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UNS Energy Corporation Trainer, System Control & Reliability in Tucson, Arizona

UNS Energy Corporation, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. UNS Energy Corporation’s public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., provide electric and gas service to customers in southern and northern Arizona. For more information about UNS Energy Corporation, visit

Tucson Electric Power provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 414,000 customers in Southern Arizona. Although our company has been in business for more than 120 years, we continue to look for innovative ways of providing value, comfort, convenience and security to our customers every day. We’re evaluating cutting-edge energy technologies, reshaping our energy portfolio and expanding our renewable power and energy-efficiency programs. While our line of work can be challenging, it can also be rewarding. Our team of dedicated professionals values engagement, enthusiasm, innovation and collaboration.

In return, TEP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

We are currently seeking a talented individual for the position of System, Control & Reliability Trainer. The successful candidate will be responsible for initial and continuing System Control Operator training, records tracking, and facilitating other internal/external department training at the trainer/manager’s discretion. Ensure TEP is compliant with NERC/WECC, SPP and TEP training requirements. Develops, maintains and implements a training program meeting NERC CE Provider Status requirements.

Position-Related Responsibilities

  • Analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate TEPs Initial training program for System Control and Reliability positions, ensuring all NERC/WECC, SPP and TEP training requirements are satisfied.

  • Analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate TEP’s continuing education training program for all System Control and Reliability personnel, ensuring all NERC/WECC, SPP and TEP training requirements are satisfied.

  • Provide ad-hoc training to System Control and Reliability operating personnel

  • Provide or facilitate inter-departmental training

  • Maintain accurate department training records

  • Provide status reports and/or documentation on trainee progress to comply with regulatory requirements

  • Attend training instruction or industry specific conferences.

  • Assume fiduciary responsibility for operating the business and provide recommendations on cost improvement measures.

  • Complies with all WECC, NERC, and FERC requirements.

  • Maintains current NERC certification.

  • Represents TEP and is active within various regional training activities or committees.

  • Maintains NERC CE provider status and complies with all NERC CE program requirements. Participate in triennial NERC audit as training subject matter expert (SME).

  • This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience as a NERC Certified System Operator in Transmission, Distribution or Balancing Authority functions or 3-5 years experience with instructional design and training methodologies.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with other departments within the Company, other Control Areas, and any other affected entities, both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current NERC Operator certification.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge of power generation resources, and EHV transmission systems.
  • Experience with e-learning or simulator training
  • Experience with WECC or the Southwest area Transmission System.
  • A thorough understanding of Company policies, procedures, standards, rules, and regulations as they pertain to the operation of the company’s generation and transmission.

Company: Tucson Electric Power

Location: Tucson, AZ

Job Category: System Control

Position Type: Unclassified