Job Technical Skills – Responsible for monitoring and operating the transmission system to include scheduled and emergency switching, monitoring of voice and data communications, outage management and compliance with applicable NERC Reliability standards. This position involves 24/7 rotating shifts. Consistent and reliable attendance is required.
Monitors and controls transmission system utilizing applicable software programs such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), State Estimator / Real-time Contingency Analysis, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), including frequency, voltage, current, electrical facility loadings, real and reactive power and alarm status points.
Coordinates with Reliability Coordinator, neighboring Control Areas, engineers, field personnel, and other utility workers to provide information such as clearances, switching orders and operational issues on the transmission system during normal and emergency situations.
Processes transmission switching orders, which includes: planning, coordinating, writing, approving and issuing to personnel, contractors and other utilities during normal and emergency situations. Handles complex projects.
Has primary authority and responsibility to direct and implement real time actions, including shedding firm load during normal, emergency and restoration conditions. Response, when necessary, may be taken without obtaining approval from management.
Coordinates and directs major storm and outage restoration for transmission system.
Teamwork – Seeking a candidate who has the ability to effectively interact, cooperate, collaborate, and manage conflicts with other people. Shows enthusiasm toward being a member of the group; actively participates in team meetings and activities; leverages the skills and interests of coworkers to achieve goals and solve problems; supports team decisions.
Initiative – The ideal candidate in this role takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked.
Critical & Analytical Thinking – The successful candidate uses logical thought processes to analyze information and draw conclusions. Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations.
Decision Making – The individual in this position moves quickly to make good decisions and commit to a clear course of action; comfortable making sound decisions based on partial information; willing to take appropriate risks in order to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action.
Job Technical Skills – Seeking an individual who keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate degree in related field, and
Two years of utility experience, or
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Individuals in this position will have NERC certification – System Operator at the BT or RC level, within one year of assuming the position and certification must be maintained.
Additional Salary Information: LES is also hiring for a Distribution System Operator. Please visit our careers page for more details or to apply.