Operations Coordinator - Relay

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Beaumont, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 08/17/2022 

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 


*The selected candidate must be willing and able to work extended hours and weekends as the project needs may require.*



Responsible for the safe execution of substation construction/maintenance projects. Provides technical support, oversight, scheduling, monitoring, coordination, and management updates for a portfolio of construction projects.



  • Successful candidate should possess strong technical knowledge in Substation Construction (specifically system protection and controls)
    • Oversee and monitor the testing and commissioning of all substation equipment to include, but not limited to: MV/HV breakers, Power/Auto transformers, CCVT, CT/PT, LA, MOS, Capacitor Banks, Microprocessor Relay, Electromechanical Relay, Bus Differentials, and etc.
    • Oversee and monitor function testing of all substation equipment to include, but not limited to: powerfactor, capacitance and ratio, CT saturation and polarity, ductor and speed, secondary current injection, DC operation checks and test trips, relay and RTU testing, end-end testing, in-service load checks, and etc.
    • Candidate needs to have strong knowledge of transmission/distribution SCADA, fiber optics, and relay communication schemes.
  • Assist in developing detailed construction plans, identifying outage requirements, and overall resource requirements to construct new and modify existing facilities. Work closely with other construction OCs, Engineers, Operations, and local construction/maintenance groups to ensure scheduled construction plans/outages are optimized.
  • Work with management, planner schedulers, and engineers to prepare pre-job scope, develop work packages, determine material requirements, and develop total cost estimates.
  • Assist in developing construction contract bid packages; review responses and participates in vendor selection. Attend pre-bid meeting with contractors. Participate in design and constructability reviews.
  • Coordinate material orders and deliveries, equipment staging and set-up, jobsite readiness, and switching.
  • Participate in Preconstruction/Safety Kickoff meeting to set contractor expectations (safety, quality, constraints, etc.)
  • Assist with preparing site specific hazard identification plans.
  • Ensure contractors are in compliance with Entergy mandated safety training. Oversee and monitor the safety and performance of contractors and company personnel ensuring crews work safely, efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensure all facilities and assets are installed and commissioned per the established design and in accordance with company standards and confirmed with diagnostic testing or inspection.
  • Assist contractor and internal resources in development of Risk Assessments, which include: detailed work instructions, MAL, and MIBAL. Ensure adherence to approved construction work plans. Document deviations and seek approval prior to proceeding.
  • Ensure expected quality is achieved by contractor and ensure QA/QC checklists are completed.
  • Coordinate Construction Activities with Asset Management, Major Accounts, Telecommunications, and any other groups that affect the project.
  • Monitor schedule and progress versus requested in service date and update construction schedules with the construction scheduler.
  • Ensure quality safety observations/audits/coaching cards and tailboards are being performed.
  • Document as-built drawings during construction and adhere to configuration management procedures. Ensure the as-built documentation is complete and complies with process/procedures and standards.
  • Ensure that SWMS/Asset Data forms, and corresponding photos are completed for all equipment being installed and/or removed prior to energization. Follow up on the closure of projects ensuring SWMS/SCADA are properly updated and any instruction manuals are developed and available.
  • Assist in development of EN notifications with supporting documentation (OL1, S05, RITM, SWMS, Load Check Data, Checklists, and other applicable drawings or supporting documentation).
  • Complete post job audit and ensure jobsite cleanup is complete to include appropriate accounting of excess materials to be either returned to stores or properly moved to another project using appropriate processes and approved procedures.
  • Work with investment recovery in the salvage of materials.  "Follow the Investment Recovery Process''.
  • Perform contract performance evaluations.
  • Provide feedback for lessons learned
  • Provide significant accomplishments to Construction Supervisor weekly.
  • Provide critical task look ahead to Construction Supervisor weekly.
  • Develop contract crews to meet Entergy expectations
  • Develop contract oversight



Minimum education required of the position:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent or related work experience
  • Associate Degree in Electrical/Electronics or higher preferred


Minimum experience required of the position:

  • At least 3 years of experience in transmission/distribution substation (protection/controls) construction
  • Preferred: 5+ years of experience in transmission/distribution substation (protection/controls) construction


 Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TWIC card


 Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • Technical Knowledge of procedures, maintenance, and operations of transmission and distribution substations
  • Knowledge of System Protection and Controls
  • Knowledge of transmission line, substation, relay equipment, material, and construction practices
  • Strong technical know in substation equipment testing and relay commissioning
  • Understand and be able to communicate with others in transmission, substation, or protection disciplines. Strong knowledge of computers and related technology
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to take and understand directives and complete tasks
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Ability to manage multiple activities and changing priorities
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Self-motivated and dependable team player
  • Ability to recognize hazards in the workplace and have the ability to mitigate the hazards
  • Ability to maintain and care for Company equipment properly and safeguard assets
  • Ability to meet the public in a pleasant and tactful manner and understand the importance of delivering a high level of customer service
  • Demonstrated acceptance of a diverse and inclusive work environment and customer base
  • Preferred:
    • Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvement and have the ability to enact change
    • Ability to lead and participate in problem solving teams as required
    • Ability to recognize hazards and direct crews in identification



Primary Location: Texas-Beaumont
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 107818
Travel Percentage:25% to 50%


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.


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.


Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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