Location: Portland, ME
This position will act to monitor and operate Long Road Energy’s power plants in conjunction with other Operators on a 365/24/7 basis. This monitoring and operation must be done in compliance with all ISO, Transmission Owner (TO) and NERC requirements and procedures.
- Act as the go between and center of record for safe site operation in coordination with site and transmission/ grid operators in accordance with grid/NERC and contractual requirements. This includes events such as equipment, feeder and site outages and switching operations as well as permit issues like FAA outages and oil spill events.
- Monitor the performance and forced outage events of all plant equipment. Perform resets as required/allowed via site and department policies and procedures and dispatch field staff as defined in those policies.
- Use knowledge and available information to minimize / prevent downtime in a safe and prudent fashion.
- Follow predefined procedures to control operating generating equipment, including the restart, shut down and initial troubleshooting of fault codes and reasons for downtime.
- At the direction of the Plant Manager, supervise and take ownership of assigned roles and responsibilities up to and including; mechanical and electrical systems not covered by the WTG contractor, site grounds, environmental concerns, substation maintenance, roads and right-aways.
- After proper training; perform medium and high voltage switching in coordination with the site staff, local utility and onsite contractors.
- Maintain accurate logs of hourly, daily, weekly and monthly work. Including accurate handovers to ensure the oncoming shift is aware of all relevant issues and directives.
- Serve as the contact center for complaints and other communications from the public, routing notification of such events to the proper internal party.
- Classify/confirm downtime events into categories for accurate reporting and record keeping.
- Fill out, and complete Work Orders as defined in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
- Actively monitor site level details, scanning for under performance or emerging issues. This includes degradation analysis of equipment and performance
- Write (but not approve) ROC procedures as directed by the Manager of the ROC.
- Work to ensure the smooth transition of projects from construction to operations (where applicable), up to and including involvement in projects during the development and construction phases.
- Maintain a good working relationship with all vendors and OEMs
- Prepare and present reports and presentations as required
- Perform additional tasks as directed by Manager of ROC or management team
- Applicable college degree such as; Computer Science, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Power Plant Engineering and Information Systems.
- Direct experience operating and monitoring power plant operations and/or electrical substations.
- Those that have already received NERC System Operator Certification will be given preference when considering hiring.
- Ability to accurately follow detailed procedures to the letter in a highly pressured environment, while retaining the ability to think for one’s self and make crucial decisions as needed.
- Able to work under pressure.
- Able to work across multiple departments and establish/follow priorities
- Experience planning and implementing routine O&M plans, including minor and major corrective work
- Prior experience with computers including familiarity with Microsoft Suite products like Work, Excel, Powerpoint etc.
- Ability to work proactively and productively with limited supervision
- Willingness to work a rotating shift schedule
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