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Power System Operator II (REN) 71950 in Portland, OR at Avangrid

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

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Job Description

Publication date: 14.02.2019
REFERENCE: 5110346701


Company: Avangrid Renewables
Job Title: Operator in Training II
Department: National Control Center
Location: Portland, OR

Business and Department
Portland Corporate Office

The Operator in Training II (OIT II) is responsible for the safe and reliable operation and the economical dispatch of
Avangrid’s generation facilities according to system and commercial requirements. The OIT II interfaces with plant
personnel, Asset Management, Real Time Trading, generation facilities,
transmission system operators, other personnel, and agencies operating the plants to optimize efficiencies and
revenues while ensuring system stability.

Key Responsibilities

• Operation of Avangrid Renewables' U.S power generation fleet.

• Operate power generation projects in compliance to permits, power purchase agreements, resource schedules,
and transmission operator requirements.

• Manage plant performance based on multiple inputs including but not limited to; production forecasts, turbine
availability, transmission constraints, and equipment outages.

• Oversee the economic dispatch of generation resources, optimizing plant performance and revenues.

• Communicate and respond to directives from balancing authorities/ transmission system operators.

• Troubleshoot system and turbine faults taking corrective actions as appropriate.

• Evaluate system alarms and irregularities taking corrective action accordingly.

• Interpret turbine, SCADA, substation, transmission, and other system data taking appropriate actions to mitigate
threats to system reliability and optimize plant performance.

• Monitor SCADA/AGC performance for plants participating in nodal market operations via automated dispatch
including MISO DIR, ERCOT nodal, and PJM AGC.

• Coordinate with each RTO generation dispatcher the return of units from outage.

• Monitor, interpret, and notify site personnel of potentially dangerous site conditions.

• Ensure reliable telemetry, monitor data flow, and manage system data.

• Performs switching operations using established procedures in coordination with field personnel.

• Manage generator voltage control obligations by ensuring automatic voltage regulator availabiliy and switching
reactive equipment in and out of service

• Work in concert with asset and wind plant managers regarding outage management and other operational

• Interpret and respond to substation alarms and inform appropriate personnel to troubleshoot.

• Perform periodic and real time system reporting.

• Evaluate and troubleshoot systems and networks, perform real time maintenance and corrective actions.

• Understands and adheres to applicable NERC reliability standards.

• Call-out field and emergency service personnel as appropriate.

• Adhere to effective internal controls.

+ years’ experience in Power System Operations performing generation dispatch.

• 3+ years’ experience in real time operations, power plant and transmission operations, electrical, technical, or
engineering roles.

• Must possess a NERC System Operator Certification or be able to obtain an appropriate NERC Certification
within one year of employment.

• Must possess a PJM Generator Operator Certification or be able to obtain a PJM Generator Operator
Certification within one year of employment.

• Experience with control room operations and protected environments.

• Ability to read and interpret requirements to operate generating systems, schematics and one-line diagrams.

• Familiar with MS Office, OSI PI, diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.

• Ability to work rotating shifts of 12 hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.

• Ability to travel (less than 10%).

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in real time operations or a control room environment.

• NERC certification.

• PJM certification.

• Power plant operations.

• Electrical, technical, or engineering experience.

• Balancing authority operations.

Additional Success Factors

• Ability to navigate and succeed in a highly matrixed reporting structure, preferably at an international

• Self-starter with demonstrated performance leading initiatives and building consensus at all levels of a
matrixed global organization with minimal supervision.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, references, drug
screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be
administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may
involve handling of funds, accounts or cash.

Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an
individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

This opportunity will offer
Full Time Non-Exempt