Dominion Energy Senior Transmission System Operator in RICHMOND, Virginia
Senior Transmission System Operator
Date:Apr 23, 2018
Location:RICHMOND, VA, US, 23227
Dominion Energy is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation, 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.
Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core energy production, transportation and storage businesses, we invest in communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.
Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company’s commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.
Dominion Energy is currently looking for a Senior Transmission Systems Operator. This role has the responsibility and authority to take and/or direct timely and appropriate real-time actions, including the shedding of firm load, to maintain the reliability of the Bulk Electric System, during both normal and emergency conditions. This role is subject to the authority of PJM, which functions as Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Operator, and Balancing Authority. Critical, reliability-related tasks are performed without obtaining approval from higher-level personnel within Dominion. Requires five-plus years of directly related electrical or mechanical experience and three-plus years in a System Operator role (or title that performs the same functions of a Dominion Transmission System Operator). Must have current NERC Transmission Operator certification. Strongly prefer PJM Transmission System Operator certification. If not currently PJM certified, must otherwise have at least five years experience in a System Operator role or title that performs the same functions of a Dominion Transmission System Operator (and must obtain PJM certification within 12 months of start date). Successfully completes relevant, on-going task verifications. Develops, revises, and maintains Dominion's operating practices and procedures. Assists in training or observing Associate Transmission System Operators and Transmission System Operators. Monitors elements of the bulk electric system and responds to status changes. Responds to disturbances, emergency events and other changes in weather or system conditions, and makes the appropriate internal and external notifications. Monitors voltage and reactive power flows and utilizes reactive resources to maintain voltage schedules. Prepares switching orders that will isolate work areas and provide a safe zone of protection for both field personnel and equipment. Provides verbal instructions to field personnel engaged in switching operations, and makes the appropriate internal and external notifications. Controls transmission and distribution equipment using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) as needed. Monitors and regulates the flow of power among interconnected entities. Perform other duties as requested or assigned.
This position offers a 10% annual certification bonus on top of the other benefits Dominion Energy offers.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
Senior Transmission Systems Operator
Requires five-plus years of directly related electrical or mechanical experience and three-plus years in a System Operator role or equivalent.Must have current NERC Transmission Operator certification.
Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:
Disciplines:Preferred:Mechanical, Engineering, Electrical, Industrial
Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
This job requires recommended test results from the EEI-System Operator/Power Dispatcher (SOPD II) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser, https://careers.dominionenergy.com/content/Pre-Employment-Testing/
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We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.
Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.
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