12 Jan

Communications Architect Jobs Vacancy in Aurora Energy

Position
Communications Architect
Company
Aurora Energy
Location
OTA
Opening
12 Jan, 2018 30+ days ago

Aurora Energy urgently required following position for Communications Architect. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Communications Architect Jobs Vacancy in Aurora Energy Jobs Details:

OT and Comms Architect July 17

Title: OT & Communications Architect

Location: Dunedin

Reports to: Tbd

Purpose: Ensure Aurora Energy’s Operational Technology (OT) systems and

their communications are defined, designed, applied and

supported such that the electricity network can be effectively and

safely monitored, operated, managed and controlled.

Other Parameters Ensure cyber-security is ‘built-in’.

1. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Accountabilities Indicators of success

Health and Safety  Full compliance with Aurora’s Health and Safety system,

policies and relevant legislation

 Understands the safety implications of OT systems

Architecture &

Communications

 Lead / support / moderate with OT business owners and

vendors the proper system design that align with and

influence business needs, and agreed business and

technology architecture standards.

 Lead / support OT business owners to secure their systems

and operations

 Drive technically the implementation of OT systems to

meet designs and standards moderated by business and

technology risk

 Define the roadmap for implementation of architecture

and security

 Design frameworks and systems, consulting across

technical and business areas to meet business and

technology needs, standards and risk

 Define and review architectural standards and control

requirements for OT identifying areas of potential

improvement

 Assist in definition of strategies and approaches to OT and

communications systems that align with an influence

business needs

OT and Comms Architect July 17

Accountabilities Indicators of success

Architecture &

Communications (continued)

 Research, analyse, design and propose solutions that align

with business and technology strategies.

 Assist in shaping the 3-5 year vision of technology domains

and projects including:

- Communications connectivity across Data, Voice,

Internet, land mobile radio and SCADA (including

protection)

- Network routers, switches and firewalls

- SCADA configurations

- Utility specific communication – smart grid, protection,

controls and IoT

- Physical transport networks – fibre, microwave and

leased telecommunications

Customer Focus  Behaviour, habits and routines fulfil the Customer Charter of

Aurora Energy.

 All internal customers and stakeholders are proactively

communicated with and reported to on a “no surprises”

and constructive basis regarding non-conformances, cost

overruns and other issues that arise.

 Positively resolves problems and overcomes challenges,

escalating when necessary to ensure customer needs and

expectations are met.

 Fast turnaround of queries, concerns and issues.

Other related duties may be required from time-to-time.

2. PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Desirable

1.1. Formal Qualifications

Relevant IT certifications e.g. Cisco Degree in IT Engineering or

Process Automation

Security certification

Architecture certification e.g.

TOGAF

Communications certification

ITIL v3 foundation or deeper

OT and Comms Architect July 17

Essential Desirable

1.2. Skills and Experience

5-10 years experience in IT and/or OT

architecture and communications

Experience in industrial control systems,

Scada, PLC, DCS

Solid foundation in ICT / OT topics such as

network architectures, network protocols,

industrial protocols, active directory,

virtulisation, cloud (XaaS)

Good understanding of cyber-security

e.g. system design, threat modelling,

vulnerability assessment

Deep technical expertise in multiple

technology domains

Knowledge if NZ electricity

regulation and sector.

Experience in NZ EDB

Understanding of complex

systems designs and

performance in dynamic or crisis

operational events

Understanding of NERC and

FERC

1.3. Attributes Strong interpersonal, oral/presentation and written

Strong influencing capability with

credibility across technical and business

teams

Broad understanding or how technology

supports business and the ability to

translate impacts to customers

Strong collaborator within and across

multi-disciplinary teams

Self-motivated

Good written communications

skills

Conceptual and analytical

thinker

OT and Comms Architect July 17

3. COMPETENCIES & BEHAVIOURS

Aurora expects the following competencies and behaviours to be demonstrated:

Puts Safety first: Works in a safe manner.

Communication: Listens to others and communicates effectively with them.

Teamwork and Leadership : Works effectively within a team environment and maintains good

relationships with others.

Work Ethic: Displays loyalty and applies self to work.

Decision Making and Judgement: Gathers information, quickly understanding the important issues

and making logical choices.

Quality and Workmanship: Applies technical skills effectively, efficiently and to a high standard.

Organisation: Organises own time and resources to complete assigned work.

Customer Orientation: Is focused on meeting the needs of the customer and providing a great

customer experience

Our Values : Demonstrates the Aurora Energy values consistently and naturally, showing a personal

commitment.

OT and Comms Architect July 17


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