IT Consultant - OT Fossil

Date: Jul 13, 2019

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Company: Entergy

*This position can be filled in Lake Charles, LA, New Orleans, LA, Monroe, LA or Jackson, MS.*

Brief Position Description:

  • Responsible for maintaining Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance of Real Time Systems.
  • Design computer system solutions to solve complex business problems
  • Perform necessary investigation, analysis and evaluation to determine project feasibility
  • Develop procedures for the solution of complex and difficult problems or systems with a high level of reliability and execution speed
  • Apply appropriate Software Quality Assurance principles for configuration management of system software
  • Ensure the development of computer and information system plans that capitalize on the installed technology base and prudently employ new technology
  • Provide customer support and services for problem reporting, service requests and inquiries
  • Provide consultation and support for strategic planning aspects of computer hardware, software and local area and wide area networks infrastructure to insure consistency with business plans and corporate standards
  • Conduct business analytical studies to integrate business needs into system wide development plans to ensure the System Business Unit needs are met
  • Analyze user processes and requirements to identify potential improvements
  • Develop and provide training to end users on assigned systems
  • Perform reviews and audits of work performed by the organizatio
  • Develop and revise procedures in accordance with current regulatory and administrative requirements as well as develop plans and recommend actions to management team
  • Communicate technical information, concepts, and ideas verbally and in writing

(Computer Control Systems)

  • Implements, tests, troubleshoots and improves electronic automation and controls systems in operations processes to increase production quality, efficiency and volume
  • Checks control system schematics and specifications and uses software and testing equipment to diagnose and resolve system malfunctions
  • Develops and defines control system applications for various machinery and equipment using technologies or platforms such as ladder logic programming for programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interfaces (HMIs), data control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), computerized numerical control (CNC) systems or motion control technology

 

Experiences Needed:

  • 4-6 years’ experience (or 5 years w/advanced degree) with applying security controls to assets at a generation site.
  • Experience with the operation or engineering of a generation unit.
  • Experience with control systems security, security architecture, network security engineering or secure network development experience with electric power utilities
  • Experience with PI, OPC & Modbus Interfaces

Other positions that would support the development and progression into this position would include the following:  IT Specialist, Sr. OT Engineer I or II

 

Critical Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: (i.e. financial acumen, change leadership, regulatory practice, drive growth)

  • Experience in implementing security control policy and procedures
  • Knowledge of the operation of the electric power and/or generation systems
  • Knowledge of system hardening, patch management, and configuration management
  • Knowledge of security controls testing, security audits, and security assessments
  • Knowledge of fraud and computer forensics
  • Knowledge and understanding of NIST controls
  • Ability to work long hours under high levels of stress in a fast pace and dynamic environment, including work outside of normal business hours
  • Experience configuring OSIsoft PI servers, PI ICS interfaces and tag database maintenance
  • Experience in troubleshooting and configuration of Cisco switches and routers

 

Leadership Skills/Characteristics: (i.e. even tempered; calm in crisis, comfort in ambiguity, strong decision making)

  • Highly motivated and ability to work without direct supervision
  • Effective Teamwork and Inclusion (e.g. works collaboratively, builds collaborative relationships)
  • Very good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to act as a lead or technical expert.

 

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience 

 

Additional Comments and/or Role Requirements:

Travel to sites and other corporate facilities are required.  As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company.  Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
Job Function: Information Technology
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 87146
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


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