Georgia System Operations

Georgia System Operations Corporation is a not-for-profit system operations company, operating as a cooperative. Our members are 38 of Georgia’s distribution electric membership corporations, Oglethorpe Power Corporation and Georgia Transmission Corporation. GSOC is one of four companies, along with OPC, GTC and Smarr EMC, that this group of EMCs — the distribution Members — formed to provide and deliver wholesale electric services to them. These 38 EMCs light up half the households in Georgia, covering two-thirds of the state.     
GSOC was formed in 1997 when OPC spun off its transmission and system operations business units to form GTC and GSOC, respectively, although GSOC, in effect, has been managing system operations since 1990.     
As the system operator, GSOC ensures reliable, independent system operations by monitoring and controlling electric generation for OPC, transmission for GTC and balancing resources with loads for our Member-owners' scheduling groups. GSOC's system operations meets the Member-owners' electricity demands from generation to transmission. GSOC complies with all applicable FERC operating and reliability standards, as delegated to SERC Reliability Corporation by the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO), North American Electric Reliability Corporation.     
Our corporate setup is unique in the electric utility industry. Most electric utility corporations operate as investor-owned utilities; that is, in addition to their customers, they also serve their investors.  GSOC's business model is truly a cooperative. We're member-owned and member-directed, and each EMC has a voice in how we serve them and how we operate. 

Jun 05, 2018
$58,400 - $86,400 yearly
Engineer I and II:   This position is a member of the Energy Control and Data Acquisition (ECDA) Group and more specifically, the Real-time Control and Data Acquisition (RCDA) team. The RCDA Team, has overall technical responsibility for ensuring the Energy Management System (EMS) accurately represents the generation, transmission, and distribution assets of OPC, GTC, and the EMCs. This representation shall allow the generation and transmission control room operators the ability to control generators, monitor facilities, control high side protective and sectionalizing devices, collect and present accurate and reliable data and information to all RCDA customers.   One of the primary objectives of the RCDA Team is to ensure that all controllable field devices and their associated safety related and data quality features are configured and displayed properly prior to being tested and declared ready for use. This position can directly affect the safety of field personnel, the cost of operating the transmission system, and the cost of operating the generating system.   This individual is expected to assist other operating, design, and field personnel. This position is expected to participate in the resolution of problems and challenges and will assist other departments and/or family of companies, as directed by their supervisor and/or manager.   EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with the preferred discipline being Electrical Engineering   EXPERIENCE Engineer I:   Zero to Two   (0 – 2) years of EMS/SCADA experience which might include deployment, system design, communications protocols, database and display design with experience in substation and/or transmission line design is desirable. Engineer II : Three to Five (3-5) years of EMS/SCADA experience which might include deployment, system design, communications protocols, database and display design. Should have at least two (2) years of experience in power system operations. Some experience in substation and-or transmission line design is desirable.   EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE Engineer I:   A minimum of six (6) years of electric utility experience using EMS/SCADA in power system operations and/or a minimum of three (3) years of direct EMS/SCADA experience including deployment, system design, communications protocols, database and display design of power system equipment and operational components Engineer II : A minimum of ten (10) years of electric utility experience using EMS/SCADA in power system operations and/or a minimum of five (5) years of direct EMS/SCADA experience including deployment, system design, communications protocols, database and display design of power system equipment and operational components.   LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS and/or REGISTRATIONS All:   Must obtain and maintain Bulk Electric System Cyber Authorized Status as defined in GSOC's CIP Cyber Security Policy 301 and NERC Reliability Standard CIP 004 - Personnel Risk Assessment   SPECIALIZED SKILLS Engineer I   – Must be able to read and understand electrical schematic diagrams. Knowledge of CAD (AutoCAD experience a plus), MS Office, and a general understanding of computer databases and computer systems is desirable. A good understanding of three phase power, phasor diagrams, and power calculations is expected. Should be familiar with database access techniques (Access, SQLOracle).Organizational skills and customer/ team communications skills are needed to be successful. Engineer II   – Must be able to read and understand electrical schematic diagrams. Knowledge of CAD (AutoCAD experience a plus), MS Office, and a general understanding of computer databases and computer systems is desirable. Should have a general understanding of metering installations, metering calculations, Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), RTU configuration, Data Communications, SCADA Protocols, and Electrical Field Instrumentation. A good understanding of three phase power, phasor diagrams, and power calculations is expected. Must be familiar with database access techniques (Access, SQL, Oracle) that are used to resolve data problems or ensure data quality. Should be familiar with real-time data communications systems. Organizational skills and customer/ team communications skills are needed to be successful.
Georgia System Operations Tucker, GA, USA Full-Time