The City of Redding Electric Utility (REU) is seeking a highly qualified individual for a full time Electric Program Supervisor - Transmission & Distribution to supervise the Electric Utility System Operations - Transmission and Distribution (EUSO-T&D) personnel that coordinate the continuous flow of electric power from contracts and generating stations through substations into the transmission and distribution system to meet real-time load requirements. This position requires possession of a North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) certificate as a Reliability Operator, Balancing, Interchange, and Transmission Operator, or Transmission Operator.
Examples of Duties:
Provide supervision, coaching, evaluation, and training of staff assigned to the EUSO-T&D group in their related duties to coordinate activities with operation of the City of Redding electric transmission and distribution system.
Supervise the coordination of load, transmission and distribution requirements with generating plant capabilities and interconnection with other electric power systems.
Direct and assist in the compilation, preparation, and retention of work records for normal and emergency operations and related summarized data for reports.
Direct and supervise the development and updating of the System Operations Rules and Procedures manual.
Direct or assist in updating circuit maps and atlas of the electric system. This includes identifying and correcting discrepancies within the GIS database and the OMS system.
Supervise redistribution of loads and required switching to sectionalize lines and ensure maintenance of service during emergencies. Provide assistance with the technical analysis related to the operation of the REU Transmission and Distribution System.
Supervise the preparation of switch logs directing the removal and restoration of service to lines and equipment requiring field repair or maintenance.
Maintain Redding Electric Utility (REU) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) related to Electric Utility System Operations Transmission and Distribution. Ensure all relevant SOP’s comply with the NERC TO, TPL and TOP requirements. Ensure all staff review SOP’s at the required periodicity and after every major revision. Maintain latest versions of SOP’s in the REU Document Control System.
Review and direct the training of Electric Utility System Operators – Transmission & Distribution and Electric Utility Assistant System Operators – Transmission & Distribution in performance of assigned duties, Ensure System Operator compliance with safe work practices and procedures and NERC/WECC Reliability Standards associated with Transmission Owner (TO), Transmission Planner (TPL) and Transmission Operator (TOP) Classifications. Administer training materials and programs for both in-house and external training venues and track and monitor training programs and hours. Provide evidence of compliance with training requirements during audits.
Ensure staff informs relevant city staff and customers of system outages in a timely fashion and provide periodic updates for the duration of the outage on a thorough and consistent basis. Recommend process and procedure updates as necessary to ensure this is done on a consistent basis.
Ensure staff completes and submits necessary formal notifications to relevant entities within the prescribed timeframe during qualifying events.
Direct or assist in the preparation and compilation of various records and reports, maintain current files, and review other related data for correctness.
Evaluate assigned personnel job performance and recommend personnel actions such as merit increases and disciplinary actions.
Ensure that REU system operation is in full compliance with all NERC and WECC reliability standards and report non-compliance events under required timeframes as applicable by reliability standard definitions. Maintain applicable reliability certifications as required.
Prepare the EUSO-T&D team for internal and external NERC audits. Ensure all findings are properly reported and corrective actions taken.
Ensures all EUSO-T&D staff are NERC certified and that they maintain their Continuing Education Hours (CEH’s) as necessary.
Maintain the schedule of the Transmission and Distribution Operations Desk to ensure 24-hour, 7 day per week coverage.
Represent the Electric Utility in various forums and at various venues as assigned.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education & Experience: Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; Typical education would include a high school diploma or equivalent, with some emphasis in physics, science, mathematics and communications courses. Typical experience would include five years of power dispatching experience or seven years of increasingly responsible experience in power substation, generation, and dispatching operations.
Possession of a North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) certificate as a Reliability Operator, Balancing, Interchange, and Transmission Operator, or Transmission Operator. Incumbents in this position are required to maintain NERC certification.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Additional Salary Information: A generous benefit package includes health, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance along with a CALPERS retirement program and a retirement health insurance contribution.
Internal Number: 62E 853 022021
About City of Redding Electric Utility
Located in Northern California, the City of Redding Electric Utility has excellent opportunities for career grow and employs over 180 people to serve a population of over 92,000 across 61 square miles and maintain over 740 miles of power lines and 13 substations with a mission to power a strong community! For more information about living and working for the City of Redding, please visit www.cityofredding.org/liveworkplay