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Black & Veatch Manager, Utility Operational Technologies (OT) / DERMS in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Manager, Utility Operational Technologies (OT) / DERMS

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Company : Black & Veatch Mgmt Consulting

Req Id : 38263

Job Title : Manager, Utility Operational Technologies (OT) / DERMS

Location : USVRTL

Business Unit Sector : MCD-MCD-INFRASTRUCTURE MODERN

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

Provides consulting services with technical and/or industry knowledge in Utility Operational Technologies (OT) with a focus on Distributed Energy Management Systems (DERMS), Demand Response Management Systems (DRMS), Electric Distribution Outage Management Systems (OMS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems. Function in a lead role and as a technical specialist. Manage the client engagement as engagement manager. May provide technical guidance or supervise staff on engagements. Lead client facing meetings. Responsible for developing, validating and presenting engagement approach, status, recommendations and conclusions. Develop high-quality business and technical deliverables related to complex client engagements and ensure client satisfaction. Identify sales opportunities.

Principal Duties:

  • Provide functional and technical expertise in various aspects of OT/DERMS/DRMS implementations such as solution architecture, initial system design, requirements and gap analysis and system implementation support

  • Support execution of engagementsto assist electric utilities with management of OT system planning, implementation, testing and operation

  • Support business development with utility clients in the same areas

  • Support the evaluation of potential new vendor partners, and the development of partnerships with key vendors

  • Support business requirements definition, request for proposal development and vendor evaluation

  • Support proposal evaluation, selection process, statement of work development and vendor contract negotiation

  • Support solution design, documentation, planning, implementation, vendor management, testing and acceptance

  • Lead and/or participate in system testing

  • Manage the client engagement as engagement manager

Key Responsibilities

Consulting Capability:

  • Use relevant utility experience to engage with client utilities to understand their specific applications, approaches and methodologiesin Electric Distribution Operational systems

  • Apply applicable knowledge through best practices to improve utilitysystem design and operations

  • Challenge client's current strategy and direction through persuasive argument

  • Define competitive advantage and achievable value to the client throughuse of the strategic change components and metrics

  • Contribute to analysis of impact of strategic changes by defining linkages and interdependencies

  • Transfer knowledge, capabilities, and skills to improve others' knowledge and skill levels

  • Enhance established working relationships with team members and management from within the client's organization

  • Contribute to quality review on own engagement

  • Ascertain and meet client expectations within scope of engagement role

Industry Knowledge Capability:

  • Deep understanding of electricutility distribution planning, engineering and operations

  • Understanding of electricity generation, distributed generation, energy storage, and the controls associate with each

  • Utilize specializedutility system design and planning knowledge to produce moderately complexwork products and solutions across engagementsor multiple phases of a more complex engagement

  • Assess effectiveness of client's use of tools, applications, processesto adapt to new OT applications for solution areas such as DERMS/DRMS/DMS/OMS/SCADA

  • Apply appropriate methods or recognized equivalent to identified client needs

  • Anticipate and resolve technical problems with occasional technical assistance from others

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Engineer

  • Master's degree

  • Advanced technical or industry knowledge

  • Knowledge base in two or more solution areas: Distributed Energy Management System, Demand Response Management System, Distribution Management System, Outage Management System, SCADA

  • Human relations skills including collaboration and team functions

  • Ability to understand team functions and lead operation in an engagement environment

  • Advanced PC literacy

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or similar technical domain

  • At least 7 years ofexperience in a business and technical consulting, or relevant engagement implementation services as part of an OT/DERMS or SCADA vendor team

  • At least 5 years of experience in Electricity OT/SCADA systems

  • Deep knowledge of Solution and System Architecture concepts, IT/Computing Infrastructure, Telemetry infrastructure and protocols, RTUs/PLCs, User Interface and Situational Awareness Trends, Information Storage and Retrieval technologies, and Operational Data Historian

  • Actively participated in a least two OT/SCADA engagements throughthe complete lifecycle including requirements development, design, systems integration and implementation and testing

  • Familiarity with major industry OT/DERMS/SCADA vendor solutions

  • Ability to travel up to 80%

Applicants for this position must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC (i.e. H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

US Based remote position with ability to travel up to 80%

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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union.

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