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PSEG Electric System Operator in Hicksville, New York

Requisition : 77691

PSEG Company: PSEG Long Island

Salary Range : $ 88,400 - $ 140,000

Incentive : PIP 10%

Work Location Category : Onsite

PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

The Transmission Electric System Operator is the first line supervisor overseeing the real time operation of the LIPA transmission and substation system. The Electric System Operator continuously monitors the real time operation of the Bulk Electric System in Long Island while adhering to all applicable NERC TOP standards, NPCC guidelines, New York State Reliability Council Rules and NYISO operating procedures.

Job Responsibilities

  • Continuously monitor all pertinent conditions on LIPA systems (transmission flows, system voltage, system load, frequency, etc.), identify actual or potential problems, and determine need for corrective action.

  • Respond to actual and potential thermal rating violations on transmission lines and substation equipment (including SOL violations) in accordance with LIPA and NYISO operating procedures and current system conditions.

  • Continuously monitor MW output of units to ensure that they are following dispatch instructions and responding to NYISO AGC signals. In consultation with the Principal System Operator, take or direct the District Operator to take corrective action as nee

  • Continuously monitor on line power flow and contingency analysis results to determine system security under unexpected/emergent conditions, identify potential operating constraints (if any), and direct the District Operator to take appropriate mitigating actions.

  • Continuously monitor and manage voltage levels, reactive flows and reactive sources on an actual and contingency basis and determine need for corrective action. This includes pro-actively deploying reactive devices to stay ahead of system voltage during l

  • Following a severe system disturbance (e.g. loss of multiple generating units and/or interconnections), determine the cause and extent of the disturbance, develop and implement a plan to restore the system to a secure state and complete appropriate notifi

  • Directly supervise the progress of transmission outages, clearance and control processes and switching procedure to ensure all work permits are ready for pick up at scheduled start time and that they are also returned by the scheduled return time.

Job Specific Qualifications


Applicants must meet at least one of the following three criteria to be qualified for this position:

  1. Four year engineering degree and 2 or more years of experience in the area of system protection, substation maintenance, transmission planning, power systems engineering or operations.

  2. Two year degree and 4 or more years of experience as listed above.

  3. Six or more years of experience as listed above

  • Applicant will be Required to take an approved work aptitude test by an outside consultant in order to accept this position.

  • The successful candidate will be Required to prepare for and pass the NERC Transmission Operator Certification exam within one year

  • Must be able to work a rotating 12-hour shift - as such OT will be paid where applicable

  • The ability to interface with all levels of management is essential

  • Verbal communication must be clear, concise and effective. Strong analytical reasoning and logical thinking ability is also essential.

  • Knowledge of computer simulation tools such as load flow and unit commitment is desired.

  • Tolerance of job stress and pressure is a major contributor to success in the position.

  • High energy, drive and work motivation is a necessity.

  • Candidates will be expected to gain a thorough understanding of the Rules for Safe Operation, the General Rules for Safe Operation of the Electric Transmission System (01- 20002) and the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Local Union 1049.

Please note:lmmigration assistance will not be supported now or in the future for this position.

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As an employee of PSEG you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

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PSEG is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. PSEG's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.

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PSEG is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.