Supervisor, Wind Plant

Portland General Electric Published: April 20, 2019
Location
Biglow Wind Project - Wasco, Oregon
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Energy / Skilled & Technical Labor / Program Management /
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Description

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Position Overview

Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance:

PGE is seeking candidates to fill the position of Supervisor, Wind Plant (R-19-0961) for the Biglow Wind Project in Wasco, Oregon. 

Operates, maintains and oversees replacement, installation and removal of wind power generation facilities equipment and structures; identifies, analyzes and implements predictive maintenance; maintains plant computer and control systems; and collects and analyzes operating data.

Responsibilities

Supervises Technician Staff:

  • Supervises team responsible for operating and performing preventive and corrective maintenance on wind power generation facilities and associated equipment;
  • Provides daily supervision of team, ensuring that all relevant standards/procedures are followed;
  • Plans and assigns work to crews.

Operations and Maintenance Activities:

  • Assists in managing the day-to-day operations of a utility-scale wind plant;
  • Responsible for ensuring maximum availability/reliability of turbines, asset optimization and plant profitability;
  • Monitoring and reporting on substation operations; supervising and participating in operations, maintenance and warranty activities, ensuring compliance with manufacturer’s requirements.

Compliance:

  • Ensures strict compliance with project environmental, health and safety requirements;
  • Ensures required regulatory and technical training is identified and completed.

Quality Assurance:

  • Functions as PGE QA/QC inspector while turbines are under Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) warranty, service and maintenance contracts.

Contracts and Oversight:

  • Participates in contract negotiations with subcontractors and other vendors;
  • Engages in effective contractor oversight to ensure safety, quality, schedule and budget are managed efficiently;
  • Administers long-term service agreements with OEMs and negotiates and resolves contract discrepancies.

Safety:

  • Continually promotes and enforces safety practices;
  • Holds employees accountable to work safely;
  • Participates in and promotes job/work package safety analysis, jobsite safety observations, audits, safety training, injury/event assessment and investigations.

Financial Management:

  • Monitors and manages expenditures, ensuring that all financial targets are met, and examines any areas where budgets/expenditures vary from plan.

Resourcing:

  • Implements resourcing decisions and planning for team;
  • Partners with HR in the definition of jobs, recruitment, evaluation and selection processes.

Professional Development:

  • Maintains knowledge of skill-development tools/resources;
  • Advises on required outcomes for learning or development from knowledge of available tools and organizational development needs;
  • Assists employees in creating development plans and monitors progress.

Qualifications

Education:

  • A 2-year degree or equivalent from an accredited school, other than correspondence or on-line, in a technical hard science (engineering, physics, power or closely related) required; bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience:

  • Prefer 5 or more years in wind plant operations and wind turbine maintenance, power plant or substation operations and maintenance or a related field; prefer budgeting experience.

Certifications, Licenses and Training:

  • Prefer training in leadership development and in emotional intelligence.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):

  • Advanced knowledge of wind turbine construction, maintenance and operation;
  • Advanced knowledge of Industry compliance and standards such as OSHA, NERC, FERC, NEC, NESC, NFPA 70, etc.;
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with electronic testing equipment (i.e., voltage tester, amp clamp, oscilloscope, infrared camera, hydraulic torque and tension, alignment and other various hand and power tools);
  • Advanced knowledge of turbine equipment, including safety regulations;
  • Advanced knowledge of plant systems, operation and maintenance concepts;
  • Working knowledge of heavy equipment required for facility maintenance, including crane and rigging requirements;
  • Advanced ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and correct failed or faulty equipment;
  • Advanced ability to interpret schematics and drawings for electrical and hydraulic systems;
  • Advanced ability to troubleshoot and repair automated control systems, instrumentation and SCADA systems;
  • Working ability to think clearly and maintain composure during stressful or dangerous situations;
  • Advanced ability to interpret and provide clear and concise directions, procedures and instructions;
  • Working skills in data entry and use of MS Office applications to communicate and perform tasks;
  • Working skills in use of computer maintenance management systems.

~ PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. ~

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