Title:  System Operator - Local Balancing Authority (Entergy)

Date:  Jun 10, 2021
Legal Entity:  Entergy Services, LLC
Description: 

*This position can be filled as a System Operator, LBA I, II, or Sr*

 

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

This position is responsible for the day-to-day monitoring and analysis of Entergy’s Local Balancing Authority (LBA) System Operations in real-time. The LBA System Operator will work as a team member to maintain situational awareness and compliance of all regulatory requirements. Responsible for processes related to the communication of generation updates in an ISO market. This includes frequent communication with generating plant personnel, MISO, real-time, and next day market operations for implementation and modification of unit testing and outage coordination.  In addition, this position serves a key role in strategy development, organizational training, and overall process improvement related to ISO market operations.

 

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor real-time Local Balancing Authority (LBA) operations in a safe and reliable manner
  • Balance hourly net actual interchange with adjacent BAs/LBAs for daily submission to MISO
  • Monitor GMS/SCADA systems to ensure accurate meter data representations for real-time and after-the fact energy accounting
  • Support MISO BA in performing Emergency Operations to include system restoration and load shed if necessary
  • Coordinate and communicate with MISO, TOP, SERC, SPO/EMO, LBA Meter Data Services, External BAs/LBAs, and all Embedded Entities within the LBA footprint to ensure system reliability
  • Analyze and react to real-time conditions and take proactive measures to influence forward plans to ensure system reliability
  • Manage real-time operations of generation portfolio, including dispatching of units, compliance with internal Operating Guides and Procedures as well as NERC performance standards
  • Communicate with the Energy Management Organization, MISO, Transmission Control Centers, and Transmission Operators taking necessary actions to ensure the reliability of the Entergy footprint. Including, but not limited to, coordinating unit availability, testing, outage schedules, unit startup and shutdown times, and communicate all necessary information to plant personnel and market operations personnel
  • Has the authority to take or direct timely and appropriate real-time actions without obtaining approval from higher level personnel
  • Maintain rotating shift schedules 12-hour shifts and adhere to all compliance measures and support initiatives as requested

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum education

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, engineering or equivalent power system operations work experience

 

Minimum experience

  • System Operator I: 0-2 Years
  • System Operator II: 2-4 Years
  • System Operator Sr: 4-6 Years

 

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of RTO/Power Pool markets and operations, Power Plant and/or Power System Operations
  • Ability to perform analysis from a large volume of data with conflicting results and determine the best solution with superior results
  • Able to perform all job task with no assistance
  • Demonstrates the ability to acquire knowledge of relevant real-time issues
  • Able to direct shift activities and serve a leader with little or no supervision from management
  • Able to work a 12-hour shift schedule in support of a 24X7 operation

 

Any Certifications, Licenses, etc.

  • NERC Certified System Operator Reliability Coordinator level

 

 

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Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 102831
Travel 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.

 

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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