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Prin Operations Specialist

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Location: LOMBARD, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 242659
Date Posted: Jan 23, 2023
Job: Transmission

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Be a part of something powerful at America's premier energy provider!

At Exelon, we are united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.

As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities: Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.

Our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are empowered to evolve and advance our careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come and stay. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives and health and retirement benefits.


Regulates the practices, policies, procedures and programs to operate the transmission system in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. Determines transmission outage windows for internal and external departments in accordance with the FERC approved PJM scheduling requirements to minimize transmission system congestion. Ensures proposed transmission system configuration can be operated consistent with NERC and PJM operating policies for a given set of transmission outages. Directs and enhances work bundling efforts to minimize unnecessary risk to the interconnected transmission system. Leads project outage meetings on transmission system project teams to coordinate the addition of new equipment and assure the seamless assimilation of new transmission system configuration enhancements. Approve updated project and outage scheduling tools to monitor and address long range scheduling and switching issues. Expertise in transmission system operations and the regulations governing safe reliable operations are crucial in understanding the requirements of this job. The Prin Specialist - Operations has interfaces at several levels including Distribution System Operation, T&S, Exelon Nuclear, Exelon Power, independent power producers, PJM and other transmission system customers, operators and owners. Exceptional communications, decision making, and negotiations skills are essential. Note: Where someone qualified as a transmission dispatcher assumes this position, they are expected to maintain such qualifications and perform dispatch functions on an as-needed basis. Note: Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24X7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


  • Lead and facilitate Transmission System outage meetings with other departments, transmission customers and generation operators to coordinate activities and effectively reduce risk of service interruption to electric customers. (20%)
  • Approve all transmission outage Clearance Requests and develop Clearance Orders for Transmission system facilities while maintaining the reliability of the transmission system. (40%)
  • Develop and analyze power system models to ensure the reliability of the transmission system. (20%)
  • Develop, enforce, and maintain the Transmission System Operations procedures, manuals and guides. (10%)
  • Develop and issue the long-term transmission outage schedule. (5%)
  • Advise real time operating personnel during emergency conditions. (5%)


The Prin. Specialist Operations' actions have a significant and direct impact on transmission system reliability and public and employee safety. The Prin. Specialist - Operations is responsible for the development of procedures that govern the day-to-day normal operations and emergency operations used by the control room. The Prin. Specialist - Operations have direct interaction with internal and external customers such as: T&S, DSO, Exelon Nuclear, Exelon Power, Interconnected Transmission Owners, major transmission customers, Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO's) and regulatory agencies such as PJM, Reliability First Corporation (RFC) and NERC. Consequences of the Prin. Specialist - Operations actions can have a significant financial impact on the corporation due to transmission system congestion, equipment damage and loss of customer satisfaction.


  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Business, or job related technical field and 8-10 years experience in the operation, planning, design or maintenance of high voltage electrical equipment, OR in lieu of a Bachelors degree, 12-14 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex problems and develop alternative solutions and strategies.
  • Ability to represent the company and negotiate with other departments throughout Exelon, PJM, Generation Operators, Transmission Operators and transmission customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, direct, and negotiate.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Qualified Transmission Dispatcher
  • Knowledge of transmission system equipment and start-up testing Knowledge of transmission customer interconnection requirements
  • Knowledge of power system analysis
  • Knowledge of protective relaying and other substation controls
  • PJM certified
  • NERC certified
  • Knowledge of the Energy Management System advanced applications

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