Operations Technology Manager
Location: Dallas, TX
Posted: January 18, 2024
California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio) is one of the country’s leading developers of dairy digester projects for generating renewable vehicle fuel and electricity. Founded in 2006, CalBio works closely with local dairy farmers, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the dairy industry to develop projects and help the state reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), protect local air and water quality, while creating local jobs and providing meaningful benefits to the dairy. In partnership with its affiliates, Midwest Bioenergy, Northwest Bioenergy, and Southwest Bioenergy, the company is undertaking the development, construction, ownership, and operation of dozens of dairy digester projects across the country.
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Operations Technology (OT) Manager with specialized expertise in dealing with Industrial Control Systems (ICS) including its subcomponents such as DCS, PLCs and SCADA systems. As an Operations Technology Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the integration, operation, and maintenance of OT systems within our organization.
- Take ownership of the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of OT systems across the organization. Ensure the efficient and secure operation of OT infrastructure, including servers, networks, and related software.
- Serve as the subject matter expert on OT systems, possessing a deep understanding of SCADA protocols, data acquisition, and industrial control systems. Provide guidance and support to the team and other stakeholders in OT related matters.
- Implement and enforce security measures to protect OT systems from cyber threats and unauthorized access. Stay updated with industry best practices and compliance standards related to OT security.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate OT systems with other technologies and business processes. Plan and execute system upgrades and enhancements to maintain optimal performance and functionality.
- Lead efforts to diagnose and resolve technical issues and anomalies within the OT systems. Develop and execute effective incident response plans to address system failures and security breaches promptly.
- Build and oversee a team of OT specialists and technical professionals, providing mentorship, guidance, and performance evaluations. Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment.
- Engage with OT system vendors and service providers to assess technology offerings, negotiate contracts, and ensure the successful delivery of projects and support services.
- Maintain comprehensive documentation of OT system configurations, procedures, and changes. Provide regular reports on system performance, availability, and security status to management.
- Conduct training sessions and workshops for relevant teams to enhance their understanding of OT systems and security best practices.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.
- Proven experience as an Operations Technology Manager or similar role, with a focus on ICS systems
- In-depth knowledge of SCADA protocols (e.g., Modbus, DNP3, OPC), data acquisition, and industrial control systems
- Strong understanding of cybersecurity principles and best practices, particularly in the context of SCADA systems.
- Experience in managing and implementing SCADA projects and system integrations.
- Familiarity with industry standards and regulations related to SCADA and ICS including MERC-CIP
- Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues.
- Strong leadership and communication skills to effectively lead a team and interact with stakeholders at all levels.