System Operation Manager(Energy/Power/Electrical) - 8996BR
ALCOA - Alcoa, TN

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Company Description:
Alcoa is the worlds leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoas operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for nine consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31 countries across the world.

Alcoa is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V. Qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description:
Alcoa Power Generating Inc.(APGI) is a subsidiary of Alcoa and operates 5 different utility divisions. Reporting to the VP and Operations Manager, the System Operation and Compliance Manager will provide a strategic focus on system operations and planning of the APGI power system to ensure compliant, safe, reliable and economic operation of APGI Hydro assets by providing leadership which creates a productive, creative and harmonious work environment that reflects and advances Alcoa values and objectives.

This position will be responsible for overall functions associated with Control Center operations and activities, FERC/NERC/SERC Compliance, system engineering and system planning, engineering services, REX initiative development and technical support for Hydro Operations and Maintenance. The position will effectively manage resources to efficiently support needs of both Hydro Divisions and provide a level of redundancy in knowledge for both systems. The position will ensure the operation, planning and maintenance of assets adhere to regional, NERC, and FERC compliance standards and promotes consistency and continuous improvement through use of best utility practices.

Major activities/Key Challenges

Oversee the scheduling of power generated from APGI Hydro facilities to support TN Operations in Alcoa, TN and to the interconnected grid

Oversee adherence to system operating conditions in two FERC licensed projects

Manage and direct the staff responsible for real-time operation of APGI’s 24/7 Control Center operating both Hydro projects

Provide oversight of power system automation for effective operations of the power system control infrastructure (Energy Management Systems (EMS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA))

Leads development of strategies for System Operations and Planning

Manage system engineers in support of project engineers, project managers, and associated staff supporting electric power generation and transmission asset management and capital construction.

Oversee determining scope of system projects, technical reviews, planning, application of codes and standards, use of best practices, assign work responsibilities

Ensure department work meets cost, schedule, technical, safety, regulatory, environmental, and strategic planning requirements while meeting the needs of Hydro Operations and Maintenance

Develop and modifies policies, procedures, ordinances, and operating guidelines to comply with frequent changes to applicable laws and regulations.

Direct the development and administration of policies and procedures for switching orders to maintain system security and employee safety

Perform liaison functions with local, regional, and federal regulatory agencies. Coordinates with other utilities and/or transmission and generation entities to ensure that all APGI assets remain viable.

Oversee the administration of APGI’s Compliance Tools.

Represent APGI on various inter-utility and reliability-based committees

Responsible for investigating, measuring and evaluating system conditions and directing relevant research, development, planning, design, advisory and related compliance activities

Manage department budget and personnel

Interface across APGI and Alcoa departments and with executive management, develop periodic reports, participate in strategic planning

Responsible for ensuring the enforcement of and compliance with all applicable Company policies, procedures and code of ethics as well as all applicable governmental laws and regulations to include employment, safety and environmental standards and regulations

Administer personnel functions including recruiting, hiring, review and approval of job descriptions and salary classifications, selection and placement of personnel, performance evaluations, and salary adjustments

SKILLS:
Results driven and accountable for actions

Strong leadership qualities

Ability to operate and provi.de critical thinking in high pressure situations.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present technical information to peers and a lay audience.

A drive for continuous improvement in daily work processes

Business acumen and strategic focus for a profit driven business.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree

7 years of management and leadership experience in electric power system operations or related area of responsibility gained through progressively increased level of responsibility in assignments.

7 Years expereince providing in-depth knowledge of interconnected transmission system operations, generation characteristics, and electric utility power system control systems and practices.

7 years experience and knowledge of FERC, NERC compliance requirements, as well as, other federal, state and local regulatory requirements.

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