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Tucker, Georgia
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

E-II - E-V, Operations Planning Engineer


Leads and or makes recommendations on resource scheduling policies and procedures, and provides input to or has oversight of the functional design and support of systems to support those policies. Has oversight or recommends for near term (one day to 1 year) electric utility system requirements planning and analyzes the engineering and reliability aspects of power system alternatives in supply to formulate, recommend, and maintain the most economical and reliable plan for the system. Perform clear analyses of large amounts of data, and is able to make presentations to executive level staffing. Exercises contractual review of power marketing deals and arrangements for operational implementation. Has oversight into principles required for capacity planning and oversees the development of those plans. Provide support functions and specialized training as required by the Control Center. Provide technical and strategic recommendations to all levels of management including Executive staff and the Board of Directors.

Education: Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Electrical preferred)

Experience: Three plus years of utility industry experience. Three plus years’ experience in a Utility Control Room, Control System Support environment, or Load/Resource Planning environment. Should be knowledgeable in most of the following areas: NERC standards, electric system operations, ancillary services relating to transmission service, SCADA systems, databases, energy scheduling and resource/demand balancing applications, load forecasting, unit commitment, and simulation systems.

Equivalent Experience: Bachelor Degree in Engineering Technology with PE and 10 years experience.

Licenses: Must obtain and maintain Bulk Electric System Cyber Authorized Status as defined in GSOC’s CIP Cyber Security Policy 301 and NERC Reliability Standard CIP 004 – Personnel Risk Assessment.

Specialized Skills: Extensive knowledge of Generation Operations and Planning with specific background in the following areas: OASIS, electronic scheduling of interchange, NERC Standards, resource planning, contract understanding and reliability reporting. Must be proficient in PC spreadsheet and database applications with ability to write and/or trouble shoot macros. Project management skills a must. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

About the Company

Georgia System Operations Corporation is a not-for-profit system operations company, operating as a cooperative. Our members are 38 of Georgia’s distribution electric membership corporations, Oglethorpe Power Corporation and Georgia Transmission Corporation. GSOC is one of four companies, along with OPC, GTC and Smarr EMC, that this group of EMCs — the distribution Members — formed to provide and deliver wholesale electric services to them. These 38 EMCs light up half the households in Georgia, covering two-thirds of the state.

GSOC was formed in 1997 when OPC spun off its transmission and system operations business units to form GTC and GSOC, respectively, although GSOC, in effect, has been managing system operations since 1990.

As the system operator, GSOC ensures reliable, independent system operations by monitoring and controlling electric generation for OPC, transmission for GTC and balancing resources with loads for our Member-owners' scheduling groups. GSOC's system operations meets the Member-owners' electricity demands from generation to transmission. GSOC complies with all applicable FERC operating and reliability standards, as delegated to SERC Reliability Corporation by the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO), North American Electric Reliability Corporation.

Our corporate setup is unique in the electric utility industry. Most electric utility corporations operate as investor-owned utilities; that is, in addition to their customers, they also serve their investors.  GSOC's business model is truly a cooperative. We're member-owned and member-directed, and each EMC has a voice in how we serve them and how we operate


Status as a federal contractor, "VEVRAA Federal Contractor"

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Company Name: Georgia System Operations Corporation

2100 East Exchange Place

Tucker, GA 30084

Contact information for the officials responsible for hiring: Candice Gardner & Trey Harrison. 

Georgia System Operations Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disabled.  We are a drug-free workplace.  All applicants are subject to substance abuse testing.

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