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Eversource Energy Transmission System Operator in Dorchester, Massachusetts

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POSITION: Transmission System Operator Trainee

DEPARTMENT: TransmissionSystemOperations

LOCATION: Dorchester,MA

CURRENTLY POSTED HOURS: Various Shifts

SCHEDULE: VariousShifts

**Union Represented Position**

SUMMARY:

The Transmission System Operator is self-directed and has the responsibility and authority to implement real time actions and reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System. This position is also responsible for monitoring and controlling Eversource’s Electric Transmission System on a continuous basis during normal and emergency conditions to ensure safe, reliable, and economic operations. The Operator issues clearances and switching orders and directs the tagging of transmission equipment. Directs the restoration of the transmission system following a major system outage, load shedding, or blackout. Using Energy Management System (EMS) software, this position evaluates transmission system reliability and then develops and implements appropriate action plans. Ensures transmission system activities and conditions are communicated and coordinated with ISO-NE, other Control Centers, and Eversource personnel.

Essential Functions:

  • Continuously monitors/evaluates the reliability of the Eversource Transmission System and Pipe Type Cable System using EMS software. Develops and implements plans to maintain transmission system reliability in compliance with Eversource and ISO-NE Operating Procedures.
  • Monitors transmission system conditions and implements appropriate actions to maintain voltage and loading within acceptable ranges.
  • Receives and gives instruction with reliability procedures.
  • Performs security analysis to evaluate the status of the transmission system. Develops plan to cope with possible projected contingency conditions on the transmission system.
  • Initiates emergency procedures as required by system conditions, including voltage reduction and load shedding without obtaining approval from higher-level personnel.
  • Performs PTC system analyses utilizing Pi software to evaluate the status of the transmission system. Develops plans to cope with possible or projected contingency conditions on the PTC system
  • Documents actions, and communicates with others, system events and issues notification/reports as required.
  • Initiates emergency procedures as required by PTC system conditions, including voltage reduction and load shedding without obtaining approval from higher-level personnel.

  • Monitors PTC System and to identify, track and resolve system deficiencies using the EOSUM Procedure. Follows up on all PTC related EOSUMs with Field supervisor for resolution.

  • Monitors transmission system voltages and direct voltage control actions, i.e. adjusts generator MVAR outputs, switches capacitors/reactors and/or lines as required, etc.
  • Evaluates and schedules outage requests for transmission system lines and equipment in accordance with Eversource and ISO-NE/NEPOOL Procedures.
  • Assists ISO-NE System Operators in any requests to collect data needed to maintain the security of the bulk power system. Assist outage coordinator in the processing of outage request, including the arrangements for authorized personnel,
  • Develops and implements detailed switching and tagging instructions to remove transmission system equipment from service for maintenance or repairs and restores equipment to service when work is complete.
  • Ensures compliance with NERC reliability standards.
  • Responsible for proper operational shift relief/turnovers for shift personnel including exchange of pertinent information to maintain operational safety and reliability.
  • Maintains an effective relationship with ISO-NE, other Control Centers and Eversource personnel.
  • Documents actions, and communicates with others, system events and issues notification/reports as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Requires extensive knowledge of utility transmission system design, operations, maintenance and construction principles and practices, safety standards and business processes. Ability to use Energy Management System Software, interpret results, and initiate appropriate actions. Ability to use PC desktop applications (e.g. Microsoft Word and Excel)

2. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or related discipline plus five years of experience inTransmission/Distribution/GenerationDispatch or Generation Operations position OR Associate’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or related discipline plus seven years of experience inTransmission/Distribution/GenerationDispatch or Generation Operations position OR minimum of nine years experience inTransmission/Distribution/GenerationDispatch or Generation Operations position.

3. Must successfully pass Transmission Operator Assessment.

4. Must successfully complete NERC Certified System Operator Examination and obtain a NERC Transmission Operator Certification within six months of employment or date accepted position. Certification must be maintained in accordance with NERC and Company requirements.

At Eversource, you will be working for New England’s largest energy delivery company, serving more than 3.6 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Our team of more than 9,000 dedicated employees is passionate about providing superior customer service and we are committed to our communities, the environment, and eachother. At Eversource, in addition to enjoying a rich benefit package, you willhave a variety of opportunities to further your career. Joinus on this amazing journey to create a brighter future.

Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Vaccination Information:

Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

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