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

Date Posted: 7/14/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 08.03.2018
REFERENCE: 5073588805

Company: United Illuminating (UIE)
Department: Electric System Operations
Job Title: System Operator
Job Location: Orange, CT, US
Reports to: Manager, System Operations Center

Business and Department
UI - 100 Orange

Job Overview:

Directs the field crews and controls the switching of the UI Transmission and 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 customers' needs and must balance customer need for quality and
timeliness with cost efficiency and other resource constraints. Generally, this position works independently on the
major responsibilities of this position. Lead administrative, communications and operational functions of the Electric
System Operations Center.

Key Responsibilities:

• Lead operation of UI's System Ops. Center, monitoring the status of the transmission and distribution system to
maintain its integrity with the highest level of safety while promoting established work practices in accordance with
policies and procedures.
• Lead dispatchers & field personnel during normal & emergency conditions. Evaluate transmission and distribution
disturbance data, determine corrective actions and direct switching and tagging operations to issue necessary
• Provide coordination to oversee and monitor CONVEX operation of the UI Transmission System by reviewing
CONVEX switching and tagging orders to ensure the safe and proper operation of transmission equipment within
established limits and guidelines.
• Write switching and tagging operations for electric system transmission/distribution equipment in accordance with
operating standards.
• Ensure that system operations records, maps, logs, operating instructions and procedures of the Transmission
and Distribution Electric System are accurate and up to date.
• Monitors and evaluates System Operation's effectiveness, provide input on employee performance & provide skill
development 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 maintenance
engineers 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 the
opportunities to the organization and to better serve the customer.
• Acts as shift supervisor for night and evening shifts: Create switching orders, approve customer three phase
requests, resolve construction scheduling conflicts, schedule and lead switching meetings, manage dept. work and
OT, and develop incident reports.

Education and Experience Requirements:

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

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.

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