ITC Holdings Supv,Operational Planning in Novi, Michigan

Supv,Operational Planning

Location: MI - Novi

Department: Operations

Description

JOB SUMMARY

Provides technical leadership to a group of engineering professionals responsible for studying planned and unplanned transmission outages, next day analysis, seasonal assessments and real time operations support for various company systems (e.g. ITCM, ITCGP, ITCT, METC)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Functions as a group leader for operations engineering and represents the work unit in matters related to operational planning; meets regularly with staff to coordinate, plan, assign and schedule for forward, next day and current day planned and unplanned outage studies for company systems

  • Develops and maintains effective procedures and ensures that the workgroup follows procedures consistently

  • Implements risk management processes in transmission outage coordination

  • Solves technical problems by interpreting and evaluating information, uncovering related issues, developing methods or procedures for gathering information, making recommendations and implementing solutions for matters related to long- term, forward and next-day and real time horizon operational planning studies and mitigation strategies

  • Coordinates transmission outages with RTOs, neighboring entities and customers

  • Provides expertise and guidance on technical issues to Real Time Operations, Planning and Engineering

  • Provides leadership in operations evaluations of proposed projects in Engineering Information (EI)-Sketches for reliability, operability and maintainability

  • Ensures that sustainable processes are in place to demonstrate compliance with applicable NERC standards

  • Works closely with OCR, Outage Coordination, Planning, Engineering, Project Management and other related groups within ITC to ensure efficient and effective processes are followed

  • Ensures that the group provides adequate support to OCR including after hours on call support; works hours aligned with OCR day-shift schedules may be required occasionally

  • Provides coaching, supervision and training to staff; assists employees in developing performance goals, career plans and ensures that work group goals align with company priorities

  • Provides subject matter expertise for projects and committees regarding technical and non-technical matters related to operational planning; participates in industry forums, stakeholder meetings and conferences as necessary

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the electric utility industry; transmission system operational planning experience preferred

  • Thorough understanding of power system operations, transmission grid operations and computer system applications

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including: the ability to convey information clearly, concisely and effectively and write technical reports

  • Proven ability to work effectively as member of external and internal teams, including cross-functional teams

  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • Registered Professional Engineer preferred

  • Working knowledge of PSS/E, MUST and Transmission Management System (TMS) tools preferred.

  • Working knowledge of TMS Subsystem tools such as state estimator, real-time contingency analysis and dispatcher load flow preferred

  • Knowledge of company transmission footprint preferred

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision preferred

ITC Holdings is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment

to diversity. Females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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