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Distribution System Operator I - PEPCO

Location: Bethesda, MD, United States
Organization: Potomac Electric Power Co
Job ID: 233194
Date Posted: Sep 11, 2021

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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!


  • Associate Degree Engineering Graduates
  • Trade School Graduates


Follow established practices, policies, procedures and programs to monitor and operate the electric distribution system in a safe, reliable and efficient manner with the welfare of employees, customers, the public and shareholders in mind. Follow established operating practices and procedures as they relate to customer restoration, switching and operating for scheduled and emergent work.

  • Manage real-time system alarm status and loading conditions.
  • Perform system restoration during storms and emergency events.
  • Perform the work of receiving, recording, routing, dispatching customer calls, information, orders, and emergency calls.
  • Serve as the tagging authority by leading and directing the application of the safety tagging procedures.
  • Execute line clearance orders by confirming and directing the placement of tags. Lead, direct and train associates in restoring customers and safely clearing and restoring equipment.
  • Control and operate the electric distribution system.
  • Respond to all electrical service interruptions involving distribution equipment. Respond to electrical service interruptions up to and including Power Quality, Part Out and All Out categories at secondary voltages from 120/240V single phase up to 13 kV three-phase breaker circuit breakers and lines.
  • Perform electrical switching on a planned, emergent and emergency basis on the electric distribution system.
  • Maintain line voltages and equipment loadings within acceptable limits.
  • Maintain and apply a working knowledge of the Exelon Management Model or equal for business controls and meet management’s expectation for conducting effective business.

Position requires non-standard work (Rotating 12 hours shifts: day, night, and weekend) and work extended hours, including 24x7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.



  • BS in Engineering or technical field OR Associates in technical field and/or High School diploma AND a minimum of 2 years of job experience, preferably in the electrical field
  • Thorough understanding of the EED gas and/or electric distribution systems, the ability to recognize system configuration, loading, and pressure issues, ability to formulate contingency plans and thorough knowledge and understanding of proper operating procedures obtained through successful completion of formal OCC training
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to emergencies and manage stressful situations
  • Ability to work shift work
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various Company and off site locations.
  • Ability and willingness to successfully complete System Operator training within the required time period.
  • Candidate must receive a “Recommended” result on the System Operator/ Power Dispatch (SOPD II) test to be eligible for consideration
  • This position is a NERC Regulated position.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Associates Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years of job experience in the electrical field

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