Systems Engineer Operational Technology (OT)

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Energy Management

Energy Management oversees MU’s district-energy system, which provides utility services to more than 15 million square feet of facilities including hospitals and clinics, a research reactor, research facilities, laboratories, academic buildings, residential halls, dining facilities, recreational and athletic facilities, computing centers and administrative buildings. Utility services include steam, electricity, drinking water, chilled water, utility distribution, insulation services, energy automation and commissioning, energy conservation, and off-campus utility coordination.

The University of Missouri (MU) was recognized in 2017 as a national leader in the development and use of renewable energy by EPA's Green Power Partnership . The MU campus now uses 40% of its energy from a renewable portfolio of biomass, wind and solar!

Job Description

The primary role of this position is to enhance the various process controls systems and data systems to develop tools and applications for management/operation oversight and utility system optimization.
Provides professional engineering services to meet client requests/needs and to manage the day-to-day activities of other project team members.
Performs a variety of assignments and analyses that impact the Engineering Construction & Design function
Analyzes, reviews and designs construction plans, specifications, and equipment as needed.
Solves routine to complex problems and provides solutions, recommendations, etc.
Analyzes potential solutions using experience, judgments and precedence, providing input and recommendations.
Impacts the quality of own work and the work of others on the team, ensuring efficient workflows, productivity, etc.
Explains complex information to others, ensuring audience understanding.
Provides project management on various multi-disciplinary projects ensuring compliance with contract documents and industry standards.

Key Responsibilities:
Provide overall engineering and support for all department OT/IT hardware, software, and network utility systems.
Provide engineering, management, and support for network security hardware and software and security policies used for securing all software, OT/IT devices, and network infrastructure.
Provide engineering, management, and support for the installation, expansion, and upgrades of process controls systems, including Wonderware, DeltaV, Rockwell, Johnson Controls Metasys, and other platforms.
Provide engineering, management, and support for the installation, expansion, and upgrades of the Utility Process Control Networks infrastructure including network devices and fiber optic and copper cabling.
Provide oversight and organization for the department process controls OSI-Pi and data historians including mechanisms and software to analyze operational data.
Implement data management and analysis tools or applications to improve the effective access to process data for department staff.
Develop and implement and maintain data dashboards for both staff and campus communities’ use, as needed.
Develop and implement optimization tools and systems to enhance performance of utility production and distribution for the campus.
Assist with the development, enhancement, and maintenance of OT/IT, in-house developed desktop, web, and database applications and interfaces.

Supervision Received:
Works within guidelines and policies (e.g., for assessing operations), noting improvements and efficiencies to supervisor/manager.

Supervision Exercised:
Monitors staffs’ progress with respect to schedules, hours, extended time on a project, and quality of over-all product.


Salary Range: $55,208-$101,842 Annually

GGS Grade: 11

University Title: ENGINEER II

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Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
  • Licensure may be required
Preferred Qualifications

A Bachelor’s of Science in Computer or Electrical Engineering is required.
Two years of related work experience.
Prior experience with process controls, systems integration and OT platforms.
Software development using object-oriented programming principles, methodologies and languages.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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