Chugach Electric
  • 21-Nov-2022 to Until Filled (AKST)
  • System Control
  • Anchorage, AK, USA
  • per year DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive NRECA Benefits


Summary

This Dispatch Analyst position provides the technical administrative support for software used in dispatch for tracking outages, switching, and dispatch operation.


Essential Functions

  1. Review outage information and coordinate with dispatch and field crews for accurate outage reporting.
  2. Coordinate with Engineering, Dispatch, and Information Services (IS) to identify, analyze and resolve outage issues.
  3. Coordinate with Engineering to support data integration issues with outage management system.
  4. Maintain switching program through coordination with dispatchers, Operation Engineer, and Supervisor System Control.
  5. Develop new system control processes using switching software.
  6. Coordinate GIS data to reflect construction updates or data error corrections
  7. Administer dispatch training simulator program including programming events, tracking dispatcher program completions, and assist in dispatcher training using the training simulator system.
  8. Run power production software to support power pool operation including day ahead dispatch validation, hydro/thermal coordination, and pool process refinement.
  9. Prepares technical reports summarizing system disturbances, economic cost/benefit analysis and detailing more efficient operating methods.
  10. Assists in the development and review of corporation long range plans, including work plan and business plan.
  11. Administer software to analyze system and generation economic dispatch of power pool and benchmark.
  12. Administer daily power pool settlement activities.
  13. Analyze and modify for real-time system generation dispatch and modeling within the reliability and operating constraints of the power system.
  14. Administer cost and benefit analysis for both existing and proposed economic transactions between the Association and other power producing entities.
  15. Analyze operating data compared to projected values to evaluate accuracy.
  16. Review and modify hydro tracking reservoir levels and schedules for maximum usage.
  17. Analyze power purchase and sales agreements. Administer methods for tracking and comparison of projected costs and benefits to actuals.
  18. Other duties as assigned.

Relationships

Internal

  • VP, G&T System Control: reports to; seeks advice and receives direction from; prepares progress reports for; exchanges information as required.
  • Supervisor System Operations: Coordinates and consults with; provides technical assistance to, and receives technical assistance from.
  • System Control Operations Engineer: Coordinates and consults with; provides technical assistance to, and receives technical assistance from.
  • System Control Studies Engineer: Coordinates and consults with; provides technical assistance to, and receives technical assistance from.
  • Plant Managers: Coordinate and consult with, provide technical assistance to and receives from.
  • Manager, Substation Operations: Coordinate and consult with, provide technical assistance to and receives from.
  • Manager, Substation: Coordinate and consult with, provide technical assistance to and receives from.
  • Manager, Relay & System Protection: Coordinate and consult with, provide technical assistance to and receives from.
  • Power Dispatchers: Support, direct, assist and consult with; provides technical assistance to, and receives technical assistance from.
  • VP, Control & Communications: Coordinates with and exchanges information.

External

  • Bargaining Unit Representatives

Competencies

  1. Must have a working knowledge of the operation, construction, and protection of utility systems.
  2. Must be familiar with applied system protection principles and analysis of faulted power systems.
  3. Must be able to communicate orally and in writing, for technical information to non-technical individuals.
  4. Must have the skills to analyze system problems from both and economic and reliability viewpoint, and recommend action, frequently under real time constraints and in stressful situations.
  5. Must have the ability to work with both bargaining unit and non-bargaining unit department personnel to implement and evaluate system operations and recommend improvements.
  6. Must be willing and able to innovate new and improved methods of system operation; provide economic analysis and justification of such methods and recommend method for implementation.
  7. Knowledge of computer database and spreadsheet software, project planning and/or project estimating.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment


Most work is performed in an office/ Power Control Center environment. Occasional travel is required. Frequent field assignments may be required.


Minimum Qualifications and Experience

Education

Bachelor's degree in mathematics, Computer science, Business, Engineering, or similar degree, required. Additional specialized training in power system modeling or system economic dispatch analysis; preferred.

Experience

Five (5) years of progressively responsible utility operations, planning or design/review experience. Experience in power control, system operations and outage management preferred. Experience working in a union environment preferred.


Substitution

Vocational education may substitute for required education or experience provided the vocational education is in power system operation. This substitution will be used on a year-for-year basis.

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