Manages and directs the operation of the Pepco Holdings, ComEd or PECO transmission systems during normal and emergency conditions to assure the highest level of safety, reliability and customer service to achieve Energy Delivery's related goals. Supervise on shift transmission personnel (transmission dispatchers and reliability dispatchers) on a 24/7 basis. Coordinate activities with PJM Interconnection, the operating authority for grid operations.
Note: Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24x7 coverage during storms and other energy delivery emergencies.
Manages the operation of the electric transmission grid during normal and emergency conditions, as performed by Transmission shift personnel, in compliance with NERC, PJM and Transmission System Operations operating procedures, criteria and agreements. The Shift Manager is cognizant and responsible for all operating decisions made while on shift.
Coordinates communication and activities between the Transmission Control Room and other departments in Energy Delivery, Exelon Nuclear, Exelon Power, Power Team, PJM, BSC Security, high voltage customers, and various external organizations. Provides a central contact for Energy Delivery management, BSC Security East, and Corporate Communications with regard to transmission system conditions and emergencies and corporate security issues.
Evaluate, review and approve planned and emergent scheduled transmission system outages, including switching, blocking and interacting with PJM and field forces.
Studies and analyzes both real time and near term transmission system conditions and outages to ensure the security/reliability of the transmission system. This includes use of the Advance Application programs of the Energy Management Systems.
Manages restoration of transmission system integrity in the event of unanticipated system disturbances or physical threats to the system infrastructure. Establishes repair priorities for transmission system equipment, substation equipment and lines.
Manages the performance of the Transmission Dispatchers to maintain an environment that fosters a high performance culture and a learning organization. Provide accurate and timely feedback regarding performance utilizing the Individual Performance Review process.
Contributes to the overall goals of Transmission System Operation by leading or supporting projects, participating in business plan development, acting as a change agent for new initiatives, and actively communicating with the dispatchers regarding new or changes to company policies and programs.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Business or job related technical field and 8-10 years experience in operation, planning, design or maintenance of high voltage electrical equipment OR, in lieu of Bachelor's degree, a minimum of 12-14 years of relevant experience.
Demonstrated leadership ability.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated analytical skills and judgment.
Demonstrated ability to manage emergencies and stressful situations.
Ability to coordinate activities with multiple internal and external parties.
Must be available to work rotating shifts and overtime.
Must pass PJM Transmission Certification within two years and maintain it.
Knowledge of PJM rules and regulations. Knowledge of Clearance and Tagging. NERC certification
Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company, is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of characteristics protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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