Supervisor - Distribution System Ops at Avangrid in Vestal, New York

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:

LOCATION: Binghamton, N

SALARY RANGE: Salary is dependent on experience level ranging from $92,000 to $115,232.

Job Title: Supervisor - Distribution System Ops
Reports to: Supervisor - Energy Control Center
Location: Binghamton ECC

Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

Salary Grade: 9 National


Education & Experience Required:
• Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Technology or related field of
study or an A.A.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering with 5 years related

• In-depth knowledge of interconnected electric power system
operations, generation characteristics, electrical equipment operations,
system protection desirable
• Experience and knowledge of energy control systems and electric
power system network analysis applications desirable.
• Familiarity with SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data
Acquisition), OMS (Outage Management System) and GIS (Geographic
Information System)
• Familiarity with Switching and Tagging procedures and OSHA
Electric Safety Standards
• Knowledge of customer service procedures desirable.
• Supervisory experience and knowledge of labor relations practices
desirable where applicable.

• Results and proactive orientation.
• Strong analytical, leadership, interpersonal, and communications
• Able to make operational decisions under pressure.
• Able to take on special projects.
• Demonstrated administrative and decision-making abilities.
• Able to operate computer and communication equipment and Analytic
• Required to work a 24X7 shift rotation shifts that includes
nights holidays, and weekends.
• Ability to work effectively with all areas of the company.


Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, geography, reporting
relationships, other relationships:
Responsible for safe and reliable operation of the Distribution Electric
System and all associated distribution and substation assets.
Coordinates and directs the activity of field employees and ECC
operators in the operation and maintenance of the Company's distribution
electric power system and gas system as applicable. Has the
responsibility and authority to implement real-time actions to ensure
the stable and reliable operation of the Distribution Electric System.
Monitors and responds to distribution electric power system reliability
events and operating parameter violations. Directs the switching of
Company and interconnected electric distribution power system facilities
to maintain safety and operate within respective reliability criteria.

1. Monitors and evaluates electric power system alarms and events,
prepares and initiates corrective action response utilizing Distribution
Network Analysis (DNA) along with the Advanced Distribution Management
System (ADMS). Anticipates and responds to actual or predicted thermal
and voltage violations on the distribution electric power system.
Provides direction and assistance to operations staff during electric
and/or gas system emergencies. Prepare reports on system disturbances
and events as required.
2. Responsible for complying with the applicable reliability
standards and the applicable ISO, Regulatory authorities, and internal
policy and procedure.
3. Evaluates reliability impact of planned maintenance outages.
Reviews and directs the switching of Company electric distribution
facilities for scheduled inspection, maintenance, and testing to follow
all applicable safety rules & procedures and coordinates efforts with
Transmission Operations when applicable.
4. Evaluates and directs the response to spontaneous distribution,
generation, or substation equipment outages. Initiates action to manage
and limit risk of uncontrolled failure of components or cascading
outages of the interconnection. Plans emergency isolation and restoration
activity to minimize duration and number of customers interrupted to
achieve CAIDI/SAIFI reliability targets
5. During normal and emergency conditions, has the authority to
direct timely and appropriate real-time actions. Has authority to shed
firm load to prevent or alleviate Operating Limit violations. These
actions are performed without obtaining approval from higher-level
personnel within the organization.
5. Provides operations and communications interface with NY or NE
ISO and Distribution Energy Resources located in the Company's area.
6. As applicable, directs after-hours customer service trouble
dispatch activity including the dispatch of field operations crews in
response to electric and gas distribution trouble and emergencies.
7. Schedule shifts and provide technical guidance and expertise to
employees engaged in the operation of the electric and/or gas system.
Develop and implement general operating practices, procedures, and
methods that promote the safe and reliable operation of the electric
power system. Direct, plan, document, review and/or appraise the work of
direct reports, provide coaching, counseling, and disciplinary action if

Competency Requirements:
It is preferred that for this job, the candidate fulfills the
requirements in terms of levels indicated below. For details of the
competencies and the different levels, refer to the Iberdrola Competency
model below.
1. Delivering for the Business:
• Global view of the Business - COMPETENT
• Achieving Results and continuous improvements - COMPETENT
• Initiative - ADVANCED
• Innovation & Creativity - COMPETENT
2. Global Relationships:
• Flexibility & Globalization - ADVANCED
• Customer Focus - COMPETENT
• Communicating & Influencing - COMPETENT
• Team Work - COMPETENT
3. Global Leadership:
• Team management - COMPETENT
• Developing Others - COMPETENT


Mobility Information

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