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Area Operator (CMP 47721) Augusta ME more...
Location:Augusta, ME
First posted:June 13, 2017

Publication date: 13.06.2017 REFERENCE: (see application details)

Company Company: Central Maine Power (CMP) Job Title: Area Operator (4 positions) Location: Augusta, ME (CMP-ME-Augusta General Office) Cross Company Responsibility: N/A

Business and Department CMP-ME-Augusta General Office Augusta,ME



Under limited supervision, supervises, monitors, regulates and coordinates the use of all substations, transmission facilities and selected distribution facilities at 34.5 KV and below. Coordinates transmission outages; conducts load flows; performs contingency analysis, performs voltage control and dispatch, and coordinates all switching and tagging on the 34.5 KV system. Coordinates the responsibilities of Area Dispatch with its internal and external customers to insure that optimum power system efficiency is obtained.


1. Serves as central authority to direct all field work by means of dispatching orders that are in accordance with CMP Switching and Tagging Procedures. Will isolate power system permanent faults and restore customer service as well as the power system reliability expeditiously and safely. Coordinate with Line and Substation Departments to reduce exposure to "Life in Danger" situations, to ensure power system integrity is maintained and to minimize the duration of customer outages. 2. Maintain sufficient reactive voltage support, and minimize losses on the 34.5 KV system, by operation of transformers LTCs and utilization of VAR reserves. 3. Performs load flow studies and contingency analysis to determine power system impact by proposed maintenance applications. 4. Take advanced system operations training in voltage control, emergency procedures and other areas as needed. 5. Has the authority to shed firm load as required to maintain system reliability and integrity during emergency conditions without obtaining approval from higher-level personnel. 6. Manage and dispatch the Outage Management System and utilize associated support tools for outage recording and reporting 7. Other duties as assigned.


Skills/Abilities: - Able to work a 12 hour rotating shift. - Able to make decisions expeditiously and safely during emergencies. - Able to operate dispatch computer and communication equipment. - Able to perform power system contingency analysis - Working knowledge of construction and operation of power handling equipment. - Proficient verbal and written communication skills.

Experience/Training: - At least 6 years of experience, including Dispatch-related experience (i.e., substation, hydro stream, engineering, line, etc.). - Knowledge of the dynamics of a power system to be able to use the dispatch tools to maintain voltage control and stability. - Knowledge of the general location and characteristics of all substations, transmission lines and selected distribution lines rated at 34.5 KV and below, within area of responsibility.

Required Education: Must have at least a two year degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field

This opportunity will offer AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

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