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IT/OT Engineer

Position Title: IT/OT Engineer
Location: Hybrid, up to 50% Berlin or Brussels Travel Required
Start Date: ASAP, Full-Time

Project Description
The purpose of the project “Central Services (IT Infrastructure Services in Substations & Offshore Platform” [Analysis] is to analyze, verify, harmonize, consolidate and finalize (versioned) the requirements specification for IT infrastructure services based on a modern, consistent, centrally managed service approach, which comply with all safety as well as security regulations and simplify operation and maintenance for the client
Considering the ongoing energy transition, a significant increase in the number of substations (on- and offshore) operated in Belgium and Germany is expected. Moreover, the grid is progressively being managed with increasingly sophisticated systems. Transitioning to a significantly more complex power grid requires advanced IT infrastructure and modern substations which necessitates the consideration of IT and OT (operational technology) requirements.
The requirements specification developed by the project serves to ensure robust, stable, secure and, above all, predictable operation through efficient monitoring and logging as well as secure management of user identity and patching.
Position Description
In this role, the individual will be responsible for gathering, analyzing, validating and consolidating the requirements for IT Infrastructure services, which need to be available at substation level (on- & offshore) especially from his understanding of OT and how OT will or might use, complement, integrate with etc. these IT Infrastructure services. Therefore, this position requires a deep understanding of the OT components in a substation as well as deep understanding of a TSOs communication grid.
In this role he will be part of the project team and will be reporting to the lead requirements engineer.

Targets in that Position

  • Requirement Gathering and Analysis: Collaborate with stakeholders, including IT and OT teams, to elicit, analyze, and document requirements from an IT/OT convergence and integration perspective.
  • Conduct workshops, interviews, and requirement elicitation sessions to gather input from stakeholders and understand their needs and challenges.
  • Analyze and prioritize requirements in compliance with industry standards.

Requirement Validation and Verification:

  • Validate the requirements from an IT/OT convergence and integration perspective through reviews, walkthroughs, and validation sessions with stakeholders, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and feasibility.
  • Verify that requirements are testable and measurable, developing acceptance criteria and verification plans to validate adherence to requirements.
  • Furthermore, verify requirements through suggesting an integration architecture by diagrams, illustrating topologies, protocols, configurations, and integration points through your deep technical OT experience about protocols, devices, architectures.
  • Collaborate with lead & domain architects of the current IT Infrastructure as well as EDP to ensure alignment between requirements and overall architecture & design.

Operational Technology Skills:
• Solid understanding of standards like IEC61850, IEC60870
• Experience in substations and its secondary technology
• Knowledge about SCADA Systems

Profile Requirements
The individual must be at a mid-senior level in building up secondary systems of a substations, is part of the project team and needs collaboratively work together with different stakeholders of the client.
Skills:
• Solid understanding of standards like IEC61850, IEC60870, OPC
• Experience in substations and its secondary system
• Knowledge about SCADA Systems
• Experience in Substation automation
• Familiar with OT security (in conjunction with / differentiating with IT security)

Communication and Collaboration:
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively convey technical
concepts to diverse stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams, including IT, OT, engineering, and
project management teams.
• Customer-focused mindset, with a commitment to understanding stakeholder needs and delivering
solutions that meet or exceed expectations.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
• min of 10 years of experience in building up secondary systems of a substations
• Demonstrated experience in building up substations
• 10+ Years of experience in the field of primary and secondary systems in electrical grid

Must-have competencies / skills (must have unless otherwise noted)
At minimum. These are absolute requirements and must be met.
– Experience in substations and its secondary system
– Knowledge about SCADA Systems
– Experience in Substation automation
– Familiar with OT security
– Solid understanding of standards like IEC61850, IEC60870, OPC
– Knowledge of bus systems such as Modbus

Technical Skills:
Configuration of substation gateways based on requirements of transmission and distribution
control centers.

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