Colorado Springs Utilities Energy Distribution System Operator Senior in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Energy Distribution System Operator Senior

ID: 10231

Pay Range: $44.08 tp $50.69

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date: 7/24/17

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft


Energy Distribution System Operator Senior

Colorado Springs Utilities is looking for a dynamic, energetic, customer focused individual to join our team as a Distribution System Operator Senior . In this role you will be responsible for a full range of duties associated with distribution operations including operating the Distribution System as safely and reliably as possible, including the 34.5kv sub-transmission and 12.5kv distribution systems, working with field personal to safely restore customer load, working with field personal to safely isolate equipment for maintenance, analyzing system conditions to determine prompt and appropriate responses and correcting problems, approving and coordinating work among operating and field personnel, and approving/denying system outage requests based on current or forecasted system conditions. The successful candidate will be required to work shifts, weekends, and holidays.

In this job, you will be working under general supervision and make critical, independent decisions in a fast-paced environment under sometimes stressful conditions. You will also be responsible for:

  • Preparing reports, operation logs, and records

  • Directing switching procedures performed by personnel

  • Issuing clearances and hot line orders

  • Providing technical guidance and on the job training to operators and ensuring all procedures are understood

Why should you apply? As an integral member of the Energy, construction, Operations and Maintenance team you will be utilizing your professional distribution experience providing guidance and making decisions that can have a positive impact to the overall growth of our community. You will have the opportunity to work with a very dedicated team of professionals who are passionate in their service to our community.

What does it take to be successful in this position? The ideal candidates will have previous experience and a high level of knowledge and competence in Electric Generation, Electric Transmission and/or Electric Distribution and possess three or more years of experience. We would also be interested in your experience in the following (be sure to highlight on your application and/or resume):

  • Understanding of distribution system mapping

  • Operating policies and procedures

  • Using computers and software applications

  • Coordinating procedures and resources

  • Distribution system operations

  • SCADA and Energy Management Systems (EMS)

  • Switching and load restoration principles

  • Outage Management Systems

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • Colorado Springs Utilities provides 5 schools of learning and over 15 apprenticeship programs to meet your current job needs and develop you for future opportunities

  • We value people and demonstrate your value through a supportive work environment, generous time off and great benefits

  • We have incident and injury free culture because one injury is too many

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential! For more information and to apply, visit

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

Please note : All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled. Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education and training of the successful candidate.

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