Wabash Valley Power Association System Operator I in INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana

System Operator I

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System Operator I

  • WVPA Corporate Office - Transmission & Regulatory Affairs Department

  • INDIANAPOLIS, IN, USA

  • Hourly

  • Full Time

  • Comprehensive Competitive Benefits Package and 401(k) Match

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We are seeking applicants for an System Operator I. This person will be part of a team to facilitate aspects of WVPA's operations center, including communications between the Investor Owned Utilities (IOU) and WVPA's members.

What You'll DoYou will facilitate the safe and reliable delivery of energy to WVPA members, coordination of those activities with the members, support of system operators, and utilization of complex monitoring and control systems.• Establish and maintain professional communications with transmission owning IOUs, REMC member staff and WVPA personnel, for planned and unplanned outages. This includes normal, abnormal and emergency operations. Utilize three-part communication as required by operational activities.• Be motivated to be a best-in-class NERC Certified operator.• Monitor transmission and distribution systems via the Energy Management System (EMS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.• Assist SCADA Field Technologists with the checkout and calibration of SCADA points for new installations or modifications.• Assist EMS/SCADA System Administrators in developing graphical interfaces and models to be used in the Operations Center.• Be a single point of contact for IOU/member outages and communication of activities by all entities to assist in the restoration of service as safely and quickly as possible.• Develop and implement operational procedures based on defined operational boundaries with member distribution cooperatives and/or IOUs, as necessary. • Monitor equipment and coordinate appropriate responses to the IOUs and/or members as necessary for equipment malfunctions• Coordinate operational activities associated with placing in and removing from service mobile substations for planned and emergency events.

About YouYou love to exceed expectations, apply systems thinking to generate solutions and promptly respond to members' requests. You love working with people both colleagues and members in a member-focused cooperative environment. You take a diagnostic approach to understanding the needs of the situation and are results-oriented, self-motivated, and have a high level of initiative.• Associate Degree in Engineering/Technology field or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience.• Minimum of one (1) year of Operations Center experience operating or directing operation of transmission or substation equipment required.• Knowledge of and direct experience with electric power system reliability standards is required. • NERC Certification at the Transmission Operator or Reliability Coordinator level is required.

About UsWe are a not-for-profit electric cooperative and wholesale provider of electricity to our owner-members. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, we were created out of the need for reliable, affordable electricity in America's heartland. Our members are 23 electric distribution cooperatives (which makes us a co-op of co-ops), and their members include over 300,000 homes, businesses and farms in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. As a not-for-profit co-op, our members are our owners, so we aren't influenced by shareholders and old practices. We are guided by the seven cooperative principles that govern all co-ops and values that are important to us, like teamwork and putting family first. We are a Deliberately Different kind of power provider- built for stability and growth and focused on the future. And that's good news for the people and businesses who depend on us.Our company is big enough to provide training and professional development to further your career goals, yet small enough that you can maintain a personal connection with fellow employees. Employees are our most valuable assets, so we put employees first by offering an excellent benefits package, wellness benefits, and we throw in some fun activities along the way.