Supervisor Power Dispatch
Puget Sound Energy - United States

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Puget Sound Energy's Load Office is looking for a Supervisor Power Dispatch to join our team! The supervisor will direct and supervise power dispatch operations ensuring transmission system and generation resources function in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner. They will also work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to facilitate and enhance the Load Office's ability to support power system reliability, employee safety and compliance with FERC, NERC and WECC requirements.

The Load Office is a 24/7 real-time operation that monitors, operates, and controls PSE's high voltage transmission system (55kV and above) and company-owned thermal and renewable generation assets. The Load Office operates as a NERC-registered Balancing Authority and Transmission Operator within the WECC region.

This position will uphold the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE's operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.

This is an excellent opportunity to play an integral role within PSE to help us better serve the environment, our customers and the communities in which they live. PSE provides an environment where all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to achieve maximum performance. We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan and an employee assistance and wellness program. Gain the energy to do great things through a career with Puget Sound Energy!

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides employees with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams.

Coordinates staff activities to ensure that PSE's electric transmission grid is operated in a safe and reliable manner in compliance with NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) and WECC (Western Electricity Coordinating Council) standards and FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) Orders.

Provides guidance and direction, when necessary, during system or resource emergencies and other abnormal system or resource conditions.

Supervises the outage coordinator in scheduling and approving outages of both transmission and generation facilities within PSE's electric system.

Provides input and recommendations associated with projects or initiatives to enhance the overall efficiencies within the Load Office.

Maintains effective relationships with neighboring system operational leaders, e.g. WECC Reliability Coordinator, and may represent PSE at associated meetings with external entities.

Participates in compliance activities, including audits and self-certification.

Acts as a liaison between the Load Office and PSE's Merchant function.

Supervises the completion of reports and provide information requested by the Reliability Coordinator as well as other Balancing Authorities, Transmission Operators, and Generator Operators within the region.

Be on call 24/7 to respond to system emergencies, storms, and other events as they may arise.

Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
NERC Balancing, Interchange, or Transmission Operator Certification.

6 years proven record of accomplishment in a Control Center or Load Office environment, including prior supervisory/leadership experience.

Strong negotiating, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.

Strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to interact with all levels of the corporation.

Advanced spreadsheet and computer skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
NERC Reliability Operator Certification.

Knowledge of BPA power and transmission cost and revenue structures specifically 5 years of which occurred in the Pacific Northwest region.

Knowledge of financial and accounting principles.

Experience with Areva EMP and OATi products.

Ability to work in a diverse interest group.

Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering.

This opening is eligible for PSE's Employee Referral Program.

PSE offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. PSE is an Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please apply online at http://www.PSE.com/careers

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