1+ months

Transmission Operations Shift Supervisor (#22-63862)

San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego, California
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).


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 inclusioHERE.


For more information, visit SDGEnews.com or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGEand Facebook.


Primary Purpose
Has overall responsibility and authority for the real-time operations of the SDGE electric transmission system. Implements real-time actions to ensure the safe and reliable operation of that system and ensure compliance with NERC mandatory reliability standards. Has standing delegated authority from the Company to take whatever actions are necessary to ensure electric transmission system reliability. Such actions may include shedding of firm load to prevent or alleviate Transmission System operating emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises, on an assigned basis, other NERC Certified Transmission System Operators engaged in the reliable operation and control of the electric transmission system responding to system disturbances to minimize impacts. Assures compliance with NERC, WECC, CAISO, and other regulatory agency mandatory reliability operating standards and criteria. Responsible for the SDGE activities associated with the electric transmission system, including, but not limited to, monitoring and control, review and approval of transmission outages, authorization of field work, and responding to emergency situations.
  • Conducts operating studies, utilizing advanced applications, to monitor and ensure system reliability and anticipates and reacts to contingency risks for unscheduled transmission events or requests. Coordinates operating activities with the CAISO and other interconnected transmission entities to ensure compliance with all standards, policies and operating procedures applicable to the SDGE system.
  • Consistently monitors system conditions in preparation for implementing and managing system emergency and restoration efforts in the event of significant disturbances, including those that result in partial or total electric system shutdown. Is the lead individual within the Company coordinating that effort and acts as the Incident Commander (IC) during such events. Manages load and system restoration after system disturbances in coordination and cooperation with CAISO, other Transmission Operators and Balancing Authorities, WECC Reliability Coordinator, local generation, and Distribution Operations. Directs emergency switching operations involving the shifting of loads and shutdown/start up of facilities. Prioritizes the deployment of field crews in order to maintain or restore electric service.
  • Interfaces directly with outside reliability agencies (North America Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Department of Energy (DOE), California Independent System Operator (CAISO), WECC Reliability Coordinator (WECC RC) and electric utilities (Southern California Edison (SCE), Arizona Public Service (APS), Imperial Irrigation District (IID), Mexico (CFE), San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS)). Communicates regularly with CAISO, Distribution Operations and other interconnected transmission entities as appropriate.
  • Analyzes load forecasts, generation resource adequacy, and schedules outages to ensure grid reliability and adapts plans to address current day situations as necessary. Participates in the development of procedures and adheres to and supports Grid Control Standards, Policies and Procedures to ensure system reliability.
  • Adheres to and supports Safety Policies and Programs. Participates in hiring, and promoting subordinate employees; trains subordinates; assigns, directs and reviews their work. Prepares and maintains related records and reports, attends business meetings, committees, and workshops on behalf of Grid Control.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).



Required Qualifications:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED
  • 7-10 years Directly related experience in power system operations, power plant operations, substation operations, generation and transmission operations or a combination of education, experience and training.
  • Knowledge of electrical theory and electric utility operations normally acquired through college level courses and/or an equivalent education, training and experience.
  • Ability to adapt and multi-task in a rapidly changing environment and be able to perform effectively under emergency and high-pressure situations.
  • Effective leadership abilities and the skill to organize a diverse team (operators, engineers, field personnel) in order to resolve emergency events.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and a clear leadership presence.
  • Able to read and understand technical drawings and documentation.
  • Strong computer skills for monitoring and operating the electric transmission system and use other typical office applications.
  • Requires NERC Certification to the Transmission Operator level (must be completed prior to assuming own shift). Must have the ability to achieve situational awareness and manage system contingencies and emergencies.
  • Must reside in Southern California or be willing to relocate upon hire.
  • We offer a hybrid work environment. Although the schedule may vary, typically this will allow you to work from the office two to three days per week and work remotely on the remaining workdays.


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.


Work Schedule
OFFICE: Work onsite at a company facility due to the nature of the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Posting End Date
May 13, 2023
Salary Range
$121,400.00 - $182,100.00
Total Rewards Philosophy

Note: SDG&E strives to ensure that employees are paid equitably and competitively. Starting salaries may vary based on factors such as relevant experience, qualifications, and education.

SDG&E offers a competitive total rewards package that goes beyond base salary. This position is eligible for an annual performance-based incentive (bonus) as well as other merit-based recognition. Company benefits include health and welfare (medical, dental, vision), employer contributions to retirement benefits, life insurance, paid time off, as well as other company offerings such as tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and employee assistance programs.


Posted: 2023-04-14 Expires: 2023-07-13

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