TCC (Transmission Control Center) Operations Planning Engineer - Metro Atlanta

Lithia Springs, GA

Operations Planning Engineer - (Transmission Control Center)

JOB SUMMARY

Operations Planners at the Transmission Control Center (TCC) ensure the Safe and Reliable operation of the Georgia Integrated Transmission System through providing efficient analysis and coordination to meet 10,000+ clearance requests supporting over $1B in construction and maintenance projects each year. Operations Planners also provide engineering analysis and support for real-time operators in meeting both routine events and major storms/system emergencies. Operations Planners work with a wide range of stakeholders to shape the design and integration of transmission facilities, solar and battery interconnections, large customer sites, and other major projects. Operations Planning is a required NERC Reliability Function and is critical to providing safe operating conditions for field personnel. The position requires in-depth knowledge of the power system, GPC databases, and tools, as well as expertise in power flow analysis, transient analysis, transmission switching, protective relaying, and facility ratings.

The successful candidate will gain extensive knowledge of Transmission System Operations and will build strong working relationships throughout Power Delivery, with other cross-functional areas, and with external stakeholders. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to train and develop subject matter and leadership expertise in many areas of System Operations including Operations Planning, Solar and Battery Integration, NERC and FERC Compliance, Physical and Cyber Security, Real-time Operations, Transmission Switching, Storm Restoration, Floor Support, and other areas.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct system operation planning studies using Power Network Analysis (PNA) and Power System Simulator for Engineering (PSSE) to evaluate near term, one month out, and long-term clearances associated with maintenance and construction projects. Work closely with the prearrange team in the clearance review process.

  • Facilitate completion of major maintenance and construction projects on the Georgia ITS and coordinate modeling and analysis with neighboring utilities and the PCC.

  • Coordinate clearance supporting major maintenance and construction projects working closely with Project Management, generation plants, TRMS, distribution, major customers, ITS participants, PCC, and other stakeholders.

  • Provide daily support to the System Operator by performing contingency modeling and analysis as needed and support restoration efforts during storms, Energy Emergency Alerts, and significant system events.

  • Provide training and mentoring to less experienced team members.

  • Shape operating processes and procedures to promote design and integration of transmission facilities, solar and battery interconnections, large customer sites and other major projects.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Prefer Electrical Engineering (or other relevant) degree with comparable power system experience.

  • Will also consider candidates without a degree who are NERC certified Senior Operators (or equivalent) with a minimum of 3 years of experience related to power system operations, clearance processes, power flow analysis, and operating tools/procedures.

  • Experience in one or more Power System areas (Operations, Planning, Construction, Protection & Control, Project Management, Maintenance, EMS/Operations Support, Substation Integration & Automation, Fault Analysis/Power Quality, Facility Ratings).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of power system analysis and modeling, T&D switching and clearance practices, NERC and FERC requirements applicable to Operations, construction and maintenance practices related to clearances, customer needs related to clearances and restoration, Fault Analysis, Facility Ratings.

  • Desired: Experience with GPC operating tools such as STOMP, EMS, PNA, TransMap, GPC storm and system alert practices, Georgia ITS processes and procedures, Redbook, and Section 0

  • Skilled in Project Management with ability to coordinate high volumes of complex projects with diverse internal and external stakeholders.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Takes personal responsibility for the quality of technical work. Strong attention to detail

  • Works independently and conscientiously with minimal supervision

  • Shows teamwork, communicates effectively, and helps foster a team environment.

  • Demonstrates Southern Company’s Our Values . Builds trusting relationships through personal integrity

  • Demonstrates personal commitment to Safety Excellence

  • Demonstrates leadership in fostering an inclusive environment

Other Requirements:

  • Pass and maintain Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Insider Threat Program (ITP) security clearance requirements. Adhere to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Standards of Conduct and Separation Protocol.

  • Role is responsible for storm support and may be asked to work shift during those events. This role involves occasional travel (<10%), typically not requiring overnight stays.

  • Must reside within a commutable distance of Lithia Springs, GA. Available work schedules include 5x8, 9x9, 4x10 with a flexible blend of teleworking opportunities.

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeogiaPower.com and connect with the Company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power).

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Identification: 5064

Job Category: Engineering

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Georgia Power

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