National Grid is hiring an Operator for our Gas Control Center department in Melville, NY.
Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.
To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.
To assist the Lead and Senior Operator in all gas dispatching and control room management functions.
Assist the Lead Gas System Operator in all gas dispatching and control room management functions. These functions include:
The operation of National Grid’s natural gas transmission and distribution systems in a manner which maximizes safety, reliability, and efficiency of service to approximately 1.1 million customer meters, co-generators and power generation facilities.
Confirm and dispatch natural gas supplies from domestic and Canadian pipeline suppliers and peak shaving facilities for consumption by gas and electric customers. Manage the daily gas supply contracts and transactions on behalf of the company as well as third party shippers that have access to National Grid’s gas system resources.
Balance on system and off system operational constraints with intra-day swing requirements, and weather forecast uncertainty to achieve service reliability. Direct the operational dispatch of LNG plant gas peaking facilities to meet off system sales obligations and gas system send out requirements. Directs field operation’s when natural gas transmission and distribution supply mains are shut down for construction, maintenance or in response to emergency conditions.
Accountable for the continual monitoring of all gas supplies utilizing the National Grid’s Common Gas SCADA system, and the National Grid and Pipeline Electronic Bulletin Boards, and for identifying and responding to all alarms generated by those systems. Candidate is responsible for preparing hourly, daily and monthly gas logging reports and statistics. This position helps coordinate scheduled or emergency maintenance of all major gas system components.
Will be assigned to 12 hr. rotating shift work that includes weekends and holidays.
Position requires a solid technical foundation satisfied by either a bachelor’s degree in engineering or advanced vocational skills attained through three or more years of on the job experience in either a gas operating/production environment or similar industrial environment.
Candidates must be adept at reading maps, blueprints and piping schematics and have the ability to identify and respond to all audio and visual alarms generated by the SCADA system. A practical working knowledge of all gas system components including natural gas metering stations, major gas mains, and gas regulation and production facilities is a plus. Experience with any of the former or present Gas SCADA Systems is preferred.
Strong communication, interpersonal, administrative and leadership skills are essential. Candidates must have existing computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office, Internet, Intranet, and Gas Transportation Electronic Bulletin Board). Must be able to perform multiple tasks and be able to recognize and react to system upsets and emergencies in a timely manner. Candidates must demonstrate their ability to move up to the Lead Gas System Operator position.
Potential candidates will be required to participate in the Controller screening assessment prior to interview. Employees selected for this classification will be required to participate in the regulatory drug testing program prior to placement, randomly on a year-round basis, after an accident and for reasonable cause. Employees selected for this classification will also be required to pass Gas Control’s Operator Qualification program, and successfully complete CRM vision and hearing screening, every three years.
$90k - $106k a year
This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.