Site Operations Manager
Renewable Energy Systems Ltd. - Limon, CO

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The Site Operations Manager will supervise and manage the day to day running of the Cedar Wind Farm, located near Limon, CO, USA.

  • Responsibilities: Support the Asset Manager in achieving the strategic plans and objectives relating to the generation assets of the Cedar Point Wind Farm.
  • Management of the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the generation assets, in accordance with agreed operating plans and budgets.
  • Ongoing investigation and analysis of asset performance, identifying opportunities to reduce downtime and maximize generation.
  • Produce routine O&M reports.
  • Review invoices and advise the Asset Manager of short to medium term forecasted costs and changes in spend against budget.
  • Manage operational aspects of power purchase agreements.
  • On-site safety, security and environmental management and compliance.
  • Lead and attend regular weekly site safety meetings.
  • Report regular and on time safety and environmental issues to head office.
  • Complete site audits and inspections for safety and operation.
  • Complete annual sub-contractor safety audits.
  • Manage on-site subcontracts.
  • Advance planning and control of site activities, Controlled Works and visits.
  • Daily monitoring and analysis of the performance of the site.
  • Work with construction teams during final phases of construction to takeover and ensure close out of any outstanding construction issues.
  • On call on a 24/7 basis to occasionally respond to urgent operational issues.
  • Supervise timely park restarts after plant outages / trips.
  • Work with XCEL and PSCo as required.
  • Work with maintenance contractors to ensure their safe and timely intervention to attend to observed faults and trips.
  • Oversee work on site by contractors, including turbine maintenance, crane activities, Electrical HV and civil works.
  • Schedule and coordinate non-routine plant maintenance and upgrades.
  • Work with client, landowner, community, local authority and other stakeholders.
  • Attend regular meetings with turbine and HV contractors to discuss all O&M issues.
  • Coordination of scheduled and unscheduled grid outages.
  • Manage tracking of failures, alarms, downtime, maintenance and repairs, plant status and trends, and HSQE issues.
  • Assist with upkeep of databases of faults and maintenance/performance issues.
  • Alert the Asset Manager and Turbine Engineer of emerging faults, issues, maintenance, or retrofits required.
  • Work with OEMs and engineering teams in respect of Defect Notifications and non-warranty investigations.
  • Regular review, statistical analysis and evaluation of asset performance/status.
  • Document the investigation of plant failures and shortfalls.
  • Identify and appraise plant improvement opportunities.
  • Any other tasks as directed by the vice president of operations.
  • Requirements:

  • Minimum two to five years of proven industrial experience including the management of O&M contractors. Wind farm OR utility experience.
  • High voltage training and previous switching experience desirable.
  • Expertise and the necessary skills to interface with the public and landowners.
  • Minimum five years of Management experience.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Current and valid driver license and passport.
  • Skilled in MSOffice, Outlook, Excel and Access / database.
  • Self motivated and has the ability to climb wind turbine towers.
  • Education:

    BS or degree level education in electrical or mechanical engineering or other appropriate technical field.

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