Renewable Energy Monitoring Operator

Location: Costa Mesa - Orange County, CA
Date Posted: 05-09-2017
About MaxGen

At MaxGen Energy Services (http://maxgenservices.com/) our Mission is to be the Industry Leader in providing Safe, Professional, and Reliable Operations & Maintenance Services to our Nation’s Clean Energy Infrastructure.

Our company has a nationwide footprint and provides central operations and field maintenance services to hundreds of asset owners in the United States.  MaxGen currently manages some of the largest operating solar fleets in the country and has a distinguished reputation for safety and performance.
 
MaxGen also has significant experience with the development, design, installation, and maintenance of electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) and battery energy storage systems (BESS). As an OEM service provider to many manufacturers, MaxGen has amassed industry-leading experience with EVSE and BESS installations.
 
This combined experience and expertise brings our customers unparalleled service, asset performance, and strong partnership in the long-term care and operation of their energy asset portfolios.

Summary

The Renewable Energy Monitoring Operator will play a key role in monitoring critical systems for our customers.  This key role helps to achieve maximum revenue for our renewable energy customers by identifying and initiating appropriate responses for conditions that may put safety or production at risk. This position will require the individual to apply all regulatory, contractual obligations, and day to day activities to real-time operations for our diverse nationwide portfolio under the jurisdiction of many balancing authorities, transmission providers, and scheduling entities.  Please note:  This position is scheduled to work an Alternative Workweek schedule.  Employees will work seven (7) shifts in each 2-week period. Each shift would be 12.25 hours, with two 30-minute unpaid meal periods per shift. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES


The following responsibilities are not limited to:
  • Monitor and control sites utilizing real-time data, and automated alarms to ensure maximum system production and availability.
  • Investigate system outage and performance issues and dispatch field technicians in cases where on-site responses are required.
  • Constantly work to improve the monitoring process in an effort to be more accurate and efficient.
  • Logging and notification of events as required by procedural, regulatory and contractual boundaries
  • Perform complicated failure analysis to precisely understand total impact to revenue & control response.
  • Support the field operations by providing necessary data from DAS or SCADA systems to help aid in timely repairs and diagnosis.
  • Verification of monitoring communication and system operation at all times.
  • Documenting using computerized maintenance management and operator logging systems.
  • Communications with balancing authorities, transmission providers, and scheduling entities.
  • Support forecasting requirements and reporting functions
 
QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required:
  • 5-6 years’ experience in power plant operations monitoring,
 
Preferred:
  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent Technical Certification/Training in the electrical or electronic field.
  • Experience in monitoring power plants
  • Experience working in an operations center environment


SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Able to demonstrate competent technical knowledge of general plant and system processes, electrical and SCADA systems.
  • Able to demonstrate competent technical knowledge in analyzing equipment performance and identifying performance issues using software tools.
  • Strong understanding of electronic power system protection equipment
  • Ability to coordinate multiple activities and ensure safety, quality and schedule adherence.
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment where decisions directly impact personnel safety and equipment reliability
  • Demonstrated organizational experience to drive critical problems through resolution.
  • Experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System to document work
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Etc.)
 
WORKING ENVIRONMENT
  • Under 10% of travel required
  • Flexibility to work nights, weekends, and holiday as required
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time while using phones and computer equipment to monitor and control power plant sites


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills requires of personnel.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities

MaxGen is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
 
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