The Gas Controller - Ensures the safe and reliable operation of the natural gas distribution systems for all Avangrid Gas Operations (including RG&E, NYSEG and Maine Natural Gas) 24 hours per day 7 days per week. They make decisions regarding system operation independently, often without on-site Supervision. Coordinates and oversees gas transmission and distribution system safe operation in coordination with Field Personnel, Gas Supply, Interstate Pipeline Companies, Company field personnel and the customer.
MAJOR ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitors and controls natural gas transmission and distribution system from the Control Room with a SCADA system. Controls pressure, flow and odorization, including the flow of gas through the city gate stations, while maintaining proper gas pressures through the transmission and distribution system.
Estimates daily/hourly natural gas requirements for NYSEG, RG&E and Maine Natural Gas; coordinates with Gas Supply staff and pipelines to adjust gas takes, modifies gas flows and requests the increase or reduction of supplies ensuring compliance with nominations and minimize imbalances.
Responsible for the remote operation of gate station heaters and one distribution compressor station. Monitors local production to assure local production gas quality and moisture stays within pipeline quality specifications.
Receives, documents and reports natural gas related incidents to internal and external personnel including the New York State Public Service Commission.
Dispatches appropriate Field Operations Crews to respond to abnormal operating conditions
Documents communication with field personnel, employees, interstate pipelines, telecommunication companies and customers on issues related to the maintenance and operation of the gas system. Provides guidance and ensures compliance with appropriate regulations and procedures.
Education & Experience Required:
Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other applicable field; or
Five (5) years in natural gas system operations or related experience.
Must be able to independently exercise good judgment and make operations decisions under pressure.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytic and organizational skills
Proficient use of personal computers and computer software including Microsoft Office products
Demonstrated problem solving and decision making capabilities.
Ability to work alone on rotating shift schedule that includes nights, weekends and holidays.
Available to be on call to respond to gas emergencies
General knowledge of the Company and its organization.
Good Knowledge of Gas Theory, Gas Distribution and Transmission system operations and operating procedures desirable.
AVANGRID employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties.
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