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Entergy System Operator - Local Balancing Authority in Woodlands, Texas

Date: Sep 17, 2019

Location: Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

* This position will be filled by a System Operator - LBA, I or II based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. *


This position is responsible for the day-to-day monitoring and analysis of Entergy's Authority (LBA) System Operations in real-time. The LBA System Operator will work as a team member to maintain situational awareness and compliance of all regulatory requirements.


  • Monitor real-time Local Balancing Authority (LBA) operations in a safe and reliable manner

  • Balance hourly net actual interchange with adjacent BAs/LBAs for daily submission to MISO

  • Monitor GMS/SCADA systems to ensure accurate meter data representations for real-time and after-the fact energy accounting

  • Support MISO BA in performing Emergency Operations to include system restoration and load shed if necessary

  • Coordinate and communicate with MISO, TOP, SERC, SPO/EMO, LBA Meter Data Services, External BAs/LBAs, and all Embedded Entities within the LBA footprint to ensure system reliability

  • Analyze and react to real-time conditions and take proactive measures to influence forward plans to ensure system reliability


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, economics, engineering or equivalent power system operations work experience

Minimum Experience:

  • System Operator – LBA I: 0 - 2 years of related experience

  • System Operator – LBA II: at least 2 - 4 years of related experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Detailed knowledge of RTO/Power Pool markets and operations, Power Plant and/or Power System Operations

  • Ability to perform analysis from a large volume of data with conflicting results and determine the best solution with no assistance

  • Able to perform all job task successfully and complete a System Operator qualification program within 3 months

  • Able to support a System Operator-LBA Senior throughout an entire shift with little or no direction

  • Able to work a 12-hour shift schedule in support of a 24X7 operation

  • Preferred: Detailed knowledge of Generation dispatch in real-time market

Any Certificates, Licenses, etc.:

  • NERC Certified System Operator - Reliability Coordinator (RC) level


Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands

Job Function :Professional

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 87819

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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