Arkansas Department of Workforce Services Sr.Operations Engineer in Little Rock, Arkansas

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: The Operations Engineer is tasked with providing engineering analysis, performing engineering studies and data analysis in support of all Operations related responsibilities within the SPP Regions. The Operations Engineer additionally coordinates these analyses and studies, as appropriate, both within the SPP Regions and inter-regionally. Both real-time and forward engineering support is provided to the following functions: Reliability, Market Operations, Tariff Administration, and Scheduling. The operations engineer may also provide coordination support for the necessary SPP organization committees, working groups and task forces.This position independently performs assignments with minimal guidance from the Supervisor. Approval is required for all expenses. Essential Functions: Provide engineering support and analysis for all assigned Coordinated Operations related functions.Provide engineering support and analysis for all assigned Coordinated Operations related functions.Co-lead or lead special projects based upon experience and qualifications.Assist the Supervisor, Operational Planning or more senior engineers with any special projectsWork to attain a good level of comfort in utilizing tools such as Alarming, Real-time Contingency Analysis, real-time powerflow, offline powerflow, constraint manager, curtailment manager, and market flow calculator to perform analysis and ensure reliable system operation.Be active in mentoring and training more junior staff members.Be able to independently request and collect information, prepare and validate data, and execute computer runs for real-time, current-day, next-day, and other operational assessments of the transmission network. Only in unusual/exceptional cases would direction need to be given by more senior staff.Be able to independently collect information, prepare and validate data, execute computer runs for coordination and approval of generation and transmission maintenance outage requests. In occasional situations, the incumbent may need to seek advice or direction of more senior staff.Be practiced in updating SPP network model data and other information for the IDC and related load flow models and tools (e.g., SDX application).Make recommendations to management on long-range coordinated operations goals and objectives.Lead in the development, maintenance, and support of Operations related applications and processes.Be fully proficient in their understanding of and compliance with SPP Policies and Procedures.Be practiced in understanding of and compliance with NERC and FERC standards and/or policies.Be practiced in understanding system operations and/or planning principles and studies.Be active on any assigned SPP or NERC committees, working groups, or task forces.Be recognized as an upcoming subject matter expert in relevant areas. Qualifications: Education Requirements: Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited university. Degree should be in a calculus-based engineering field such as: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Systems EngineeringExperience Requirements:Sr. Engineer - Five (5) years of relevant Engineering experience; Professional Engineer License will satisfy one year of electric utility experience.Other Requirements:In addition to being fluent in English, excellent oral and written communication skills are requiredExcellent oral and written communication skillsEffectively communicate with engineers, SPP stakeholders and senior managementStrong inter-personal and team work skillsDocumented experience in power system engineering, operations engineering, transmission planning or related disci plinesThe position requires a person who is focused on continuous improvement, efficiency, and collaboration and who holds to the SPP Core Values of challenge, accountability, balance, diversity, expertise, flexibility, integrity, loyalty, respect, transparency, and trustUnderstanding of and compliance with SPP Policies and Procedures Preferred:Experience in power system analysis and electric utility operations Professional Engineer License An advanced degreeNERC CertificationWork Environment:This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and work at a -computer for long periods of time, talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is oc