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NextEra Energy System Operator Trans Bay Cable in Pittsburg, California

System Operator Trans Bay Cable

Date:Aug 31, 2020

Primary Location:Pittsburg, CA, US, 94565

Company:NextEra Energy Requisition ID: 45620

owns and operates a 53-mile, high-voltage direct current underwater transmission cable system which provides approximately 40 percent of the electrical power used by San Francisco..

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Job Overview

This job is responsible for performing the day to day operation and routine maintenance of the Trans Bay Cable facility and manning the facility Control Center. Employees in this role control the real and reactive power output of the facility, undertake high voltage switching operations as required. This position is on defined shift roster which will include rostered periods of operating the facility in the Control Center (12 hours per shift) as well as rostered periods on-call to support off-hour emergencies at the facility and fill shifts as required. Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Takes and logs periodic readings; identifies and responds to disturbances, deviations, alarms and events from the operator work stations
  • Makes necessary call-outs for service on a timely basis
  • Operates and maintains all systems associated with the facility
  • Executes switching operations to safely isolate the facility for maintenance work, ensuring compliance with the facility’s safety manual and all associated codes and regulations
  • Administers operating logs, disturbance, outage, equipment failure reports, and additional reports or records as required
  • Communicates effectively with the control room staff of the California ISO, (CAISO), Balancing Authority (BA), Reliability Coordinator (RC), interconnecting utilities and telecommunication service providers
  • Assists in maintenance and fault finding/repair at the converter stations and of the high voltage cables
  • Ensures personnel visiting and working on site comply with the TBC Safety Manual and any and all safety requirements
  • Monitors the status of the AC and DC cables, land and submarine cables, using the systems provided by TBC
  • Responds to “one-call” and other requests regarding the location of the land or submarine cables in accordance with the defined procedures
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • H.S. Diploma/GED
  • Associates Degree or equivalent*
  • Experience: 3+ years
  • *Equivalent experience is defined as H.S Diploma/GED and 5+ years of industry or military experience in nuclear power plant operations, maintenance, power transmission , or HVDC or power generation facilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree - Engineering

Employee Group: Non Exempt Employee Type: Full Time Job Category: Operations Organization: Trans Bay Cable, LLC Location: Pittsburg, California Other Work Locations: California Relocation Provided: No

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