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EMS SCADA Engineer - All Levels

TENASKA
United States, Texas, Irving
August 12, 2022


Tenaska is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States, an organization that's adept in natural gas and power marketing, power management, development and acquisition of generation assets, operation of power plants and more.

Position Summary:

The Energy Management System (EMS) Engineer will provide Energy/Generation Management System support for the growing and increasingly complex TPS EMS/SCADA system. The position is responsible to maintain the highest system reliability, availability, integrity and security of the EMS/SCADA system in support of TPS Operations, Asset Management business units and associated customers.

Essential Job Functions:



  • Perform ongoing system maintenance, administration, and upgrade activity
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex system issues to resolution independently, collaboratively with the EMS/SCADA team, and with OSII vendor engagement
  • Support EMS related activities such as updating databases, displays, operation and maintenance of OSII Monarch System and Sub-systems and interfaces with internal and external systems
  • Work directly with IT maintaining, improving, and implementing communications, hardware, and software infrastructure
  • Understand and implement various SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) protocol communications to remote devices and control centers
  • Configure and modify EMS databases and ensure that all telemetry and controls are available and accurate
  • Understand and implement various ISO (Independent System Operator) telemetry requirements to maintain grid operator reliability and compliance
  • Support, configure, model and maintain remote terminal units (RTUs) as needed
  • Develop and maintain SCADA displays and one-lines
  • Calculation development utilizing the 'C' programming language and deployment of such calculations
  • Support internal business units and external customer business and data needs
  • Maintain and support system interfacing historical data systems
  • Perform technical analysis to define customer requirements
  • Communicate effectively with field personnel, contractors, vendors, and ISO contacts
  • Produce deliverables with deadlines and ensure various project completion
  • Utilize documented procedures and processes to achieve system reliability and efficiency
  • Perform rotating 24x7 on-call duties to support all EMS/SCADA related issues and provide after-hours support for the EMS/SCADA systems as needed
  • Dependable, reliable, and predictable attendance is required


Education, Experience & Skill Requirements

Associate EMS-SCADA Engineer



  • Education - Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Telecommunications, Industrial Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited college or university
  • Experience - 0-2 years of work experience in Energy Management Systems/SCADA environments, telecommunications, field technician/engineering, or a bulk electric system control center and/or plant instrumentation & controls environment
  • Ability to perform technical analysis to define customer requirements
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and ability to work on several projects in parallel in a fast paced environment
  • Detail oriented with the ability to remain focused on the accuracy of task completion


  • Positive attitude and willingness to proactively self-educate and learn new technologies and concepts as needed
  • Proficiency in MS Windows and MS Office; proficiency in MSSQL is a plus
  • Able to adapt to a flexible work schedule at times to support system maintenance, upgrades and IT Infrastructure projects


EMS-SCADA Engineer



  • Education - Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Telecommunications, Industrial Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited college or university
  • Experience - Two years of work experience in Energy Management Systems/SCADA environments, telecommunications, field technician/engineering, or a bulk electric system control center and/or plant instrumentation & controls environment
  • Experience in OSII Monarch EMS and associated applications such as SCADA, OpenFEP, OpenICCP, OpenAGC, OpenECA, MOSNET, OpenCalc and Viewpoint is preferred
  • Ability to perform technical analysis to define customer requirements


  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and ability to work on several projects in parallel in a fast paced environment
  • Detail oriented with the ability to remain focused on the accuracy of task completion
  • Positive attitude and willingness to proactively self-educate and learn new technologies and concepts as needed
  • Proficiency in MS Windows and MS Office; proficiency in MSSQL is a plus
  • Able to adapt to a flexible work schedule at times to support system maintenance, upgrades and IT Infrastructure projects


Sr. EMS-SCADA Engineer



  • Education - Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Telecommunications, Industrial Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited college or university
  • Experience - Five years of work experience in Energy Management Systems/SCADA environments, telecommunications, field technician/engineering, or a bulk electric system control center and/or plant instrumentation & controls environment
  • Experience in OSII Monarch and associated applications such as SCADA, OpenFEP, OpenAGC, OpenECA, MOSNET, OpenCalc and Viewpoint is preferred
  • Ability to perform technical analysis to define customer requirements
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and ability to work on several projects in parallel in a fast paced environment
  • Detail oriented with the ability to remain focused on the accuracy of task completion


  • Positive attitude and willingness to proactively self-educate and learn new technologies and concepts as needed
  • Proficiency in MS Windows and MS Office; proficiency in MSSQL is a plus
  • Able to adapt to a flexible work schedule at times to support system maintenance, upgrades and IT Infrastructure projects


At Tenaska we care about the wellbeing of our employees and their families. That's why we offer our employees a comprehensive benefit package. Benefits included below:



  • Health, dental, vison, disability, and life insurance
  • Excellent 401(k) plan
  • Incentive-based, competitive salary packages
  • Health/dependent care flex accounts
  • Tuition assistance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Adoption benefits
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Generous sick leave
  • Charitable giving program
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Wellness programs


Tenaska is an equal opportunity employer.

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