/18/22
Senior IT/OT System Administrator
Who We Are
Colorado Springs Utilities is 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 most desired city to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
How Will You Make an Impact?
Our Plant Information (PI) Team in Asset Management and Geospatial Technology is hiring a Senior IT/OT System Administrator ! In this role, you will support and collaborate with water, wastewater, gas, and electric operations to gather requirements and implement solutions, ensuring the reliability and integrity of these data collection systems. You will also leverage your industry knowledge and technological expertise to continuously improve processes, find cost savings, and solve operational challenges.
Some of the ways in which you will make an impact include:
Collaborating with customers to design, implement, and deploy Industrial Technology solutions to enhance plant and operational processes
Implementing Industrial Analytics/Smart Analytics using data from operational technologies to modify and optimize processes
Performing scheduled Industrial Life Cycle Management and maintenance on the PI system and other operational technology systems
Industrial Real-time System Administration for AVEVA/OSIsoft PI System, SEL Disturbance Monitoring, SKF, and StackVision
Developing, deploying, and maintaining Plant Compliance (Federal and State), Process, and Management Reporting Systems
Automating and monitoring PLC, Telemetry, Control System, and SCADA data stream exceptions
Performing software updates, server upgrades, and OS patching of plant and operational technology servers
Implementing, configuring, and troubleshooting AVEVA/OSIsoft industrial interfaces and software products
Managing time series and relational databases
Maintain and support Operational Driven Reliability programs with Industrial Mobile Solutions
Who You Are
Relevant and progressively responsible systems administration experience; advanced knowledge in AVEVA/PI system administration, development, and integration is preferred
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Chemical/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, or a related field is valued
Must be available to commit to a 24x7 weekly rotating on-call schedule
The following knowledge, skills, and abilities lend to success in this role but are not required:
Basic knowledge of networks, including network security and communication protocols
Oracle and Microsoft SQL server databases, and Microsoft Excel and Power BI
Ability to automate tasks using PowerShell and Python scripting languages
Designing and implementing asset-based data structures (e.g., PI AF)
Experience creating visualization displays and reports using vendor tools or programming
Documenting complex: system architecture, processes, and troubleshooting
Hardware lifecycle maintenance and software replacements and upgrades
Programming experience with .Net, PowerShell, AFSDK, and Python
Server and Client Administration experience
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
Curious about joining our team? Learn more at https://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/jobs/
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