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City of Bryan

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Job title: System Operator
Job location: Bryan, TX 77803 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 02/13/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Hiring salary depends on experience

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System at the maximum contribution rate, and
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Job Classification

Job Category:Public Works/Utilities

Job Description

Job description:
The City of Bryan is seeking qualified for System Operator for the Transmission Division of Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU). This position is responsible for directing the safe and reliable real-time operation of the BTU transmission and distribution system grids and ensuring the connectivity of the Bulk Electric System (BES), including monitoring the transmission facilities and electrical power supply and executing switching.

Responsibilities include:

Responsible for understanding, applying, and complying with all applicable NERC standards and ERCOT protocols.

- Monitors the BTU transmission system to ensure all applicable North American Electrical Reliability Council (NERC) standards and ERCOT Protocols are followed.

- Ensures the safe and reliable real-time operation of the BTU transmission system and also helps ensure the connectivity of the BES by monitoring the operating limits, developing contingency plans and directing switching operations.

- Monitors reactive reserve requirements to ensure resource availability meets system needs, both in real-time and hour/day ahead.

- Writes, reviews, coordinates, and directs switching activities and scheduled outages to ensure they have no negative impact on the needs of the BTU transmission system grid.

- Coordinates with ERCOT and with neighboring Transmission Operators/Utilities to alleviate System Operating Limits (SOL) and Interconnection Reliability Operating Limits (IROL) to protect the integrity of the BTU transmission system grid.

- During normal and emergency conditions, takes or directs timely and appropriate real-time actions such as shedding of firm load to prevent or alleviate SOL and IROL violations.

- Takes real-time actions to restore customer load and BTU transmission system assets following a disturbance.

- Directs the implementation of black-start and system restoration procedures, which may include directing and coordinating restoration activities with neighboring Transmission Operators.

- Responds regularly and promptly to work.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
- High School Diploma or GED, plus a minimum of 2 years additional training or education in area of specialization, which could be the equivalent of an Associate's Degree.

- Must possess at least three years of work experience in the utility industry as it relates to transmission. Equivalent combinations of education, experience, certification and training may be considered.

- Must have demonstrated satisfactory performance and experience as a System Operator in Training or equivalent.

- Must have a current NERC certification as a Transmission Operator or Reliability Coordinator.

- Must be able to work rotating 12 hour shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

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