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System Operator (UIE 49519) Orange, CT, US in Orange, CT at Avangrid

Date Posted: 1/3/2019

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Job Description

Publication date: 03.12.2018REFERENCE: 5073588807

CompanyCompany: United Illuminating (UIE)Department: Electric System OperationsJob Title: System OperatorJob Location: Orange, CT, USReports to: Manager, System Operations Center

Business and DepartmentUI - 100 OrangeOrange,CT

DescriptionJob Overview:

Directs the field crews and controls the switching of the UI Transmission and Distribution system in-line withcorporate safety and reliability goals and objectives and other Company policies and Dept. processes andprocedures. This position is responsive to customers’ needs and must balance customer need for quality andtimeliness with cost efficiency and other resource constraints. Generally, this position works independently on themajor responsibilities of this position. Lead administrative, communications and operational functions of the ElectricSystem Operations Center.

Key Responsibilities:

• Lead operation of UI's System Ops. Center, monitoring the status of the transmission and distribution system tomaintain its integrity with the highest level of safety while promoting established work practices in accordance withpolicies and procedures.
• Lead dispatchers & field personnel during normal & emergency conditions. Evaluate transmission and distributiondisturbance data, determine corrective actions and direct switching and tagging operations to issue necessaryclearances.
• Provide coordination to oversee and monitor CONVEX operation of the UI Transmission System by reviewingCONVEX switching and tagging orders to ensure the safe and proper operation of transmission equipment withinestablished limits and guidelines.
• Write switching and tagging operations for electric system transmission/distribution equipment in accordance withoperating standards.
• Ensure that system operations records, maps, logs, operating instructions and procedures of the Transmissionand Distribution Electric System are accurate and up to date.
• Monitors and evaluates System Operation's effectiveness, provide input on employee performance & provide skilldevelopment through on-the-job training and recommends improvement to help strengthen individual skills and

• Communicate operational and disturbance events and equipment problems with system and maintenanceengineers and other personnel.
• Represents UI on various committees and task forces to lead change towards the Division's goals and objectives,utilizing appropriate management systems and measurements.
• Continuously pursue technological advances relating to the Electric System Operations Center, to broaden theopportunities to the organization and to better serve the customer.
• Acts as shift supervisor for night and evening shifts: Create switching orders, approve customer three phaserequests, resolve construction scheduling conflicts, schedule and lead switching meetings, manage dept. work andOT, and develop incident reports.

RequirementsEducation and Experience Requirements:

This position requires an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related technology field and 10 yearselectrical transmission and/or distribution experience, which includes five years as a System Dispatcher. In lieu of aDegree, 13 years electrical transmission and/or distribution experience which includes 5 years as a SystemDispatcher is preferred. This is a rotating shift position and must be available for 24/7 coverage. This positionperforms their job mainly using a workstation, the T&D dispatch wall console, telephone and normal officeequipment in an office environment (dispatch office).

This opportunity will offerAVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualifiedindividuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discriminationagainst all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action toemploy and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or locallaw. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard torace, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status,veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

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This position is available for the AVANGRID employee referral program. Terms and conditions apply.