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

Senior Distribution System Operator

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $47.00 to $ 54.05

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 2/2/20

Senior Distribution System Operator

Colorado Springs is the third most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2019). Our city is a particularly popular place to live for professionals, millennials, and families – thanks to its reasonably priced neighborhoods, easy access to nature and adventure, and our beautiful parks.

Join the Colorado Springs Utilities team, as a Senior Distribution System Operator Here you'll find more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to live in a top-rated city, connect with other professionals in your field, and providing hometown service to a thriving community. If you choose to join our team you will find yourself using your knowledge and skills to monitor and maintain reliable energy to our customers.

Finally, our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. That’s why we invest in our employees through a comprehensive benefit and wellness plan, generous vacation and sick time, tuition assistance, training and development opportunities, and a substantial pension (PERA) program. Come be a part of a team making a difference in the lives of our customers in a sought-after community. Want to know more about Colorado Springs? Look here:

Nature of the work:

You will have the opportunity and responsibility 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, maintain system load and voltage balance, working with field personnel to safely restore customer load, working with field personnel 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 a rotating day and night shift schedule, weekends, and holidays. In addition, you will be working under the 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, permissions, and hot line orders

  • Assist and collaborate with Field Engineering to ensure continued system stability

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

What you bring to the table…..

Ideally, you 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

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.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that 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.

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Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft