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Supervisor, Grid Applications Development

Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: September 1, 2022
Reference Code: R1118
AT ERCOT, our diverse and dynamic work environment provides a platform on which employees can work together to build the future of the Texas power grid and wholesale market utilizing the latest technologies and resources. We encourage you to join our talented, dedicated workforce to develop world-class solutions for today and tomorrow's energy challenges while learning new skills and growing your career.

ERCOT is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion at all levels of our company. It is the cornerstone of our corporate values of accountability, leadership, innovation, trust, and expertise. We accept and celebrate those that join us and recognize that individuals with a wide variety of talents, ideas, and experiences propel the innovation that drives our success. A diverse and inclusive workforce strengthens us and allows for a collaborative environment to solve the challenges that face our industry today and in the future.

ERCOT offers the flexibility to work both in and out of the office within the state of Texas, providing our employees with an enhanced work life balance.

Seeking a Supervisor, Grid Application Development manages the day to day and strategic operations.

  • Leads a professional staff that develops and prototypes software tools used to assist control room Operators, Outage Coordinators, and Operations and Planning Engineers in the analysis of data needed to maintain the reliability of the Grid
  • Evaluates system performance standards and contributes to the development strategy for the tools and applications needed by Grid Operations and Planning
  • Plays a key role in observing what tools are needed, determining what capabilities are already available, and developing new tools to address unmet needs
  • Investigation, evaluation, and bench-marking of new display and tool technologies
  • Supervises and performs the following departmental functions
  • Development of operational awareness and analytical tools used by System Operators in the control room
  • Investigation, analysis, and development of data displays needed by System Operators
  • Development of new and existing analytical tools used by Engineers and Coordinators to maintain system reliability
  • Provide documentation and guidance needed by Project teams in order to deploy new tools
  • Provide documentation and guidance for the development of training and training material
  • Develop vendor applications to their fullest extent through changes in software, processes, and training
  • Responsible for hiring, coaching, training, and performance management of staff.
  • Frequently interacts with direct reports and functional peer groups. Interaction normally requires the ability to gain cooperation of others.
  • Provides direct supervision to professional individual contributors and/or skilled, support individual contributors. Acts as an advisor to department and may become actively involved, as required, to meet schedules and resolve problems. A small portion of time is normally spent performing individual tasks related to the department. Typically has full responsibility for direct reports.
  • May provide input to budgeting and financial decisions that impact the department. Requests approval for financial actions beyond a limited scope per policy.
  • Scheduling work for employees
  • On-the-job training and coaching employees
  • Reviews and approves staff timesheets and leave requests
  • Interacts with Project Management staff in the development and execution of project implementation plans
  • Interact with Project Teams to implement new tools and system changes in production environments
  • Requires minimum 5 years related work experience and 1 year in a leadership role preferred in excess of degree requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in transmission planning/analysis or system operations
  • Knowledgeable in the modeling of transmission systems, energy markets, utility operations, and/or LMP markets
  • Prior experience supervising or leading a team or projects preferred
Proficiency in the following areas Required:
  • Alstom/GE applications or comparable
  • PI
  • Cognos or other reporting applications
  • Programming in VBA, Matlab, Python
  • Database querying (SQL, ODBC)
  • ERCOT data architecture (security, table structures)
  • ERCOT Grid Operations and Planning
  • Bachelor's Degree : Electrical Engineering or related field (Required)
  • Master's Degree : Electrical Engineering, Business Administration, or related field (Preferred)
  • or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge to a major in such fields is required
  • NERC Certification as a Reliability Coordinator is preferred
  • PE Professional Engineer (Preferred)
Work Location:
  • There are requirements in this role that will be required to be performed on-site in Taylor, TX. It is estimated that your business area will require this position to be on-site at least (2) days per week. Circumstances and business needs may require you to be on-site more often. On-site requirements are at the discretion of Management.
  • Remote work schedules shall be performed within Texas. Log-ins during out of state business travel, and any temporary remote work arrangements must be submitted and approved by HR.
The foregoing description reflects the minimum qualifications and the essential functions of the position that must be performed proficiently with or without reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. It is not an exhaustive list of the duties expected to be performed, and management may, at its discretion, revise or require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This job description is not intended to create a contract of employment with ERCOT. Both ERCOT and the employee may exercise their employment-at-will rights at any time.

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About this Employer‍

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers -- representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. As the independent system operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric grid that connects more than 52,700+ miles of transmission lines and 1,030+ generation units, including PUNs. It also performs financial settlement for the competitive wholesale bulk-power market and administers retail switching for 8 million premises in competitive choice areas. ERCOT is a membership-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors and subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature. Its members include consumers, cooperatives, generators, power marketers, retail electric providers, investor-owned electric utilities, transmission and distribution providers and municipally owned electric utilities.