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NextEra Energy Transmission Dispatch Lead in Clifton Park, New York

Transmission Dispatch Lead

  • Date:Apr 25, 2021

Primary Location: Clifton Park, NY, US, 12065

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 51136

NextEra Energy Transmission, LLC (NEET) is the leading competitive transmission company in North America. We develop, finance, construct, operate, and maintain transmission assets across the continent.

Position Specific Description

In this role, you will support system operations and compliance for the Empire Control Center in Clifton Park, NY. Your role will center around monitoring and operating the transmission system to maintain reliability and meet demand requirements which includes forecasting demands and completing power flow studies.

Additional duties:

  • Responsible for all compliance-related activities associated with Empire Transmission including, but not limited to, NERC Standard Requirements, NYISO Protocols, NYISO Guidelines, and other compliance-related tasks as assigned.

  • Support related tasks associated with other regions within North America in conjunction with NextEra Energy Transmission as assigned.

  • Work directly with the NYISO and serve as a backup operator when needed.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • NERC Certified System Operator or ability to obtain within 6 months of start date

  • Electrical Engineering background preferred

  • Prior transmission control center experience

Job Overview

Employees in this position oversee daily operations taking place within the System Control Center including maintenance and construction. Individuals in this role ensure that the Load Dispatch organization performs at a high level by efficient processing, preparation and executing of switching activities on the system while strictly adhering to all processes and procedures in order to maintain the reliability of the transmission system. This position ensures compliance with all North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures daily operations are scheduled and executed in a safe and reliable manner

  • Oversees the Load Dispatch group responsible for operating the transmission and substation facilities

  • Ensures all process and procedures related to switching and work requests are executed flawlessly and per current guidelines

  • Provides reliable service to customers by coordinating with field operations and trouble-shooting equipment in a sufficiently robust manner

  • Coordinates with the computer applications team to ensure that the computer applications used in the control center are reliable and accurate

  • Reviews all phase-in and other work requests submitted by field operations to ensure their compliance with switching and relay protection requirements

  • Ensures all Control Center Transmission and Substation operations are compliant with all applicable regulatory requirements

  • Coordinates and directs monthly System Operations safety meetings, including preparation and presentation of related safety and technical topics

  • Meets attendance and storm duty requirements

  • Performs other responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED

  • Bachelor’s or Equivalent Experience

  • Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s - Engineering

  • Master’s Degree

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Operations

Organization: NextEra Transmission, LLC

Location: Clifton Park, New York

Other Work Locations: Florida

Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

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