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Network Operator

Location
Ayer, MA, United States

Posted on
Jul 13,2019

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About us
Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.
To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.
National Grid is seeking a
Network Operator for a position within the HVDC O&M department at our Ayers, MA location.
Job Purpose
Responsible for the 7/24 safe and reliable operation of the 2000 MW HVDC interconnection. Coordinate with ISO-NE, HQ and REMVEC for all import/export interchanges. Monitor and respond to alarms to ensure the facility is operated within established operating criteria. Document and provide notification for all events.
Key Accountabilities
Independently work rotating 12 hour shifts to safely and reliably operate the HVDC Interconnection.
Monitor stations and equipment to maintain all within operating limits and design ratings.
Monitor and adjust Mvars to meet system needs without violating station ratings.
Respond to all alarms and network abnormalities and determine best corrective actions.
Maintain knowledge of and administer HVDC Common Operating Instructions.
Work with REMVEC to ensure system security as impacted by HVDC. Adhere to all ISO-NE Operating Procedures for bulk transmission.
Communicate operational changes and outage requests with REMVEC, ISO-NE, Hydro Quebec
Issue switching orders as Local Control Authority for 480V station critical equipment.
Provide emergency response to failures and contingencies.
Optimize and track DC Network availability performance and provide reports, including CIGRE and utilization, to the Operations Manager.
Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
Qualifications
Associates degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience in electric transmission systems.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of electrical utility system.
On National Grid Clearance and Control list or able to qualify within 3 months.
Willing and available to respond to scheduling emergencies to support the HVDC Network operations
Must be reliable, trustworthy and able to work well in a strong team environment.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are a must.
Knowledge of High Voltage Transmission Systems. Experience with HVDC Operations a strong plus.
Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
Strong computer skills, knowledge in or ability to learn various National Grid software applications especially Microsoft Office products.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision with demonstrated critical thinking ability.
More Information
This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.
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Independently work rotating 12 hour shifts to safely and reliably operate the HVDC Interconnection.
Monitor stations and equipment to maintain all within operating limits and design ratings.
Monitor and adjust Mvars to meet system needs without violating station ratings.
Respond to all alarms and network abnormalities and determine best corrective actions.
Maintain knowledge of and administer HVDC Common Operating Instructions.
Work with REMVEC to ensure system security as impacted by HVDC. Adhere to all ISO-NE Operating Procedures for bulk transmission.
Communicate operational changes and outage requests with REMVEC, ISO-NE, Hydro Quebec
Issue switching orders as Local Control Authority for 480V station critical equipment.
Provide emergency response to failures and contingencies.
Optimize and track DC Network availability performance and provide reports, including CIGRE and utilization, to the Operations Manager.
Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required



Qualifications
Associates degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience in electric transmission systems.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of electrical utility system.
On National Grid Clearance and Control list or able to qualify within 3 months.
Willing and available to respond to scheduling emergencies to support the HVDC Network operations
Must be reliable, trustworthy and able to work well in a strong team environment.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are a must.
Knowledge of High Voltage Transmission Systems. Experience with HVDC Operations a strong plus.
Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
Strong computer skills, knowledge in or ability to learn various National Grid software applications especially Microsoft Office products.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision with demonstrated critical thinking ability.
More Information

This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience. National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.


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