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Become A Transmission System Operator

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Working As A Transmission System Operator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Processing Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $49,610

    Average Salary

What Does A Transmission System Operator Do At Exelon

* Leads and performs assignments in specialized areas requiring extensive engineering expertise.
* Leads and performs engineering tasks associated with a critical or analytical engineering project or a small number of complex projects that require specialized knowledge in many areas.
* Evaluates, develops, implements and leads projects that have significant financial and operational impact.
* Participates in department planning, provide budget recommendations and monitor performance for the accomplishment of committed results.
* Performs assignments while acting independently, and may lead multi-discipline teams.
* Serves as an expert in specialized area.
* Acts as an expert witness or provide expert opinions as required.
* Provides recommendations and implements action plans to improve performance and cost effectiveness.
* Provides training and/or guidance to others

What Does A Transmission System Operator Do At First Energy Corp.

* Administering the System Operator training program in compliance with PJM/NERC standards
* Monitoring the development and delivery of training by internal and external personnel
* Monitoring PJM/NERC Reliability Standards changes and developing and updating training materials to remain in compliance
* Developing effective processess for evaluating training programs
* Ensuring operators maintain PJM/NERC certifications
* Providing documentation of compliance to PJM/NERC requirements
* Coordinating the auditing of of training activities to ensure continous process improvement
* Ensuring the Transmission Training & Development group maintains PJM/NERC Continuing Education Provider status
* Monitoring and evaluating student performance and providing remediation, counseling and tutoring services as needed
* Programming and Dispatchers Training Simulator, running emergency scenarios for personnel, and monitoring and evaluating employee performance on the simulator
* Representing the company at forums and industry group meetings
* Recommending and implementing solutions to complex issues and assignments
* Providing assistance during emergencies and storm related activities

What Does A Transmission System Operator Do At PPL Corporation

* Direct the operation of the Transmission System in a manner which will enable the system to survive the loss of the next worst single line, transformer, or bus fault, as defined in RFC guidelines, PJM's operating manuals & PPL's Reliability Principles and Practices.
* Analyze prearranged maintenance outage requests on the Transmission System to insure reliable, "single contingency criterion" operation.
* Reschedule the facility outage or reconfigure the system, as necessary, to assure reliable operation.
* Direct the application of PPL's Permit and Tag procedures on the Bulk Power Transmission system and prepare all related documents to promote safety and reliability of the Bulk Electric System.
* Continually analyze the transmission system operation, using available tools including the Transmission Management System (RTNET/RTCA) and other external inputs, to quickly recognize abnormalities and take cognitive, corrective action to return the system to normal.
* Supervise and assist in operational activities of the System Operators as required.
* Direct System Operator operational activities during emergencies involving transmission level lines and substations as required.
* Following partial or total power system collapse, direct and control system restoration activities, including command and control of available generation resources and transmission facilities, to insure a safe, reliable, secure, and expeditious return to normal operation.
* Implement Emergency Procedures, at the discretion of a Sr.
* Transmission System Operator or Transmission System Operator, for the purpose of maintaining system integrity.
* This may include shedding load when system conditions deteriorate.
* Optimize operation of TMS and associated computer systems through continuous monitoring of performance characteristics, performing or coordinating database updates, and identifying and correcting areas of deteriorating application performance.
* Produce and disseminate real time system information and/or daily activity reports, as necessary, to appropriate personnel, i.e. Public Utility Commission, PEMA, Company Management, and other Utilities.
* Produce and maintain the ELCP, DRO and PDDR reports for Transmission Operations.
* Assist in supporting PPL EU portfolio strategy by developing and maintaining PPL EU's mid-term and long-term outage plan.
* Actively participate in and engage other departments in developing the outage plan and an evaluation of the risk to the system.
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Transmission System Operator Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Carrier

  • Chinese

  • Swahili

  • Turkish

  • German

  • Mandarin

  • Kinyarwanda

  • Russian

  • Korean

  • Lingala

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Top Transmission System Operator Skills

  1. Communications Systems
  2. Multichannel Line-of-Site
  3. Communication Security Devices
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Supervised a team of 4-10 personnel on the installation, maintenance and operation of secure tactical/strategic telecommunications systems.
  • Assisted team members in the installation and operation of multichannel line-of-site and troposphere scatter communications systems.
  • Installed, operated, and performed preventive maintenance checks and services, and maintenance on communication security devices.
  • Resolved installation, repair, overhaul, and modification problems associated with communications equipment.
  • Installed, operated, and performed preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned power generators.

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