Distribution Outage Coordinator at Avangrid

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

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Location: Orange, Connecticut

Job Description:
Job Summary

Create switching and tagging orders, resolve construction scheduling conflicts, lead switching meetings in accordance with operating capabilities and applicable safety rules and Operating Procedures. Gain approval of switching orders. As required, lead administrative, communications and operational functions of the Electric System Dispatch Center. Continuously maintain the highest level of safety to ensure people's lives are never threatened or placed in jeopardy.

Major Roles & Responsibilities

  • Create accurate switching and tagging orders, resolve construction scheduling conflicts, organize and lead switching meetings and develops and maintains the switching template.
  • Write switching and tagging orders for electric system distribution equipment in accordance with operating capabilities and applicable safety rules and Operating Procedures. Gain approval of switching orders.
  • Act as a lead for the Electric System Dispatch Center; remain knowledgeable of the current status of the Distribution System in order to maintain its integrity with the highest level of safety.
  • Continuously pursue technological advances relating to the Electric System Operations, to broaden the opportunities to the organization and to better serve the customer.
  • Ensure that System Operations records, maps, logs, OMS data, operating instructions and procedures of the Distribution Electric System are accurate and up to date.
  • Monitor and evaluate the System Operations' Center effectiveness, provide skill development through on-the-job training.
  • Monitor dispatchers & direct field personnel during normal & emergency conditions.
  • Evaluate Transmission and Distribution disturbance data, determine corrective actions and direct switching and tagging operations.
  • Communicate operational and disturbance events and equipment problems to system and maintenance engineers and other personnel as needed.
  • Represent UI on various committees and task forces to lead change towards the Division's goals and objectives, utilizing appropriate management systems and measurements.
  • Must be available for 24/7 coverage, as required for storms and other emergencies.
  • This position performs their job mainly using a workstation, the T&D dispatch wall console, telephone and normal office equipment in an office environment (dispatch office).

Education & Experience Required

  • AS Degree in Electrical Engineering or related technology field and 6 years electrical transmission and/or distribution experience.
  • In lieu of a Degree, 8 years electrical transmission and/or distribution experience.
  • Experience in preparing or executing switching orders is preferred in either case.


Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

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