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Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
We are seeking a Power Supply Engineer to oversee the day-to-day operation of the System Control Center to ensure the City's electric system is operated in a safe, reliable and economic manner. You will plan, coordinate and direct the real-time activities of personnel responsible for directing and controlling the production of electricity, the delivery of appropriate levels of electric power for the utility's service area, and the distribution of electric power interchanges between Seattle City Light (SCL) and interconnected power utilities.
The Power Supply Engineer will serve as the subject matter expert for all aspects of the complicated array of reliability standards as they affect electric utility operations including generation, inter-change schedule, transmission and distribution of electric power and regional energy systems. This role will be responsible for compliance associated with the requirements of North American Electric Reliability Corporation reliability standards.
This position will work with a variety of contacts including departmental executive management regarding operating conditions and system status; engineers and field operations management to coordinate work on electric power system projects; counterparts from other utilities regarding operating conditions and contractual matters; and federal and regional regulatory agencies to ensure safety and compliance; and other City departments to coordinate projects.
The successful candidate will also oversee the safe operation of the bulk electric system by working with numerous regulatory standards, safety and technical guidelines, agreements, procedures and operating manuals,and applying independent judgment in scheduling electric power generation and interchanges based on the analysis of system conditions.
This position will report to the Systems Operations Director and will report out the System Control Center in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.
Supervises, coordinates and directs the personnel and the activities responsible for the operation of Seattle City Light's electric power system.
Approves and supervises delivery of electric power interchange schedules between SCL power sources and with other utilities, ensuring system requirements, regulatory compliance and contractual obligations are met.
Monitors, provides input and implements enhancements to the outage management, energy management and other systems used to manage Seattle City Light's electrical system.
Conducts, analyzes and provides recommendations and resolutions to power system problems.
Coordinates with other utilities activities related to electricity production, transmission and distribution.
Ensures appropriate response to emergency situations 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Oversees preparation for and execution of compliance audits and provides annual certification of compliance.
Prepares reports on performance including compliance, reliability, etc.
Develops and implements System Operations policies and procedures. Provides guidance in developing and administering training for power dispatching staff.
Advises department executive management on policy issues related to operations of SCL and regional electric power systems.
Authoritative representative of the utility at citywide and regional electric power supply meetings.
Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.
Work is performed in a normal City work/office and control room environments.
May be required to work nights, evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
Education: Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related filed.
Experience: At least 10 years experience in all aspects of power system operation of high voltage electrical systems and a demonstrated ability to supervise.
A combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class will be evaluated on case by case basis.
Certification/License: Current State of Washington driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Must maintain the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) System Operator certification at the "Reliability Coordinator" level.
Ability to effectively communicate with executive management and field personnel.
Ability to work under extreme pressure, while responding to various emergency operation conditions.
Broad understanding of electrical utility design and operational principles and practices, as well as detailed knowledge of the Seattle City Light electrical system and its operations.
Must possess a working knowledge of information technology as applied to electric utility operation and energy transmission equipment.
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a completed application via this bulletin and attach the following:
A cover letter describing how your qualifications and experience meet those required and desired for the position.
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history, education verification, employment verification and driving history review.
Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/.
City Of Seattle, WA