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Sr. Smart Grid PM Consultant
Edina, Minnesota  |  Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on October 25, 2021
Job Id #50426 Posted September 9, 2021

Position Summary:

  • The SmartGrid PM is accountable for building and maintaining templates (device points list standards) in the ADMS solution to support device instantiation, support various modes of testing with lab or field personnel, and ultimately ensure accurate controlling of devices from the ADMS application.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Configure ADMS/SCADA system components (e.g., RTU, supervisory control, area of responsibility, alarming, tagging, historical configuration tables, etc) to support communications and control of 10,000+ remote field devices. Includes configuration of DNP3 and Inter Control Center Communications Protocol (ICCP).
  • Test configured components using several approaches, including device configuration testing in a lab environment, reconciliation of data fed from Energy Management System (EMS/SCADA integration) source system, and support for field testing of individual devices.
  • Troubleshoot defects and determine resolution path, including engagement of the vendor if required.
  • Coordinate cross-team work efforts to support testing and troubleshooting of defects identified during testing. Troubleshooting generally includes engagement with other teams, including corporate (IT) and operational (OT) network communications, corporate (IT) server management disciplines, corporate (IT) cyber security, various Distribution Engineering partners, Transmission EMS/SCADA support team, Substation Engineering, Substation Communication Engineering, other company owned data warehouses, and project management.
  • Create and maintain tools and reporting used for real-time database configuration management.
The primary responsibilities of the Project Manager include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage the project schedule, dependencies, tasks, risks, scope, resources and quality of the activities.
  • Creates and manages project work plans and work breakdown structures, definition of major project milestones and critical path tasks.
  • Leads the project planning effort, definition of the deliverables and the required delivery dates, management of a Risk, Actions, Issues and Decision (RAID) logs and accumulation of all project cost and benefit estimates.
  • Lead the team to a successful implementation by controlling project execution. Actively manages, monitors, prepares and produces project management reports, timelines, budgets, and documentation.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations, scope, requirements, design, development, testing and deployment using a defined SDLC approach via both internal and external (Vendor) project team resources.
  • Leads and facilitates the identification, definition and monitoring of critical dependencies across the broader AGIS initiative that impacts your project work.
  • Actively manages, monitors, prepares and produces project management reports, timelines, budgets, and documentation.
  • Actively integrate and work within the broader AGIS framework and Enterprise Transformation Office.

Skill Set Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years experience building and maintaining SCADA databases and device templates.
  • Proven experience troubleshooting SCADA and SCADA template issues found during lab testing, field testing, and production operations.
  • Demonstrated experience with various protocols including DNP3 and ICCP
  • Proven experience troubleshooting realtime data protocols using tools such as Wireshark or ASE2000 communications test set
  • The ability to troubleshoot and utilize event logs, communication settings and command line tools
  • General understanding of Microsoft Windows Server environment.
  • Utility and Electric Distribution, Outage Management, or Distribution Grid Management systems experience preferred.
  • Proven experience maintaining engineering documentation with a revision control system

Qualifications -

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in one of the following: IT/OT Experience within T&D Organizations: EMS, ADMS, GIS, OMS, NERC CIP, SCADA. Minimum 4 years of Consulting Experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of Utilities and/or Transmission and Distribution Experience. Experience in operational technology and real-time systems.
  • Minimum 15+ years of project management experience, including 5+ years experience managing large complex enterprise level experience projects and budgets > $10M. Experience within a formal PMO IT Software delivery environment and have experience delivering large scale projects from end to end.
  • Must be adept at managing stakeholder expectations, scope, requirements, design, development, testing and deployment using a defined SDLC approach via both internal and external (Vendor) project team resources. PMP certification.

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