Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association is seeking an Operational Technology Director who wants an exciting work atmosphere and to be a part of a team dedicated to exceptional service.
Reporting to the Vice President, Technology and Energy Resources, this position oversees a team and directs the design, planning, implementation, and training on all the Associations various OT systems and services including SCADA, AMI, fiber, microwaves, VHF, and any other communication medium.
Lead the Department’s operational planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.
Develops the operational technology plan for the Association based on input from other departments.
Develop the annual work plan and budget by projecting operating expenses and recommending capital expenditures for the next year; continually evaluate departmental expenditures in relationship to annual work plan and budget to maintain acceptable variance parameters.
Develop, manage, maintain, configure, and troubleshoot, all OT networking and security technologies, which may include firewalls, routers, switches, modems, VPN’s, etc.
Oversee the metering requirements for the Association and provide for the periodic testing of meters and associated equipment; provides technical input for requirements and maintenance of AMI systems and equipment.
Coordinate the activities of outside contractors and consultants regarding specific construction, maintenance or planning projects related to OT.
Associate’s degree is required; bachelor’s degree is preferred. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
At least five years’ work experience in electric utility related work, including but not limited to, networking (IP, DNP, serial, etc.), cyber security, various radio communications (microwave, VHF, licensed, unlicensed, etc.), SCADA and metering technologies. At least two years past supervisory experience required.
Must have knowledge and experience in configuring and designing networks and network communications. Must be knowledgeable in SCADA technologies, OSII experience a plus. Must be experienced with metering and metering technologies, experience with Landis+Gyr meters is preferred. Experience working with Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, Motorolla, Exalt and Ciena technologies is preferred.
We are proud to offer a competitive wage and benefit package to include:
Medical, prescription and dental insurance with 100% employer paid premiums
401(k) with base and matching contributions/defined benefit pension plan
Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and our area has an outstanding public school system. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the Fort Collins area experiences 300 days of sunshine per year and offers exciting recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping, cycling, golfing plus some unique cultural offerings, and is a regional center for employment and shopping. The Fort Collins area offers the convenience of a small town atmosphere with all the amenities of a larger city. If you are seeking a great lifestyle and a community in which you can reinvigorate yourself then the Fort Collins area is it. We are an EEO employer.