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Substation System Administrator

Omaha Public Power District locationElkhorn, NE
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Omaha Public Power District locationElkhorn, NE
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Elkhorn, NE, United States




***OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel and face to face interviews until further notice, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest.***

OPPDs Engineering department is looking for a Substation System Administrator to join their team!

This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Administrate Energy Delivery integrated systems and related equipment, operating systems, user id and accounts to ensure its proper operation, in accordance with District policies and procedures as well as regulatory agencies such as NERC, FERC, etc.
  • Work with technicians to plan for and execute installation (including power and data cabling), troubleshooting, and maintenance of special purpose substation IED equipment as well as operational computing tools.
  • Ensure District compliance and adherence to OPPD NERC CIP and PRC Procedures.
  • Coordinate installation, maintain and troubleshoot software required for system configuration and monitoring, and for visualization and manipulation of operational data.
  • Work with Operational Technology resources to support basic system administration duties such as defining users, changing passwords, assigning roles, and etc.
  • Conceive, design, implement, and support technical solutions for new or modifications to existing Energy Delivery integrated system hardware and related systems for performance, maintenance, and cyber security needs.  
  • Collaborate with Protection and Automation Engineering staff to integrate cyber solutions with protection, automation, and metering systems.
  • Support large and complex projects dealing with Energy Delivery integrated systems and their related networks.
  • Ensure backup and restoration functions can be performed as required on Energy Delivery network systems and related equipment.




  • Possess an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to provide support on a 24x7 basis.
  • Ability to support District equipment at multiple locations.
  • Valid Driver's License


  • Related technical experience in the following: 
  • Configuring and maintaining control system hardware/software, including event retrieval, and associated support systems
  • Configuring/Administrating control system user access accounts, time synchronization, and health monitoring
  • Configuring/Implementing control system cyber security controls, tools, monitoring, and associated substation systems
  • Experience as a Substation System Administrator or equivalent in a substation or operations environment.
  • Experience implementing NERC CIP Cyber Security Standards within a substation environment

Closing Statement


*This position will be filled commensurate on experience*

At Omaha Public Power District, we're passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We're dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: Has real impact - on people's lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We're always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are”wherever you are” and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well. Please read on to learn more about how we provide power with a purpose.

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EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before February 28, 2021.

Recruiter: Athena Roberson,

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition.  If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

***OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel and face to face interviews until further notice, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest.***

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