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TCC Supervisor

Company: PPL Corporation
Location: Allentown
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Company Summary Statement : PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a leading U.S. energy company focused on providing electricity and natural gas safely, reliably, and affordably to more than 2.5 million customers in the U.S. PPL s high-performing, award-winning utilities - Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the U.S. Our companies are addressing energy challenges head-on by building smarter, more resilient and more dynamic power grids and advancing sustainable energy solutions. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees. Overview:Responsible for overseeing and coordinating the day to day activities of staff that are actively operating the bulk electric system (BES). The Shift Supervisor, Transmission Control Center maintains an overarching view of the entire transmission system, provides training and mentoring to staff and models human performance initiatives expectations. In addition, the position is responsible for providing coordination and direction of activities among Transmission System Operators, field crews and Relay Test in the event of a system disturbance.Responsibilities:Direct supervision of the Transmission System Operators (TSO) and Sr. Transmission System Operators in day to day decisions involving the operation, construction and maintenance of the transmission system to assure a high quality of service performance.Ensures the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of transmission facilities in the PPL service area during normal and emergency by directing action to relieve electrical system stresses caused by contingencies.Coordinates communication within and external to the Transmission Control Center relative to requested outages and assures that the T-0 outage week work packages are complete and accurate. Acts as the reliability coordinator on shift.Assists in the development of specific NERC compliance documentation for all NERC Standards. Assists developing standard documentation for RF, NERC and PJM audits. Provides testimony and gathers evidence for standards.Provides direction and observation for Transmission System Operators and Sr. Transmission System Operators.Ensures a highly motivated and effectively utilized staff by providing direct supervision and training and development to employees and having regular coaching and performance discussions with employees.Contributes to the achievement of human resource objectives and commitments by effectively administering established policies and programs including those pertaining to safety, productivity, goal setting and work planning.Provides direct OTJ and mentoring for employees, coordinating those activities with the Transmission Operations training group.Models the Human Performance behaviors desirable for employees.Enables employees and self to seek continuous improvement in technologies and processes related to real time transmission operations, through constant study and personal development.Supports event free operations in the Transmission Control Center by conducting human performance observations and supporting or leading investigations of Human Performance events.Issues communications to key company personnel concerning significant system conditions and events. Coordinates notification of reportable incidents to customers, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders as appropriate.Performs all duties of Transmission System Operator, as required, assuring required records and logs are up to date.Ensures continuous supervisory availability by being available for call-out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Must be able to work a rotating shift schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.Qualifications:Basic QualificationsAssociate degree in related technical field with three (3) years experience of distribution or transmission system operations, experience or field operations experience at an electric utility. In lieu of degree, candidates with five (5) years of distribution or transmission system operations experience or field operations experience at an electric utility will be considered.PJM Transmission Operator certification, NERC Transmission Operator certification and completion of PPL EU TSO training program are required within one (1) year of attaining position.PJM Generation certification is required within two (2) years of attaining position.Thorough understanding of transmission system dynamics including relationships of electric interconnections.Extensive knowledge of electric system operation practices.Preferred QualificationsBachelor's degreeMinimum of two (2) years experience as a PPL EU Sr. TSO or in a supervisory roleSpecific knowledge of PPL and PJM or other Regional Transmission Operator (RTO) practicesPJM Transmission Operator certification and/or NERC Transmission Operator certification

Keywords: PPL Corporation, Allentown , TCC Supervisor, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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