System Operator (Assoc., Sr., Lead)

9/7/17
National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)
Other

/yr

  Full Time   Employee


Northborough
Massachusetts
United States

Description
About the Position:
To operate the New England transmission system in a safe, secure, reliable, and efficient manner in accordance with all FERC, NERC, NPCC, ISO-NE, and National Grid requirements, standards, and procedures.
Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
Accountable for the safe, secure, reliable, and efficient operation of National Grid?s New England Transmission system.
Provide real-time analysis, monitoring, control and emergency response for the transmission system, including:
o Switching and tagging activities associated with planned, forced, and emergency outages.
o Coordinate planned, forced, and emergency outages with applicable entities.
o System Restoration
o Operate transmission system equipment within established ratings
o Implementation of ISO-NE and National Grid Emergency procedures.
Monitor the health and accuracy of the EMS system.
Communicate in a professional manner; ensuring adherence to 3-part communication procedures.
Ensure compliance with all applicable FERC, NERC, NPCC, and ISO-NE standards.
Train and develop new System Operators to maintain a highly skilled team.
Support an error-free environment
The consequences of control room errors or omissions include personal injury, widespread outages, system-wide disturbances, and NERC fines of up to $1M per day.
Represent the New England Control Center on ISO-NE and company level committees.
Maintain close and effective working relationships with the EMS staff, ISO-NE, field work force, and distribution control rooms as well as with neighbouring utilities, and transmission customers.
Maintain NERC Reliability Coordinator certification.
Maintain Clearance and Control authorization.
Knowledge & Experience Required:
Considerable experience with and a thorough understanding of the operation of the electric transmission system.
Extensive knowledge of power system operations and equipment.
Detailed knowledge of all applicable FERC, NERC, NPCC, ISO-NE and Control Center standards, policies and procedures.
Detailed knowledge of EMS and SCADA.
Detailed Knowledge of Clearance and Control procedures.
Familiarity with Company policies and procedures
Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to effectively make significant real-time operating decisions.
Ability to evaluate alternate courses of action, and to make decisions against a background of ambiguity and uncertainty.
Proven leadership and interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work rotating shifts.
Qualifications Required:
3-5 years experience as a System Operator or 3-5 years experience in electrical construction, relay, or operations/maintenance. An electrical degree is desired. .
NERC Reliability Certification or the ability to obtain certification within 2 years
On Clearance and Control list or be able to obtain authorization within 2 months.
Qualifications
Knowledge & Experience Required:
Considerable experience with and a thorough understanding of the operation of the electric transmission system.
Extensive knowledge of power system operations and equipment.
Detailed knowledge of all applicable FERC, NERC, NPCC, ISO-NE and Control Center standards, policies and procedures.
Detailed knowledge of EMS and SCADA.
Detailed Knowledge of Clearance and Control procedures.
Familiarity with Company policies and procedures
Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to effectively make significant real-time operating decisions.
Ability to evaluate alternate courses of action, and to make decisions against a background of ambiguity and uncertainty.
Proven leadership and interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work rotating shifts.
3-5 years experience as a System Operator or 3-5 years experience in electrical construction, relay, or operations/maintenance. An electrical degree is desired. .
NERC Reliability Certification or the ability to obtain certification within 1 year
On Clearance and Control list or be able to obtain authorization within 2 months.
This position is one of National Grid?s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.
National Grid values and celebrates a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusiveness that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Job
:Control Center Ops
Primary Location
:MA-Northborough
Organisation
:Control Center Ops
Schedule
:Full-time
Job Posting
:Sep 5, 2017, 2:01:11 PM
Unposting Date
:Oct 5, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

 

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