The City of Bryan Electric Utility Department, Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU), is seeking qualified candidates for Transmission System Operator. NERC Certification is required.
This position is responsible for directing the safe and reliable real-time operation of the BTU transmission and distribution system grids and ensuring the connectivity of the Bulk Electric System (BES), including monitoring the transmission facilities and electrical power supply and executing switching.
Responsible for understanding, applying, and complying with all applicable NERC standards and ERCOT protocols.
Monitors the BTU transmission system to ensure all applicable North American Electrical Reliability Council (NERC) standards and ERCOT Protocols are followed.
Ensures the safe and reliable real-time operation of the BTU transmission system and also helps ensure the connectivity of the BES by monitoring the operating limits, developing contingency plans and directing switching operations.
Monitors reactive reserve requirements to ensure resource availability meets system needs, both in real-time and hour/day ahead.
Writes, reviews, coordinates, and directs switching activities and scheduled outages to ensure they have no negative impact on the needs of the BTU transmission system grid.
Coordinates with ERCOT and with neighboring Transmission Operators/Utilities to alleviate System Operating Limits (SOL) and Interconnection Reliability Operating Limits (IROL) to protect the integrity of the BTU transmission system grid.
During normal and emergency conditions, takes or directs timely and appropriate real-time actions such as shedding of firm load to prevent or alleviate SOL and IROL violations.
Takes real-time actions to restore customer load and BTU transmission system assets following a disturbance.
Directs the implementation of black-start and system restoration procedures, which may include directing and coordinating restoration activities with neighboring Transmission Operators.
Responds regularly and promptly to work.
Assumes additional responsibilities/duties as required.
Minimum High School Diploma/GED.
At least three (3) years of work experience in the utility industry as it relates to transmission.
Must have a current NERC certification as a Transmission Operator or Reliability Coordinator.