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Transmission System Coordinator (ALL LEVELS)

ITC Holdings Corp.

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Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: July 21, 2022
Reference Code: 500251
JOB SUMMARY

TSC Associate :

Under the supervision of a certified Transmission System Coordinator and Training staff, ensures the safe and reliable operation of the electric transmission system by creating and issuing switching and protective tagging orders, monitoring and responding to system conditions, performing voltage control, coordinating operations with interconnected entities, running power flow studies and determining corrective actions in emergency situations.

TSC I & TSC II

Ensures the safe and reliable operation of the electric transmission system by creating and issuing switching and protective tagging orders, monitoring and responding to system conditions, performing voltage control, coordinating operations with interconnected entities, running power flow studies and determining corrective actions in emergency situations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

All Levels
  • Analyzes each equipment outage request and plans the orderly shutdown of the specific equipment
  • Monitors system security using the Energy Management System (EMS) and other tools provided; runs operation power flow studies when necessary.
  • Coordinates switching and protective red tagging orders with interconnected companies.
  • Develops restoration plans for unplanned outages; reacts to unplanned outages by taking corrective action to restore system to its normal state, including dispatching necessary workforce to repair the source of the outage.
  • Writes reports regarding major outages or system events and their corrective actions for management and public relations personnel.
  • Maintains and increases personal knowledge of transmission system and its equipment by participating in table-top exercises, direct study, seminars, system simulation exercises and field visits.

TSC Associate Responsibilities
  • Complete training activities as necessary to achieve NERC System Operator Certificate at the Reliability Coordinator level

TSC I and TSC II Responsibilities
  • Always complies with all applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and applicable Regional Entity reliability standards.
  • Takes or directs any action necessary during normal and emergency conditions to maintain the stability of the transmission system, including implementing load shedding or directing load shedding by local distribution companies.
  • Creates and issues switching and protective red tagging orders on the transmission system to place equipment in and out of service.
  • Maintains accurate and complete shift log of events that occur during shift, including all normal and emergency operational events and computer systems hardware/software problems.
  • Uses English as the language for all communications between and among operating personnel responsible for the real-time generation control and operation of the interconnected Bulk Electric System.
  • Maintains NERC System Operator Certificate at the Reliability Coordinator level.
  • Assists in the training of lower level Transmission System Coordinators.

REQUIREMENTS

TSC, Associate
  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical school training or relevant, equivalent experience and/or education.
  • Primary work location is Ann Arbor, MI with frequent travel to Novi, MI for training.

TSC 1
  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical school training or relevant, equivalent experience and/or education.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in real time operation, or successful completion of the Transmission System Coordinator, Associate training program required.
  • North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) Certified System Operator Reliability Coordinator certificate.
  • Primary work location is Novi, MI with frequent travel to Ann Arbor, MI for training.

TSC 2
  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical school training or relevant, equivalent experience and/or education.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in real time operations, preferably in a transmission control room environment.
  • North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) Certified System Operator Reliability Coordinator certificate.
  • Primary work location is Novi, MI with frequent travel to Ann Arbor, MI for training.

All Levels
  • Ability to work rotating shifts - ongoing coverage needed after training is complete. Training is a day shift for 18 months.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, work in a high stress environment with speed and accuracy and have excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Possesses good analytical ability and able to make independent decisions based on analysis in a limited time frame.
  • Ability to provide leadership in emergency situations.
  • Possesses computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer. ITC does not sponsor employment visas, such as H-1B or TN visas.
About this Employer‍

ITC, a Fortis company, is the energy industry’s leading electricity transmission company. We deliver bulk electrical energy from power generating plants along high-voltage lines to the local distribution system of utilities serving communities. We invest in power lines that will meet the needs of the 21st century.

As the only fully independent transmission company in the U.S., our business is not distracted by electricity generation or distribution. Transmission is our sole focus. As a result, we can concentrate fully on planning, building, operating and investing in high-value, highly-reliable electricity transmission to our customers and communities.

ITC owns and operates high-voltage transmission facilities in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. ITC’s grid development focus includes growth through regulated infrastructure investment as well as domestic and international expansion through merchant and other commercial development opportunities.