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Transmission Operator Tools (EMS) Engineer

6 month Contract-to-Hire

Hybrid – Richmond, VA

Open to candidates starting remotely during contract period if not currently located in Richmond, VA area

Our Fortune 500 utilities partner located in the Richmond, VA area is looking for a Transmission Operator Tools (EMS) Engineer to join their organization. As an Operator Tools Engineer (at the consulting level) at our partner, you will join their SOC (System Operations Center) team and will focus on a major initiative in upgrading and enhancing their current EMS (Energy Management System) tools to meet the strategic goals of the organization.


  • 4 year Engineering Degree from ABET accredited engineering program
  • 10+ years relevant engineering experience
  • Experience in this position is defined as working in the electric utility industry or related industry (in Transmission System Operations, Substation Engineering, System Protection, Distribution Planning, or Transmission Planning, or related experience) or research engineering work experience on directly related projects for the electric utility industry. Work on such projects may be accomplished as part of an Electrical Engineering Masters or Ph.D. program on its own or in combination with additional research engineering work experience on directly related projects for the electric utility industry.
  • Industry experience working at a Utility (Transmission Owner/Operator, Regional Operator) as part of a team within the System Operating Center whose primary focus was the maintenance, upgrading, and troubleshooting of their Energy Management System (EMS). (Common vendors are GE/Alstom (preferred), Siemens, OSI Inc. Monarch)


  • Modeling (Will not be sole function, but candidate should have knowledge of the modeling process and tools used)
  • Display Management (Will not be sole function, but candidate should have knowledge of the modeling process and tools used)
  • Full EMS Upgrades (Design, Testing, Commissioning)
  • Addition of new EMS applications (Design, Testing, Commissioning)
  • Designing, assisting with, and/or delivering training on EMS tools
  • Working closely with vendors on projects and trouble tickets
  • Working closely with operations staff on trouble tickets, taking feedback for improvements, and working within SOC organization to implement/resolve these issues items.
  • Role requires in-depth understanding of the workings of the EMS as a whole on a technical level

For over 16 years, Brooksource has established and maintained relationships that are designed to meet your IT staffing needs. Whether it’s contract, contract-to-hire, or permanent placement work, we customise our search based upon your company’s unique initiatives, culture and technologies. With our national team of recruiters placed at 21 major hubs around the nation Brooksource finds the people best-suited for your business. When you work with us, we work with you. That’s the Brooksource promise.

Brooksource is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

Benefits & Perks:

Brooksource offers competitive medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Dependent Care FSA, and supplemental coverage with plans that can fit each employee’s needs. We offer a 401k plan that includes a company match and is fully vested after you become eligible, paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides services like virtual counseling, financial services, legal services, life coaching, etc.

Pay Disclaimer:

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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