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Lead Engineer, Compliance Training and Development, Electric Control Centre Operations

Job ID 27816 Location Liverpool, New York Organization Network Control Department NY Electric Transmission Control Center

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About us

National Grid is hiring a Lead OTS Engineer for our Electric Transmission Control Center Operations department in Liverpool, NY.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for developing and supporting the overall operation of National Grid’s Operator Training Simulator (OTS). OTS is a replica of the Energy Management System (EMS) used for Operator training.  Demonstrated experience with any Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems is preferred.

Key Accountabilities

  1. Develop, maintain, and continuously improve/update OTS on a regular basis
  2. Coordinate with the TCC Training Staff to design and develop simulator-based training scenarios for Initial and Continuing Operator training that may include:
    • Normal workflows
    • Emergency Scenarios
    • Limit (SOT/IROL) exceedances
  3. Ability to discuss and deliver training material that has been developed
  4. Evaluate and modify existing simulator training materials incorporating new systems, technologies, and procedures to ensure continuous improvement and compliance with all regulatory and safety requirements
  5. Develop and maintain a Blackstart Restoration Simulation scenario that allows Operators to simulate a system restoration from a complete blackout with realistic system feedback
  6. Actively troubleshoot any issues relating to OTS, including coordination with the SCADA Vendor

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or other related fields from an accredited school OR minimum 5 years of experience working in the utility industry
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems support preferred
  • Advanced education in Engineering, Education, or a related field are considered a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Adheres to company policies and procedures
  • Analytical thinking
  • Pursues personal and professional development
  • Valid driver’s license required with a safe driving history that meets National Grid’s Safe Driver policy

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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