Area Operator (CMP 64316) Augusta ME in Augusta, GA at Avangrid

Date Posted: 7/28/2018

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    Augusta, GA
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Job Description

Publication date: 27.07.2018
REFERENCE: 5098106001

Business and Department
CMP-ME-Augusta General Office

POSITION: Area Operator
OCR #: 64316

Job Summary:

Under limited supervision, supervises, monitors, regulates and coordinates the use of all substations, transmissions
facilities and selected distribution facilities at 34.5 KV and below. Coordinates transmission and selected distribution
outages; conducts load flows; performs contingency analysis; performs voltage control and dispatch, and
coordinates all switching and tagging on the 34.5 KV system and selected distribution equipment. Coordinates the
responsibilities of Area Dispatch with its internal and external customer to insure that optimum power system
efficiency is obtained.

Major Roles and Responsibilities:

1. Serves as central authority to direct all field work by means of dispatching orders that are in accordance with
CMP Switching and Tagging Procedures. Will isolate power system permanent faults and restore customer service
as well as the power system reliability expeditiously and safely. Coordinate with Line and Substation Departments
to reduce exposure to "Life in Danger" situations, to ensure power system integrity is maintained and to minimize
the duration of customer outages.
2. Maintain sufficient reactive voltage support, and minimize losses on the 34.5 KV system, by operation of
transformers LTCs and utilizations of VAR reserves.
3. Performs load flow studies and contingency analysis to determine power system by proposed maintenance
4. Take advanced system operations training in voltage control, emergency procedure and other areas as needed.
5. Has the authority to shed firm load as required maintaining system reliability and integrity during emergency
conditions without obtaining approval from higher-level personnel.
6. Manage and dispatch the Outage Management System and utilize associated support tools for outage recording
and reporting
7. Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

•Able to work a 12 hour rotating shift
•Able to make decisions expeditiously and safely during emergencies
•Able to operate dispatch computer and communication equipment
•Able to perform power system contingency analysis
•Working knowledge of construction and operation of power handling equipment
•Proficient verbal and written communication skills
•The company shall not be required to consider Area Operators for posting for other Company jobs for two (2) years
after the employee becomes fully qualified as an Area Operator, but may do so.

Experience / Training
•At least 6 years of experience, prefer Dispatch-related experience (i.e. substation, hydro steam, engineering, line,
•Knowledge of the dynamics of a power system to be able to use the dispatch tools to maintain voltage control and
•Knowledge of the general location and characteristics of all substations, transmission lines and selected
distribution lines rated at 34.5 KV and below, within area of responsibility.

Required Education:

Must have at least a two year degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field.

Applications will be considered if submitted using the Employee Self Service module in E-GO within the 7 working
day posting period. Any questions about the online job application process should be directed to the OneHRHub
team at or toll free (833)246-6347.

This opportunity will offer
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AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of
41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified
individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination
against 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 to
employ 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 local
law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to
race, 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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