ENGIE North America – IT and OT Specialist (Markham, ON)
June 26, 2019
IT and OT Specialist is a key member of ENGIE Canada IT/OT mission critical operations team responsible for providing the technical support & analytical services with limited supervision for the management, design, specification, configuration, troubleshooting, and support of systems and processes that affect operation of renewable generation control systems across Canada.
Markham, Ontario / Asset Management
Essential Job Functions
- Support the System Control and IT/OT (Operations Technology) Asset management across Canada.
- Experience managing and configuring communication protocols such as Modbus, DNP, OPC and TCP/IP.
- Experience in Power Systems Engineering.
- Experience with industrial networking, VLAN, NAT, Static Routing and Firewall.
- Experience with NERC compliance requirements directly related to SCADA and Cyber Security in the Electric sector.
- Identifies operational problems by observing and studying system functioning and performance results; investigating complaints and suggestions; interviewing process supervisors and operators; completing troubleshooting procedures.
- Identifies operational priorities by assessing operational objectives; determining project objectives, such as, efficiency, cost savings, energy conservation, operator convenience, safety, environmental quality; estimating relevance, time, and costs.
- Stay up to date with the latest industry standards and other requirements.
- Responsible for verifying accuracy of reports and documents related to plant performance and equipment, following-up with suppliers and service providers when required, and preparing reports or notifications as required.
- Provide technical guidance support and maintenance procedures.
- Work with team to ensure that the control system applications and platforms are maintained according to standards, adhere to policies, and in compliance with NERC.
- May be required to work extended periods of time without relief when responding to priority/emergency situations (including overtime type assignments); may require shift work, weekend and holidays work, and/or on call duties.
- Participate and support site safety and environmental management systems; assure safety and environmental considerations are included in engineering products and solutions.
- Work multiple projects including supporting future development projects.
- Must comply with all applicable ENGIE policies and procedures.
- Carries out other duties as assigned.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Must possess good problem-solving skills.
- A valid passport and valid Canadian driver’s license.
- Willingness and ability to travel in North America, up to 30% of the time.
- Technical skills and the ability to learn and adapt.
- Works with minimal supervision, manages own time effectively, maintain control over all current projects/responsibilities. Follow up on all relevant issues.
- Excellent judgement and creative problem-solving skills, including influencing, consulting, negotiation, and the agility to lead and drive complex and critical solutions while adapting to changing priorities.
- Ability to plan, implement, test and troubleshoot system software.
- Strong collaboration skills in order to partner effectively across various levels of the organization.
- Ability to learn and utilize a working knowledge of broad business environment, energy industry and corporate operations.
Preference may be given to candidates with the following expertise
- Process control and Energy Management Systems.
- Experience with Industrial Controls and SCADA software like Citect, Wonderware, Cimplicity, Iconics or other similar systems.
- Power Plant Control Systems.
- RTU communications and substation systems.
- Background in Wind/Solar Energy.
- Understanding of Computer Scripting.
- VMWare virtualization.
Essential Physical Abilities
- Ability to meet highest attendance requirements.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
- Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
- Ability to use computer, calculator, etc.
- Ability to lift 50lbs of weight.
- Ability to climb ladders and work in heights > 250ft; enter confined spaces as required to complete assigned tasks.
- Hear and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable radio communication.
- Ability to travel and engage in on-site troubleshooting.
- Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering/Science or related field.
- 5 years of related experience preferably within the renewable or power systems industry.
Interested applicants can submit their resume and cover Letter to ENGIE North America online application system.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
For this role you must have authorization to work in the United States. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
This job advertisement is supported by the ENGIE Talent Acquisition team. Agency involvement is not required. All related inquires must be done to the Talent Acquisition team, not direct to ENGIE North America Managers.