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PPL Corporation Sr Transmission System Operato in Pennsylvania



Sr Transmission System Operato

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Direct the operation of the Transmission System in a manner which will enable the system to survive the loss of the next worst single line, transformer, or bus fault, as defined in RFC guidelines, PJM's operating manuals & PPL's Reliability Principles and Practices.

  2. Analyze prearranged maintenance outage requests on the Transmission System to insure reliable, "single contingency criterion" operation. Reschedule the facility outage or reconfigure the system, as necessary, to assure reliable operation.

  3. Direct the application of PPL's Permit and Tag procedures on the Bulk Power Transmission system and prepare all related documents to promote safety and reliability of the Bulk Electric System.

  4. Continually analyze the transmission system operation, using available tools including the Transmission Management System (RTNET/RTCA) and other external inputs, to quickly recognize abnormalities and take cognitive, corrective action to return the system to normal. Supervise and assist in operational activities of the System Operators as required. Direct System Operator operational activities during emergencies involving transmission level lines and substations as required.

  5. Following partial or total power system collapse, direct and control system restoration activities, including command and control of available generation resources and transmission facilities, to insure a safe, reliable, secure, and expeditious return to normal operation.

  6. Direct the implementation of Emergency Procedures, eitherunilaterally or at the direction of PJM, for the purpose of maintaining system integrity. This may include shedding load when system conditions deteriorate. Written authorization is posted in the transmission

control center enabling the Transmission System Operator to make decision to shed load during emergencies.

  1. Optimize operation of TMS and associated computer systems through continuous

monitoring of performance characteristics, performing or coordinating database updates, and identifying and correcting areas of deteriorating application performance.

  1. Produce and disseminate real timesystem information and/or daily activity reports, as necessary, to appropriate personnel, i.e. FERC, RF, DOE, Public Utility Commission, PEMA, Company Management, and other Utilities. Produce and maintain the ELCP, Transmission Operations Daily Report.

  2. Assist in supporting PPL EU portfolio strategy by developing, maintaining, and evaluating PPL EUs Mid Term and Long Term outage plan. Actively participate in and engage other departments in developing the outage plan and an evaluation of the risk to the system.

  3. Provides direct OJT and mentoring for Transmission System Operators, Operating Engineers, and Transmission System Operator-NC, coordinating those activities with the

TD&I training group assigned to Transmission Operations. Models the human performance behaviors desirable for Transmission System Operators, Operating Engineers and Transmission System Operators-NC.

  1. Keeps knowledgeable of all technical aspects of the transmission system and its

technological advancements, including those supporting computerized data associated with the Transmission Management System through constant study and personal development.

  1. Can substitute on a temporary basis for TCC Operations Manager.

  2. Physical presence in the office/on-site to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

  3. May be assigned an Electric Utilities emergency and storm role. This is a special assignment that comes into play during storms and other emergencies when the company needs to restore power or respond to other issues affecting customer service. This role may necessitate the need to work after-hours, outside of your normal schedule.

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Position Summary:

Responsible for operating the 69 kV through 500 kv transmission system for PPL Electric Utilities. Direct the reliable and secure operation of PPL Electric Utility's Transmission System in accordance with FERC, NERC, and RF guidelines, and PJM's and PPL's Reliability Principles and Practices on a minute to minute basis. The Sr. Transmission System Operator directs Transmission System Operator (TSO), Operating Engineer, Transmission System Operator-NC, System Operating, Distribution Operations,

and Electrical Test personnel in the operation, maintenance, and installation of Transmission equipment and facilities under the control and responsibility of Transmission Operations.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Basic Qualifications:

  1. Associate's degree with two (2) years of industry related experience or in lieu of degree, 3-5 years of industry related experience will be considered.

  2. Must be willing to do shift work and work overtime

  3. Pre-employment testing is required: PSP Psychological Testing

  4. Successful completion of formal Transmission System Operator Training

  5. Basic Computer Skills

  6. PJM Transmission Operator certification andcompletion of PPL EU Transmission System Operator training program are required within one (1) year of attaining position.

  7. PJM Generation certification is required within two (2) years ofattaining position.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Regular or Temporary:


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree

  2. PJM Transmission System Operator certification and/or NERC Transmission Operator certification

  3. Ability and initiative to organize and direct several concurrent activities, under extreme pressure

Full-time or Part-time:


Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities – Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities – provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad.

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