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SCADA Sr IT Supervisor

Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  70042 

 

Job Function/Category:  Information Technology 

 

Employment Type:  Exempt Full Time 

 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.

 

Consistent with our core commitment of safety, PSEG has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire employment.  "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered.   Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.

Job Summary

The Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) group, within PSEG Long Island’s Information Technology (IT) Department, is responsible for the 24x7 operation and support of the Transmission SCADA Energy Management System (EMS), Distribution SCADA System (DSCADA), PI Historian and various applications and IT infrastructure that directly support the electric Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Operations of the Long Island power grid.

The CNI IT Senior Supervisor is responsible for supervising and directing technical staff, consisting of engineers and/or computer science professionals, to ensure the high availability of PSEG LI’s mission-critical Operations Technology (OT) systems.  Responsible for the oversight and execution of compliance activities associated with NERC’s Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) regulatory standards, as they apply to the Transmission SCADA EMS.

Job Responsibilities

• Supervise and direct technical staff responsible for maintaining CNI systems at PSEG LI’s Primary and Alternate Transmission Control Centers, and 4 Distribution Control Centers located across LIPA’s service territory.
• Responsible for maintenance and support contract management associated with CNI Systems. Initiate procurement activities, and review Statement of Work.
• Plan and executive lifecycle replacement projects and upgrades of CNI systems.
• Develop Training Programs for the department.
• Lead representative for the Long Island Power Authority on the NYISO’s Computer and Data Advisory Subcommittee (CDAS)
• Oversee support for all back-end operations including monthly patch management, cybersecurity tasks, hardware maintenance and Active Directory/Group Policy maintenance.
• Oversee CNI system upgrade projects, providing guidance and expertise from architecture and resource planning to implementation and deployment.
• Engage PSEG LI’s Facility Management organization to address any issues with CNI Data Centers.
• Ensure system vendor support is available, as necessary, to minimize system downtime.
• Participate in 24x7 off-hours standby coverage.

• Direct CNI staff activities to ensure:
o Timely completion of database and display work to meet capital field project deadlines
o Proper monitoring to detect infrastructure failures, application or database issues, and cybersecurity events. 
o Continuous and reliable exchange of data between PSEG LI’s SCADA EMS and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO).
o Reliable Data exchange between PSEG LI’s SCADA EMS and the DSCADA system

• Support and direct NERC CIP compliance activities for the transmission SCADA EMS that includes:
o Acting as the Authorized Access Approver for NERC CIP cyber access to EMS and physical access to Transmission Operation’s NERC CIP Physical Security Perimeters (PSPs). 
o The execution, maintenance and approval of CNI’s NERC CIP compliance documentation and activities. 
o On-going maintenance of NERC Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets (RSAWs) and other auditable evidence.

• Direct CNI staff in creation and maintenance of CNI corporate/web-based applications and automated scripts using Coldfusion, C#, and Visual Basic.

 

 

Job Specific Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:
• Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science.
• 10+ year’s relevant experience within an electric utility’s Operations Technology (OT) field.
• Strong working knowledge of NERC CIP standards and their applicability to high-rated Bulk Electric System (BES) Cyber Systems and their associated systems.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of SCADA system operations, Inter-Control Center Communications Protocol, and RTU protocols.
• Demonstrated supervisory experience leading technical teams.
• Knowledge of T&D SCADA systems or similar ICS’
• Experience managing Capital and Operating Budgets
• Proficient in working with business areas and within IT to understand needs/requirements with ability to provide innovative solutions.
• Technically knowledgeable with the ability to assess solutions for current and future needs across organizations.  
• Familiarity with System Administration tasks such as Group Policy, Patch Management (Windows, RHEL, VMWare), Active Directory.
• Demonstrated strong customer service, teamwork and leadership skills.
• Demonstrated ability to present to all levels of management & executive leadership.

Desired Qualifications: 
• Advanced degree, e.g. Masters of Business Administration
• Experience in Electric T&D Operations
• Experience in the execution and support of NERC CIP compliance activities; participation in NERC CIP audits
• Familiarity with GE’s PowerOn Reliance SCADA EMS, OSII’s Monarch DSCADA, OSISoft’s PI Historian, Adobe Coldfusion, Oracle/SQL, C# and Visual Basic 6.0 is a plus.
• Experience with Networking, IP Protocols, firewall rules, routers, switches, DNS
• Familiarity with patch management applications: RedHat Satellite, WSUS
• Experience with Operating Systems : LINUX, Windows 10/11, Windows Server 2012 or higher

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Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to Part 810-Controlled Information.  Under the law, the Company is limited in who it can share this information with and in certain circumstances it is necessary to obtain specific authorization before the Company can share this information.  Accordingly, if the position does require access to this information, you must complete a 10 CFR Part 810 Export Control Compliance Nationality Request Form, a copy of which will be provided to you by Talent Acquisition if an offer is made.  If there is a need for specific authorization, due to the time it takes to obtain authorization from the government, we will likely not be able to further proceed with an offer.

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