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Prin Operations Specialist (PECO-EU Transmission System Ops)

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Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States
Organization: PECO Energy Company
Job ID: 229428
Date Posted: Feb 10, 2021

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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.

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The permanent location for this job is Kennett Square, PA and the target date for this location is April 2022.  The temporary location is PECO Main Building in Philadelphia. You are applying for a job based on the permanent location and you may be eligible for temporary mileage reimbursement and relocation benefits during the transition period.  Please discuss your situation with the hiring manager (or recruiter).  

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.
  • Approve all transmission outage Clearance Requests and develop Clearance Orders for Transmission system facilities while maintaining the reliability of the transmission system.
  • Develop and analyze power system models to ensure the reliability of the transmission system.
  • Develop, enforce, and maintain the Transmission System Operations procedures, manuals and guides.
  • Develop and issue the long-term transmission outage schedule.
  • Advise real time operating personnel during emergency conditions.

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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