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Electric Distribution Controller (System Operator)

at We Energies

Posted: 7/30/2019
Job Reference #: 2449629

Job Description

Job Title
Electric Distribution Controller

Requisition Number

Electric Distribution Controller (System Operator)

WI - Pewaukee

We Energies


We Energies, a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group, is seeking an Electric Distribution Controller (Load Dispatch/System Operator), in our Pewaukee , WI Control Center.

This position is responsible for the safe, reliable operation of We Energies’ electric distribution system. This includes initiating corrective actions for system problems, accurately maintaining operating records and recording the system configuration.

The Electric Distribution Controller ensures work is conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with established policies, work methods, standards and the Protective Card Procedure.  This position Interacts with peers, customer care center, media relations, senior company management and field operations employees to meet business unit goals and information needs.

Specific duties include:

  • Maintaining awareness of weather conditions and initiate actions to manage weather impact on distribution system.
  • Operating CADOPS (system) to accurately reflect outage conditions including number of customers affected, outage cause and estimated time of restoration.
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing and initiating repairs of distribution system problems.
  • Developing and implementing bridging plans to restore customer outages.
  • Assigning emergent work to various departments.
  • Providing work direction to troubleshooters for planned switching and to restore customer outages.
  • Developing recovery plans for equipment in its last contingency.
  • Preparing switching orders in response to requests from customers and company personnel.
  • Assigning planned switching work to troubleshooters and crews to support construction and maintenance activities as well as to achieve on time switching commitments.
  • Working with field personnel, police and fire departments during public emergency situations to ensure responder and public safety.

The individual selected for this position will participate in a work schedule rotation, 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must possess leadership ability, sound business acumen and strong, relevant technical knowledge which includes troubleshooting, electrical theory as it applies to high voltage electrical distribution systems, utility distribution equipment including system protection devices and an understanding of the occupational hazards associated with distribution system equipment. The ability to cope with stressful situations, to make sound operating decisions and to interact effectively with others including governmental agencies and customers is essential. Additionally, successful candidate will be required to complete and pass an in-house training program, approximately 1 year duration.

Successful completion of the System Operator/ Power Dispatcher (SO/PD II) selection test is required for this position

This position requires unescorted access to certain critical cyber assets which would require applicants to satisfy all Company and NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standard 004 security requirements, which includes a background investigation.

Interested candidates must apply online no later than the Removal Date.
We reserve the right to modify the application deadline or discontinue accepting applications for any position if deemed necessary.

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