The purpose of this position is to provide analytical and technical support to Dispatch in electric system operations ensuring safe and efficient power delivery that meets all requirements outlined by NERC/WECC Reliability Standards, Washington State Electrical Workers Safety Rules, FERC license requirements and Grant PUD operating procedures. This position will also provide technical support to Dispatch in operating the District’s power production projects as well as back-up support to Wholesale Marketing Supply in planning and developing river operating strategies. The position will also serve as subject matter expert contributing to Dispatch’s NERC Compliance response.
Essential Functions: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Report to the Dispatch Manager and be responsible for providing System Operators operational and technical support in all aspects of power generation, interchange, electric system switching, system outage restoration and river flow in a manner that meets established procedures, policies, and operational best practices.
Provide guidance and solutions to improve standard operating procedures. Identify key deficiencies in procedures and make recommendations on improvements; ensure compliance with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requirements governing Grant PUD’s power distribution operations; review Washington State Electrical Worker Safety Rules and recommend improvements to operational procedures ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations; escalate non-compliance issues to management while providing solutions to meet compliance standards.
Coordinate Dispatch operations with internal and external groups; facilitate real-time operations with internal groups in Control Systems Engineering, Power Delivery Engineering, Power Delivery Construction and Maintenance, and Power Production; Coordinate operations with external groups including the Reliability Coordinator, neighboring Balancing Authorities, and Transmission Operations ensuring safe, efficient, and reliable power delivery across all Grant PUD’s infrastructure and operating areas.
Act as subject matter expert to increase competency of all parties involved while maintaining relationships critical to successful partnerships with other business units.
Perform transmission and distribution power flow studies when necessary; deliver study results, including recommendations, to decision makers for their review, consideration, and implementation; provide stakeholders with all information required to make decisions on the safe, reliable, and efficient power distribution.
Monitor the recent operation of Grant PUD’s power production projects to evaluate consistency with established operating plans. Maintain knowledge of recent and near-term power and non-power hydraulic constraints and operating objectives to the operation of the projects.
Performs related duties as required or assigned.
Demonstrated commitment to Grant PUD’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan and Vision 2021. The incumbent should be familiar with these organizational priorities and behave in a way that aligns with these expectations.
Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures.
Actively participate in all aspects of our safety program, including but not limited to:
• Following all safety policies and procedures;
• Alerting supervisors and coworkers to unsafe or hazardous working conditions;
• Reporting any safety incidents or close calls within 24 hours to your supervisor; and
• Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding your own safety performance.