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Electric Distribution Controller

Company Name:
Confidential Company
Position Type:
Full-time
This position is responsible for the safe, reliable operation of We Energies' distribution system. This includes initiating corrective actions for system problems, accurately maintaining operating records and recording the system configuration. The EDC ensures work is conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with established policies, work methods, standards and the Protective Card Procedure.
Electric Distribution Controller is responsible for:
- Safe, reliable operation of We Energies' electric distribution system. This includes initiating corrective actions for system problems, accurately maintaining operating records and recording the system configuration.
- Ensures work is conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with established policies, work methods, standards and the Protective Card Procedure.
- Interact effectively with peers, care center, media relations, senior company management and field operations employees to meet business unit goals and information needs.
o Maintain awareness of weather conditions and initiate actions to manage weather impact on distribution system.
o Operate CADOPS (system) to accurately reflect outage conditions including number of customers affected, outage cause and estimated time of restoration.
o Troubleshoot, diagnose and initiate repairs of distribution system problems.
o Develop and implement bridging plans to restore customer outages.
o Assign emergent work to various departments.
o Provide work direction to troubleshooters for planned switching and to restore customer outages.
o Develop recovery plans for equipment in its last contingency.
o Prepare switching orders in response to requests from customers and company personnel.
o Assign planned switching work to troubleshooters and crews to support construction and maintenance activities as well as to achieve on time switching commitments.
o Work with field personnel, police and fire departments during public emergency situations to ensure responder and public safety.
The individual selected for this position will participate in a work schedule rotation, 24 hrs /day, 7 days/week.
REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must possess leadership ability, sound business acumen and strong, relevant technical knowledge which includes electrical theory as it applies to distribution systems, utility distribution equipment including system protection devices and an understanding of the occupational hazards associated with distribution system equipment.
The ability to cope with stressful situations, to make sound operating decisions and to interact effectively with others including governmental agencies and customers is essential.
Candidates must be proficient at operating a personal computer.
Successful completion of the System Operator Power Dispatcher (SOPD) selection test is required for this position. Additionally, successful candidate will be required to complete and pass an in-house training program, approximately 1 year duration.
This position requires unescorted access to certain critical cyber assets which would require applicants to satisfy all Company and NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standard 004 security requirements, which includes a background investigation.

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