This position is responsible for the support of AltaLink’s Energy Management System (EMS) utilized primarily by AltaLink’s Control Center (ACC). This support includes the construction, operation, maintenance and security of the computer equipment, network equipment, software, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) connections, and other subsystems required to operate and maintain AltaLink’s Transmission System assets. The successful candidate will enjoy a work environment which is fast paced, high-pressure, yet structured, which ensures the mission critical EMS high availability systems are in service at all times.
Coordinate with control center to ensure that the service meets their needs
Application of new software and upgrades from EMS, database and operating system vendors.
Maintaining the connection to telecommunications required at the control centres.
Trouble shoots EMS/SCADA problems with Field Technicians/Engineers and system vendors.
Construct, integrate, test and document new hardware, software and upgrades.
Utilize existing procedures, propose improvements and implement new procedures.
Monitor EMS/SCADA system performance and applications to optimize performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
Regularly scheduled Standby duties to support the EMS 7/24.
Implementing changes in the EMS/SCADA and other systems. This includes database and hardware changes to add, test and commission new SCADA Remotes or points to the system. This includes support for users at AltaLink and externally.
A degree or diploma in Information or Telecomm or Electronics or Electrical (IT or Telecom) Technology. Minimum of three years experience if a diploma.
Good communication skills are required as this position is often in contact with staff and field operations, ACC operators and other outside contractors.
Creative problem solving coupled with a proven ability to work in a fast paced high-pressure environment.
Previous experience supporting high availability mission critical systems.
Proven track record of good attendance and performance.
This position requires a significant amount of on the job training on specialized Power System Application as well as IT and telecommunication system databases and equipment.
Only the candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted. AltaLink - 19 months ago