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Avangrid System Operator Trainer in Vestal, New York

System Operator Trainer



Vestal, NY, USVestal, NY, US



Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.


Identify, develop, coordinate, implement, and conduct training programs for new and incumbent System Operators, Section Operators, Distribution Operators and operations support staff which comply with NERC ERO standards, company policies and procedures, and standards developed by other applicable regulatory agencies. Determine training and orientation needs for new department employees.

1.Identifies, develops, implements and conducts initial and advanced training for operators responsible for the real-time operation of the interconnected electric system.

2.Coordinates and maintains training records for operations staff.3.Administers progression testing and appraises the work of trainees.

4.Develops, implements and conducts detailed training related to Company Switching & Tagging rules. Instructs operators on correct job writing standards. Checks and provides feedback on training jobs written.

5.Develops knowledge, skills and competencies for qualification of Operators.6.Develops, maintains and documents overall training program for Operators initial and renewed NERC certification. 7.Assures compliance with and maintains auditable records of Operator training in compliance with NERC and other regulatory standards.8.Organize and direct subject matter expert teams in developing and evaluating new training programs that promote the safe, reliable, and secure operation of the interconnected electric system.

9.Evaluates effectiveness of training program with a goal of continuous improvement.10.Attend industry meetings to enhance knowledge of training techniques, methods, and topics.

Skills and Requirements

Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience preferred. Associates Degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience or High School/GED with the completion of the relevant progression program and 10 years relevant experience required. Over 10 years of direct work experience in electric operations.

•Extensive knowledge of training techniques and program development.Experience with Electric SCADA Systems and SCADA simulation preferred.

•Knowledge of industrial, technical or adult education, program development and administration, engineering and/or construction principles and techniques, Switching & Tagging principles and work management preferred.


• NERC Operator Certification or ability to obtain certification

• Excellent speaking, writing, interpersonal, administrative and analytical skills desirable.



  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

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