Senior Principal Engineer (Energy Management Systems Department)
Power System Operation Division
Provide support to end users and maintenance of mission critical
computer system, ie Energy Management Systems (EMS), as well as other
supporting operational technology (OT) systems, divisional corporate IT systems
and OT/IT network & security infrastructures to ensure hardware and EMS's
software applications are of high availability and reliability. This include
supporting the EMS power system software applications modules such as load flow
studies, contingency analysis, short-circuit analysis, automatic generation
control, load forecasting modules, training simulators etc. so as to ensure the
key parameters in the applications are properly tuned and updated. Standby
duties after office hours and public holidays are required.
Management of new electricity and gas infrastructure facilities into EMS
such as creating and verifying database and ensure database integrity. This
include coordinating and performing on-site and off-site equipment
verification, testing & configurations. I.e newly commissioned facilities
(i.e. SP substations, licensees' generation plants, gas transmission
facilities, SLNG or etc).
Provide 24/7 first-level technical support to end-users to ensure
continuity of operations of EMS systems. Task include following up on the event
and to bring system back to normalcy.
Perform and coordinate regular preventive maintenance of the EMS and
other essential systems managed by the department with contractors.
Responsible for reporting system faulty/issues and initiating Change
Responsible for resolving technical systems issues and testing of
fix/patches. Task include following patch management procedures and ensure
secure and timely resolving of technical issue without interrupting system
Operation - Cyber System Support
Involves ensuring that EMS systems are secured from any internal or
external security threats and incidents.
Designs, implements and manages department security initiatives.
Conducts the defence of OT systems through the implementation, configuration
and administration of security software and tools such as anti-virus,
application controls, firewall, intrusion detection and encryption. Recognises
system vulnerabilities and develops ways to address them. This include
maintenance and support of the in-house cyber detection system to ensure high
availability and reliability of the detection system.
Analyses anomalies in operational systems' activities including other
CIIs' stakeholders systems and report findings on anomalies.
Requires to perform shift-duty (ie 12-hours shift) in event of a cyber
incident to manned the cyber operating centre.
Risk Assessment & Management
Supervising annual technical security review of EMS and carrying out ISO
27001 audit with internal/external audit. Tasks include coordinating with
consultants to ensure that the annual ISO 27001 assessment, internal audit,
external audits are conducted and completed on schedule.
Identify vulnerabilities and ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of
security controls for the EMS and recommend preventive measures.
Develops cyber risk assessment and treatment techniques that can
effectively pre-empt and identify significant security loopholes and
Conducts cyber risk assessment on technology to support department
initiatives and conduct assessment and analysis to identify and manage
cybersecurity risks and exceptions.
Monitors and tracks Cyber Security risk mitigation and exceptions.
- Manages and coordinates responses to inquiries / inspections / audits and monitors remediation of findings for cybersecurity.
Candidate should have knowledge in computer
systems and basic power system engineering including power system studies such
as load flow, contingency analysis, short-circuit studies etc.
Knowledge in the electricity or natural gas
industry dealing with day to day on-site support and maintenance of SCADA
Good understanding of Control Centers
Operations, electricity substation/gas facility environments and devices would
be added advantage.
Technical background with knowledge in
computer programming, technical hardware architecture, Linux/Unix/Windows
Operating System. Familiar with basic networking commands and understanding of
basic networking protocol and security concepts.
Good understanding of information security
practices related to ISO 27001, Risk Assessment, Application and Network
The candidate should be a team player who is
responsible with good working attitude, initiative and ability to work
independently. He or she should be results oriented and proactive with strong
The candidate will be required to be on
standby to attend to cyber alerts and need to perform shift duties when
18 Sep 2020
02 Oct 2020
Remuneration and appointment will commensurate with qualifications and experience. All new appointments will be offered on contract basis.
Interested candidates, please apply on-line with your detailed resume and copies of your transcripts at Careers@Gov website. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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