American Electric Power Trans Dispatcher Sr-Trans Dispatcher Prin in New Albany, Ohio

19345BR

Title:

Trans Dispatcher Sr-Trans Dispatcher Prin

Job Description:

This position is posted in a range of Transmission Dispatcher Sr.-Transmission Dispatcher Prin.

Note: Education and/or experience will be used to determine the appropriate salary and salary grade level.

Position Summary:

Assist, with limited instruction, in the safe and efficient operation of the transmission system. Coordinate operation of the transmission system with the appropriate System Control entity (AEP SCC or ERCOT), Distribution Dispatching Centers/Authorities, and Transmission Dispatching Centers/Authorities (both internal and external to AEP). Arrange, approve, and direct routine and emergency switching/tagging operations for equipment removal/restoration during maintenance, repair, replacement, and construction with limited instruction. Receive, record, and maintain logs of operating conditions. Monitor system voltages, transformer/line/equipment loadings, and in concert with the AEP SCC or ERCOT as applicable, apply corrective action when these parameters deviate from equipment ratings and/or operating limits. Monitor the operation of metering and communication facilities and initiate corrective action upon malfunction.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Assist in monitoring and regulating system voltage levels, real and reactive power flows for the transmission system at all transmission voltage levels in cooperation with directives of the AEP SCC or ERCOT, where applicable.

  2. Assist in the real-time operation of the AEP transmission system in coordination with the AEP SCC or ERCOT (as applicable) and appropriate neighboring utilities.

  3. Prepare switching orders listing the switching steps and safety tagging to be carried out for the removing of equipment from service for maintenance, repair, or construction, ensuring the safety of the public, Company equipment, Company personnel and contract personnel.

  4. Assist in directing switching operations under emergency conditions. Plan and direct actions to quickly, safely and effectively restore equipment and customers to service.

  5. Maintain a log of events and transactions relative to the operation of the facilities and equipment.

  6. Assist in operating the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System and associated functions.

  7. Monitor the operation of metering and communications facilities and report malfunctions to proper personnel for corrective action.

  8. Monitor the weather information system for severe weather and notify proper personnel.

  9. Acknowledging and inputting records of station entry/exit activity.

Auto req ID:

19345BR

Relocation:

Yes

Location:

New Albany, OH

Job Type:

Full-Time

Job Category:

Energy/Utilities

Minimum Requirements:

Trans Dispatcher Sr.

Education: Two-year technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field OR High school and 2 years experience in a position that demonstrates the ability to operate a power system.

Experience: Minimum of 9 months experience as a Trans Dispatcher or Dispatch Operator II or minimum of 1 year experience as a Transmission Dispatcher with a NERC sanctioned RC organization or 2 years work experience as a system operator performing the NERC function of Transmission Operator.

Licenses/Certifications: Valid state driver's license.

  1. Must satisfactorily complete, in such time frames as established by the Company, Maximum 18 months, all required training and to advance to the next higher classification within the line of progression or vacate the current classification.

  2. Ability to work under pressure during periods of critical system conditions and to deal with diverse situations simultaneously.

  3. Ability to analyze information and communicate instructions clearly and concisely.

  4. Work on a twelve-hour uninterrupted rotating shift schedule that consists of nights, weekends and holidays. May require working outside normal Dispatching Center hours.

  5. This position may entail some travel and exposure to hazardous situations, which require a thorough knowledge and use of safety procedures.

  6. Must have the ability to effectively and professionally deal with co-workers and customers.

  7. Be knowledgeable of and adhere to written company and department policy and procedures. Additional Information: Must maintain NERC System Operator Certification at the Transmission Operator (TO) level or higher through the AEP dispatcher training program and the NERC Continuing Education process for certification maintenance. Must remain current with the AEP Transmission Dispatcher Annual Training Program requirements and training schedule.

Trans Dispatcher Prin.

Education: Two-year degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology or related field OR High school and 3 years experience in a position that demonstrates the ability to operate a power system.

Experience: Minimum of 9 months experience as a Trans Dispatcher Sr., or minimum of 2 years' experience as a Transmission Dispatcher with a NERC sanctioned RC organization or 3 years' work experience as a system operator performing the NERC function of Transmission Operator.

Licenses/Certifications: Must maintain NERC System Operator Certification at the Transmission Operator (TO) level or higher through the AEP dispatcher training program and the NERC Continuing Education process for certification maintenance. Must remain current with the AEP Transmission Dispatcher Annual Training Program requirements and training schedule.

Valid state driver's license.

  1. Assist with the training of other dispatching personnel.

  2. Diligently follows existing policies and procedures, and accepts new policies and procedures.

  3. Demonstrated problem recognition and problem solving abilities.

  4. Ability to work under pressure during periods of critical system conditions and to deal with diverse situations simultaneously.

  5. Ability to analyze information and communicate instructions clearly and concisely.

  6. Must have the ability to effectively and professionally deal with co-workers and customers.

  7. Work a twelve-hour uninterrupted rotating shift schedule that consists of nights, weekends and holidays.

  8. This position may entail some travel and exposure to hazardous situations, which require a thorough knowledge and use of safety procedures.

  9. Observe the weather information system for severe weather and notify proper personnel.

  10. Observe and operate the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System and associated functions.

  11. Maintain a log of events and transactions relative to the operation of the facilities and equipment.

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