Operations Trainee - System Operator
Company: California Independent System
Posted on: May 31, 2021
Under the close supervision of the Manager, the Operations
Trainee participates in a structured training program encompassing
Bulk Electric System (BES) Operations, and Market Operations in
Electric Power Systems and Generation resource fundamentals,
including renewable and intermittent resource effects on
operations. This is a full-time training program of both classroom
and hands-on instructional training that typically takes six to
twelve months to complete. Upon successful completion and
graduation from the program requirements, including acquired
functional and behavioral competencies, the trainee is eligible to
apply for a Control Room Operator or Reliability and Market
Operations Engineer position based on the needs of the CAISO.
What's In it for You
Our purpose is to lead the way to tomorrow's energy network.
Make a difference and impact millions of people who depend on
electricity in their everyday lives.
- You get to work on interesting and challenging assignments that
will help grow your skill set.
- You will work in an extremely collaborative environment inside
our LEED certified Folsom, California campus.
- You will be challenged, be a part of a winning team, and your
contributions will be rewarded and recognized.
What You Will Be Doing
- Actively participates in a fast-paced learning program of
formal classroom instruction, power system simulation, on-the-job
training, site-visits, and self-study, including review of Basic
Electricity, Substation Operations, Power Plant Operations,
Interconnected Power System Operations and ISO Market
- Completes training modules and additional required reading
including books, training manuals and operating procedures within
- Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency in each area of study by
qualifying scores on written and/or performance exams. Accountable
for maintaining progress through the Program on a defined schedule
and periodic proficiency testing.
- Attends supplemental programs and/or events as deemed
appropriate by management.
- Learns strategies to best support reliability and business
- Learns fundamentals of generation and transmission maintenance,
transmission system congestion and congestion mitigation.
- Demonstrates knowledge of operational goals, objectives, tools,
EMS applications processes, and services.
- Actively participates in multiple challenging, complex and time
sensitive projects and/or a work programs.
- Reviews, analyzes and learns appropriate responses to system
conditions required to maintain the reliability and economic
efficiency of the BES at the Control Center level.
- Successfully obtains the required NERC System Operator
Certification, prior to receiving a Control Room Operator or
Reliability and Market Operations Engineer position.
Program Curriculum and Areas of Study:
Fundamentals of Interconnected System Operations and Real-Time
Operations of the California ISO Balancing Authority and
Transmission Operations Areas. Subjects of study include, but are
not limited to: the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
approved ISO Tariff, Integrated Forward Market (IFM) Operations,
Real-Time Market Operations, Business Practice Manuals, Operating
Procedures, Participating Transmission Owner (PTO) Operating
Procedures, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
and Western Electricity Coordination Council (WECC) Mandatory
Curriculum includes investigating, analyzing and solving a
variety of operational issues on the Bulk Electric System (BES)
through the use of Energy Management System (EMS) analysis
applications such as the state estimator, dispatcher load flow, and
contingency analysis. Use of Voltage Security Analysis (VSA) and
other advanced applications will be introduced. Substantial
on-the-job training under the guidance of the Real-Time Operations
personnel or Operations Engineering Services personnel in
preparation for specific job functions in a variety of Control Room
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