Sr Sys Dist Dispatcher
Location:
Bethesda , Maryland
Posted:
November 22, 2017
Reference:
17500

Position Description

Functional control over various operating, construction, testing, customer and contractor groups in the performance of electrical switching, repair, testing and related work activities involving lines, transformers, and other equipment under the jurisdiction of the System Dispatcher. The different groups include Substation and overhead operating, overhead and underground maintenance, substation maintenance, Distribution Testing and Substation Testing.

The consequences of operating errors or improper system operation could cost the company millions of dollars in direct, indirect and intangible costs such as the loss of customer good will, damaged company equipment, damaged customer equipment and damage to the company's public image.
Independent judgment is essential in making the real time decisions necessary to maintain the integrity, reliability and security of the EED distribution system.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION
Optimize the practices, policies, procedures and programs to operate the electric and gas distribution system in a safe, reliable and efficient manner with the welfare of employees, customers, the public and shareholders in mind.

Follow established operating practices and procedures as they relate to customer restoration, switching and operating for scheduled and emergent work. Manage real-time system alarm status and loading conditions. Perform system restoration during storms and emergency events.

Perform the work of receiving, recording, routing, dispatching customer calls, information, orders, and emergency calls. Serve as the tagging authority by leading and directing the application of the safety tagging procedures. Execute line clearance orders by confirming and directing the placement of tags. Lead, direct and supervise associates in restoring customers and safely clearing and restoring equipment. Recognize and reinforce strong performers. Take appropriate administrative actions to address weak performers.

Control and operate the 2.4kV, 4kV and 13kV and 34kV distribution system and 34kV sub-transmission. Span of control includes all devices connected to the sub-transmission and distribution system, up to and including the following substation equipment: distribution circuit breakers, distribution busses, station aux power transformers, distribution transformers, transformer primary devices (34kV & 13kV), 13kV and 4kV busses, bus ties and incoming transmission line devices.

Control and operate the 34kV sub-transmission system up to and including the source circuit breaker at the substation.

Respond to all gas service interruptions and emergencies. Respond to electrical service interruptions involving all distribution and sub-transmission mentioned above.

Perform electrical switching on a planned, emergent and emergency basis on the 2.4 kV, 4kV, 13kV, and 34kV distribution system and 34kV sub-transmission system.

Maintain system voltages as well as line and equipment loadings within acceptable limits.

Maintain and apply a working knowledge of the Exelon Management Model for business controls and meet management's expectation for conducting effective business.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Follow established policies, procedures and guidelines on distribution system operations. Maintain the system integrity, reliability and security of the transmission and distribution system, which includes 2.4kV, 4kV, 13kV and 34kV circuits and lines including limited associated substation equipment in a safe, reliable and efficient manner.
Gather and analyze system data to determine the feasibility of switching requests. Verify the safe and efficient operation of the electrical system.
Compile switching routines within system loading and system configuration parameters and provide guidelines to ensure proper clearance for switching requests. Develop and provide emergency switching plans based on last contingencies
Direct and supervise all electrical switching, placement of safety tags and testing activities on the system in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. Direct and supervise Gas system interruptions and emergencies.
Notify and direct appropriate personnel including but not limited to Operating, Construction, Customer and Contractor Personnel, as may be needed to take the necessary actions associated with outages, equipment failure, emergencies and various events on the distribution system.
Maintain system voltages, line and equipment loadings within acceptable limits
Keep supervisors informed of abnormal system conditions, major customer outages and equipment related problems
Maintain current system status information on SCADA displays, operating maps and switching routines. Interface with mapping and monitor the accuracy of new maps issued for project diagram and other related work.
Maintain operating log, interruption reports and associated records to accurately record system status and sequence of events.
Minimum:
Minimum of 3 years combined experience as a Distribution System Dispatcher II and/or Distribution System Dispatcher I, with no less than 1 year at the Distribution System Dispatcher II level OR Bachelors Degree Electrical Engineering
High school diploma or equivalent AND minimum of 8 years electric transmission / distribution experience

Thorough understanding of the EED distribution system, the ability to recognize system configuration and loading issues, ability to formulate contingency plans and thorough knowledge and understanding of proper operating procedures obtained through successful completion of formal OCC training
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated analytical skills and judgment
Demonstrated ability to respond to emergencies and manage stressful situations
Ability to work shift work
Candidate must receive a "Recommended" result on the System Operator / Power Dispatcher (SOPD) test to be eligible for consideration
Preferred:
Bachelors Degree Electrical Engineering
Associates Degree Electrical Engineering

Position Requirements

Optimize the practices, policies, procedures and programs to operate the electric and gas distribution system in a safe, reliable and efficient manner with the welfare of employees, customers, the public and shareholders in mind.

Follow established operating practices and procedures as they relate to customer restoration, switching and operating for scheduled and emergent work. Manage real-time system alarm status and loading conditions. Perform system restoration during storms and emergency events.

