Job Purpose

This position will oversee and manage all operations and maintenance activities at two (2) large Utility Solar facilities consisting of 709MWDC in accordance with both the BOP agreement and subcontractor O&M agreement.  This includes day-to-day operation, maintenance, fiscal and administrative functions in line with corporate strategies and objectives while ensuring and nurturing safety of all personnel and equipment after project turnover to operations.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with regional and department management, providing on-site oversight and supervision of the asset
  • Maintain compliance with all EHS plans and regulatory standards to ensure a strong on-site safety culture including the administration, application and monitoring of safety programs. This includes the safety requirement for all contractors, subcontractors, owner’s personnel and any other visitors.
  • Ensure (and develop) best utility practices and controls in coordination with internal and external resources up to and including the O&M Provider and the Inverter, Tracker and Module OEMs.
  • Provide monitoring and oversight of all on-site contractors including the O&M Provider and any/all BOP contractors. For BOP contractors this includes hiring, managing and coordinating BOP O&M functions in a manner to minimize plant downtime and losses, maximize availability and work to maximize generation/revenue.
  • Develop and/or assist with development of procedures and policies.
  • Partner with Procurement to source and manage on-site spare parts and consumables
  • Maintain all onsite records and documentation in an accurate and up to date manner, including but not limited to records for maintenance and site permit compliance.
  • Provide support with monthly, quarterly and annual reporting needed for Management.
  • Manage site level budget and P&Ls, work to reduce costs and increase production as to be reasonably expected. This includes developing and tracking the monthly, quarterly and annual budgets.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with all vendors and OEMs.
  • Maintain and ensure teams are maintaining accurate site records of all events and day to day activities.
  • Aid in the development of new business opportunities for the company.
  • Attend meetings as a company representative as required.
  • Prepare and present reports and presentations as required.
  • Other tasks as assigned by management.
  • Travel as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years’ experience in wind or solar energy operations. Traditional generation experience considered.
  • Demonstrated ability managing a team.
  • Experience with planning and implementing routine O&M plans as well as minor and major corrective work.
  • Ability to work proactively and productively with limited supervision.
  • Disciplined in following protocols and procedures.
  • Prior contract negotiation, execution and management experience.
  • Experience with environmental and governmental compliance.
  • NABCEP, OSHA 10 and/or NFPA 70e certification preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • 24/7 on call availability.
  • Must be commutable to Andrews, TX.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical college degree or comparable industry training and certificates.
  • Prior supervisory experience.

Characteristics Necessary for Success  

  • Personal accountability and integrity
  • Ability to make informed decisions in a quick and nimble fashion
  • Comfortable with a work environment that is fast paced and changes quickly
  • Ability to work within a team with a positive attitude
  • Enthusiastic about the renewable energy industry