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System Operator Trainee - Sr in Jackson, Mississippi, United States, United States

* This position will be filled as a System Operator Trainee, System Operator I, II or Sr. based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. * JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:Safely and effectively manage the operations of Entergys bulk electric system from within the Transmission Control Center.  Effectively interact over the phone with MISO, field crews, substation personnel, contractors, neighboring power entities and other system operations personnel while carefully monitoring system conditions to anticipate and mitigate potentially dangerous and costly system issues which might impact reliability of the bulk electric system.  System operators continually train to hone their system knowledge and utilize simulation to practice new situations which broaden their expertise. Effectively respond and restore the bulk electric system to safe operating conditions before, during and after major system disturbances.  Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:Demonstrate effective understanding of general operating instructions, Entergy T&D Safety Manual, and Switching Tagging & Clearance ProceduresIdentify and contribute to the resolution of complex technical, operational and organizational issuesDevelop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and key strategic partnersDirect Entergys switching tagging and clearance processes in a way that will reinforce Entergy's commitment to safetyOperate the Entergy Control Area in compliance with all applicable FERC, NERC, and SERC Operating Policies to ensure the security and reliability of Entergys Bulk Power System and avoid potential regulatory violationsMonitor Transmission System parameters (i.e. voltage, line flows, equipment loading, alarm conditions, etc.) in real-time and initiate appropriate corrective actions as neededMaintain Entergys system within SOL and IROL limits; maintain accurate documentation concerning system conditions and actions taken (i.e. record essential system operating details in the appropriate manner and medium)Schedule, coordinate, and direct personnel in the performance of routine and emergency switching for transmission line and substation equipment outages; This includes planning and issuing switching orders as required for scheduled outages and taking mitigating actions following unscheduled outages.Communicate transmission system status to internal and external customers as permitted by FERC guidelines to ensure that Entergy executives and key stakeholders are aware of Bulk Power System conditions, restoration efforts and risks.Maintain transmission grid awareness by analyzing and appropriately responding to transmission and substation equipment SCADA alarms.Perform actions and assume responsibility as required for areas containing Cyber Security Assets.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and Transmission Control Center customers.Exhibit and continually display effective utilization and internalization of Entergy Employee Practices and behaviors related to respect, open & trusting interactions, diversity & inclusion, accountability, safety, flexibility, leadership and communications.Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills necessary to develop relationships, which will promote an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.Utilize appropriate analytical and technical skills to understand, communicate and resolve issues in response to a dynamic and changing work environment.Ability to manage multiple priorities--effective prioritization of competing issues, recognizing relevant constraints and opportunities.Effective communication to interact with personnel at all levels of organizationPeople management skills, including the ability to effectively coach others and hold others appropriately accountable MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Minimum Education:High school diploma or equivalent Minimum Experience:System Operator Trainee: High school diploma or equivalentSystem Operator I: Minimum experience level as a System Operator Trainee AND must be NERC certified and able to independently perform core functions of a system operatorSystem Operator II: Minimum of three years of experience as an Operator I or equivalent experienceSystem Operator, Sr.: Minimum of three years of experience as an Operator II or equivalent experience Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Ability to make and carry out clearly thought out operating decisions during both normal and emergency conditionsAbility to obtain NERC certification within the first twelve months of employment *If unable to obtain certification in the specified time period, employment for this position will be terminatedStrong technical and operational skills and be able to recognize off normal conditions per industry standardsAbility to work rotating shiftAbility to perform core duties of the jobPossess a strong computer proficiency Preference for the Following: Four-Year Degree in a technical area, preferably Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience to consist of the following:Two, preferably four years, of Control Room Operator experience, Transmission/Distribution utility experience, or experience in a transferable technical fieldRelevant military experienceExperience operating in an ISO, RTO or similar type market structureRelay, substation, and/or control center experience Electric Transmission or Distribution switching experienceOperational and technical knowledge of substation equipment & interpreting one-line diagramsDemonstrated understanding of powerflow and powerflow principlesOpenness and willingness to explore alternative approacheswillingness to drive change when needed Any Certificates, Licenses, etc.:NERC System Operator certification to be obtained within the first 12 months of employment #LI-DNPPrimary Location: Mississippi-JacksonJob Function: ProfessionalFLSA Status: ProfessionalRelocation Option: Level IIUnion description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBUNumber of Openings: 1Req ID: 97584Travel Percentage:Up to 25% An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement. WORKING CONDITIONS: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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