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Lead Protection Engineer (Hybrid) at California Independent System

Lead Protection Engineer (Hybrid)

California Independent System Folsom, CA Full-Time
Job Description

Under the general direction of the Manager, Transmission Assets, works on complex assignments and acts as the technical expert in protection engineering to the CAISO and external stakeholders. Ensures the ISO is in compliance with the Transmission Control Agreement (TCA) and applicable NERC and WECC standards. Responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the ISO Transmission Maintenance Standards with respect to protection systems operations and maintenance. Supports the ISO planning process phase three competitive solicitation process.

What You Will Be Doing:

* Provide expert protection engineering consulting to internal work groups and external entities as requested. Provide mentoring and engineering support to engineering, operating, and others within the CAISO.
* Compliance and Regulatory Support: Be a knowledgeable expert on the components of the TCA, TCA appendices and Maintenance Procedures that pertain to system protection. Ensure the CAISO is in compliance with the TCA. Make recommendations to improve CAISO performance as appropriate. Provide technical support and assist in NERC and WECC audits and / or investigations. Provide technical support to ensure compliance with NERC or WECC Standards related to system protection, e.g. PRC-001, PRC-023, etc. Provide the ISO with technical expertise and advice regarding protection policies in the development of new WECC or NERC Standards. Review generator control and interconnection protection documents for compliance with ISO and NERC requirements.
* Participating Transmission Owner (PTO) Maintenance Reviews: Analyze the recent PTO equipment forced outage statistics and select and document substations for inclusion in the annual PTO maintenance review. Review the recent operation and forced outages of PTO RAS/SPS systems, and select and document the RAS/SPS for inclusion in the annual PTO maintenance review. Participate in the protection and station equipment portions of the PTO maintenance review, which includes a detailed records review and also site visits. Review and provide support for on-going maintenance activities as requested. Assist PTOs as necessary in their effort to improve their performance following completion of a maintenance review. Assist PTOs as necessary to support their effort to update their filed maintenance practices.
* Database Management: Maintain the Transmission Line Protection database. This database is required to support NERC and WECC audits and investigations by providing rapid access to documentation verifying compliance with protection related Standards. Maintain the Participating Generator Protection database. This database contains under and over frequency protection data, and identifies compliance with NERC PRC-006 and the WECC's Off Nominal Frequency schedule. Update the PTO's transmission line protection data as necessary to demonstrate compliance with applicable NERC Standards.
* Adheres to the corporate records management policies, procedures and guidelines, including the records retention schedule. Maintains records using approved corporate tools. Utilizes available records training resources when needed. Participates in records management related initiatives, as necessary.
* Provides expertise and joint oversight in implementing the CAISO Transmission Planning Process Phase III competitive solicitation process. Provide support for the TPP-BPM whenever change management revisions occur in the Phase 3 competitive solicitation sections of that BPM.

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