Electric Power Engineers

Digital Transformation - Systems Integration Engineer

Location Remote - US Or Canada
ID 2023-1198
Category
Distribution
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

We are designing the Grid of the future

Electric Power Engineers, LLC (EPE) is a team of highly experienced engineers that are on a mission to create the grid of the future with an emphasis on clean energy technologies and holistic engineering solutions. We are uniquely positioned as experts in all aspects of the electric grid including renewables, energy storage, grid modernization, electrification, and distribution and transmission engineering.  Join a team committed to making an impact on the communities we serve and the environment in which we live. Together we can continue to create the “grid of the future”!

 

Responsibilities

Join us in leading the change!

 

EPE is searching for a Systems Integration Engineer with growing expertise in integrating diverse systems, encompassing both Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT). The role spans a broad spectrum of activities, from designing and implementing system IT/OT architectures that align with industry standards and best practices, to deploying advanced technologies software solutions, system integrations and ensuring seamless communication and interoperability between different systems within an organization. Your role is not just about engineering; it’s about pioneering transformative advancements in the utility landscape.

 

 

How you can make an impact:

  • Develop and implement IT/OT architecture strategies, frameworks, and roadmaps to support the organization's digital transformation goals.
  • Lead and execute the integration of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems within the utility and ensure seamless data flow and communications.
  • Ensure interoperability between diverse IT and OT systems with a utility, including SCADA, energy management system (EMS), distribution management system (DMS), SCADA and other critical utility systems, to optimize grid operations.
  • Conduct GIS data conversions and ESRI Utility Network Model conversions, ensuring data accuracy and demonstrating proficiency in GIS software, conversion tools, and ESRI software such as ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Utility Network Management Extension.
  • Provide expertise in resolving integration-related issues, identifying bottlenecks, and implementing solutions to maintain system performance.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and implement innovative system architectures that support the evolving needs of the utility industry, including adherence to the Common Information Model (CIM) framework.
  • Support business development activities including evaluating client opportunities, responding to requests for proposals, identifying strategic areas of focus, and preparing and conducting presentations.
  • Providing integration services pertaining to advanced technologies like Advanced distribution Management System (ADMS) and Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS).
  • Ensure that the CIM standards are followed during system integration and work on developing and maintaining CIM-based solutions.
  • Assist with GIS application development including preparing documentation, help with coding as required, testing, and so on.
  • Assist with the development of use cases that cater to the evolving needs of utilities undergoing transformation, ensuring that our solutions align with their specific operational requirements and strategic goals.
  • Collect, process, cleanse, organize, and verify the integrity of the data received from various clients for analysis purposes.
  • Assist in system selection, solution development, data validation, integration/interoperability, and process mapping.
  • Develop and deliver training programs to help clients adopt and utilize new technologies effectively.
  • Implement change management strategies to facilitate smooth transitions to digital solutions for utilities.
  • Take responsibility for the timely completion of projects assigned while meeting all project quality and budget objectives.

Qualifications

Bring your passion, here's what’s needed:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Expertise in GIS conversion projects.
  • Expertise in ESRI Utility Network Model architecture, database structure and conversion projects.
  • Proven experience in digital transformation initiatives and implementing IT/OT solutions in complex organizational environments, preferably in utility. Prior experience in consulting or advisory roles is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with industry regulations and standards, such as NERC, FERC, and IEEE, is a strong advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of informational and operational technology architecture being used in the utility landscape is preferred.
  • Familiarity with CIM (Common Information Model) standards and their application in IT/OT systems.
  • Proficiency in system design and modeling tools, such as Enterprise Architect or similar.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex IT/OT challenges and propose effective solutions.
  • Familiarity with different vendor OT software like OSI, GE, Schneider, SGS, and others is a plus.
  • Familiarity with different communication protocols like Modbus, DNP3, IEC 61850, IEEE 2030.5, MQTT is preferred.
  • Understanding of network architectures including LANs, WANs and VPNs is preferred.
  • Prior Experience in data analytics, data visualization, and software development for power system applications is a plus.
  • Advanced technology integration experience, particularly in the domain of Distributed Energy Resources Management Systems (DERMS) and Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) integration is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage with clients, understand their requirements, and build strong, lasting relationships.
  • Capability to provide training and development for clients in digital solutions and technologies.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal, particularly with respect to explaining technical matters.

 

How we support you:

  • Comprehensive health and wellness benefits including medical, dental, and vision with 100% premium coverage for you.
  • Generous PTO and paid holidays
  • Continuous Education Benefits
  • Work with industry leaders
  • 401K, up to a 4% match (100% vested from day 1)
  • Flexible Work including hybrid and remote possibilities based on position.

 

 

Location: This position is open to Remote or hybrid (if in proximity to Austin, TX or Champaign, IL, office space may be available)

Travel:  Occasional travel may be needed (25% or less)

 

EPE is an equal opportunity/AA/Disability/Veteran employer. The EEO is the Law poster, and its supplement are available using the following links: EEOC is the Law Poster

 

If you are interested in applying for employment with EPE and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, please send an email to: applicationassistance@epeconsulting.com

 

Third-Party Recruiting Notification

EPE does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters. Any unsolicited third-party resumes forwarded by recruiters to EPE via our career page or to any of our managers or employees will be considered public information, may be treated as a direct application from the person identified in the resume, and will not be eligible for placement fee payment to the agency. EPE will not pay a fee to a third-party recruiter or agency without a previously signed third-party agreement and has not coordinated their recruiting activity with the appropriate member of the Talent Acquisition team. 

 

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