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Electric System Control Operator
Summary
Title:Electric System Control Operator
ID:122204
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Production & Control
Location:Londonderry, NH
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:03053
Description

Liberty Utilities, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, is a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution business group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

The Electric System Control Operator is responsible for ensuring a safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the Liberty Utilities Electric Distribution and Sub-transmission System Control. Interact with transmission providers and Electric Field personnel while overseeing the Distribution System Control Operations during both day-to-day operations and Storm restoration. Provide support to engineering, mapping, field operations, and coordinate with various internal departments. Prepare and execute overhead, underground, and substation switching with field personnel. Prepare and submit all necessary reporting requirements to the Regulatory Agencies as required.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor and control electric distribution system including substations, overhead, and underground lines
  • Respond to system disturbances and provide the necessary support during system emergencies.
  • Establish restoration priorities and dispatch resources as appropriate.
  • Respond to alarms and system status and implement corrective actions.
  • Effectively prepare electric switching procedures.
  • Direct Field personnel and coordinate switching.
  • Complete Control center logs and reports
  • Work with mapping to update computer screens and displays as needed.
  • Ensure notifications for off hour repairs and outage restoration updates.
  • Consolidate information from a variety of sources to accurately validate, analyze and report any outage and operating data.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot various System Deficiencies and Power Quality issues e.g. VAR compensation, Voltage Support, Loading issues, and Equipment issues.
  • Accountable for accurately reporting data and reports associated with outage data.
  • Reliability/Outage data scrubbing.
  • Provide support to Field Operations with technical assistance.
  • Follow Federal and State regulations including NERC requirements and reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Associates Degree or higher Technical Degree (i.e. Engineering/Technology) with 2 years related working experience or 3 years extensive experience in Electric Operations/Electrical Utility System Control required.
  • Able to work systematically to analyze problems and issues, identify causes, anticipate implications, and identify effective courses of action during periods of stress and emergencies required.
  • Understanding of an Electric Distribution and sub transmission system required.
  • Experience with reading and understanding GIS, System Maps, EMS screens required.
  • Able to work both autonomously, in a team environment and prioritize multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills required to perform efficiently in this role.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook & Excel) required. OMS a plus.
  • Flexible with working within shift rotation, which may include day, evening, and night hours as well as weekends, On-Call duties and Company-recognized holidays required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Pass Company pre-employment DOT Testing & Exam

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. #LI-DS1

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