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Georgia Systems Operations Manager, Operations Planning (Engineering) in Tucker, Georgia

131200-163800 per year | Tucker, GA, USA | Salary | Full Time

Manages the GSOC Operations Planning Team that performs operational planning activities supporting the reliable and efficient operation of the GSOC system. Develops near-term and real-time production cost and transmission system models to accurately study the GSOC generation and the Integrated Transmission System in Georgia. Performs transmission and generation assessments of the system for the operations planning horizon (real-time out thirteen months).

Candidate and the operations planning team will be responsible for the development and implementation of processes to perform studies to support the reliable operation of the grid. This includes gathering necessary data from OPC, GTC, scheduling member groups and members, as well as other applicable entities to support GSOC efforts to proactively assess system conditions, improve situational awareness, and to position GSOC for success.

Provides subject matter experts to support System Operations BES compliance requirements for applicable NERC Standards. Works with Project Management Office to supply or manage projects critical to system operations. Coordinates with the Family of Companies and outside entities, as necessary. Perform ad hoc system studies as necessary to support System Operations and to meet Member needs.

Candidate will support various high-level initiatives to develop necessary study processes, provide leadership, direction, and skills development for the operations planning group. Provides high level recommendations and support to GSOC management and executive staff regarding operational matters that affect the Members or the Family of Companies.

Job Duties:

Plan/manages group activities and supervises operations planning personnel in their duties and activities related to:

  • Transmission System Modeling and Study Process - development of transmission load flow models and study processes to accurately assess system conditions over the operations planning horizon (out one-year). Study results will be available to transmission operators to help improve situational awareness and to assist in ultimate decision making. Performance of ad hoc studies as required to meet system and Member needs.

  • Generation System Modeling and Study Process - development of generation system models and study processes to proactively evaluate projected system conditions and the generation resources available and those needed to reliably serve system load. Study processes include the development of rolling multi-day and operations planning horizon (out one-year) Resource and Energy Adequacy Assessments.

  • Develops and maintains various system reports to meet Member or other Family of Company needs.

  • Implements plans to ensure corporate strategies and goals are achieved within areas of responsibility.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Supports the development and maintenance of Operator Training Simulators to train new system operations personnel and supports the development of training courses designed to increase staff knowledge of operations.

  • Supports training staff and provides training as required.

  • Provides support to Members and scheduling member groups (SMGs) related to generation and transmission planning activities.

  • Represents GSOC in discussions to resolve operational planning issues with other companies including OPC, GTC, Members, Georgia Power, and Southern Company.

  • Interacts with executive staff developing strategic positions for GSOC.

  • Work with other GSOC, OPC, and GTC staff on issues related to generation and/or the Georgia Integrated Transmission System.

  • Supports GSOC's obligations to applicable SERC and NERC Bulk Electric System compliance activities and requirements.

Required Qualifications:

Education : Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.

Experience : Ten years of applicable experience in planning, system operations, system modeling or other related field with a minimum of three years supervisory experience is desired.

Should be knowledgeable in electric system operations, control systems, forecasting, simulation and planning processes.

Specialized Skills : Knowledge of PC applications, applications of "real time" energy control systems for electric utility operations, security constrained economic dispatch, field equipment operation, equipment loading limitations, and protective relay schemes. Requires excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills. Candidate must be capable of preparing and delivering presentations to all levels of management and related industry groups. Must be familiar with complex operations of an electric utility control center. Must be able to respond positively to short lead time, quick turnaround projects and capable of receiving input and direction from multiple sources from both within and external to GSOC and respond in a positive and professional manner. Must be able to establish and maintain good working relationships with both internal associates, Member systems, vendors, and other utilities while maintaining focus on the goals of the corporation.

Georgia System Operations Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including veterans and disabled. We are a drug-free workplace. All applicants are subject to substance abuse testing.