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OGE Energy Corp. NERC System Operator in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities, Women, Individuals with DisABILITIES & Veterans Encouraged to apply

Position Summary:

Responsible for the safe, reliable, and stable round-the-clock operation of OG&E's electric transmission system as well as maintaining compliance with the various regulatory obligations imposed upon this role by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). Has the responsibility and authority to implement real-time actions to ensure the stable and reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System.

Primary Duties:

  • Ensures the reliability of the Bulk Electric System within OG&Eâs service territory by monitoring and controlling system parameters such as line flows and transmission-level voltages within prescribed limits; Acts promptly to return the system to a stable state when voltage and/or System Operating Limit (SOL) excursions occur.

  • Maintains real-time compliance with reliability standards set by regulatory authorities.

  • Monitors and controls transmission system parameters including system alarms, load, voltage, VAR flow, line flows, transformer flows, tap positions and maintains acceptable voltage profiles in accordance with established NERC reliability standards and OG&E policies and procedures.

  • Leads or assists in transmission system troubleshooting.

  • Determines trouble location and analyzes cause, routes trouble report to appropriate unit for corrective action and advises all those affected of corrective actions.

  • Writes, reviews, evaluates, coordinates and directs all switching operations to safely and reliably take transmission facilities out of service. Safely and reliably returns facilities back to service.

  • Directs immediate actions by transmission operators, generator operators, load-serving entities and distribution operators to preserve the integrity and reliability of the Bulk Electric System.

  • Directs transmission switching, load shedding and generator loading to meet NERC Operating policy requirements under normal and emergency conditions.

  • Acts as the Operating Authority for the OG&E transmission system and takes corrective action(s) as directed by the SPP Reliability Coordinator.

  • Performs system contingency analysis for transmission system at regular intervals during shift to identify situations that result in line or transformer overloads or abnormal voltages.

  • Initiates OG&E Blackstart and System Restoration procedures if called upon.

  • Maintains accurate System Operator Log entries

  • Provides backup coverage for System Operator Senior under normal and emergency conditions.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED And 3 years Transmission Operator/System Operator work experience and completion of OG&E System Operator training within 9 months of start in position; Or

  • High School Diploma/GED And 3 years Regional Transmission Organization work experience within a directly related role (e.g., Reliability Coordinator, Real Time Balancing Reliability Unit Commitment Operator) and completion of OG&E System Operator training within 9 months of start in position; Or

  • High School Diploma/GED And 5 years combined experience in a Transmission Control Center and Distribution Control Center or Regional Transmission Organization work experience within a directly related role (e.g., Distribution Control Center Operator, Reliability Coordinator or Real Time Balancing Reliability Unit Commitment Operator) and completion of OG&E System Operator training within 9 months of start in position; Or

  • High School Diploma/GED And Minimum 6 months experience as an OG&E Associate System Operator III combined with successful completion of a System Operator Qualification Review board examination. Must possess current NERC System Operator Certification (BT level or higher level). Valid State Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years recent experience in a Transmission Control Center environment as a NERC Certified System Operator.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) criteria and requirements.

  • Strong technical knowledge of voltage control, protective relaying and control center emergency operating procedures.

  • Strong knowledge of the generation/interconnected transmission system operation, and ability to transfer knowledge into execution of real time load flow studies and contingency analysis.

  • Excellent interpersonal computer skills with advanced knowledge of general and/or specialized applications.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to handle stress and work efficiently during emergency and heavy workload conditions, and handle several tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and prioritize responsibilities.

  • Strong knowledge of relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Strong knowledge of safety and electrical hazards and ability to communicate safety and electrical hazards in order to ensure safe operation of the OG&E transmission system.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and perform duties without direct supervision.

  • Ability to work rotating shifts.

  • Ability to maintain all required certifications.

Working Conditions:

  • May be required to work non-standard work schedules to include on-call and call-outs.

  • Requires working in a rotating shift environment.

  • May require occasional travel.

Special Safety Requirements:

  • This position is a classified as a Safety-Sensitive Job under state law. Individuals in this position are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in OGE Energy Corp.'s Drug Testing Plan.

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