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Associate Energy Control Center Dispatcher

Company: Duke Energy Corporation
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives. Build an exciting, rewarding career with us help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits. Position Summary The Associate Dispatcher is a training position for becoming a Dispatcher (System Operator) in the Duke Energy Florida Energy Control Center. The job responsibility of the Associate Dispatcher is to complete Duke Energy's Dispatcher Qualification Program during the initial 12 -15 months of their employment. The goal of the program is to develop proficiency in all System Operator functions through the use of various training methods including the classroom, on-the-job training, field experience, and power system simulation. The System Operator functions includes operating and maintaining the high voltage transmission system in a safe, reliable, and economic manner; coordinating and directing high voltage transmission system switching activities for normal maintenance and power restoration; optimizing resources to regulate system voltage; continually analyzing the high voltage electric system to determine harmful contingencies; forming contingency plans to mitigate consequences and implementing contingency plans should the event occur. A System Operator must also optimize all generation resources. Generating units must be controlled so that production costs are minimized. This optimization would include requesting Energy Trading to buy supplemental energy to offset more expensive resources or providing Energy Trading with an accurate amount of excess generation to sell when resources are not fully utilized. The System Operator must evaluate and manage requests for use of Duke Energy's transmission system to ensure comparable treatment required by federal law for all transmission customers. In addition, the System Operator calculates and post remaining transmission capability that is for sale and coordinates energy transactions with other electric utilities. Controlling and monitoring a power system is a 24-hour operation and therefore requires System Operators to work 12-hour rotating shifts. Specific Requirements: * The position requires a two part pre-employment testing. The first part of pre-employment testing requires the candidate to pass the EEI System Operator/Power Dispatcher (SOPD) Test. Upon SOPD recommendation, the candidate may be invited to a site visit for an industrial psychologist assessment and interview with Duke Energy employees. * In addition, acceptance into this position requires that the candidate pass a 7-year background check and successfully complete training on critical infrastructure protection. Once accepted into Duke Energy's Dispatcher Qualification Program, the Associate Dispatcher will be required to pass a North American Electric Reliability Corporation System Operator Certification Exam during the first year of employment. Basic Qualifications: * Associate's degree in Electrical Technology and 6 years of directly related experience (such as transmission maintenance, relay technician, or generation plant operator) OR Bachelor's degree in technical field in lieu of the Associate's degree and 6 years experience. Engineering candidates are typically preferred: Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, as well as other Engineering areas of specialization will be considered. Military certifications may be accepted in lieu of the two year degree in electrical technology. Desired Qualifications: * Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Bachelor s Degree * Works under general supervision, performing tasks that are routine in nature. * Has knowledge of fundamental concepts and procedures of a particular field of specialization. Travel Requirements 5-15% Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No Represented/Union Position Main IBEW Florida Union Visa Sponsored Position No Posting Expiration Date Tuesday, November 26, 2019 All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date. Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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