Arkansas Department of Workforce Services Manager, Reliability Coordination in Little Rock, Arkansas

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: The Manager, Reliability Coordination, manages the development, maintenance and day to day provision of the Western and Eastern Interconnection Reliability Coordinator area policies and key related functions performed by SPP across a footprint spanning all or part of 20 states. This role is primarily responsible for ensuring and maintaining the integrity of the bulk electric system by overseeing the planning, forecasting and deployment of reliability related services to SPP members and stakeholders while ensuring that all activities are in compliance with applicable SPP criteria and NERC Reliability Standards. This role discusses development plans with their direct reports and manages individual performance through real-time coaching and periodic performance reviews. Essential Functions: Act as primary subject matter expert with regard to Reliability Coordination operations, operational policies, and business and compliance standards Administer a department of Reliability Coordination staff to ensure they perform accurately and are equipped with necessary tools, skills, and resources to do soProvide technical expertise to SPP committees and working groups, particularly the Operating Reliability Working Group, Western Reliability Working group, Markets and Operations Policy Committee and the Western Reliability Executive Committee. Facilitate or provide staff support for SPP committees and working groups as needed.Lead development of coordinated Operations plans and procedures with collaboration of SPP stakeholders and other impacted entities. Ensure staff and other stakeholders are informed and aware of their roles in emergency and other Operations plans.Collect data and prepare necessary reports in support of the Reliability Coordination function as required by SPP, NERC, WECC, NAESB and FERCConduct regular touch-base meetings with direct reports to discuss development goals, business goals and performance mattersProvide real-time coaching on performanceConducts annual performance reviewsWork to ensure operations staff compliance with and the enforcement of SPP policies and procedures Qualifications: Education Requirements:Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, business administration or related field (additional related experience may be considered in lieu of degree requirement)Experience Requirements:Ten (10) years of electric utility experience related to transmission system dispatch/operations or another area pertinent to Reliability Coordination; or 6 years of experience obtained in a responsible role involved with the SPP Reliability Coordination functionRequired:In-depth knowledge of transmission system operations and NERC reliability standards and WECC regional standardsWorking knowledge of SPP Criteria, market protocols and the OATTKnowledgeable and conversant with operational tools such as Energy Management System, reporting tools and scheduling systemsExcellent communication skills, both written and verbalUnderstanding of, compliance with and enforcement of SPP Policies and ProceduresPreferred:Advanced degree in related field of studyKnowledge/experience in both Western and Eastern Interconnection Reliability Coordination policies, processes and operations Travel Requirement:This position requires moderate travel (approximately 25%).Should you elect to apply for this position SPP will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond th at. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.Southwest Power Pool is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.