Asset Engineer

Date Job Posted: May 10, 2024
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #187

About Total Energies

Total Energies Renewables Australia Pty Ltd (formerly Total Eren) is a subsidiary of Total Energies. Total Energies Renewables Australia has been active in Australia since 2017 and today owns and operates Victoria’s largest solar farm, Stage 1 of Kiamal Solar Farm (256 MWp), with a growing pipeline of 2.5 GW of onshore wind, solar and energy storage projects.
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in nearly 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people. TotalEnergies has an ambition to achieve 35 GW of renewable capacity by 2025 and 100 GW by 2030 – as one of the Top 5 largest renewable power producers.

About the role

  • Download, Update and Analyse the operational performance and maintenance of assets using data from SCADA and O&M Contractor supplied data and reports.
  • Consolidate and review Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) provided by O&M contractors on a monthly basis and raise any issue to Performance Asset manager.
  • Analyse monthly asset performance by calculating and monitor TotalEnergies Renewables operational performance indicators.
  • Monitoring, reporting and tracking of incidents, remedial actions and resolutions of each asset in a timely manner.
  • Identifying, monitoring, reporting on and tracking issues causing underperformance. Including coordinating with the Operations Manager and O&M contractors in order to identify the root cause and potential mitigations.
  • Assisting with the management of spare parts and warranty claims
  • Help support regular compliance reporting including both internal as well as external such as off takers, lenders and relevant authorities and regulatory bodies
  • Identifying, defining and proposing improvement projects to increase generation, reduce expenses, reduce downtime or mitigate risks.
  • Provide monthly energy production (export and import) values to the stakeholders so obligations are fulfilled.
  • Assist in implementing and maintaining HSE plans and records in line with Total Energies Renewables Australia policies.
  • Supporting and providing input for the accurate and timely production of all reports to different project stakeholders including monthly dashboards, monthly reports, quarterly reports, semi-annual and annual reports.
  • Developing and preparing additional reports as required, to effectively manage the performance of the assets.
  • Supporting the Senior Asset Manager to ensure that assets are managed within budgets

Skills and Experience:

  • Engineering degree in a relevant field, preferably electrical engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in solar PV and or renewable energy projects would be advantageous
  • Technical knowledge of solar farms and/or BESS projects, including equipment, systems, and performance optimization.
  • Experience in defect or fault identification, Root Cause Analysis and rectification
  • Experience in PV plant performance monitoring/measurement, optimisation and improvement
  • Experience in providing concise and accurate reporting, such as incident, event, defects and/or faults as well as performance analysis
  • Ability to adapt and aptitude to learn
  • Ability to work to your own initiative / self-motivated
  • A highly organised approach to work
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, etc)
  • Current Australian Driver’s Licence
  • Able to travel regionally and nationally as required
  • Experience with solar PV single-axis tracker commissioning and/or operations & maintenance would be desirable.
  • Experience working in an analytical role using quantitative tools with the availability to interpret complex data sets.
  • Attention to details.
  • Excellent written skills.
  • Familiarity with asset management principles and practices.
  • Understanding of risk management concepts and principles.
  • Understanding of document management and quality control principles.
  • An understanding of renewable energy market and NEM.
  • Experience developing analytical tools in python, or similar for data manipulation and analysis.

Qualifications:

  • Engineering degree in a relevant field, preferably electrical engineering
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