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Transmission System Operator

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Location: Hammond, IN, United States
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Req ID: R00929739

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Job Title:  Transmission System Operator

Job Code:   104144


The Transmission System Operator (TSS) performs the NERC System Operator duties.  The TSS has the responsibility and authority to implement real-time actions to ensure the stable and reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System. This is accomplished in such a way that it adheres to NERC, RFC, MISO policies and procedures. The TSS monitors voltage frequency, power flow, reactive flow, tie-line flow and power equipment status, for internal and external grid security. At all times, the TSS is responsible for the restoration of transmission reliability after contingencies related to loss of generation, load, natural disasters and other system emergencies. The TSS has the operating authority to direct the dispatcher operators during all transmission restoration procedures.  The position has a rotating shift and includes weekend and holiday duty.

Required Qualifications for Position

  • Must be able to successfully pass and maintain the NERC Reliability Coordinator Certification (internal training will be provided to prepare for the examination)
  • Must have previous experience in an electric engineering or electric operations related position
  • Must have the ability to use personal computers, Energy Management System computer and any other associated hardware and software
  • Must have good planning, organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Must understand the operation of power plants and high voltage interconnected power systems and associated equipment. Must also have the ability to evaluate system performance and reliability
  • Knowledge of electric transmission equipment and system operations
  • Ability to study and evaluate transmission system requirements as they apply to system stability
  • Strong verbal and written communications utilizing English and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform under contingent and emergency condition

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent education/work experience
  • Transmission System Operations background preferred


This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

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