Title:  Site Systems Administrator (Nuclear IT)

Date:  May 12, 2021
Legal Entity:  Entergy Operations, Inc.-EOI
Description: 

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations.  Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power.  Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.  Tracing its history to 1913 and headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.

 

The company’s utility business provides electric retail and wholesale power to customers in four states through five utility operating companies:  Entergy Arkansas, LLC; Entergy Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Mississippi, LLC; Entergy New Orleans, LLC; and Entergy Texas, Inc.  Entergy also delivers natural gas services to 200,000 customers in New Orleans and parts of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Entergy is winding down its wholesale generation business, which provides power to wholesale customers primarily from our two remaining nuclear facilities located in the northern United States.

 

The electric utility industry is rapidly changing, and Entergy is entering an exciting period of growth as we prepare for the future.  We are building the premier utility, a utility that delivers sustainable value to all its stakeholders – our customers, employees, communities, and owners – as measured by strong net promoter scores, high levels of service, superior and affordable products and services, highly skilled and engaged employees, and industry-leading financial performance.  We are focusing our sights on three key priorities – customer centricity, continuous improvement, and creating a culture of belonging for our employees.  Join us as we take the next step on our journey to building the premier utility.

 

Job Summary/Purpose:

This role provides administrative and technical support for site IT departmental and corporate IT initiatives. The primary responsibility of this role is to coordinate the regulatory IT programs and manage, coordinate IT projects, coordinate Site work management activities and support the IT Performance Improvement programs and activities. This role is expected to remain knowledgeable of corporate IT initiatives and to assist or lead these initiatives as needed.

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Supports fleet initiatives and business plan items as assigned. Develops business cases for identified IT Department needs.
  • Organizes and facilitates IT Department and vendor communications and meetings. Acts as a point person for applicable site IT programs and communications.
  • Monitors IT help desk case throughput and serves as liaison and facilitator between customers and the IT Help Desk.
  • Serves as budget coordinator and Contract Manager for IT Department maintenance contracts and material requests.
  • Maintains department Corporate Purchasing Card and orders/receives IT supplies for the department. Assists the IT
  • Department and customers in the procurement of IT Services/Software in accordance with fleet procedures.
  • Supports Cyber Security initiatives and participates in Cyber Security meetings, assessments, and audits. This role also provides change management for the site regarding Cyber Security regulations and requirements.
  • Represents the IT Department in Condition Report screening meetings. Evaluates IT Department condition reports for trends and helps drive department CR correction\closure
  • Participates in and/or reviews periodic assessments, benchmarks and tabletops of the Cyber Security Program.  Supports NRC, INPO and other external parties in the audit and inspection of the Cyber Security Program.
  • Takes a participatory role in cyber incident response and recovery, the identification of vulnerabilities in the network, and the performance of risk assessments on new and existing computer systems and equipment.
  • Collects and uploads monthly IT Department performance indicator data. Participates in apparent cause and root cause analysis reports.
  • Provides general IT Department support such as leading small IT projects, serving as department training coordinator, performing department SharePoint maintenance, and administration of assigned programs and systems.
  • Assumes an emergency response organization position in addition to cyber security emergency response and is available for rotational 24 hr on-call duty.

 

Minimum Educational Background and Physical Requirements Required to perform Job:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Engineering or Discipline or experience equivalent thereof
  • PD Desired, Advanced Engineering Degree helpful – desired as relevant , IT or Engineering experience (will review IT Degrees).

 

Experience: 

  • IT Specialist II: 2-4  years’ experience with applying security to critical digital assets.
  • IT Specialist Sr: 4-6  years’ experience with applying security to critical digital assets.
  • Experience with the operation or engineering of a nuclear generating unit.
  • Experience with control systems security, security architecture, network security engineering or secure network development experience with electric power utilities.
  • Other positions that would support the development and progression would include the following : OT Engineer SR.
  • Will review other non-nuclear industrial plant experience .

 

Critical Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Experience in implementing security control policy and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the operation of 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.

 

Leadership Style/Characteristics:

  • Highly motivated and ability to work with little direct supervision.
  • Effective Teamwork and Inclusion (e.g. works collaboratively, builds collaborative relationships).
  • Communicates openly, clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to act in a Leadership role and establish priorities, support and clear direction to subordinates.

Primary Location: Arkansas-Russellville
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: 102159
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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