Data Engineer (Finance)

  • Omaha Public Power District
  • Omaha, NE, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020
[Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance] [Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance]

Job Description

Data Engineer (Finance)Responsibilities ***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 Planning & Strategy department is looking for a Data Engineer to join their team! The Data Engineer combines engineering and data analytics in support of the Asset Management / Power Quality team achieving innovation, turning vision into reality by defining, driving, and communicating digital solutions. This position will work to enhance AMMO and PQ processes making strides in data analytics, querying, & automation that supports the analytics to better know and understand the health and performance of the energy delivery assets. Specific accountabilities for this role include the following: Administer and continuously improve Maintenance Optimization and Asset Management Programs for the District's transmission, distribution, and substation systems to ensure an economical and reliable energy source for the OPPD's customers. Support development and maintenance of asset management plans, including lists and hierarchies, identifying asset inventory and condition, calculation of business risk evaluations, determining asset net present value and life cycle costs, developing alternatives for cost-effective operations and maintenance and long-term investment. Define, Develop, Optimize, & Sustain techniques to identify, gather, analyze, visualize, & communicate data using automation as far as practical to optimize reliability, cost, and customer satisfaction for the Transmission, Substation, and Distribution systems. Determine analytical methods for asset failure prediction, condition assessment, and performance monitoring & reporting. Capture and combine an assortment of data (Customer, Outage, Asset, & Performance) from a variety of sources and if needed create new or experimental frameworks to collect absent data. Work with large data sets and complex information to find usable information Interpret data, correlate data, find trends & patterns to gain data driven insights and actionable results to determine the direction and make decisions that will optimize reliability, cost, and customer satisfaction Prototype, test, and deploy advanced analytics using predictive modeling, machine learning, and other advanced techniques to move toward more proactive way of handling asset management. An example may be analyzing oscillography from relays after grid disturbance to determine the cause of fault type (wind, lightning, trees, etc.). Build creative visualizations that tell a story and effectively communicate detailed insights & results to both technical and non-technical audiences including the senior team, board of directors, Resource Planning Committee, and other departments. Improve performance through meaningful metrics and key performance indicators that measure the effectiveness of the Asset Management and Power Quality programs. Automate the boring' to reduce manual tasks and allow time and focus on higher value work. Build automation to support data collection, analytics, tracking, & reporting. An example might be cable fault documentation and tracking. Educate, empower and equip AMMO/PQ for self-led productivity by coaching and mentoring peers on technology and analysis tools developed and utilized. Stay abreast, evaluate, and support the use of technology and philosophies related to asset management and maintenance optimization (including geographic information system, data analytics & visualization, inspection technologies, drone, and power quality monitoring) and their integration into the vision and roadmap for the modern OPPD electric system and supporting technologies (Electric System Evaluation & Modernization Strategic Initiative). Investigate, analyze, and solve power quality related problems at customer locations and provide recommendations to mitigate. Qualifications Required: Four (4) year Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering degree (ABET-accredited degree) Five (5) years of data analytics work experience. Masters degree may be considered for up to two years of experience Have the ability to perform complex engineering tasks and perform analysis. A valid driver's license Working knowledge of R or Python programming language Familiarity with data management tools and SQL Desired: Professional Engineer (PE) certificate in the state of Nebraska, or means for reciprocity within six months or other related data engineering certification. Data analytic experience as it relates to the electric utility industry. Computer science or mathematics experience in statistical modeling, machine learning, and other advanced techniques Extensive knowledge of the districts power delivery systems and infrastructure Closing Statement Salary commensurate on experience. 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 online at on or before November 9, 2020. 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.***
Associated topics: data engineer, data integrity, data quality, data scientist, data warehousing, database, database administrator, etl, hbase, sybase