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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
80000.00 - 110000.00 Per Year
Houston, Texas
United States
Operations - Plant Operations
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

System Operator


The responsibility of a System Operator is to prioritize, manage, analyze and coordinate the operation of power generating units with power marketing organizations and plant personnel including the shutdown and return of power generating units in addition to monitoring and coordinating operation with owners of transmission facilities. Other responsibilities include; managing and responding to emergency procedures (up to and including curtailing firm demand), monitoring and deploying reserves, coordinating start/shut-down of customer assets, scheduling outages, communicating with Independent System Operators, reliability coordinators, balancing authorities and transmission operators, preparing and analyzing operating reports/logs and, providing real time data to the Company and third party contracted counterparties.

The person in this position shall have the responsibility and authority to implement real-time actions to ensure the stable and reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System, including shedding load.


  1. Responsible for participating in all required training to perform as a System Operator
  2. Responsible for real-time operational decision making needs of customer facilities, including meeting NERC control performance measures and operating limits. Process requires the capability to effectively and efficiently manage a myriad of factors that impact performance and limits including energy schedule volumes, frequency, power flows and deviations.
  3. Responsible for managing compliance with all applicable NERC Reliability Standards. The position requires a specific working knowledge of NERC region and NERC criteria and requirements.
  4. Responsible for proper verbal and written communications between ISOs, customer generation facilities, customer power marketers, reliability coordinators, balancing authorities, and transmission operators.
  5. Responsible for implementing emergency procedures as necessary/required 
  6. Responsible for ensuring that Gridforce policies are adhered to on-shift
  7. Responsibility to market new commercial services contracts with new and/or existing customers throughout the North American electrical industry
  8. Provide input into forward business strategies, marketing efforts, and analytical and structural support for improving service areas.


  • Requires specific working knowledge of regional reliability operating policies and representation on NERC and regional committees nationwide
  • Requires NERC reliability coordinator and PJM transmission certifications.
  • Work independently to perform primary duties and be able to interpret existing policies and procedures to make decisions in real time
  • Ability to identify and solicit appropriate services customers that fit the existing services portfolio and Company’s forward business strategies
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; possess strong analytical, problem solving, presentation and negotiation skills, and the ability to use computer applications. 
  • Must be willing to work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule including holidays and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Must be willing to obtain PJM generation certification within 6 months. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Math, Economics, Business Administration, or other related discipline and/or experience
  • Five or more years of relevant experience including a working knowledge of generating plants, RTO/ISO operations, and transmission or distribution operations.

Individual contributor role reporting to the Vice President, Operations

The preceding position description is intended to provide the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to be a detailed description of the position or a comprehensive listing of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. There is a 12 month probationary period for this positions and Texas is an at-will employment state


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