Grid Analyst - Point to Point Tester

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Position Summary

The purpose of this role is to provide support for optimization of the real-time ADMS system used to operate the Electric Distribution grid. This role partners with the Distribution Control Centers, Geospatial, Grid Management, and Business Systems teams in performing model promotion/validation, testing/troubleshooting, SCADA device instantiation, and application configuration, enhancement, and sustainment activities. Primary job functions include monitoring and maintaining the ADMS impedance model, ADMS operational performance metrics, and ADMS integration with Distribution Automation field devices.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Geospatial, Substation (Transmission), and other Departments within Xcel Energy on data management, data validation and data integrity. Resolve model promotion issues for the construction and maintenance of the impedance model in ADMS.

  • Support the implementation and maintenance of ADMS in all Operating Companies.

  • Provide ADMS device integration and technology support by working with field technicians and ADMS IT personnel to commission and resolve performance issues.

  • Configure ADMS user interface including symbololgy menus and visibility control.

  • Maintenance and configuration of specialized mapping products within ADMS.

  • Monitor and maintain the ADMS model, for both substation and field grid accuracy.

  • Provide reporting on remote device availability, ADMS grid performance, and grid situational awareness.

  • Perform tag audits and additional model audits consistent with ADMS and operational best practices.

Minimum Requirements

-2 years GIS experience, GE Smallword preferred.

-2 years Electric Distribution Operations or similar experience.

Preferred Requirements

-Experience with Geospatial Database Integration Experience with SCADA or other remotely controlled devices.

-Experience working in a cross-functional, matrix environment supporting multiple work streams.

-Experience with more than one Xcel Energy Jurisdiction.

-Strong written and verbal communication skills Strong Microsoft Office skills.

-Knowledge of or experience with Schneider Electric ADMS.

-Experience testing P2P distribution equipment.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Non-BargainingThe anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $60,000.00 to $85,332.00 per yearThis position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

Pay and benefit packages may vary based on position. Some employees are under collective bargaining agreements, which determine the benefits they will receive. If the information conflicts with the terms of the written plan documents governing the plan, the plan document will control. Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

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