Black & Veatch Manager, Utility Operational Technologies (OT)/DERMS in Columbia, South Carolina
Manager, Utility Operational Technologies (OT)/DERMS
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Company : Black & Veatch Mgmt Consulting
Req Id : 28763
Job Title : Manager, Utility Operational Technologies (OT)/DERMS
Location : USVRTL
Business Unit Sector : MCD-MCD-MC CONSULTING/OFFERING
Opportunity Type : Staff
Relocation eligible : No
Full time/Part time : Full-Time
Project Only Hire : No
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
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.
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 engagements to 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
Use relevant utility experience to engage with client utilities to understand their specific applications, approaches and methodologies in Electric Distribution Operational systems
Apply applicable knowledge through best practices to improve utility system design and operations
Challenge client's current strategy and direction through persuasive argument
Define competitive advantage and achievable value to the client through use 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 electric utility distribution planning, engineering and operations
Understanding of electricity generation, distributed generation, energy storage, and the controls associate with each
Utilize specialized utility system design and planning knowledge to produce moderately complex work products and solutions across engagements or multiple phases of a more complex engagement
Assess effectiveness of client's use of tools, applications, processes to 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
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
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or similar technical domain
At least 7 years of experience 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 through the 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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