Perform the work of receiving, recording, routing, dispatching customer calls, information, orders, and emergency calls. Serve as the tagging authority by leading and directing the application of the safety tagging procedures. Execute line clearance orders by confirming and directing the placement of tags. Lead, direct and supervise associates in restoring customers and safely clearing and restoring equipment. Recognize and reinforce strong performers. Take appropriate administrative actions to address weak performers.

Control and operate the 2.4kV, 4kV and 13kV and 34kV distribution system and 34kV sub-transmission. Span of control includes all devices connected to the sub-transmission and distribution system, up to and including the following substation equipment: distribution circuit breakers, distribution busses, station aux power transformers, distribution transformers, transformer primary devices (34kV & 13kV), 13kV and 4kV busses, bus ties and incoming transmission line devices.

Control and operate the 34kV sub-transmission system up to and including the source circuit breaker at the substation.

Respond to all gas service interruptions and emergencies. Respond to electrical service interruptions involving all distribution and sub-transmission mentioned above.

Perform electrical switching on a planned, emergent and emergency basis on the 2.4 kV, 4kV, 13kV, and 34kV distribution system and 34kV sub-transmission system.

Maintain system voltages as well as line and equipment loadings within acceptable limits.

Maintain and apply a working knowledge of the Exelon Management Model for business controls and meet management's expectation for conducting effective business.
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION
Optimize the practices, policies, procedures and programs to operate the electric and gas distribution system in a safe, reliable and efficient manner with the welfare of employees, customers, the public and shareholders in mind.

Follow established operating practices and procedures as they relate to customer restoration, switching and operating for scheduled and emergent work. Manage real-time system alarm status and loading conditions. Perform system restoration during storms and emergency events.

Perform the work of receiving, recording, routing, dispatching customer calls, information, orders, and emergency calls. Serve as the tagging authority by leading and directing the application of the safety tagging procedures. Execute line clearance orders by confirming and directing the placement of tags. Lead, direct and supervise associates in restoring customers and safely clearing and restoring equipment. Recognize and reinforce strong performers. Take appropriate administrative actions to address weak performers.

Control and operate the 2.4kV, 4kV and 13kV and 34kV distribution system and 34kV sub-transmission. Span of control includes all devices connected to the sub-transmission and distribution system, up to and including the following substation equipment: distribution circuit breakers, distribution busses, station aux power transformers, distribution transformers, transformer primary devices (34kV & 13kV), 13kV and 4kV busses, bus ties and incoming transmission line devices.

Control and operate the 34kV sub-transmission system up to and including the source circuit breaker at the substation.

Respond to all gas service interruptions and emergencies. Respond to electrical service interruptions involving all distribution and sub-transmission mentioned above.

Perform electrical switching on a planned, emergent and emergency basis on the 2.4 kV, 4kV, 13kV, and 34kV distribution system and 34kV sub-transmission system.

Maintain system voltages as well as line and equipment loadings within acceptable limits.

Maintain and apply a working knowledge of the Exelon Management Model for business controls and meet management's expectation for conducting effective business.

Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Follow established policies, procedures and guidelines on distribution system operations. Maintain the system integrity, reliability and security of the transmission and distribution system, which includes 2.4kV, 4kV, 13kV and 34kV circuits and lines including limited associated substation equipment in a safe, reliable and efficient manner.
Gather and analyze system data to determine the feasibility of switching requests. Verify the safe and efficient operation of the electrical system.
Compile switching routines within system loading and system configuration parameters and provide guidelines to ensure proper clearance for switching requests. Develop and provide emergency switching plans based on last contingencies
Direct and supervise all electrical switching, placement of safety tags and testing activities on the system in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. Direct and supervise Gas system interruptions and emergencies.
Notify and direct appropriate personnel including but not limited to Operating, Construction, Customer and Contractor Personnel, as may be needed to take the necessary actions associated with outages, equipment failure, emergencies and various events on the distribution system.
Maintain system voltages, line and equipment loadings within acceptable limits
Keep supervisors informed of abnormal system conditions, major customer outages and equipment related problems
Maintain current system status information on SCADA displays, operating maps and switching routines. Interface with mapping and monitor the accuracy of new maps issued for project diagram and other related work.
Maintain operating log, interruption reports and associated records to accurately record system status and sequence of events.
Minimum:
Minimum of 3 years combined experience as a Distribution System Dispatcher II and/or Distribution System Dispatcher I, with no less than 1 year at the Distribution System Dispatcher II level OR
High school diploma or equivalent AND minimum of 8 years electric transmission / distribution experience
Thorough understanding of the EED distribution system, the ability to recognize system configuration and loading issues, ability to formulate contingency plans and thorough knowledge and understanding of proper operating procedures obtained through successful completion of formal OCC training
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated analytical skills and judgment
Demonstrated ability to respond to emergencies and manage stressful situations
Ability to work shift work
Candidate must receive a "Recommended" result on the System Operator / Power Dispatcher (SOPD) test to be eligible for consideration

Preferred:
Bachelors Degree Electrical Engineering
Associates Degree Electrical Engineering


Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.

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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