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Grid Operational Technology Engineer

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE



OPPD¿s Operational Technology Division is looking for a Grid Operational Technology Engineer who is technically versatile and possesses critical thinking abilities to assist with OPPD¿s OT networks.  We are seeking someone to join a team of hungry, hardworking, goal-orientated individuals.

Department Overview:

The mission of Grid Operational Technology (Grid OT) within the Enterprise Operational Technology division is to provide design, execution, maintenance, and NERC CIP compliance for Operational Technology related to transmission and distribution of electricity throughout OPPD¿s footprint.  The environments directly supported by Grid OT are the Energy Management System, the Physical Access Control System, and the substation OT network. 

Position Summary: 

The following position within Grid OT shall be responsible for the engineering, maintenance, troubleshooting and security of networks under Grid OT domains, from access to the WAN.  The Grid OT Engineer shall provide design and full life cycle management of OT networks. Within the role, the candidate will be expected to work with others, within and outside of Grid OT, on strategic planning and engineering analysis of our various network infrastructures.  In addition, they will collaborate with project managers and partners within other departments to provide support in completing critical work and ensure quality service to our customers with varying technical experience. Candidate will be expected to assess vulnerabilities, update network infrastructure, and improve security posture on Grid OT Networks while adhering to NERC CIP regulatory compliance.




  • Four (4) years of proven relevant work experience, preferably supporting ICS/SCADA systems or OT networks; or a Bachelors degree in relevant technical or engineering discipline and two (2) years of relevant work experience. Special projects, committee work, intern work or unique technical sills may be considered for experience requirements
  • A fundamental knowledge of system administration, networking, and/or virtualization principles, particularly with Windows, Linux/Unix, and Cis
  • Proficient knowledge in one or more of the following OT tracks: network infrastructure, SCADA/DCS HMI systems, data/communication systems, management systems, and security/compliance
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to communicate with all levels
  • Excellent customer service and ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with moderate supervision. Requires exceptional organizational skills, problem solving skills, and flexibility in changing priorities.


  • NERC CIP compliance experience
  • Experience, education or certification in relevant software applications, networking, or ICS cyber security (e.g. SANS, ISACA, CompTIA, etc.) such as CISSP certification
  • Fundamental knowledge of NIST standards and other security frameworks
  •  Fundamental knowledge of electric utility energy production and energy delivery systems

Closing Statement


Salary Grade: S4

Minimum: $83,870

Maximum: $125,804


Where the Light Starts

What does it mean to be the source of light? On a basic level, it means operating from a place of honesty and integrity. It¿s how we achieve things. How we provide affordable, reliable, environmentally sensitive energy. Because it matters. We¿ve pledged to serve, honor, and care for this community. That means the 13 counties we service, and it means one another. It means the people right here at OPPD¿proudly comprised and welcoming of every creed, race, age, orientation, and color. Being ¿where the light starts¿ means showing up for each other and the people we serve. Doing the right thing even when no one¿s watching. We¿re proud of our commitment. We reward creative problem solving. We recognize that consistency and reliability are tremendous resources. That providing these things to the community and each other is a privilege. Because we are leading the way the future is powered. We are the source of light. Out there. In here. Everywhere.

Org Marketing Statement


EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply on or before November 29, 2023. 

Recruiter: Laura Fritson -  #LI-LF


Date Posted November 17, 2023
Date Closes January 16, 2024
Requisition 297169
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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