• Electrical Engineer

    ACS Professional StaffingVancouver, WA 98661

    Job #901016666

  • Electrical Engineer

    Date Posted: 5/9/2019

    Job Function: Engineering

    City: Vancouver

    State/Province: Washington

    Job Number: JO-1905-8498


    ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. The Electrical Engineer 3 position will provide support for the Transmission business unit System Operations Real Time Control System group (TTSE) which provides support for the Control Centers & Power System Dispatching function. The environment is comprised of the suite of Energy Management Systems (EMS) and related training systems which are Windows-based systems maintained and operated in the GE-Alstom Habitat proprietary database, UI and application environment. The position will provide technical support for implementing the new database modeling system and supporting the Dispatcher Training Facility (DTF) environment.This full-time position is located in Vancouver, WA.

    Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.

    ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant's race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law. The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.


    • Provide a high level of professional engineering expertise, support, and assistance in planning and implementing software projects critical to Transmission Services.

    • Provide technical engineering expertise, input, and recommendations for determining specifications and planning replacement EMS data modeling systems [mainly, e-terrasource (ETS)] needed to meet the demanding performance and user requirements of the future for review, consideration, and acceptance.

    • Provide technical engineering expertise, input, and recommendations for redesigning EMS data modeling environment and related processes and procedures, ensuring that the results meet the requirements of future Reliability Coordinator, RC West.

    • Draft & maintain documentation of procedures & processes used in the development, integration & deployment, triage, troubleshooting & implementation of corrections to ETS.

    • Provide training to other staff on the above processes & procedures.

    • Design and code diagnostic software to assist hardware personnel in finding and resolving hardware problems.

    • Provide Operation & Maintenance (O&M) support for the DTF Power System Model including supporting integration with the SCADA, AGC & PSST clones including:

    • Triage, troubleshooting & repair of system problems.

    • System performance monitoring.

    • Application corrections, improvements & functional enhancements as defined.

    • Follow established software control standards and procedures and maintain quality documentation.

    • Maintain documentation, files and filing system(s) in accordance with compliance requirements. Verify all official records are accurately maintained for auditing purposes. Maintain file records in accordance with Information Governance & Lifecycle Management (IGLM) standards and procedures.

    • Study existing failures and electronic problem reports, including those of hardware interfaces, to investigate and research current problems

    • Recommend software solutions and procedures to recover from malfunctions in order to keep downtime to a minimum for review

    • Monitor and analyze computer performance

    • Recommend alternate solutions, such as hardware changes, if they are considered necessary to improve performance,

    • Draft operational procedures for computer operators, the Network and System Operations Center (N-SOC), software staff, and other users as required; submit draft materials for review, finalization Provide routine technical engineering expertise, assistance and approved training to the operators, N-SOC's, and hardware and software staff,


    • Bachelor degree in technical discipline (e.g. Engineering, Computer Science) is required.

    • 15+ year's previous engineering and/or design experience, with a diversified knowledge of engineering concepts, principles and practices experience required.

    • Data systems & control systems design, principles, practices & concepts.

    • High availability operations & maintenance design, principles & concepts.

    • Configuration management concepts & practices.

    • Developing & implementing policies, procedures & guidelines in a government power utility.

    • Operating & maintaining a highly available control system.

    • Working in IT systems pertaining to control & operation of a complex real-time system.

    • Working in a high availability environment.

    • Process development.

    • In addition, system management & administration tasks require knowledge & experience working with:

    • GE Habitat database & display environment versions 4.1.2 thru 5.8

    • GE EMP application version 1.51PLUS thru 2.6

    • GE eterraSource product

    • Programming, including obsolete languages (FORTRAN) and uncommon languages (QVTO)

    • Experience in utility sector enterprise IT.

    • Project management & coordination concepts & principles.

    • Project management of complex projects with many requirements & divergent goals.

    • Valid U.S. Driver's License is required.

    • Work sponsorship not available at this time. No third party candidates considered for this position.

    Updated 05/13/2019

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