Senior Operational Technology Systems Specialist (m/f/d)


Essen, NW, DE, 45141

RWE Renewables Europe & Australia GmbH, Essen 
To start as soon as possible, full time, permanent

Functional area: IT / Digital


Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Understanding the existing OT landscape of applications and support/troubleshooting procedures 
  • Conduct monitoring and access to 3rd party SQL Databases (covering DB administration)
  • Integrate new data sources into the existing application landscape supporting related functions 
  • Act as main contact for various Business customers to support their needs with regards to OT Realtime application and data topics; conduct incident management
  • Co-/Manage internal and external development and support teams; support knowledge transfer to 1st Level Support team)


Education and working Experience

  • University degree in computer science/information systems or comparable studies - preferable with specialization on automation
  • At least 5 years of experience in real-time data processing (e.g. process industry or utilities)
  • Experience in leading smaller teams of up to 5 employees


Technical Competencies

  • Several years’ experience working with SCADA system, real time data acquisition and Alarm & Event handling, ideally in the area of Renewables 
  • Working knowledge of industrial communication protocols like: OPC-DA, OPC-UA. IEC60870-5-104, Modbus etc.
  • Very good knowledge of relational database systems like MS SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL incl. writing queries for data analytics
  • Relevant Azure experience (Azure databases, Data lake Gen. 2, …)
  • Hands on experience in PowerShell scripting
  • Knowledge of ITIL4 principles and experience in implementing IT service organizations based on ITIL4
  • Profound IT knowledge (Operating systems, Network)


Soft Skills

  • Demonstrate a proactive and problem-solving attitude (good analytical skills)
  • Customer and Service oriented attitude
  • Experience in people management along with organizational skills
  • Knowledge of escalation procedures, incident management, problem management, service requests management and other disciplines related to device ser-vice support
  • Highly motivated, reliable and able to work independent with minimal guidance
  • Ability to work in a multinational team including contractor and developers in different regions (Europe, Asia/Pacific)
  • Good English language skills (writing and talking), German is a plus

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Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 85199, application deadline 30/04/2024.
Any questions? Please reach out to Melanie Hüttner at

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We look forward to receiving your application!

As one of the world’s leading companies in the renewable energy space in Europe and Australia, RWE Renewables Europe & Australia is proud to be paving the way for a greener future. We’ve got over 1,400 employees, all developing and promoting renewable energies across 12 countries. They specialise in the construction of onshore wind turbines, solar plants, and battery storage systems. And they all share the desire to redefine how millions access energy.

We’re well set to hit our 50 GW by 2030 target, and go climate neutral by 2040. That’s thanks to our community of experts currently building Europe and Australia’s largest onshore wind farms – as well as a pipeline of exciting projects across solar and PV. And the focus isn’t just on harnessing clean energy – but also the new technologies that can push our GW ever higher.

Now, we’re looking for more people with the skills and ambition to drive the energy transition. Join RWE Renewables Europe & Australia.
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