Site Operator, Wind

ConEdison Solutions Published: March 11, 2019
Location
Tehachapi, California
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Energy / Skilled Labor/ Technical /

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Description

~ For nearly two decades, Con Edison Solutions, Con Edison Development, and Con Edison Energy have been leading national providers of retail and wholesale energy services. Now, they are part of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. ~

Ross Solar was founded by the Ross family in 2007 to provide solar installation and consulting services to home owners, businesses and municipalities in the Northeast. Now, as a Con Edison Solutions company, Ross Solar is able to leverage its understanding of solar with the experience, stability and integrity of one of America's largest energy companies.

Licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York City as well as Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties in New York State, since its founding Ross Solar has installed more than fourteen thousand kilowatts of solar for businesses and homeowners.

Position Overview

The Site Operator is responsible for the on-site generation of renewable energy at select plants in CED’s portfolio. The candidate will be responsible for operating, maintaining and monitoring renewable energy assets (wind, solar, etc.) and energy infrastructure projects through close collaboration with other Con Edison Development team members as well as on-site subcontractors. The Site Operator is expected to possess a high level of responsibility within Con Edison Development as well as a superior level of accountability and ownership.

The candidate will be responsible for overall Site/Facility operations and maintenance activities. Including the daily operation, planned and corrective maintenance, as well as event response for CED assets. The candidate will be responsible for operating one or more plants as well as responsible for coordinating operations, maintenance, and event responses at other plants in the region. The candidate will furthermore be responsible for ensuring all operations and maintenance activities in the region are performed in accordance with industry best practices, industry best safety practices, ConEdison Development procedures, plans, and guidelines as well as all pertinent laws and regulations. The candidate will need to climb wind turbines (80m) for maintenance and inspections. The candidate will perform medium to high voltage switching and LOTO. The candidate will have the ability to read and interrupt site drawings, schematics, and one-line drawings.

Responsibilities

  • Plant Operations – Oversee production of renewable energy at all plants in a particular region, ensuring that plants operate within design parameters in a reliable, safe and efficient manner. Monitor production to ensure plants are meeting performance expectations. Coordinate and resolve operational abnormalities.
  • Plant Maintenance – Supervise and coordinate maintenance and repair of plant components; troubleshoot and resolve problems that may arise. Perform preventive/predictive maintenance to ensure long term profitability, plant reliability and risk minimization.
  • Technical Support – Perform operational analysis as required to support Asset Management and Project Development. Create, review and distribute daily, weekly and monthly operational reports.
  • Technical Expertise – Stay abreast of regulations, codes and standards as they relate to the industry. Develop relationships with suppliers that result in beneficial synergies.
  • General – Manage contractors as required, act as local CED liaison, develop long range plans and work with local civic groups as required.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Associate’s Degree in wind/renewable energy required. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field preferred.

Experience:

  • 2-5 years’ experience in a related renewable energy field, with direct expertise in electrical engineering preferred.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in power plant construction/operations environment including working at heights.
  • Prior experience with power generation, renewable and gas facilities is a plus.
  • Prior supervisory experience is a plus.
  • Prior experience in Balance of Plant including medium to high voltage switching and LOTO.
  • Prior experience with GE wind turbines and SCADA systems.

Job Skills:

  • Excellent technical, analytical and communication skills, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Above average interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of power electronics and circuitry.
  • Knowledge of power generation equipment and technologies.
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to multi task.
  • Driver’s license required.

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