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IT Network Specialist (Open to Remote)

Company: Clearway Energy
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

About Us
Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and operate over 7.5 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway's 5 gigawatts of wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of nearly 8.8 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Carlsbad, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Houston, TX; and Princeton, NJ. For more information, visit

Reporting to the IT Manager, Plant Systems, the role of the Plant IT Network Specialist is to support IT and OT systems, coordinate projects and production needs for Clearway with a focus on Renewable's power generation plants.
They will plan, execute, and finalize Clearway projects and tasks according to the deadlines. This includes designing and developing site networks, configure, customize, and support plant applications, devices, and systems. This role also coordinates delivery of development and production projects that meet quality assurance standards. Assist and lead technical teams in design and development tasks.

Principal Responsibilities & Key Results

  • Participate in the implementation of technical solutions for Plant Operations
  • Coordinate to identify, prioritize, and manage Clearway projects and technology tasks
  • Contribute to project planning efforts including project definition, requirements definition, technical design, testing procedures and documentation, system documentation, user training, and production delivery while coordinating and communicating with business resources
  • Implement system enhancements and new systems through the project life cycle ensuring appropriate documentation and processes to ensure compliance
  • Manage projects for delivery of systems and applications to support Plant Operations and integration of Plant systems into Business Operations systems
  • Install, implement, support, and enhance systems and applications related to Solar and Wind farm SCADA systems and Integration of plant systems into Renewables Operations Energy Management and Business Intelligence Systems and NERC-CIP compliance
  • Install, implement, support, and enhance systems and applications related to Solar and Wind farm IT/OT networks including routers, switches and firewalls, servers, and desktops
  • Consult with business and IT partners to strategize, plan, and implement needed projects within designated time and budget constraints
  • Proactively recognize and document business process gaps, propose and implement improvements.
  • Extensive knowledge of interfaces, integrations, and process flows
  • Coordinate with vendors to ensure projects are implemented to standards for new implementations and for upgrading or enhancing existing projects
  • Effectively communicate project and technology delivery expectations to cross-functional team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Ensure quality of projects with appropriate Quality Assurance methodologies
  • Maintain appropriate status reports, meeting minutes, and follow-up with business partners and technical resources
  • Reviews deliverables before delivery to the business for production support
  • Ensures project and technology documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Participate in 24x7 on call rotation once a month

    Knowledge & Skills

    • 1+ years' experience using automation tools such as Solarwinds
    • Experience with creating clear documentation and technical drawings
    • Understanding of IT methodologies, processes, and project management
    • Layer 2: Ethernet, Switching, VTP, DTP, STP, PVST, CDP, ARP, VLAN
    • Layer 3: ICMP, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, IPv4/IPv6
    • Layer 4: TCP, UDP
    • Implementations: Subnetting, LAN, VLAN, Inter -VLAN routing, ACLs, Nat, Static Dynamic routing, wireless network configuration
    • Other networking protocols: DNS, DHCP, NAT
    • Tools: Wireshark, Cisco Packet Tracer, Microsoft Visio, Putty
    • Systems Administration: Configuration Management using NCM
    • Experience with OSI Soft PI, Energy Management Systems and Meter Data Management System
    • Understanding and experience with Energy Markets, Independent System Operators (ISO) and Transmission Operators
    • Understanding and experience with NERC CIP controls and how the control environment impacts both the business and IT processes, and systems
    • Languages: Python, other programming language is a plus


      • High School Diploma or GE is required. Bachelor's degree is preferred in Information Technology
      • 3+ years' experience with installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and supporting Cisco routers, switches and firewalls is required.
      • 3+ years of plant IT systems infrastructure design, development, testing, and deployment experience is required.
      • 1+ years of OSI Soft PI historian installation, configuration and troubleshooting is preferred
      • Cisco CCNA/CCNP certification is a plus
      • Ability to travel across the U.S. requiring up to 35% travel.
      • Ability to lift plant IT equipment as required for installation, with or without reasonable accommodation.

        Preferred Systems and Infrastructure Experience

        • 5+ years of plant Operations Technology systems infrastructure design, development, testing, and deployment experience is preferred.
        • 2+ years' experience in developing and managing small to large projects through project life cycle working directly with cross-functional teams is preferred.
        • 3+ years' experience with array of technologies such as server operating systems, security, networking, etc. is preferred.
        • 3+ years' experience with configuration and troubleshooting of communication protocols like DNP3, MODBUS and OPC for telemetry data acquisition and control is preferred.
        • 1+ years of OSI Soft PI historian installation, configuration and troubleshooting is preferred

Keywords: Clearway Energy, Scottsdale , IT Network Specialist (Open to Remote), Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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