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Engineer Thru Senior Engineer

Company: Oncor Electric Delivery
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Salary Range: $81,385- $135,834
Job Grade: 11E- 13E (for internal purposes only)
Close Date: 5/29/23 at 3:00 pm CT
Relocation: No
The Associate Engineer thru Senior Engineer has the responsibility of ensuring the computer models of the power grid are accurate in order to support the operation and stability of the high voltage power grid in Texas. The responsibilities include analyzing complex construction sequences to develop changes to the computer network model representing the bulk power grid. The complex model work will focus on the Energy Management System (EMS) at Oncor. This includes providing engineering analysis and technical support for Oncor real-time operations in compliance with NERC Standards, ERCOT Protocols and Operating Guides. The incumbent will analyze and implement appropriate system model sequences, develop tools and procedures to enhance the system model quality, and develop solutions to current or future system issues.
Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Performs all essential functions and aspects of the job including any other duties as assigned

  • Using engineering one-line drawings, assist other team members in the work group to create the database and/or display representation of substations, and associated transmission lines, including the definition of electrical connectivity and graphical information

  • Using appropriate EMS editors, assist other Technical Specialists in the work group to develop the SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) definitions for the integration of Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)

  • Responsible for updating OSI databases, and the associated CIM Studio connectivity model, as necessary to represent topology changes based on engineering one-line diagrams and RTU point assignment sheets.

  • Responsible for designing and sequencing display updates to support RTU checkout, asset commissioning and equipment energization using available documentation such as engineering one-line diagrams and construction sequence drawings.

  • Reviewing and approving ACF/ADCFs (Asset commissioning forms / Asset decommissioning forms)

  • Responsible for supporting database synchronization and validation between the EMS Program and Development System (PDS), Quality Assurance System (QAS), and Production system (PROD).

  • Respond to problem reports from the Grid Operators and the EMS user community

  • Assist in testing code updates to the EMS prior to implementation on the production system

  • Assist in monitoring the status and troubleshooting of the EMS database/display applications

  • Review and implement design configuration changes to support modifications to the EMS application

  • Gather, process and validate GIS data to support the graphical representation of the connectivity model

  • Work independently and train less experienced engineers and technical specialists

  • Develop tools and processes for enhancing model data accuracy Support Transmission Grid Operations (TGO) with modeling needs to ensure reliable and safe operation of the electrical system

    Education, Experience, & Skills

    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required

    • Two years of applicable electric utility experience preferred

    • EIT with ability to become registered PE in Texas

    • Preferred EMS Modeling experience

    • Must have functional knowledge of typical substation equipment on engineering one-line diagrams

    • Preferred proficiency in SQL and skills of basic database administration

    • Must have ability to analyze complex technical problems and identify the best solution consistent with reliability, standards, and other requirements.

      Staff Engineer [in addition to the requirements for Engineer]:

      • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required

      • EIT with ability to become registered PE in Texas

      • Four years of applicable electric utility experience preferred

      • Must have proficiency in at least one computer language, preferred proficiency in more than one:

      • SQL, Python, C, Perl, C++, C#, .Net, VBScript, JScript, ASP, Python, HTML, XML

      • Ability to work as an individual contributor, team member and team leader

        Senior Engineer [in addition to the requirements for Staff Engineer]:

        • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required

        • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas

        • Six years of applicable electric utility experience preferred

        • Preferred experience in RTU and ICCP (Inter Control center Communications Protocol) configurations

        • Preferred experience in state estimation or power flow analysis

        • Preferred experience in Common Information Model (CIM) for modeling power systems

          Measures of Success

          • Strive for perfect accuracy in analyzing construction sequences, translating to network model sequences and implementing model changes as an individual

          • Develop tools and work processes to increase efficiency in project tracking, maintaining databases and implementing model changes for T&D Services

          • Provide input to T&D Services management regarding staff work flows, system modifications, new products, and other relevant processes

          • Minimal supervision required

            Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
            The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Oncor Electric Delivery, Dallas , Engineer Thru Senior Engineer, Engineering , Dallas, Texas

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