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Transmission System Operator Associate/Operator/Operator SR

LCRA
Austin, Texas 78741
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Transmission System Operator Associate/Operator/Operator SR

Location US-TX-Austin

# Positions

 2

General Overview

Assists Transmission System Operator in coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating the real-time operation and control of LCRA’s transmission grid after gaining working knowledge of power system fundamentals and control room operations.  Performs entry-level or training duties associated with transmission switching including power restoration and firm load shed.  Works toward obtaining ERCOT System Operator Certification and NERC System Operator Certification as coordinated with and directed by management.  

  • Under supervision, monitors and controls (through SCADA) transmission and substation facilities to ensure transmission line and transformer loading within ratings.
  • Under supervision, maintains a reliable transmission system voltage profile with operations within first contingency limits.
  • Assists Transmission System Operator in restoring load and service to transmission and substation facilities, including during force majeure and mandated load shedding events.  Assists Transmission System Operator in Black Start restoration activities.
  • Under supervision, writes/checks/issues switching orders for transmission and substation facilities consistent with the Transmission Services Safety and Health Handbook, LCRA Transmission Switching Procedures Manual, and System Operations Procedures to ensure safety of field personnel while making transmission and substation facilities available for maintenance and construction activities.
  • Ensures appropriate communications on all transmission events to LCRA System Operations management, LCRA Customers, and ERCOT.
  • Logs all activities (planned and unplanned events) in the System Operator Daily Log to provide current system status.
  • Monitors and reports all communication problems on RTU’s and the EMS to ensure vital communications are available for normal and emergency operations.
  • Utilizes one-line diagrams as a tool in writing and checking switching orders.
  • Assists Transmission System Operator in shedding firm load during ERCOT Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) event or any events where shedding firm load is necessary to maintain the integrity of the transmission grid and/or for the safety of personnel and equipment.
  • Studies and works to obtain NERC Operator Certification and ERCOT System Operator Certification.
  • Provides recommendations to System Operations management on operating procedures, EMS enhancements, and training topics to improve processes and procedures.
  • Monitors weather conditions to ensure LCRA system operations readiness during adverse weather conditions. 

This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

Minimum Qualifications

Transmission Systems Operator Associate

Two or more years’ experience in real-time operation and control of electric transmission and/or distribution systems, transmission equipment field operations or power plant operations.  A degree(s) in electrical engineering technology, electrical technology, electronics or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.

 Fluent in the English language

 Transmission Systems Operator

Four or more years’ experience in real-time operation and control of electric transmission and/or distribution systems, transmission equipment field operations or power plant operations.  A degree(s) in electrical engineering technology, electrical technology, electronics or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.
 
Fluent in the English language

 Transmission System Operator Sr

Nine or more years’ experience in real-time operation and or field operations and control of electric transmission and/or distribution systems, transmission equipment field operations or power plant operations.  A degree(s) in electrical engineering technology, electrical technology, electronics or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.
 
NERC System Operator Certification or equivalent


Equal Opportunity Employer

LCRA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state legal requirements governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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Posted: 2020-01-23 Expires: 2020-04-23

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Transmission System Operator Associate/Operator/Operator SR

LCRA
Austin, Texas 78741

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