Trans System Operator II

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Location: Baltimore, MD, United States
Organization: Baltimore Gas & Electric Co
Job ID: 221854
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2019

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon! 

Operates the BGE electric system, under the general supervision of the Shift Manager using various computer systems (NMS, ECS, WMS, Mobile Maps, etc.) Optimize the practices, policies, procedures and programs to operate electric system using computer systems in a safe, reliable and efficient manner with the welfare of employees, customers, the public and shareholders in mind.

Control and operate equipment on the electric system. Responds to all electrical service maintenance and issues involving electrical transmission and distribution.

Monitor and analyze system data to ensure optimal functioning of equipment and keep supervisors apprised of abnormal system conditions.

Direct Substation Technician and Service Operators during the planned and emergent maintenance and construction electric systems switching activities and seeks assistance as appropriate following safety rules and Permit and Tagging guidelines.

Maintain and apply a working knowledge of the Exelon Management Model for business controls and meet management’s expectation for conducting effective business.

Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies. 


  • Understands and implements PJM, and BGE Transmission, Distribution, and Substations Safety, Permit and Tagging, TSO, DSO and Joint Operating Orders, and OMS Switching requirements. 
  • Performs load studies and analyzes faulted equipment. 
  • Directs planned switching of Shift Substation Technicians and Service Operators and resolves electrical transmission and distribution system problems during shift operations. 
  • Directs and monitors Substation Construction, Substation Maintenance, Substation Operations, Relay and Control, WAN Operation and Maintenance, Transmission Construction and Maintenance and others on switching and repair job activities following all Safety rules and Permit & Tagging guidelines. 
  • Responds to emergent conditions, implementing PJM directed emergency procedures (TSO), and switching coordinated, complex, and complicated planned jobs. Contacts customer representatives regarding customer substation work and coordinates electric system operations with PJM RTO and other utilities. 
  • Contacts Substation Construction, Substation Maintenance, Substation Operations, Relay and Control, WAN Operation and Maintenance, Transmission Construction and Maintenance and others for support and assistance.  
  • Performs analysis of data and operations of electric system using Computer Systems (NMS, ECS, Mobile Maps, etc.).  
  • Receives and completes classroom and on-line training on PJM, Transmission, Distribution, and Substation Safety, Permit & Tagging, and Operating Computer Systems.   
  • Subject to shift, holiday, weekend, call-in work and is required to work during emergencies.


Functional control over various operating, construction, testing, customer and contractor groups in the performance of limited electrical switching, repair, testing and related work activities involving lines, transformers, and other equipment under the jurisdiction of the Shift Manager. The different groups include overhead operating, overhead and underground maintenance and distribution testing, substation construction and maintenance.

The consequences of operating errors or improper system operation could cost the company millions of dollars in direct, indirect and intangible costs such as the loss of customer good will, damaged company equipment, damaged customer equipment and damage to the company’s public image.

Independent judgment is essential in making the real time decisions necessary to maintain the integrity, reliability and security of BGE’s electric transmission and distribution system.


    • A minimum of 4 to 6 months experience as a Transmission System Operator I
    •           OR
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or technical field and a minimum of 2 years of engineering job experience
    •          OR
    • Associates degree in technical field AND a minimum of 4 years technical job experience
    •          OR
    • High school diploma or equivalent AND a minimum of 6 years experience in electrical construction and maintenance
    • Understanding of the electric transmission and distribution systems. Ability to recognize system configuration, loading, and pressure issues. Ability to demonstrate thorough knowledge and understanding of proper operating procedures.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrated analytical skills and judgment.
    • Demonstrated ability to respond to emergencies and manage stressful situations.
    • Candidate must be “Recommended” on the System Operator / Power Dispatch (SOPD) test to be eligible for consideration.
    • Candidate must successfully complete all necessary training and successfully pass all applicable tests required to fill this role including the NERC and PJM certifications. Candidates are provided one opportunity to retest before being classified as unsuccessful in the program and unable to perform the required functions of this position


    • Bachelor’s Degree Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
    • Associate’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
    • Minimum 3 years of job experience in the electrical field

    Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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