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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Taylor, Texas
Country:
United States
Industry:
Other
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
Reference Number
R0464
ID
206123
Job Title:
System Operator
76574

System Operator

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Job Description

Coordinate, regulate, and distribute electricity in accordance with set protocols and operating guides. Holds responsibility for the reliable operation of the ERCOT electric system and compliance with the ERCOT Protocols and Operating Guides, including applicable operating and market guides and NERC Reliability Standards.

  • Works under the direction of a supervisor to complete daily tasks and assignments.
  • Ensures the reliable operation of the ERCOT electric system and compliance with the ERCOT Protocols and Operating Guides, including applicable operating and market guides and NERC Reliability Standards.
  • Processes Market participants’ balanced schedules for resources and obligations of energy and ancillary services.
  • Responsible for frequency control of the ERCOT electric system and deployment of ancillary services.
  • Manages congestion on the transmission system and directs voltage control.
  • Ensures all required information is posted and recorded for settlement, accounting and auditing.
  • During abnormal operating conditions or system problems, evaluates the situation, directs and coordinates the solution with operating entities and market participant
  • Implements and coordinates time error corrections, operating condition notices, advisories, watches, and emergency operations plans.
  • May provide on the job training or help oversee the work of other less experienced system operators.
  • May act as mentor and advisor to less experienced system operators.
  • Works independently on assignments and tasks.
  • Assists in developing tools, processes and procedures that enhance system reliability and departmental/organizational efficiencies.
  • Participates with other ERCOT departments to select and implement system changes as needed.

Qualifications:

Education

  • High school degree is required.

Certifications & Licenses

  • NERC Reliability Coordinator Certification required.

Work Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in electrical power systems

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work rotating day/night 12-hour shifts. Sedentary work.

Roles and Authority:

The System Operator can be trained to fill any one of the following system operations desks.

  • Real-Time Desk
  • Transmission Security Desk
  • Reliability Unit Commitment Desk
  • Resource Desk
  • DC Tie Desk

The role of each of these 5 desks and the supervision of those desks represent the following NERC functional entities collectively for ERCOT ISO at any time.

  • Reliability Coordinator
  • Balancing Authority
  • Transmission Operator

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