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ECC Designer/Programmer (CMP 30247) Augusta ME more...
Location:Augusta, ME
First posted:May 05, 2017

Publication date: 05.05.2017 REFERENCE: (see application details)

Company Company: Central Maine Power (CMP) Department: Energy Control Center Job Title: ECC Designer/Programmer Reports to: Supervisor, Energy Control Systems Location: Augusta, Maine (CMP-ME-Augusta General Office) Cross Company Responsibility: N/A

Business and Department CMP-ME-Augusta General Office Augusta,ME

Description JOB SUMMARY:

Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, other relationships:

Responsible for specification development, implementation into production use, operational support and maintenance of the Energy Management System, encompassing a variety of functional software systems and third party applications. Provide the technical means and methodologies to allow Power System Dispatchers to operate and maintain a secure and reliable Transmission System assuring customer reliability.

MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):

1. Maintains complex proprietary computer programs, SCADA, Network Model, and Dispatcher Training Simulator (DTS) databases, along with dynamic displays which are used to dispatch the power system. Required to prepare written reports explaining operation variances of programs for vendors. 2. Performs primary responsibilities for multiple EMS subsystems to include but not limited to Data Acquisition Control (DAC), Historical Data, Dispatcher Graphical User Interface (GUI), Intercontrol Center Communication Protocol (ICCP), Power System Analysis and Real Time Calculations. 3. Performs engineering studies and prepares written reports using power system analysis software included with the Energy Management System and other software utilities such as PSEE and/or PSLF as adopted by the company for similar purposes. 4. Performs administrative tasks associated with the maintenance of the EMS and associated support systems. Include; operating systems, relational database management systems, communication front-end components, network infrastructure and software applications that comprise a number of functional subsystems key to the operation of a critical business system. 5. Troubleshoot and diagnose problems within EMS utilizing various software programs and utilities. May require

working with vendor support. 6. Implement and maintains infrastructure and procedures for Disaster recovery, essential data backup of application software, operating systems, historical data, network configuration and similar data required to restore the EMS to production operation and necessary to maintain business continuity and compliance with regulatory requirements. 7. Represents the Company on internal and external task forces or working groups as appointed. 8. Develop custom applications to support changing operational requirements, system improvements, and other customer needs. 9. Provide real time power system data upon request to external departments and other entities as required to fulfill business and compliance objectives. 10. Perform integration and testing of new EMS upgrades, and software patches. This may require travel and extended stays at Vendors factory site. 11. Maintains up-to-date documentation and procedures that define the operability of the infrastructure. 12. Provide departmental cross-training as well as assist in training Dispatcher staff. 13. Coordinate with external departments in the commissioning of field devices, ensuring correctness and accuracy of device inputs as it relates to the Energy Management System and consistent with departmental requirements. 14. Provide H/W support as required to ensure continuous operation of critical EMS functionality. 15. Provides for hardware backup, and identifies additional required skills to include Fortran and SQL. 16. Other ancillary duties related to the core functions of the job as assigned.


Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited electrical engineering or computer science program required.
  • Proficiency using a CAD program.
  • Able to analyze, debug and develop software programs using programming languages; C, C++, Fortran, perl, unix shell scripting and Visual Basic.
  • Proficiency with operating systems; Unix and Windows-2000.
  • Able to troubleshoot and isolate problems on a distributed computernetwork.
  • Familiar with the dynamics of a complex power system network.
  • Knowledge of communication protocols, networking concepts and ICCP.
  • Ability to streamline manual processes via automation using innovative techniques.
  • Familiar with database structured query language, SQL and methods for retrieving data via direct SQL or ODBC.


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Proficiency to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • 24-hour standby required.
  • Willingness to broaden skill set to accommodate changing requirements.
  • Proficiency to work independently or in a group and willing to share knowledge.
  • Proficiency using relational databases.
  • Provides support and guidance within the group.

  • Provides training within the group.

    This opportunity will offer AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

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