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Grid Systems Solution Architect - 1898 amp Co. Kansas City

Company name
Burns & McDonnell

Kansas City, MO, United States

Employment Type

It, Engineering, Sciences

Posted on
Jul 28, 2022

Valid Through
Nov 10, 2022

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Grid Systems Solution Architect - 1898 & Co. (Kansas City)','223327','Consulting','!*!1898 & Co., a division of Burns & McDonnell, is seeking an experienced Grid Systems Solution Architect to provide utility grid operations modernization consulting services for our electric utility clients. The selected candidate will join the Enterprise System & Integration team, which is focused on providing Enterprise Solution Services delivering high value to our clients through a variety of leading technologies. The grid systems architect shall possess strong electric utility business and technology acumen.  The grid systems architect will provide professional consulting services focused on solutions such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Meter Data Management Systems (MDMS), and Automated Distribution Management Systems (ADMS). Candidates must also have strong project execution capabilities, strong leadership and collaboration capabilities and excellent communication skills, be focused on continuous improvement and enterprise innovation, and have strong attention to detail while delivering high quality work to our clients. The grid systems architect is responsible for providing strategic guidance, research, planning and best practices to our client’s executive leaders to make investment decisions that align with the long-term vision of the organization. 

This position will focus on grid automation support services, emphasizing distribution and distributed energy resource management systems (MDMS, AMI) and execute various grid modernization programs for our electric utility clients. The position will lead efforts to identify and deliver grid operations services that support grid modernization assessments, technology roadmaps, software upgrades and implementations to our clients with a strong emphasis on teamwork, customer commitment, and industry best practices.  

Key responsibilities:

Apply industry experience and leading practices to architect, design, develop and implement grid operations solutions to support complex business requirements.

Lead or assist with program estimating, planning, and budgeting efforts and be accountable for the program/project delivery execution.

As the Solution Architect, support Analysis, Design, Build, Test, Triaging defects, Configuration, and Deployment activities.

Ability to support Enterprise Program Management activities utilizing various methodologies such as but not limited to Waterfall and Agile methods.

Responsible for the successful completion of the project per the budget, scope, quality, and attainment of the business objectives. In addition, supervise the overall project status and progress and ensure all scheduled milestones and delivery dates are met.

Responsible for overall project quality of deliverables

Act as an application architect and solution architect, with responsibilities on the application and technical architecture teams.

Assist with or lead the business process design activities to drive out the complete application requirements: functional, quality, integration, and security.

Work with the application designer to create a high-level design of an end-to-end integration solution that provides a common structure for mapping the data between the applications.

Based on the activity and data flow diagrams, create an inventory of all cross-application interactions or interfaces, referred to as business events or messages.

Validate that the application requirements meet overall business process needs, are within the project scope, and are internally consistent.

Validate that the integration solution and integration architecture designs utilize the integration architecture components appropriately.

Leads or assists with completing high-level project communications and status reporting to the supporting executive team.

Assists with providing a central point of contact for all project interdependencies, internal and external.

Assists with timely development and implementation of all stages of the system.

Use Project execution experience and knowledge to provide input and influence project execution processes and quality assurance/quality control protocols.

Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

All other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field is preferred. Applicable work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.    

Minimum 8 years of experience providing enterprise or operations architecture strategies, enterprise or operations integration solutions and services leveraging various applications and technical platforms.

Preferred: 5 years working in the Electric Utility Industry or equivalent.  

Excellent enterprise architecture and integration skills, including data architecture, cloud architecture, middleware, communications and other architectural methods and practices. 

Experience in large-scale enterprise transformation projects using industry enterprise architecture strategy solutions and standard industry technologies. 

Experience with electric utility clients implementing and integrating operational systems such as MDM, AMI, Distribution Automation and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) is preferred.

Strong ability to influence or lead project execution.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.  

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Experience with leading-edge application(s), operations technology and solutions utilizing various industry standard tools.  

Experience with a variety of project execution methodologies including but not limed to Waterfall and Agile. 

Experience developing executive-level technology assessments, roadmap strategies focusing on enterprise, and operation technologies for clients in the utilities industry.

Travel: <30%


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