Sr Subs System Operator

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Location: PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA, United States
Organization: PECO Energy Company
Job ID: 233239
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2021

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!


- Optimize the practices, policies, procedures and programs to operate the electric transmission and distribution system in a safe, reliable and efficient manner with the welfare of employees, customers, the public and shareholders in mind. 
- Follow established operating practices and procedures as they relate to customer restoration, switching and operating for scheduled and emergent work.  Manage real-time system alarm status and loading conditions.  Perform system restoration during storms and emergency events.
- Perform the work of receiving, recording, routing, dispatching system outages, information, orders, and emergency conditions.  Serve as the tagging authority by leading and directing the application of the safety tagging procedures.  Execute line clearance orders by confirming and directing the placement of tags.  Lead, direct and supervise associates in restoring customers and safely clearing and restoring equipment. 
- Respond to electrical service interruptions involving all distribution and sub-transmission mentioned above.
- Maintain system voltages as well as line and equipment loadings within acceptable limits.
- Maintain and apply a working knowledge of the Exelon Management Model for business controls and meet management’s expectation for conducting effective business.
- Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.




- Follow established policies, procedures and guidelines on the radial transmission and distribution system operations.  Maintain the system integrity, reliability and security of the transmission and distribution system, which includes 4kV, 12kV, 34kV, 69kV and 138kV circuits, feeders, and lines including all associated substation equipment in a safe, reliable and efficient manner.
- Gather and analyze system data to determine the feasibility of switching requests.  Verify the safe and efficient operation of the electrical system.
- Compile switching routines within system loading and system configuration parameters and provide guidelines to ensure proper clearance for switching requests.  Develop and provide emergency switching plans based on last contingencies
- Direct all electrical switching, placement of safety tags and testing activities on the system in a safe, reliable and efficient manner.
- Notify and direct appropriate personnel including but not limited to Operating, Construction, Customer and Contractor Personnel, as may be needed to take the necessary actions associated with outages, equipment failure, emergencies and various events on the distribution system.
- Maintain system voltages, line and equipment loadings within acceptable limits
- Keep Shift Managers informed of abnormal system conditions, major customer outages and equipment related problems
- Maintain current system status information on SCADA displays, operating maps and clearance orders. Interface with mapping and monitor the accuracy of new maps issued for project diagram and other related work.
- Maintain operating log, interruption reports and associated records to accurately record system status and sequence of events.




- Minimum of 5 years combined experience as a Transmission Operator, Distribution System Operator II and/or Distribution System Operator I, with no less than 3 years at the Sr Distribution System Operator ro transmission system operator position
- High school diploma or equivalent AND minimum of 8 years electric transmission / distribution experience
- Thorough understanding of the transmission and distribution system, the ability to recognize system configuration and loading issues, ability to formulate contingency plans and thorough knowledge and understanding of proper operating procedures obtained through successful completion of formal OCC training
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated analytical skills and judgment
- Demonstrated ability to respond to emergencies and manage stressful situations
- Ability to work shift work
- Candidate must receive a “Recommended” result on the System Operator / Power Dispatch (SOPD) test to be eligible for consideration

Equivalent operations experience in a generation facility may be accepted in lieu of the above.




- Bachelors Degree in Electric Engineering
- Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering



- Functional control over various operating, construction, testing, customer and contractor groups in the performance of electrical switching, repair, testing and related work activities involving lines, transformers, and other equipment under the jurisdiction of the Sr Substation Controller.  The different groups include Substation Construction and Area Operating, Overhead and Underground Maintenance, Distribution Testing and Testing Group.
- The consequences of operating errors or improper system operation could cost the company millions of dollars in direct, indirect and intangible costs such as the loss of customer good will, damaged company equipment, damaged customer equipment and damage to the company’s public image. 
- Independent judgment is essential in making the real time decisions necessary to maintain the integrity, reliability and security of the Transmission and distribution system.


Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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