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Colorado Springs Utilities AMI Systems Engineer in United States

AMI Systems Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $94,099.00 to $129,386.00

Location East Service Center

Posting Close Date 7/23/19

AMI Systems Engineer

The Advanced Utilities’ team at Colorado Springs Utilities performs requirements management, technology solution development, implementation, operations, maintenance and support for standards-based Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) applications, tools, networks, devices, and metrology. These solutions are defined with a focus on business-driven, standards-based requirements engineering following National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Smart Grid architecture. As an AMI Systems Engineer , you will provide subject matter expertise in the Gas, Water, Wastewater and Electric domains of Utilities AMI information systems, AMI data analytics, AMI networks, metrology, sensors, controllers, and all forms of AMI management systems.

In this job, you will:

  • Support the Advanced Utilities’ team, AMI Program, and AMI associated projects. You will formulate and define technical specifications, systems scope, and objectives based on business and user needs, Smart Grid standards, and have a good understanding of applicable business systems and industry requirements.

  • Translate Business Process Models, requirements, and capabilities into functional and non-functional technical requirements to support Request-For-Proposal solicitations. You will be responsible for end-to-end systems engineering of the AMI solutions platform, assuring network & measurement performance, data quality and device control management are all engineered to functional specifications.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders from Service Lines, Customer Service, Information Technology Systems, AMI Operations and AMI Meter Shop to coordinate solutions development, and continuously improve existing and new solutions.

  • Analyze and recommend solutions for AMI based monitoring and measurement of data analytics.

  • Provide technical support for AMI communication technology and hardware.

As an AMI Systems Engineer, your work will include initial definition and design followed with systems verification, under the leadership of the Advanced Utilities Architect and in close collaboration with the Information Technology team.

Applicable skills include:

  • Systems Engineering work in a multiple service Utility domain

  • Analyzing speeds, feeds, interfaces, data quality and security

  • An Information Technology related or Engineering degree is preferred; A Bachelor of Science degree and relevant experience (5-7 years+), will be considered as well

  • Superb technical competency, defining mission-critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance, and security

  • Understanding of AMI networks to include IPV6 mesh, field trouble shooting tools, fiber opt Networks & cellular based backhauls

  • Writing technical procedures and developing evaluation criteria

  • Coordinating projects, communication, interpersonal skills and ability to give presentations

Why should you apply? If you have demonstrated experience in AMI systems engineering in the Utility Gas, Water, Wastewater and Electric domains encompassing energy and water acquisition, transmission, processing, distribution, operations, and management; we want to hear from you! This position will provide you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders across organizational boundaries to manage, prioritize and execute projects and assignments.

What will it take to be successful in this position?

  • Experience preferred with ownership (subject matter expert, vendor relationships and support roadmaps) of AMI solution components (e.g. frameworks and tools, AMI head-end systems, meter data management, distributed energy management, networks, demand response systems, home energy management systems, metrology, controllers, and sensors (vibration, motion, temperature, pressure, quality, voltage, power, amperage, instrumentation, status, alerts, diagnostics, etc.)

  • Produce quality, accurate, prompt, and reliable AMI analytic reports

  • Ability to adjust to multiple and changing priorities, remaining flexible and open

  • Operate honestly and ethically, able to build trust

  • Keep current on relevant utility issues, maintaining and expanding knowledge of relevant issues and understand the business

  • Communicate clearly and concisely in writing and verbally

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. Colorado Springs boasts breath-taking scenery, abundant recreation activities, and diverse populations. With the recent spotlight on energy in our country, energy careers are on the fast track. At Colorado Springs Utilities, we continue to innovate by using state-of-the-art technology. Our employees enjoy the satisfaction of fulfilling work that impacts our citizen owners and community daily.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community.

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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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

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: Engineering/Engineering Support