Transmission System Operator – 21-59688

San Diego Gas & Electric

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General Duties:

Assumes responsibility and authority to implement real-time actions to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the SDG&E Electric Transmission Grid and associated interconnections.  The TSO must follow all SDG&E, CAISO, WECC, NERC and FERC policies, standards and procedures during normal and emergency conditions. Maintains electric transmission system to assure continuity of service; prepares check and direct orders for electric transmission system switching operation; operates electric supervisory control devices including adjusting system voltage; performs emergency limited substation switching. Directs restoration of transmission facilities; maintains records and operating diagrams; prepares reports; performs other related duties as assigned or required.


  • 18 months experience as a Distribution System Operator desired
  • Must understand basic electrical circuits involving voltage, current and power
  • Must be proficient in reading System Operating Diagrams, Control and Protection Notes, and operating procedures
  • Must have demonstrated the ability to absorb formal training and schooling
  • Must have knowledge of construction and apparatus for transmission and distribution facilities
  • Must have complete knowledge of Authorization procedures and steps required to issue Clearances, Limited Clearances, Intercompany Clearances, Holds, OK On-or-Near, and OK’s
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in researching and writing Electric Switching Orders (routine and trouble)
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in multi-tasking (handling more than one task at a time)
  • Must have knowledge of restoration procedures for high voltage equipment after service has been interrupted
  • Must have typing ability and be able to work with basic PC software (E-mail, Word, Excel, Access, and the Internet)
  • Must have legible handwriting
  • Must be proficient in the English language (verbal and written)
  • Must be able to distinguish red, blue, black and green colors
  • Must have good hearing
  • Must have a good attendance record over the last 3 years
  • Must have a good working record over the last 3 years
  • Must be willing to work shift work including weekends and holiday shifts
  • Must be willing to work under direct supervision
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license

Successful bidders will be expected to complete the NERC TSO Training and pass the NERC certification test within 90 days of commencing.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.