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Director, Transmission & Distribution Monitoring Control & Dispa

NiSource - Valparaiso, IN

IntroductionThis position will be responsible for overseeing all of the Electric dispatch centers specifically Electric Distribution (ESSO), Transmission Dispatch (SLD), and Transmission Operations (TSS). The Director leads the operation of the electric dispatch centers, which are responsible for the real-time, daily operation of NIPSCOs transmission and distribution systems. Distribution control employees provide 24x7 assessment and dispatch of emergency electric orders. Transmission control center employees monitor and operate the electric transmission system to ensure electric system reliability and security. Employees monitor both internal system conditions as well as external system conditions at the interconnection points of NIPSCOs local balancing area and make adjustments to system components to ensure system reliability and security. The Director is responsible for ensuring that all control center functions and the transmission system operate in compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation reliability and cybersecurity standards. Position responsibilities include the preparing for periodic regulatory audits, knowing reporting requirements, ensuring self-reporting compliance, implementing audit recommendations, and ensuring compliance with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Standards of Conduct. This role will also drive emergency response to lower customer interruptions and in addition to monitors CAIDI, SAIFI, and SAIDI. Key Results:
Safe, efficient, operations focused on compliance, emergency response and customer service
Direct the management of workload through efficient scheduling and assigning of resources
Informed, engaged and motivated workforce
Effective systems and processes for managing work
Safe, efficient electric operations in compliance with all mandated government regulations and Company policies and procedures
High performing work teams
Strong internal/external business partner relationships
Effective utilization of resources
Performance based culture focused on continuously improved customer satisfaction/metrics
Effective management of incidents

Direct the evaluation of management and field personnel performance
Strategy development to deliver the Corporate vision and fulfill the Operating Model
Communication to Power Delivery Vice President on key strategic and operational matters
Identification, implementation and use of enabling technology for managing work
Champion consistency and collaboration throughout Operations
Provide effective communication, motivation, guidance, training and knowledge to the team members
Manages toward aggressive financial and departmental targets
Develop and implement plans to ensure elevated customer satisfaction levels
Analyze various systems for resource optimization
Budget management and adherence
Coaches staff of for proper work performance with respect to productivity, safety and quality to meet and exceed customer satisfaction
Direct problem solving in the field with respect to system operational difficulties
Creates, develops, and direct the performance metrics for electric operations
Provides strong leadership, employee development/training, and team building opportunities to maintain self-directed work teams in a lean operations environment
Effectively supports Vice President of Power Delivery with other projects as assigned

QualificationsKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required for Selection:
Demonstrated understanding of the fundamentals of the electric dispatch centers specifically on NIPSCOs general orders, NERC/FERC standards, electric grid, etc.
Proven analytical abilities in measuring performance metrics.
Prior experience proactively managing groups.
Prior success in identifying and addressing the strategic implications of problems, issues, and opportunities.
Proven experience developing effective self-directed work teams.
Proven success in establishing and managing a lean staff in a fast-paced and ever-changing energy market environment.
Proven written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated integrity and commitment, focusing on detail-orientation, effective follow-up and efficient follow through.
Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with all organizational levels.

Preferred for Selection:
Knowledge and experience with the operation and maintenance of all high voltage substation equipment and distribution and transmission systems and associated voltages
Knowledge of proper tools and equipment required to complete various tasks for electric line construction and maintenance
Knowledge in the use of EHV & HV diagnostic test equipment and interpretation of data
Ability to manage O&M and Capital Budgets
Knowledge of Cascade Maintenance Management System
Knowledge of Electric System Emergency and Storm Restoration plans
Ability to direct in the restoration of the electric system following major interruptions
Experience working on project teams.
Experience working with cross functional work teams.

Education/Work Experience:
Required for Selection:
BS/BA in a quantitative discipline or equivalent experience.
7 years work experience in the utility industry.

Preferred for Selection:
M.A./M.S./M.B.A or 8 years professional work experience

Inclusion & DiversityValue inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.How To ApplyFor immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before December 20th!Equal Employment OpportunityNiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

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Director, Transmission & Distribution Monitoring Control & Dispa NiSource - Valparaiso, IN, United States


Location: Valparaiso, IN

Company Profile:
At NiSource (NYSE: NI), our aspiration is to be America’s premier regulated energy company, providing customer-focused energy solutions, investment-driven growth opportunities, and sustainable value for our customers, investors and employees. Underpinning this effort is our unwavering commitment to top-tier safety and reliability, collaborative stakeholder relationships, inclusive and engaging work environments, strong governance and transparency, and forward-looking environmental practices and stewardship.