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IT Network Specialist

Company: Clearway Energy
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: January 26, 2023

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

Job Summary
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 energy power generation plants.

The Plant IT Network Specialist 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 Network 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 insuring 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.

    Knowledge & Skills

    • Understanding of IT methodologies, processes, and project management is required
    • Layer 2: Ethernet, Switching, VTP, DTP, STP, PVST, CDP, ARP, VLAN is required
    • Layer 3: ICMP, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, IPv4/IPv6 is required
    • Layer 4: TCP, UDP is required
    • Implementations: Subnetting, LAN, VLAN, Inter -VLAN routing, ACLs, Nat, Static Dynamic routing, wireless network configuration is required
    • Other networking protocols: DNS, DHCP, NAT is required
    • Ability to travel across the U.S. requiring up to 35% travel
    • Ability to plant IT equipment as required for installation
    • Ability to participate in the 24x7 on call rotation once a month


      • Tools: Wireshark, Cisco Packet Tracer, Microsoft Visio, Putty is preferred.
      • 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

        Experience & Education

        • Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in IT may be considered in lieu of experience
        • Cisco CCNA/CCNP certification is a plus

          Required Experience

          • 5+ years of IT network infrastructure design, development, testing and deployment experience
          • 3+ years of experience with installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and supporting Cisco routers, switches and firewalls
          • Experience with creating and understanding documentation and technical drawings

            Preferred Experience

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

              Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

Keywords: Clearway Energy, Scottsdale , IT Network Specialist, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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