DP – Distribution Specialist Sr

  • Entergy
  • Un - Loui - New Orleans
  • 1 week ago

Company Name: Entergy

Location: New Orleans, Loui, Un

Job Duration: 2021-05-04 to 2021-06-03




Job Summary/Purpose

The distribution specialist will support and assist in the overall strategy in the development and execution of distribution automation control health monitoring and reliability. They will maintain and implement processes to monitor performance of the distribution automation communications network and controlled devices. They will provide technical support to distribution automation engineers, field support specialist, and operations as it relates to field equipment, automation, and communications.


Job Duties/Responsibilities

Develop and support distribution automation health monitoring and analytics platform.

Support and improve upon distribution automation reliability reporting.

Develop and support distribution automation communications network monitoring and reporting for distribution devices such as reclosers, capacitors, regulator, and switchgear. 

Interface with stakeholders including AMI operations center, IT/OT, Telecomm, distribution operations centers, and field personnel on distribution device and communication network health and resolution of issues.

Provide technical support to distribution automation engineers, field support specialist, and operations as it relates to field equipment, automation, and communications.

Support firmware upgrade process and documentation.

Provide safety leadership by exemplifying strong safety culture for others to follow.

Support solutions for DA device configuration, templates, SCADA maps, displays, and device management system.

Participate in routine, non-routine, and emergency storm and outage restoration duties.


Minimum Requirements

Minimum education required of the position

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field, Technical degree (or equivalent work experience)


Minimum experience required of the position

Distribution Specialist Sr – 6+ years’ experience


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Must exemplify strong safety and leadership practices. Basic knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC), National Electric Code (NEC), and NERC protective relay standards. Knowledge of electric utility systems operation, maintenance, and construction practices. Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license. Demonstrated aptitude to work alone in unsupervised situations. Demonstrated computer skills: Windows, Excel, Access, Word. Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work group. Ability to read and understand electrical one-line diagrams, schematics, and wiring diagrams, technical manuals, and instruction books. Computer competency required. Must be dependable and reliable, and work as member of a team. Must have good intrapersonal skills; must be self-motivated with ability to make decisions. Must have or be able to obtain a TWIC card. Prior electrical substation or distribution relaying experience. Knowledge of protective relaying, SCADA, communications, and controls. Familiar with relay test plans and commissioning. Prior experience installing, maintaining, testing, and troubleshooting electrical equipment and controls.



Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 102032
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.