Job ID 27816Location Liverpool, New YorkOrganization Network ControlDepartment NY Electric Transmission Control Center
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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.
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.
Develop, maintain, and continuously improve/update OTS on a regular basis
Coordinate with the TCC Training Staff to design and develop simulator-based training scenarios for Initial and Continuing Operator training that may include:
Limit (SOT/IROL) exceedances
Ability to discuss and deliver training material that has been developed
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
Develop and maintain a Blackstart Restoration Simulation scenario that allows Operators to simulate a system restoration from a complete blackout with realistic system feedback
Actively troubleshoot any issues relating to OTS, including coordination with the SCADA Vendor
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
Pursues personal and professional development
Valid driver’s license required with a safe driving history that meets National Grid’s Safe Driver policy
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.
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