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PI Analyst

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Our client, a Fortune 100 Energy company is looking for a Predictive Index (PI) Analyst to provide base support of PI within the enterprise, as well as working across multiple business lines

The primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage PI historians (access, new tags, security, interfaces) 
  • Manage AF SQL servers (access, security, create/edit new databases ) 
  • Work with PI analysts to get workflow tags created on in-country PI historians for workflow output ​

Required Soft Skills: 

  • Being able to work in an Agile environment.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical skills, and employ judgment to offer thoughtful, concise input toward resolutions of problems. 
  • Be able to translate data requirements into business processes and reverse engineer business processes into data requirements 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with strong English proficiency 
  • Leadership skills needed to successfully promote ideas, coordinate work activities, and plan deliverables within a project team. 
  • This is a hands on technical role; the analyst should be able to work independently with the business and also in a team environment 

Technical Skills / Desired Skills & Experience: 

  • 2+ years of demonstrated work experience supporting PI and/or PI AF 
  • Basic understanding of sensor data 
  • Knowledge and experience of working with the PI AF client 
  • Adding new databases, elements, creating/editing templates and analyses 
  • Add additional attributes, calculations, analyses as required from workflow groups and update global templates and existing AF databases (these are requested as the workflow is developed for the site) 
  • SME for AF Builder tool – understand how it works, what is required and be able to teach PI analysts supporting in-country PI historians 
  • Understanding how PI tags are created and what info is required 
  • Understanding how PI databases work with each other 
  • Expert in data manipulation tools such as: TOAD, Access, Excel 
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology, Computer Science, or related field. 
  • Applications experience e.g. VB Programming 
  • Intermediate to advanced SQL querying (SQL Server/Oracle etc.) 
  • Comprehension of DevOps and Agile development and application to data centric architecture and solutions 
  • Practical skill sets in Data visualization tools 
  • Knowledge of other programming languages and ability to write code 


Additional Requirements

  • This role may involve limited business travel (less than 20%) to domestic and international locations. The analyst must be willing and able to travel as needed. 
  • There will likely an element of on-call work involved as the application requires 24*7 support. 
  • Will require interaction with various business personnel (owners, custodians, engineers, operators) and internal IT organizations (Energy Components, PMs, project resources, Infrastructure), as well as OSI Soft (PI vendor). 
  • This is a technical position. Looking for individuals with demonstrated work experience and analytical skills. 
  • This role will involve both project activities (e.g. enabling Surveillance & Optimization workflows in PI AF) as well as base application support (e.g. creating new calculations, supporting scripts that monitor servers or implement security permissions).

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