Control center operator i - united states, san diego

Edf renewables north america, a subsidiary of edf renewables, is a leading north american independent power producer boasting over 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of services. our mission is to deliver renewable solutions to lead the transition to a sustainable energy future.

control center operator 1

scope of position:

from the company's state-of-the-art control center, operators monitor conditions within the renewable energy plants managed in the occ. key function is to mitigate equipment downtime and production losses through responsive, timely actions to maximize plant performance. control center operators remotely monitor and control turbine, inverter, and bop plant equipment from the control room using supervisory control and data acquisition (scada) computer systems to maintain safe, efficient, and continuous plant operation.

working conditions:

control center operators spend 100% of their time in the occ facility, excluding safety and scheduled training exercises.  shift assignments in the 24/7/365 work setting include extended workdays and the ability to work other shifts as required, to include overtime, rotating shifts, holidays and weekends as necessary.  


maintain safe, reliable, and efficient operation including maximizing generation and operate facility within all applicable permits.

respond to changing conditions with regard to maximizing plant safety and efficiency. visually monitor and read parameters, data points, and sensor outputs at specified intervals to verify operating conditions and to detect faults and malfunctions.  monitor data such as weather conditions including wind speed, direction, turbulence, irradiance, storms, or equipment temperatures, voltage, current, power, and var’s. coordinate with regional personnel and system operators from other companies on forced or scheduled outages, including operational directives.  utilize accurate and efficient three-way communication skills on inbound and outbound telephone conversations. adjust manual controls or verify automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, based on utility/iso/customer requirements.  accurately change control equipment setpoints. ensure quality and accuracy of real-time generation information being telemetered to rto/iso and take actions to correct abnormalities. record operation actions taken during shift in operator's logbook or other automated logging mechanisms. anticipate typical problems, identify potential or recurring problems, discover opportunities for improvements, and take appropriate action.   proficient in operating computers while multitasking various systems including the occ’s integrated scada system, and all other plant scada systems used in monitoring and controlling plant operations. use weather information from weather services and interconnected companies to respond to load demand changes as directed through curtailment orders and outage directives.  ensure compliance to all regulatory and contractual requirements through adherence to all operational procedures, processes, and policies  complete applicable safety program training requirements per the iipp annually. read, understand, and apply information such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. all other duties as assigned. 

 job requirements:

able to maintain confidentiality, be detail oriented and disciplined, and adept at multi-tasking. able to demonstrate good work habits including, but not limited to, excellent attendance patterns and being to work on time.  conduct and present himself/herself in a professional manner. excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written, with demonstrated ability to follow instruction diligently. demonstrated good analytical skills to process information in a timely and accurate manner. math skills sufficient to accurately complete required job functions. demonstrated computer skills required with ability to learn and use ms office suite programs, unique plant scada systems, and network/communication systems to identify plant interconnectivity issues. understanding of the operation and control of power plants highly desired. knowledge of nerc operating policies a plus. ability to train for and become nerc certified is a desired advancement path for operators. a minimum of 2-5+ years of applicable work using computers or similar industrial equipment, experience in power plant operations considered a plus. military or maritime background is an asset. a minimum of 2-4 years of education with a degree from an accredited engineering or technical school preferred. must be able to work other shifts as required, including overtime, rotating shifts, holidays and weekends as necessary. experience in 24/7 work settings preferred. we are proud to be an eeo/aa employer m/f/d/v. we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

notice to all applicants: in alignment with our core values and placing safety first, edf renewables will implement a mandatory covid-19 vaccination policy for all us hires. proof of full vaccination will be required to accept an offer with a hire date on or after january 3, 2022.

notice to staffing agencies: edf renewables and its subsidiaries ('edf-r') will not accept unsolicited resumes/cvs from any source other than directly from a candidate. any unsolicited resumes sent to edf-r, including unsolicited resumes sent to a edf-r mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to edf-r employees outside of edf-r’s recruiting department, or to edf-r’s resume database will be considered as submitted directly by a candidate and therefore edf-r will not pay any fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of such unsolicited resume. edf-r will consider any candidate for whom an agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the agency free of any charges or fees. agencies must obtain advance written approval from edf-r’s recruiting department to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully executed contract for service. edf-r will not pay a fee to any agency that does not have such agreement in place. agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by edf-r’s vice president - human resources or his/ her designee. no other edf-r employee is authorized to bind edf-r to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by agencies.”

EDF Renewables
Power Plant Operators
United States, San Diego ,CA
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