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Data Architect, Power Systems

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Job Title: Data Architect, Power Systems


Location: Knoxville, TN 


Job Summary and Description:

Leads research efforts in particular scientific disciplines or technologies and participates the development and application of products and services in those areas through contractors and departmental or cross-functional teams.  Applies technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.  Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Organizes the external and interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.  May conduct research directly in complex, high impact technical or scientific fields.

• Ability to apply technical knowledge to industry issues and gain input on needs from members/stakeholders and identify current and emerging technical issues.

• Develops research or services opportunities of value to EPRI members that fit EPRI’s mission and capabilities.  This will include solving customer problems, producing insights and information vital to the members, and delivering information in a manner that members and customers can and will apply.  

• May provide oversight of a project team to assure technical and financial milestones are met.

• Provides assistance to the EPRI sales staff in Member Services and EPRI International.

• Broaden technical expertise and interface with national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, and academia and research organizations.

• Communicates strategies and results, written and verbal, to program members, potential members and external stakeholders through guidelines, reports, meetings, webcasts, workshops and conferences.

• Manages small or medium (less complex) projects including budgets and resources



Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• 5 -7 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience, including development of advanced concepts for internal research or equivalent experience.

• Shows technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives using creative imaginative solutions.

• Experience in performing and/or managing research activities.

• Incumbents must be able to exercise judgment, diligence, and attention to detail and demonstrate an aptitude for carrying out responsible technical assignments.

• Good verbal and written communication skills.

• Manages projects and may work in conjunction with a technical specialist.

• Developing technical depth in 1-2 areas

• Understand how work fits across EPRI programs

• Typically individual contributor, may begin handling supervisory activities for lower level positions.


Additional Job Information:

Preferred Education

  • Understanding of the power system network analysis and the underlying power system models at transmission and or distribution levels
  • Leadership and management capability overseeing an area of technical complexity
  • Effective in both interpersonal interactions and in making formal presentations to convey the value of the project set and assure understanding of customer needs
  • Works directly with member advisors to ensure member engagement and guidance
  • Presents project set content, value, and R&D at member locations and with member leadership; may be called upon to lead Data Architecture workshops
  • Demonstrated ability to model concepts in Unified Modeling Language (UML) including behavioral diagrams such as use case, business activity, sequence, and data diagrams
  • Demonstrated ability to model architectural concepts in ArchiMate
  • Understanding of the utility Common Information Model (CIM) and related International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards
  • Understanding of the standards development process and its application to real world problems
  • Understanding of application integration challenges and solutions
  • Minimum five years of utility industry experience, preferably in the application of Data Architecture or power system modeling
  • MS in a computer-related discipline (CIS, CS, MIS) or electric power engineering (EE)or equivalent experience desired
  • 5 years’ experience in either power system analysis or as   a Data Architect at an electric power utility.

Ideal Candidate

  • Experience with solving data management and integration problems in an electric power utility
  • Experience with electrical network modeling, power flow analysis, asset management and related functions in an electric power utility.
  • Proven experience in industry collaboration and navigating multiple points of view in developing system requirements
  • Multidisciplinary technical background and broad utility perspective;
  • Continuous learner, constantly acquiring new knowledge and applying it to the Data Architecture discipline
  • Excellent track record of decision making in uncertain conditions with a bias for action
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Experience working on an international level


EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.


Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.


EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled


Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.





  • Energy / Utilities / Oil & Gas
Posted: 2020-05-18 Expires: 2020-06-17


EPRI is at the center of a quickly evolving energy landscape. With significant challenges facing the electric industry and the world, we are always seeking top talent with hands-on experience to address issues as they relate to the generation, delivery, use, management and environmental responsibility of global electricity.

Industry expertise, thought leadership and innovative solutions guide the work of EPRI’s employees. Our commitment to fact-based, objective research allows individuals to harness the power of focused collaborations with the electric industry, academia and numerous stakeholders. As an employee of EPRI, you may grow professionally and build a rewarding career in a setting where people leverage their skills, talents, experiences and interests.

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