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San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Position Number: 2275549
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Distribution System Operator Trainer

Job Description
At SDG&E, we are committed to the community we call home, delivering clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people we serve in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Our commitment means 40% of the energy that SDG&E delivers to customers comes from renewable sources, exceeding California's Renewable Portfolio Standard. We are modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure safe and reliable operation of the region's infrastructure for generations to come. Learn more about our commitment to delivering clean, safe and reliable energy HERE.

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America's best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry's most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work, and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region's largest employers, we're always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best. Learn more about benefits HERE.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of SDG&E. Empowering our employees to be their whole selves at work is our competitive advantage. This is where new ideas come from and meaningful collaboration gets an authentic start. By bringing together people with different perspectives, diverse backgrounds and real commitment to their own individuality, we have built a stronger business. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion HERE.

Primary Purpose:
Responsible for developing and delivering training to ensure SDG&E distribution system operating personnel are adequately trained consistent with CPUC General Orders, NERC, WECC, and SDGE operating standards/procedures and training requirements. Must keep up to date with the ever-changing regulatory and operational requirements. All documentation and training efforts must be continually updated and training requirements developed and presented to the Distribution System Operators to conform to those changes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides training to electric Distribution System Operator (DSO) trainees, and journeyman level system operators on the 4 and 12 kV electric distribution system including substations.
  • Develops simulations and train/test Distribution System Operators on the ACS SCADA Training Simulator.
  • Prepares / revises training materials and ensure compliance with CPUC General Orders and NERC and WECC policy compliance.
  • Participates in applicable regional trainer activities.
  • Researches new equipment and applications and write training guides to facilitate training.
  • Provides ongoing training to the journeyman Distribution System Operators.
  • Represents SDG&E at internal and external events.
  • Provides assistance in guiding vendor efforts to develop additional detailed training material.
  • Reviews and revises standard operating documents to support training activities.
  • Provides authorization training to Distribution personnel and field crews throughout the company as needed.

    Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Five years related experience required.
  • This position requires a detailed knowledge of electric power system operations.
  • Completion of Train the Trainer course with emphasis on systematic approach to training is required to continue in the position.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to communicate technical information in a clear concise manner to the learning level of the student and have demonstrated ability in decision-making, prioritizing activities, coordination of training activities and multi-tasking.
  • Must be proficient in computer applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Power Point, etc) and have a working knowledge of NMS/SCADA.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • May be required to work extended hours, move around room to assist others, and travel to participate in outside activities.
  • Must be able to distinguish colors.

    Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in relevant field desired.
  • Experience as a Distribution System Operator and previous experience as an instructor is highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Oracle OMS/DMS (NMS) is highly desirable.

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    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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