System Operations Scheduler

Website ATCO

Job Description:

This position coordinates the outage and permit scheduling to ensure the ATCO Electric Electrical system is operated in a safe and secure manner within the Alberta Interconnected Electrical System (AIES). The position is responsible for scheduling and coordinating outages to Electrical Systems and facilities for ATCO Electric, affiliates, and third parties and interacting with the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), and other utilities such as BC Transmission Corporation, SaskPower, Fortis, and REAs where required. This is accomplished by coordinating maintenance and construction activities involving distribution, transmission, generation, SCADA and related communication systems within the company system.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review/update SLDs as required for Projects and new construction. Provide input into layout and additions ad required.
  • Submitting weekly outage reports.
  • Provided input into internal and external practices and procedures for the operation of the Electrical system.
  • Assists in Scheduling planned maintenance on electrical system equipment and facilities. Co-ordinates with field staff to schedule “opportunities” for combined outages, etc.
  • Reviews procedures and reporting to ensure compliance to operating procedures and practices.
  • Provide, discusses maintenance plans, assessments, and mitigation plans with the SOC Operators as required to ensure understanding.
  • Responsible for the management of the Control Room Operating Window (CROW) software user interface and access.
  • Provides maintenance schedules, risk assessments, and mitigation plans to affected parties as well as the AESO as required.
  • Assists and provides direction in the preparation of switching orders.
  • Responsible for ensuring updated substation documentation is available for operating staff. This should progress to ensure substation operating procedures are updated.
  • Assesses the risk of outages and develops mitigation plans as required.
  • Assists with investigations and provides input into incident reports related to switching incidents as required.
  • Participate on Committees and Construction teams representing System Operations Scheduling.

Job Requirements:

  • Superior leadership, interpersonal, communication, and troubleshooting/problem solving skills.
  • Non-Bulk Operator Training Program.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act and regula
  • Support alignment opportunities of the operation of Non-Bulk and Bulk Electrical System.
  • Knowledge of electrical principles, systems and switching procedures EOS Alberta electrical system and application of
  • SCADA, telecommunications technology and systems.
  • Proficient in the use of applied computer application programs such as Excel, Word, Maximo, CROW and OSI OpenNet, InterGraph, Adobe.
  • Must adhere to safety sensitive and CIP compliance protocols.
  • Bulk Operator Training Program.
  • Full understanding with applicable sections of the AESO Policies and NERC Standards (eg AESO policy 306.4).
  • Ability and experience working on teams in a fast-paced environment. Proven ability to remain calm and make expert decisions in high stress situations with tight timelines.
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong mathematical skills, i.e. algebra and trigonometry, and have a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity.
  • Knowledge of appropriate ATCO Electric policies and procedures.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required to be successful in this position.
  • Threeyears’ experience as a System Operator. Applicants with lesser qualifications will be required to complete
  • Grade 12 and certification as a Journeyman Powerline Technician, Power Systems Electrician, Industrial Electrician or a
  • Technology Diploma related to the electrical field from a recognized institute of technology.

Job Details:

Company: ATCO

Job Category: Private

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Vegreville, Alberta, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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