Electrical Systems Operator
Acciona - Chicago, IL

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Responsibilities:
  • Monitor, control, and ensure 24 hours per day, 7 days a week availability and production of wind electricity generation facilities under the responsibility of Acciona Energy North America’s Renewable Energy System Operation Center during normal and emergency conditions in a safe, reliable, and economic manner.
  • Monitor and evaluate system conditions, anticipate problems, and implement strategies to minimize or avoid issues which will adversely impact the wind turbines under the responsibility of the Operation Center.
  • Promptly acquire and disseminate information to the appropriate entities for system disturbances, emergency conditions and other events adversely affecting the wind farms under the responsibility of the Operation Center and/or the Bulk Power System.
  • Direct and support dispatch of Technicians to perform system restoration and service activities.
  • Analyze system conditions and maintain situational awareness.
  • Develop and distribute periodic and incidental reports.
  • Record, log, and maintain accurate records of power system operation.
  • Maintain a working understanding of all Operation Center procedures and relevant NERC Reliability Standards.
  • Stay current with Acciona renewable energy technology and professional development by participating in various training opportunities, and reading relevant Acciona and industry documents/publications.
  • Author Electrical Switching and Operation Center Procedures.
  • Maintain required training certifications and proficiencies.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements:
  • 2 year technical degree or 4 year technical degree required or equivalent experience
  • 2 years experience in utility or power plant operations highly desired
  • Obtain PJM Certification within 12 months
  • Obtain NERC Certification within 12 months
  • Working knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards is a plus
  • Knowledge of electrical / mechanical theory and concepts
  • Skill handling multiple tasks simultaneously without losing track of the details at various states of completion under normal and stressful conditions
  • Must work in a shift routine basis (nights, weekends, holidays, extended hours)
  • Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts
  • Ability to use computer applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, etc)
  • Ability to monitor and navigate among several computer screens simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate detailed information accurately to internal/external customers
  • Ability to professionally represent the company when interacting with external organizations
  • Experience working with wind energy systems desirable
  • Ability to travel for training to various locations (including international)
  • Must be Customer Focused
  • A valid driver’s license is desirable
  • Must be able to work in an office team environment

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