Operational Technology Analyst

Pointe Celeste, Louisiana

Our client is seeking a Full-Time Operational Technology Analyst to support US based LNG export facility and service the global demand for North American natural gas. This Louisiana-based position will support the long-term development of clean and reliable North American energy supplies.

Key Qualifications and Responsibilities:
Subject Matter Expertise in OT Networks: The successful candidate will serve as a technical Subject
Matter Expert (SME) in OT Networks, possessing a deep understanding of Industrial Control Systems and
Industrial Networks.

Network Troubleshooting and Enhancement: The OT Analyst will play a vital role in resolving network
issues, serving as the go-to escalation point, even during after-hours, for advanced networking-related
challenges. They will actively contribute to the design, implementation, and enhancement of our OT
network infrastructure.

Technical Support and Documentation: This role encompasses responsibilities such as designing,
installing, configuring, maintaining, and documenting network systems/solutions. Furthermore, the OT
Analyst will provide critical technical support for Operations and various projects.

Cybersecurity and Network Management Expertise: The successful candidate must bring expertise in
general Cybersecurity and Network Management within an Information Technology environment. Key
areas of proficiency include:
* Successful experience in LAN, WAN, and WLAN design and implementation.
* A working knowledge of network planning, network security principles, and general network
management best practices.
* Familiarity with core routing and switching design principles, best practices, and related
* Proven experience in implementing and managing both local area and wide area networks.
* Hands-on experience with Cisco and/or Hirschmann Networking products.
* Familiarity with Controls equipment in an industrial setting, whether in engineering or

Reliability Support: Additionally, the OT Analyst will provide entry-level reliability support to theOperations team. Key areas of focus include:
* Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA): Demonstrating expertise in relevant techniques to effectively
lead RCFA exercises related to plant equipment and processes.
* Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM): Possessing adequate knowledge of relevant techniques
to drive fine-tuning & improvements in existing Maintenance practices, with the goal of
achieving a cost-effective yet safe robust Maintenance strategy.

Other Key Responsibilities:
* Creating and maintaining comprehensive documentation related to network configuration,
deployment, maintenance, diagrams, processes, and service records.
* Preparing documentation with the assumption that you will be unavailable during various
outages/disasters, ensuring another OT Analyst can respond effectively.
* Monitoring network performance, troubleshooting, and resolving problem areas as needed.
* Being on-call and ready to respond on-site as required, typically serving as a secondary resource
for network-related issues.
* Under guidance, upgrading and replacing hardware as needed to ensure smooth and reliable
operation aligned with business objectives.
* Performing system backups, recovery, and comprehensive testing of backup procedures and
* Collaborating with the team and other departments to assess short-term and long-term network
* Following and maintaining policies, procedures, and associated plans for network
* Researching and providing recommendations for reliable and maintainable solutions to meet
clearly defined requirements.
* Working with the team to design, test, configure, upgrade, document, and deploy OT network
equipment and connections, including servers for network administration, routers, switches, and
* Conducting research on network products, security issues, and standards to stay current with
developments in the Oil and Gas production industry.
* Recommending and implementing solutions to address or enhance cybersecurity concerns.
* Initiating OT Network changes as required, utilizing VGLNG's management of change (MoC)
process, in conjunction with documentation updates.

* Possession of an associate's degree in Information Technology (IT), computer science, or a
related field, with a minimum of 8 years of relevant networking experience; OR possession of a
Bachelor's degree in Information Technology (IT), computer science, or a related field, with a
minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.
* Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification or CCNP certification is preferred.

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