Position Title:
Control Centre Operator
Employment Status: Full Time Permanent
Category: IBEW
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Closing Date: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Summary

AltaLink is Alberta’s largest transmission company, supplying safe and reliable electricity to more than 85% of Alberta’s population. AltaLink is taking on new challenges in the middle of Canada’s fastest growing economy. We are doing everything in our power to attract and keep the best and brightest to expand our team of top-notch professionals. We are proud of our collaborative culture, expertise and record of safety and operational excellence. We offer work with meaning, incredible opportunities for development, work life balance and opportunities to contribute to your community. Join our growing team! AltaLink is Alberta's transmission leader, owning and operating 12,000 kilometers of transmission lines and approximately 280 substations. Our System Control Centre team manages and operates the AltaLink transmission wire facilities in real-time, 24 hours per day. As an AltaLink Control Centre Operator, you play a key role in overseeing the safe and reliable transmission of electricity and must be able to work a rotating 12-hour shift.

Responsibilities

Monitor, control and operate the AltaLink power system facility assets and fulfill AltaLink's interconnection requirements by:

  • Operating the AltaLink system in accordance with AltaLink's Transmission Operating Procedures;
  • Maintaining adequate voltage on transmission busses;
  • Monitoring element loading and implementing preventative and corrective action to minimize the number of violations;
  • Assessing impact of and implementing the corrective actions required to restore the AltaLink system to a stable state of minimum risk.
  • In addition, the system operator provides information concerning the state of the system by logging events, changes to system components or system configuration, recording disturbances and trouble as well as interacting with interconnected customers and utilities.
  • Prepares reports for the updating of documentation.
  • Prepares and safely carries out pre-arranged and emergency switching procedures on AltaLink's power system.
  • Complies with NERC Operating policies that pertain to AltaLink's transmission operators.

  • Qualifications

    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum requirement of Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma or Power System Electrician or Journeyman Power Lineman or equivalent related utility experience.
  • Will be required to attain NERC certification as a Transmission Operator.
  • Microsoft Office including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel.
  • Knowledge and experience in electricity transmissions systems an asset.
  • SAP knowledge an asset. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written, that facilitate collaboration, co-operation and getting the work done.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that build strong working relationships within a team environment.
  • Analytical and logical reasoning.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to fluctuating workload demands in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Self-motivated to learn through formal and informal on-the-job training and seek continuous improvement.
  • Motivation and ability to work a rotating 12-hour shift and occasional overtime during emergencies.
  • Proven track record of good attendance and performance.
  • Must meet applicable testing requirements.

  • Only the candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.