Openings at National Grid Renewables

EMS Specialist - Remote Operations Center

Job Title
EMS Specialist - Remote Operations Center
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Bloomington,  MN 55437
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National Grid Renewables is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction, and operation. 

National Grid Renewables develops high value, competitive renewable energy projects. Our focus on communities and farmers means it’s not just about projects, but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair, and affordable energy future for all. 

National Grid Renewables is seeking an EMS Specialist to join our operations team. The EMS Specialist will be instrumental in the implementation, oversight, and management of several energy management systems essential to the Remote Operations Center (ROC) for monitoring and control of our operating assets. The EMS Specialist will be designing the necessary screens which would be displayed and utilized in real time for several internal and external stakeholders.  The EMS Specialist will be required to continuously update, adjust, and troubleshoot the displays in addition to onboarding approximately 700 MW of new projects annually.

    • Lead the deployment, maintenance and optimization of PI, SCADA, and SaaS Energy management systems, aligning with our renewable energy goals.
    • Design and implement tailored solutions to support ROC Operations.
    • Troubleshoot systems to support ROC operations including afterhours support.
    • Establish and refine internal procedures, manuals, and processes for PI, SCADA, and SaaS applications, in sync with our innovative energy management strategies.
    • Address and resolve data issues within PI, SCADA, and SaaS EMS promptly, ensuring the continuous operation of our renewable assets.
    • Work collaboratively with experts to troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues within PI, SCADA, and SaaS EMS.
    • Apply strong problem-solving and technical skills, managing multiple tasks effectively.
    • Engage in continuous learning and application of new technologies relevant to the renewable energy sector.
    • Understand and utilize communication protocols relevant to renewable energy systems and IT infrastructure.
    • Manage large datasets and apply this information to improve application performance.
    • Understand file and data structures, as well as programming languages applicable to energy analytics.
    • Other duties as assigned.

  • A 4-year college degree or equivalent experience in a field that combines technology with sustainable practices preferred.
  • Experience in SCADA system design and application, especially within renewable energy systems such as PV, Wind, and Energy Storage.
  • Knowledgeable in cybersecurity around data, industrial protocols, and the integration of high-voltage substations with grid operations.
  • Operational knowledge of third-party monitoring platforms
  • Organizational skills suitable for a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment.
  • Knowledge of NERC/CIP medium impact
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Commitment to maintaining high ethical standards and safety.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency in using data management tools, such as databases (SQL, MySQL, MariaDB) and data visualization software (PowerBI)
  • Knowledge of data quality, security, and governance best practices
  • Communication and presentation skills to share data insights and recommendations with stakeholders.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
  • Renewable energy sector experience
  • Remote Operations Center experience
  • Willing to work overtime on holidays, weekends, and on short notice


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