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SCADA System Analyst

PIC Group, Inc.

Location: Muscatine, IA US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 3, 2022
Reference Code: 7714
At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence. We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals.

Title: SCADA System Analyst

Position Type: Direct Hire

Location: Muscatine, IA

Reports to: SCADA Supervisor

Status: Exempt

Job Summary:

PIC Group has an excellent opportunity for an experienced SCADA System Analyst with a Municipal Power Owner in Muscatine, The SCADA System Analyst reports to the SCADA Supervisor and is responsible for monito ring , maintain ing , and support ing all computer systems, field equipment, application software, and SQL databases for the Control Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitor and maintain primary and backup SCADA systems to include SCADA peripherals (RTUs, JungleMUX, Orion equipment, etc.), application software, SQL databases, and LAN and WAN networks.
  • Monitor operations and procedures for improvement opportunities to increase operational efficiency (turnaround/downtimes).
  • Research, evaluate, recommend, and implement changes or upgrades which will improve performance.
  • Work with other departments to ensure systems comply with NERC standards (Reliability and CIP).
  • Maintain and review all required system logs.
  • Test and install OEM operating system and application patches per relevant regulatory requirements. Install and maintain virus protection software on all servers and workstations.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments and implement necessary configuration changes to ensure a secure network.
  • Collaborate with other departments in developing solutions to better utilize data throughout the utility.
  • Assist with the planning, design, and implementation of system upgrade or replacement projects.
  • Maintain current and accurate documentation for all system hardware and software, while complying with change management processes.
  • Analyze, design, implement, and maintain all system reports and scripts using the appropriate programming language.
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures to ensure compliance with NERC Standards (Reliability and CIP) and cyber security issues. Responsible for the collection of all CIP related patching and audit reports for evidence in compliance to NERC/CIP guidelines.
  • Compile and analyze baseline reports of all SCADA servers, workstations, and network devices.
  • Responsible for all system back-up design and configuration with ongoing evaluation of the system integrity.
  • Document, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot SCADA networks including switches, firewalls, IDS/IPS, terminal servers, etc.
  • Implementation, support, and response for the network security infrastructure including firewall ACLs, VPNs, and IDS/IPS.
  • Design and improve monitoring systems and alerts, also support alerts and incident investigations.
  • Monitor, analyze, and optimize network performance.
  • Ability to install, configure, and maintain servers, computers, networks, and/or related hardware and software.
  • Analyze industry trends making recommendations to keep systems up to date.
  • Investigate , evaluate, and apply application software updates and patches to all SCADA servers, workstations, and network devices in accordance with CIP Security Patch Management standards.
  • Analyze, develop, and implement process improvements through automation and new applications.
  • Responsible for database administration and development of all database systems in the SCADA environment - OSI, mysql, mongo, and flat tables.
  • Maintain, modify, and extract data from databases using various report-writing tools.
  • Develop, write, and maintain VBA code for custom spreadsheets used for reporting.
  • Supervise SCADA vendor support staff activities, including administration of all security practices related to remote vendor system access and implementation of problem resolution.
  • Provide technical assistance and training for SCADA users as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
  • Advanced knowledge of, and the ability to stay current in, programming languages such as VBA, Batch, SQL, Bash.
  • Advanced networking experience including a background in security, switching, routing protocols and VPNs .
  • Experience with communications protocols including TCP/IP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, NTP, SCP, SSH, SFTP, SMTP, SNMP, TFTP, Telnet, and DNS.
  • Experience supporting network operating system platforms; Unix, Linux, and Microsoft systems.
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to troubleshoot, configure, and replace RAID hardware and server components.
  • Experience with database development and maintenance, including ODBC to access databases.
  • MCSE and/or CCNA certification or equivalent experience with server, firewall, and networking desirable.
  • Linux Professional Institute certification or equivalent system administration experience desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills, with ability to build productive professional relationships and promote a team atmosphere.
  • Proficiency with use of Microsoft Office Word at an intermediate level and Excel at an advanced level.
  • Good judgment and reasoning skills.
  • Proficiency with use of Microsoft Office Word at an intermediate level and Excel at an advanced level.
  • Problem identification, analysis, and solving.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, either as team leader or a member of a team.
  • Ability to drive results and ensure work is accomplished properly, safely, and in a timely manner.
  • Proven ability in process control or electronics troubleshooting.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals and schematic diagrams.
  • Ability to distinguish colors.
  • Ability to work independently, effectively prioritize work, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and adjust work priorities as needed to meet department/organizational objectives.

Physical Requirements:
  • Work environment is primarily in an office environment.
  • Must comply with all safety and site rules at all locations.

Education / Experience:
  • Associate degree in a technical discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of electric utility operations experience preferred.

Our client offers competitive wages and benefits. Prior to beginning work, all applicants must be willing to submit to a drug and alcohol screen as well as a background check, inclusive of criminal. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted
About this Employer‍

PIC Group, Inc., established in 1988 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a global provider of service solutions to the power generation industry. PIC Group’s comprehensive portfolio of services supports all aspects of power project development including installation, outage, commissioning and start-up, operations and maintenance, documentation and training, and project support. As of March 2008, PIC Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, a publicly listed company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.