Distribution System Operator (UIL 60228) Orange CT in Orange, CT at Avangrid

Date Posted: 10/1/2018

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    Orange, CT
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Job Description

Publication date: 30.09.2018
REFERENCE: 5091450702

Distribution System Operator (1 Opening)
Business Unit: Electric System Operations
Job Location: Orange - Operations
Reports to: Manager - System Operations Center

Job Overview
Position Description:

Directs the field crews and controls the switching of the UI Distribution system in-line with corporate safety and
reliability goals and objectives and other Company policies and Dept. processes and procedures. This position is
responsive to customer's needs and must balance customer need for quality and timeliness with cost efficiency and
other resource constraints. Generally, this position works dependently on the major responsibilities of this position.

Key Responsibilities:

• Analyze customer outages and trouble reports. Working with the field crews, initiate actions to isolate trouble
areas. Continuously maintain the highest level of safety to ensure people's lives are never threatened or placed in
• Provide effective customer assistance after hours, weekends, and holidays for customer inquiry calls, service
interruptions and personalized assistance to major customers (hotline customers) as well as effective response to
police and fire calls.
• Ensure that System Operations records, logs, operating instructions and procedures of the distribution electric
system are accurate and up to date.
• Follow switching and tagging procedures, direct switching and tagging operations and issue clearances to
appropriate personnel working on electric system equipment.
• Evaluate distribution system disturbance data, determine, initiate and coordinate corrective actions required to
restore the system to its normal operation.
• Evaluate switching requests and develop switching and tagging orders for distribution electric system equipment
in accordance with operating capabilities for work of moderate levels of complexity.
• Communicate operational and disturbance events and problems with system and maintenance engineers and all
other personnel, as appropriate.
• Monitor and effectively respond to mobile (2-way) radio, landline telephones and substation radio communications
required to operate the electric system and to support other company processes.
Education, Experience and Other Day-One Qualifications Required for Selection:
Eight years of relevant experience in electrical distribution and/or transmission fields. Progression from Distribution
System Operator to Senior Distribution System Operator is a period of two years. Must pass the System
Operator/Power Dispatcher
Test Battery.

This is a rotating shift position and must be available for 24/7 coverage. Individuals in this department are required
to complete annual CIP training as well as abiding by all CIP requirements. This position performs their job mainly
using SCADA and Outage Management Systems as well as required computer programs. In addition, they also
utilize the Transmission/Distribution Video Schematic and normal office equipment in a dispatch office environment.

Business and Department
UIL - 100 Orange

This opportunity will offer
This opportunity will offer
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.

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to
apply to positions, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department
at 833-246-6347 or by emailing us at careers@avangrid.com.