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Operations Control Center Associate

Join Leeward Renewable Energy as an Operations Control Center Associate in Dallas, TX.

Leeward Renewable Energy
Leeward Renewable Energy
Dallas, United States  UTC-06:00   On-site   Full Time   251-500   20 days ago

Leeward Renewable Energy (LRE) is a high-growth renewable energy company that owns and operates a portfolio of 31 wind, solar and energy storage facilities across the United States, totaling approximately 3 gigawatts of generating capacity. We are actively developing new wind, solar, and energy storage projects in energy markets across the U.S., with about 30 GW of projects under development spanning over 125 projects. With projects currently under construction and soon to commence construction, we expect to commercialize over 1,000 MW of renewable energy projects in the next two years.

LRE is a portfolio company of OMERS Infrastructure, a preeminent global infrastructure investor and investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans with C$127.4 billion in net assets (as at June 30, 2023).

As passionate renewable energy advocates, we take great pride in responsible development and the safe operation of our projects. We are focused on building sustainable solutions for clean, renewable energy, and we remain dedicated to empowering communities through energy independence, job creation, and lasting partnerships.

Job Summary

Leeward Renewable Energy is currently seeking an experienced Operation Control Center Associate to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the wind energy projects under normal and emergency conditions, complying with the applicable NERC reliability standards, RTO rules and protocols, and interconnection requirements. This position is in Dallas, Texas and provides a perfect opportunity for a professional looking for interesting work within a small team, the ability to expand their experience, work with all levels of the organization, and contribute to the company's success.

Essential Functions

  • Direct and support site personnel in the performance issues and service activities to restore system performance of turbines.
  • The operator actions include the authority and responsibility to shed load, remove transmission components from service, order generation on and off line and follow any directives issued by the Reliability Coordinator and any other actions needed to operate the systems within the facilities and equipment ratings and System Operating Limits.
  • Proactively monitor, control, evaluate and ensure availability and production during normal and emergency conditions providing reliable and safe operation of wind energy projects.
  • Monitor, evaluate and respond to system conditions to avoid or minimize future issues which will negatively impact the wind turbines.
  • Record, log and maintain accurate records of events occurring on the wind energy projects to ensure valid information for reporting purposes and continuous improvement activities.
  • Promptly notify the appropriate entities of system disturbances, emergency conditions, and other events adversely affecting the wind energy projects.
  • Maintain operator certifications by participating in internal and external training to ensure professional development in renewable energy technology as well as for all NERC, Regional and ISO/RTO requirements.
  • Operate the generation and transmission system within the normal and emergency limits.
  • Safely comply with all NERC and Regional Reliability Standards.
  • Ability to work independently, responsibly and with very limited supervision.

Qualifications

  • NERC Operator Certification a plus
  • PJM Generator Operator Certification a plus
  • Other RTO/ISO certifications may be considered
  • 2 years’ experience in utility or power plant operations a plus
  • Working knowledge of NERC Reliability, Standards a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in a shift schedule where necessary to ensure coverage.
  • Position will require sitting for long periods of time.
  • Occasionally lifting 20-pound boxes.
  • Ability to travel within the US.

Leeward Management Services, LLC is committed to employing a diverse workforce, and provides equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Leeward Management Services, LLC is committed to employing a diverse workforce, and provides equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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About the role

May 24, 2024

Full Time

Company

Nov 17, 2024

On-site

Dallas, United States

2 years' experience in utility or power plant operations

UTC-06:00

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