Substation Planner III

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Job Reference 1192412

Location Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Industry Power - Distribution & Transmission

Function Project Services

Job Type Contract

Date Added August 14, 2023

Vacancy Overview

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process, and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry.

Substation Planner
Airswift is seeking 2 Substation Planners to join one of our large utility clients in two locations: Charlotte, NC and Greensboro, NC, on an initial 1-year contract basis. This is a HYBRID position (in-office 3 days/week). A planner will plan and schedule all activities associated with line/substation construction and maintenance. Incumbents are expected to have complex skills and the ability to work independently and lead construction and maintenance activities scheduling calls of any complexity.
This position will be responsible for planning and sequencing complex construction and maintenance activities, including equipment outage sequence, temporary facilities installations. Incumbents are expected to have complex technical skills and interpersonal skills to ensure safe and productive project execution. Incumbents will also be responsible for coordinating with Transmission, Distribution, and Generation leadership, and resolving technical matters. This position supports project management and project teams with responsibility for developing and defining the project construction plan for area of expertise.
The planner is expected to have proficient working knowledge in the installation, maintenance, and operation of the following:
Line Planner - Transmission line structures and wire, transmission line switches, and associated equipment and facilities
Substation Planner – Substation equipment such as transformers, regulators circuit breakers, switches, instrument transformers. As well as above grade and below grade facilities, structures, and associated equipment and facilities.
  • Must demonstrate basic computer skills.
  • Responsible to practice and set an example of safe project planning and scheduling.
  • Must possess good communication skills, including working with others to create good working conditions.
  • Support of corporate, group, department, and unit goals with conduct instrumental in projecting a proper image for the Company and its employees.
  • Self-motivated with good leadership qualities that include good planning and scheduling decision-making skills.
  • Has professional safety behavior and holds high expectation of others to work safely and follow safe work practices.
  • Has expert verbal communications skills and the use of 3-way communications, concurrent and independent verification.
  • Can review and critique isolation procedures and project sequencing.
  • Can provides peer level technical support for line and/or substation maintenance or construction.
  • Can remain focused under internal and external pressures, is resilient to conflict, leads team while under pressure and ensures all distractions are eliminated.
  • Can plan and sequence any construction or maintenance activities, within any station, no matter the sensitivity and complexity.
  • Has working knowledge and experience at installing, commissioning, testing, and troubleshooting line/substation facilities.
  • Can lead teams to ensure paperwork and files are accurate and submitted in timely fashion with no issues.
  • Can lead other planners in organization, develop and execute a procedure, and develop work plans to complete a task with error free performance.
  • Has working knowledge of line and substation engineering and equipment database systems of record, to be able to identify and understand equipment information required for work planning.
  • Can identify Clearance boundary requirements for performance of work, including recognizing and mitigating risks associated with close margins and contingency scenarios, and including becoming Switching and Tagging qualified with the Company to submit Clearance Requests/Outage Requests/Hot Line Tag.
  • Complete understanding of NERC compliance and importance for accurate data and timely completion.
Required Qualifications
  • Associate’s Degree (preferred)
  • Must have greater than 10 years of experience performing transmission line or substation maintenance and/or construction work.

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