Associate Gas System Operator, Gas Engineering - Gas Control

Job Info

May 15, 2024


Posting Expiration Date: May 24, 2024

Schedule Type: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: $80000

Maximum Salary: $135000

Organization: Gas Engineering

Department: GAS ENG System Planning & Ctrl

Section: GAS ENG Gas Control

Location: NY-Bronx-1601 Bronxdale Avenue

Job Description

Mission Statement

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) employees are required to follow health, safety, and environmental policies, EEO, Standards of Business Conduct, and all other applicable company policy and procedures. We all share a responsibility to advance the company’s mission by excelling at our three corporate priorities – safety of our people and the public, operational excellence in all that we do, and ensuring the best possible customer experience.

Core Responsibilities

  • The Associate Gas System Operator is responsible for assisting the lead Gas System Operator to maintain the integrity of the gas transmission and distribution system in a safe, reliable, and economic manner. This involves coordinating operations with the New York Facility Group, pipeline companies, Gas Engineering, and Gas Operations.
  • Track and coordinate field work from Area Gas Operations and Gas Engineering routed through Gas Control, including for telemetry data and alarm testing, evaluating system conditions to ensure adequate gas schedules are in place to balance gas supplies to meet send-out requirements and coordinating with Energy Management Commodity Procurement & Scheduling Section to adjust as required.
  • Participate in the decision-making process with the Senior or Gas System Operator to implement appropriate action in the closure of strategically "Remote Operated Valves" (ROV's) in the event of a catastrophic gas transmission main failure.
  • Supervise and assist in the control and direction of company work forces during emergency and contingency operations associated with the gas transmission and distribution system.
  • Utilize pipeline Electric Bulletin Boards (EBB) to confirm gas volumes required to meet system load requirements. Coordinate with Energy Management Commodity Procurement & Scheduling Section to make required position adjustments.
  • Make system adjustments to gas pressures and flow rates to optimize all economical gas supplies and coordinate this operation with the Gas System Operator.
  • Monitor hourly gas consumption of steam and electric generating stations.
  • Verify hourly log sheets ensuring metering variations remain below 2 percent error, and if exceeded provide explanations and/or implement corrective action to resolve.
  • Adjust gas system pressures to ensure system integrity during peak demand periods and emergency conditions, by remotely operating gas regulator station settings using the Gas Operations-Supervisory System (GOSS).
  • Implement corrective action when critical systems alarms are received on GOSS, including off-hour notification to the appropriate Pressure Control, Tunnel Maintenance, or Gas Engineering duty roster supervisor. Direct the reporting field crews and supervisors at the various locations to secure the abnormal operating condition in compliance with standard established operating criteria.
  • Make required gas incident notifications, including to the PSC, DOT, DEP, and Company Executives as required.
  • Take corrective action when communication paths affecting GOSS data are out of service.
  • Ensure safe work practices are followed and environmental protection in accordance with regulatory and company policy from a Gas Control perspective.
  • Work rotating shifts as required.
  • Perform other related tasks and assignments as required.

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree and 2 years relevant experience in utility system gas, electric, steam, water or sewer.

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering degree and 2 years relevant experience in utility system gas, electric, steam, water or sewer.

Relevant Work Experience

  • Knowledge of gas and/or hydraulic pressures and flows required. Required
  • Must demonstrate a high energy level, personal accountability, teamwork, customer focus, excellence and values. Required
  • Computer and Mathematical proficiency required. Required
  • Must pass background security check. Required
  • Must qualify as a "Qualified Operator" as prescribed by the Department of Transportation Operator Qualification requirement and Controller as per the Company's Control Room Management Plan. Required
  • 1 year of Control Room experience. Preferred
  • Direct gas transmission/distribution systems operation and gas transportation knowledge and work experience preferred. Preferred

Skills & Ability

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and
  • Well organized, detail oriented and flexible to handle multiple assignments and
  • Effective interpersonal skills and
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills and
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, etc.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Driver's License Required

Physical Demands

  • Must sit or stand to use a keyboard, mouse, and computer for entire shift

Other Physical Demands

  • Must be able to respond to Company emergencies by performing a System Emergency Assignment to restore service to our customers.
  • Must be able and willing to travel within Company service territory, as needed.
  • Work rotating shifts as required
  • Successful candidate will be required to obtain and update as required, a NYC Fire Department Certificate of Fitness Qualification testing for the operation of the Hunts Point Gas Compressor station

Technical Difficulty Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of the individual’s actual or perceived disability, protected veteran status, race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, domestic violence victim status, or any other actual or perceived status protected by law.