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Renewables Control Room Operator

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5 Sep 2022
Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting for a Control Room Operator to join our Asset Management and Operational Services (AMOS) team within our Renewables division based in Glasgow.

Join a culture of innovation , pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.

The Role

The Operational Controller will have the responsibility for operational decision making and will ensure that all operational activities across the Wood portfolio of wind and solar farm sites within the UK are co-ordinated, controlled and monitored in accordance with Wood procedures and in accordance with regulatory requirements.

As such, the Operational Controller is essential in ensuring the safety and efficiency of operations across the different sites within the UK.

To be successful in this role you do not have to have lots of previous experience in a control room setting - although previous renewables experience or knowledge would be an advantage.

We are looking for someone who has great IT skills, a good telephone manner, a diligent approach to Health and safety and the ability to keep calm in a safety critical environment.

This will be an excellent opportunity to develop your career within the growing Renewables industry!

Our Clients and Projects

It's a future for all of us . We aspire to shape a better tomorrow by unlocking solutions that address the biggest challenges facing our clients and our society.

Wood's Asset Management and Operational Services (AMOS) group consists of multi-disciplined service lines that provides project management and technical consultancy services and solutions to wind energy clients which includes developers, owners and operators for projects worldwide. Our teams consist of Analysis which provides wind measurement and accredited analysis services for power performance testing, bankable energy yield assessments, and Engineering and Operations teams that provide asset management services including meteorological mast and wind lidar for pre and post construction onshore and offshore wind energy projects. With a dynamic and experienced group of project managers, engineers, scientists and technical consultants, we can support our clients goals throughout the entire project life cycle.

What we can offer
  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across renewables and emerging energy sectors
  • Commitment to Diversity and I nclusion ; we are a n organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business
  • Competitive s alary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market
  • Flexible benefits package ; inclusive of 33 days annual leave (including public holidays), generous contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, 4x base salary life insurance ; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle
  • Commitment to c ontinued d evelopment; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests
  • Global c onnections ; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession

If all of this sounds good to you , review the typical responsibilities of the role and the requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood.

Typical responsibilities
  • Familiarise with processes and systems in relation to shift responsibilities, including major dynamic site issues such as TOC, grid outages, HV works, site curtailment requests from National Grid and weather safety alerts
  • Assist the Supervisor/Senior Operational Controller with training of new Operational Controllers and their integration into the control room when on shift
  • Decision maker during communications with National Grid to ensure compliance with the UK Grid Code and associated obligations as well as escalation responsibility to management team if required
  • Identify issues with existing procedures/methods associated with the operational activity to ensure best practice is maintained across the portfolio
  • On shift decision maker relating to the management of Wind Turbine Generation (WTG) remote reset protocols to maximise energy capture
  • Perform fault logging to ensure contractual availability and fault trends can be accurately assessed
  • Perform the real time updating of the energy trading IT systems
  • Perform day-to-day data population, maintenance and integrity checks
  • Compliance with all Health and Safety (H&S) and Quality legislation, company and any specific site requirements by the teams and reporting of any incidents to the PM updating and maintaining relevant systems
  • Ensure system information is accurate to avoid excessive re-writing during the team audit process
  • Complete data entries by the end of shift and that all relevant information is communicated at handover
  • Build and maintain knowledge of renewable data management and performance assessment technologies

Skills / Qualifications

You may read these details and are potentially thinking about not applying due to not having every single skill, knowledge or experience listed, and that's understandable. However, we'd still like to hear from you. At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all of the talent that is out there. We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences and embrace differences. So even if you feel you don't have everything listed, but feel you have some of the experience, knowledge or skills to help us unlock solutions to the world's most critical apply.

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent IT skills particularly across the Microsoft Packages
  • Report writing skills addressing performance, issues, events and wider implications
  • Diligent approach to Health and Safety

  • Previous experience within the wind turbine industry or similar environment
  • Previous experience within a control room environment
  • Awareness of all key renewable energy technologies
  • Knowledge of the Wind Turbine Safety Rules
  • Knowledge in the development, construction and operation of onshore and offshore renewable energy projects

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
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  • Job Reference: 704422032-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Wood
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent