This Dispatch Analyst position provides the technical administrative support for software used in dispatch for tracking outages, switching, and dispatch operation.
Review outage information and coordinate with dispatch and field crews for accurate outage reporting.
Coordinate with Engineering, Dispatch, and Information Services (IS) to identify, analyze and resolve outage issues.
Coordinate with Engineering to support data integration issues with outage management system.
Maintain switching program through coordination with dispatchers, Operation Engineer, and Supervisor System Control.
Develop new system control processes using switching software.
Coordinate GIS data to reflect construction updates or data error corrections
Administer dispatch training simulator program including programming events, tracking dispatcher program completions, and assist in dispatcher training using the training simulator system.
Run power production software to support power pool operation including day ahead dispatch validation, hydro/thermal coordination, and pool process refinement.
Prepares technical reports summarizing system disturbances, economic cost/benefit analysis and detailing more efficient operating methods.
Assists in the development and review of corporation long range plans, including work plan and business plan.
Administer software to analyze system and generation economic dispatch of power pool and benchmark.
Administer daily power pool settlement activities.
Analyze and modify for real-time system generation dispatch and modeling within the reliability and operating constraints of the power system.
Administer cost and benefit analysis for both existing and proposed economic transactions between the Association and other power producing entities.
Analyze operating data compared to projected values to evaluate accuracy.
Review and modify hydro tracking reservoir levels and schedules for maximum usage.
Analyze power purchase and sales agreements. Administer methods for tracking and comparison of projected costs and benefits to actuals.
Other duties as assigned.
VP, G&T System Control: reports to; seeks advice and receives direction from; prepares progress reports for; exchanges information as required.
Supervisor System Operations: Coordinates and consults with; provides technical assistance to, and receives technical assistance from.
System Control Operations Engineer: Coordinates and consults with; provides technical assistance to, and receives technical assistance from.
System Control Studies Engineer: Coordinates and consults with; provides technical assistance to, and receives technical assistance from.
Plant Managers: Coordinate and consult with, provide technical assistance to and receives from.
Manager, Substation Operations: Coordinate and consult with, provide technical assistance to and receives from.
Sr. Manager, Substation: Coordinate and consult with, provide technical assistance to and receives from.
Manager, Relay & System Protection: Coordinate and consult with, provide technical assistance to and receives from.
Power Dispatchers: Support, direct, assist and consult with; provides technical assistance to, and receives technical assistance from.
VP, Control & Communications: Coordinates with and exchanges information.
Bargaining Unit Representatives
Must have a working knowledge of the operation, construction, and protection of utility systems.
Must be familiar with applied system protection principles and analysis of faulted power systems.
Must be able to communicate orally and in writing, for technical information to non-technical individuals.
Must have the skills to analyze system problems from both and economic and reliability viewpoint, and recommend action, frequently under real time constraints and in stressful situations.
Must have the ability to work with both bargaining unit and non-bargaining unit department personnel to implement and evaluate system operations and recommend improvements.
Must be willing and able to innovate new and improved methods of system operation; provide economic analysis and justification of such methods and recommend method for implementation.
Knowledge of computer database and spreadsheet software, project planning and/or project estimating.
This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
Most work is performed in an office/ Power Control Center environment. Occasional travel is required. Frequent field assignments may be required.
Chugach Electric Association is a member-owned cooperative, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Anchorage itself sits at the base of the Chugach Mountains. Chugach is pleased to provide reliable, affordable power to more than 92,000 members from Anchorage to the northern Kenai Peninsula, and from Whittier on Prince William Sound to Tyonek on the west side of Cook Inlet. We service over 113,000 locations with 3,782 miles of transmission and distribution lines. We have many services that make it easy to power homes and businesses with Chugach.
Chugach's corporate vision: Responsibly developing energy to build a clean, sustainable future for Alaska.
Chugach's corporate mission: We provide safe, reliable, and affordable electricity through superior service and sustainable practices, powering the lives of our members.
Chugach's corporate values: Guided by our values of safety, accountability, and sustainability, we are committed to serving our members, the community, and the Chugach team.
Equal Employment Opportunity It is a policy of Chugach Electric Association, Inc., to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, physical or mental disability, veteran's status, age, or any other classification protected by applicable, federal, state, or local law. Chugach is also an affirmative action employer.
Health Benefits (Available through IBEW with the Alaska Electrical Trust Fund)
Medical & RX
For more information, you can contact the IBEW Hall at 907-272-6571 or visit www.aetf.com
Defined Benefit (Pension through IBEW)
Dependent Flex Spending Account
Life Insurance Benefits
Basic Life Insurance paid for by Chugach Electric
Supplemental Life Insurance
Work, Life, Health
160 hours vacation for the first year
9 Paid Holidays
2 Float Holidays & 1 Birthday Holiday
Employee Assistance Program
MetLife Will Preparation
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Computer science, Business, Engineering, or similar degree, required. Additional specialized training in power system modeling or system economic dispatch analysis; preferred.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible utility operations, planning or design/review experience. Experience in power control, system operations and outage management is preferred. Experience working in a union environment is preferred.
Vocational education may substitute for required education or experience provided the vocational education is in power system operation. This substitution will be used on a year-for-year basis.