As an engineer for Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC), a member of the electric utility industry, you’ll support the GSOC System Control Center (SCC) by providing expertise in the following areas:
You will be critical in ensuring one-line diagrams are accurate and relay data sheets/operating instructions are up-to-date. Also, you will analyze forced outages and significant events and provide engineering support to the GSOC Operators. You will be expected to provide technical recommendations and detailed presentations on Integrated Transmission System operations, switching issues, and SCADA requirements to all levels of GSOC and other business partners.
The successful engineer will understand and analyze engineering standards, NERC Reliability Standards, and security standards of the Integrated Transmission System of Georgia. From that knowledge, you will create and/or modify GSOC guidelines, procedures, and policies to support the GSOC SCC.
You will serve as mentor to less experienced engineers. As representative of GSOC Operations, you will coordinate with various departments on:
Outages and operating conditions
SCADA Alarm Issues
RTU end to end testing
Bachelor Degree in Engineering or a related field
Senior: 6-9 years engineering experience in supporting transmission control room operations in an electric utility company or in an engineering position performing planning, design, protection & controls, or project management for transmission or distribution systems. Should be knowledgeable in most of the following areas: ECS network modeling and applications, NERC standards relating to transmission planning and operation, switching practices, substation design practices, system protection and control, project management practices, SCADA systems.
Principal: At least ten years of experience in the electric utility industry as outlined above for the Senior level. Experience could include Transmission Planning, Protection, Relaying, or Field Test Engineering.
Senior: Bachelor Degree in Engineering or a related field with five years engineering experience in one or more of the above stated areas and an additional five years of experience in other electric utility related areas.
Principal: Bachelor Degree in Engineering or a related field with five years engineering experience in one or more of the above stated areas and an additional ten years of experience in other electric utility related areas.
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations
EIT or PE certification desired but not required. Must be certified (or become certified in 6 months) to perform switching on the ITS and maintain an adequate level of competence. Must obtain and maintain Bulk Electric System Cyber Authorized Status as defined in GSOC's CIP Cyber Security Policy 301 and NERC Reliability Standard CIP 004 - Personnel Risk Assessment.
Knowledge of Transmission Operations and Planning with specific background in four of the following areas: Transmission switching, distribution substation switching, substation maintenance, substation protective relay operation, settings, and testing, load flow analysis, reliability reporting, system event/outage analysis and investigation. Must be proficient in PC spreadsheet and database applications. Experience with utility energy management systems desired. Excellent oral/written communication skills and effective speaking/presentation abilities.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 183
About Georgia System Operations Corporation
Georgia System Operations Corporation is a not-for-profit system operations company, operating as a cooperative. Our members are 38 of Georgia’s distribution electric membership corporations, Oglethorpe Power Corporation and Georgia Transmission Corporation. GSOC is one of four companies, along with OPC, GTC and Smarr EMC, that this group of EMCs — the distribution Members — formed to provide and deliver wholesale electric services to them. These 38 EMCs light up half the households in Georgia, covering two-thirds of the state.
GSOC was formed in 1997 when OPC spun off its transmission and system operations business units to form GTC and GSOC, respectively, although GSOC, in effect, has been managing system operations since 1990.
As the system operator, GSOC ensures reliable, independent system operations by monitoring and controlling electric generation for OPC, transmission for GTC and balancing resources with loads for our Member-owners' scheduling groups. GSOC's system operations meets the Member-owners' electricity demands from generation to transmission. GSOC complies with all applicable FERC operating and reliability standards, as delegated to SERC Reliabilit...y Corporation by the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO), North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
Our corporate setup is unique in the electric utility industry. Most electric utility corporations operate as investor-owned utilities; that is, in addition to their customers, they also serve their investors. GSOC's business model is truly a cooperative. We're member-owned and member-directed, and each EMC has a voice in how we serve them and how we operate.