Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Co SCADA\EMS System Administrator in Indiana

POSITION SPECIFICATION POSITION TITLE: DIRECT REPORTS: LOCATION: SCADA.MS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR None Indianapolis, IN Wabash Valley Power Association (WVPA) is an electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. WVPA provides wholesale power to 24 distribution cooperatives in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri that reach over 350,000 businesses and residences. The cooperative operates under the business model of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. In 1963, five local distribution cooperatives joined together to improve their overall buying power in the electricity marketplace by creating a generation and transmission cooperative. Given the new organizations headquarters in Peru, Indiana, a city on the banks of the Wabash River, the founders selected Wabash Valley Power Association as its name. In the years that followed, other local distribution cooperatives recognized the benefits of buying wholesale power through a larger cooperative and joined as members of WVPA. As the geographic scope expanded, the board of directors decided to move its headquarters to a more central location that would also provide a closer working relationship with the Indiana Statewide Association. In 1976, WVPAs offices moved to Indianapolis. Today, WVPA has grown to serve the wholesale power needs of local distribution cooperatives in a three-state area. WVPA is a member of the PJM Interconnection (PJM) and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) and a founding member of Touchstone Energy. WVPA's generating facilities make use of coal, natural gas, landfill gas, and petcoke gasification. In addition to supplying power, WVPA also provides a broad variety of business services to help its member systems better leverage their own resources and benefit from joint efforts with other nearby co-ops. WVPA has helped its members better serve their members by staying at the forefront of innovation in the power industry. From its instrumental role in establishing ACES, Touchstone Energy, and MISO to developing highly successful outreach efforts such as the Energy Advisor program, WVPA has served its mission of supplying and delivering reliable wholesale power at a stable, competitive price and responding to members collective needs. RESPONSIBILITIES: As a SCADA.MS System Administrator you will perform administration duties for Wabash Valley Power Associations Energy Management System (EMS) including all Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. The SCADA.MS System Administrator will be responsible for: Designing SCADA HMI to improve user usability including one line screens, historian reporting, display updating, and troubleshooting stale or inaccurate data from Wabash Valley Power and third party via ICCP Page 1 Position Specification SCADA.MS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR etc. Administering the Energy Management System (EMS) including assisting in upgrades, routine maintenance, system administration, system security, back up testing, making corrections, monitoring load/generation data for accuracy and reliability, managing and updating databases, and creating new functionality utilizing OSI Monarch SCADA system software. Providing SCADA.MS system end user support and assistance for Wabash Valley Power field engineers, business units and membership. Preparing and transmitting daily reports for various power transmission associations such as ACES Power Marketing, Midwest ISO and PJM Transmission. Tracking and updating the EMS display and trends including writing new procedures for new or updated EMS functions. Maintain all EMS interconnections by various technologies (e.g. Inter Control Center Protocol servers.) Assisting with new substation, equipment or special database set-up for Member Systems and Generation facilities including providing input to Power Supply and Power Production when requested. Coordinate and assist in the system administration of Plant Information servers. Investigating, testing, and implementing new technologies that improve the performance, efficiency, security, and reliability of Wabash Valley Power Associations systems. KEY COMPETENCIES: Strong analytical and technological skills: Able to gather relevant data using appropriate methodologies and analyze that data in such a manner that valid conclusions and insinuations can be drawn that assist in making important business decisions; embraces technology; appreciates and understands a high level of complexity, technology and innovation. Problem solving ability: Able to apply systems thinking to generate solutions; understands process but can focus on isolated events; obtains multiple assessments of a situation and identifies trouble spots; evaluates alternative solutions. Sound communication skills: Able to clearly present information through the spoken or written work; reads and interprets complex information; conveys information effectively; listens well. Influence and persuasion ability: Able to convince others in both positive and negative circumstances; uses tact when expressing ideas or opinions; presents new ideas to authority figures; responds to objections successfully. Customer focused: Able to demonstrate a high level of service delivery; does what is necessary to ensure customer satisfaction; deals with service failures and prioritizes customer needs. Organizational and Prioritization skills: Able to prioritize and organize work to achieve maximum effectiveness. Strong planning ability: Able to manage multiple projects; determines project urgency in a meaningful and practical way; organizes and schedules people and tasks. Page 2 Position Specification SCADA.MS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR Project Management: Able to analyze initial conditions, effectively plan, and efficiently execute complex projects within prescribed budgets and time. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor Degree or Associates Degree with relevant experience in technical field (preferably computer or electric/electronics preferred) required. Three to four years of prior experience in an engineering technology capacity preferred. Previous experience with EMS/SCADA and networking preferred. Familiarity with scripting languages, SQL, and C is a plus Recent Electronic Engineering graduates encouraged to apply. CULTURE AND BENEFITS: At Wabash Valley Power we have diverse employment opportunities such as information technology, accounting, marketing, engineering and operations, to name a few. You can feel good about what you do as our staff receives satisfaction knowing that their work makes a difference by directly improving people's lives. Our company is big enough to allow you the opportunity to stay educated on the latest technology and training, yet small enough to maintain a personal connection with our employees. Wabash Valley Power puts a lot of corporate energy into our employees' personal growth and skills development. We recognize that our employees are our most valuable assets, so we have developed a culture which takes care of our employees by offering an excellent benefit package and by providing opportunities for the future. Page 3