IT System Analyst IV, Comm Ops SCADA Support
American Electric Power - Columbus, OH

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Position Summary:
This position provides technical support for the Commercial Operations, Generation Control SCADA System. This person will be involved in a dynamic environment, working within the GCSS support team in the Commercial Operations SCADA Support group in AEP IT. This position also requires working with non-IT professionals and vendors. GCSS is considered one of the mission critical applications in Commercial Operations.

Required Skills

This job requires general to e

xpert knowledge in at least two of the following areas and general knowledge in the other areas:


Energy Management System or Generation Management System (Alstom, GE, OSI, ABB or other), and SCADA


Networking (




/WAN, Routers, Switches)


Programming languages, e.g. C#, C++, Visual Basic, Fortran, etc.


System Support, e.g., Windows Operating Systems (Server 2008, Windows OS 7), Real-time database, Human machine Interface (HMI) management, etc.


Relational database (SQL or Oracle) or Real time database technology

Desired Skills


Good writing and documentation skills, good presentation skills


Experience with Alstom EMS/GMS system


E-terrahabitat (Database), e-terrabrowser (HMI), e-terrascada (SCADA), e-terramodler (Modeling), and e-terrageneration (RTGEN)


Knowledge of AGC (Automatic Generation Control) and ED (Economic Diapatch)


Knowledge of the NERC CIP 001 – 009 requirements


Knowledge of electric utility market systems (PJM, SPP, ERCOT, MISO)

The candidate should be able to demonstrate the following skills; quick, accurate decision making; be a self-starter, but knowing when to consult with management and others; ability to analyze and interpret situations to determine the proper course of action; ability to work as a member of the team; sharing responsibility and direction; and ability to work in a fast paced environment where priorities shift rapidly.

The candidate will ultimately be responsible for technical support of GCSS. The person will be responsible for problem resolution; requirements definitions; directing vendor upgrades and builds; database modeling and programming in modern client/server environment; and participation in the rotation providing 7x24 hour support (not shift work).
Required Education/Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related degree in engineering or engineering technology. This position typically requires 1 years of SCADA experience.