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Transmission Operator

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Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!

Pay Grade


Position Summary

Responsible for the safe and reliable operations of the CPS Energy Bulk Electric System including Substation and Transmission assets.


Deadline to apply, December 17, 2021.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Operates and controls electric and gas equipment such as capacitor banks, transformers, breakers, gas regulators and valves in a safe, reliable and economical manner with minimum supervision.
  • Directs and coordinates field switching, procedures and clearances ensuring the safety of CPS personnel and the general public.
  • Recommends operational improvements and communicates system events to appropriate personnel.
  • Operates Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Energy Management System (EMS), GIS Mapping System, Outage Management
  • System (OMS) as well as radio and telephone systems.
  • Analyzes and acts promptly in cases of system disturbances so the system can be restored to a normal state.
  • Provides technical analysis, monitors system conditions, schedules and authorizes distribution equipment outages and load transfers.
  • Monitors crew locations for their safety and disable automatic recloser relays if applicable.
  • Prepares Switching procedures and clearances for the distribution and transmission system.
  • Assigns and directs switching activities and work assignments to trouble crews and switching personnel.
  • Monitors weather conditions and coordinates staffing requirements by calling additional resources to handle emergencies.
  • Proficiently and efficiently utilizes various software applications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Skills

Personal Computer Usage

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of interconnected system operations and coordination characteristics.
Ability to analyze and coordinate multiple system conditions and outages.
Capable of working rotating shifts, including weekends, holidays and all required overtime.
Extensive knowledge of switching procedures and safety practices.
Proficiency with all components and equipment utilized in operating and maintaining a reliable distribution and transmission system.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with internal and external customers.

Preferred Qualifications


Demonstrating Initiative
Serving Customers
Working Safely
Learning Quickly
Communicates Effectively

Minimum Education

High School Diploma or GED

Required Certifications

Current ERCOT System Operator Certification
Current NERC System Operator Certification

Working Environment

Work is performed indoors & outdoors. Manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of computing equipment, telephone, & printer/copier. Ability to travel to and from business related events. After hours work may be required.

Physical Demands

Indoor/Outdoor Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

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