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Senior Principal Engineer (Energy Management Systems Department)

Power System Operation Division


Energy Management Systems

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. Perform and coordinate regular preventive maintenance of the EMS and other essential systems managed by the department with contractors.

  5. Responsible for reporting system faulty/issues and initiating Change Management Request.

  6. 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 operations.

Cybersecurity Operation - Cyber System Support

  1. Involves ensuring that EMS systems are secured from any internal or external security threats and incidents.

  2. 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.

  3. Analyses anomalies in operational systems' activities including other CIIs' stakeholders systems and report findings on anomalies.

  4. Requires to perform shift-duty (ie 12-hours shift) in event of a cyber incident to manned the cyber operating centre.

Cybersecurity Risk Assessment & Management

  1. 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.

  2. Identify vulnerabilities and ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of security controls for the EMS and recommend preventive measures.

  3. Develops cyber risk assessment and treatment techniques that can effectively pre-empt and identify significant security loopholes and weaknesses.

  4. Conducts cyber risk assessment on technology to support department initiatives and conduct assessment and analysis to identify and manage cybersecurity risks and exceptions.

  5. Monitors and tracks Cyber Security risk mitigation and exceptions.

  6. 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 systems.

  • 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 Security.

  • 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 technical skills.

  • The candidate will be required to be on standby to attend to cyber alerts and need to perform shift duties when required.

Publish On
18 Sep 2020

Closing Date
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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