Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Power Operations Instructional Support

Location: Golden, CO
Date Posted: 10-26-2017
Power Operations Instructional SUPPORT SERVICES
FOR
WAPA’s Electric power training center
DecisionPoint Corporation is seeking a candidate with expertise and experience to provide program and instructional support at the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) as follows:
· Provide power operations instructional support to EPTC Program Manager
· Provide assistance to WAPA’s Renewable Resources Program Manager
· Delivers existing EPTC course material using the EPTC miniature power simulator system in accordance with existing lesson plans
· Gives lectures and briefings on specific EPTC subjects using real world experience for students to maximize their learning experience
· Conducts training for EPTC in other areas of instruction including dispatcher, craft training, and specialized programs.
· Develop new power operations courses and modifies existing hydro-power courses to best match current and future training needs of electric power industry students
· Applies course development best practices to meet NERC certification standards, as well as other Continuing Education Units
· Monitors, evaluates, and reports on overall effectiveness of EPTC training programs
· Develops new EPTC training tools and methods
· Emphasizes the need for safe practices and cites the correct safe, approved methods for working with high voltage distribution and transmission line and equipment
· Coordinates workshops and webinars to expand EPTC service offerings
· Assists with EPTC roadmap development and implementation
· Conduct project status reports.
 
Provide power operations instructional support to EPTC Program Manager (A7820) as well as the Technical Services Manager (A7800)
· Delivers existing EPTC course material using the EPTC miniature power simulator system in accordance with existing lesson plans
· Gives lectures and briefings on specific EPTC subjects using real world experience for students to maximize their learning experience
· Conducts training for EPTC in other areas of instruction including dispatcher, craft training, and specialized programs.
· Develop new power operations courses and modifies existing hydro-power courses to best match current and future training needs of electric power industry students
· Applies course development best practices to meet NERC certification standards, as well as other Continuing Education Units
· Monitors, evaluates, and reports on overall effectiveness of EPTC training programs
· Develops new EPTC training tools and methods
· Emphasizes the need for safe practices and cites the correct safe, approved methods for working with high voltage distribution and transmission line and equipment
· Coordinates workshops and webinars to expand EPTC service offerings
· Assists with EPTC roadmap development and implementation
· Conduct project status reports
· Other duties as necessary
Special Qualifications (special training, certificate, degree, or certifications required to perform the duties.)
· In-depth practical knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of operation of hydro-power or other power plants, including the integration of generation systems with bulk power transmission
· Knowledge of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) operation principles and procedures
· Ability to envision and create innovative simulation programs which can effectively replicate real-world conditions and problems often encountered by power plant operators and other power system specialists
· Knowledge of the operation of a number of pieces of specialized equipment such as computers, supervisory control equipment, and automatic generation control equipment and their application in power operations
· Ability to deal effectively with others
· Knowledge of the methods and techniques of instruction including making classroom presentations
· Skill in accurate and effective oral and written communication of technical subject
· Knowledge of Western Area Power Administration and its contractual relationships with firm electric service and transmission customers
· Renewable energy power operations integration understanding and experience
 
 
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