Control Room Manager

Date Job Posted: July 4, 2024
  • Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #210

About the company

Our client develops and manages generation assets (wind, photovoltaic, hydraulic, combined cycle, thermal and storage) with a global approach, and offers development, construction, operation and maintenance services for its facilities.
 
About the role

Reporting to the Head of Operation, we are seeking a Control Room Manager to be based in Canberra.
 
Key responsibilities
 

  • Remotely manage the operation of wind farms from the Control Center in Canberra (APREC (Asian Pacific Renewable Energy Center)), in accordance with the requirements of the Market Operator, the safety requirements, the maximization of performance and following the operating procedures defined with the O&M contractor and the equipment manuals. 
  • Monitor the plant and processes to ensure that operation is in accordance with all relevant operational requirements as well as monitor the performance and condition of equipment and recognize any deviation from normal conditions.
  • Manage the remote operation and real-time supervision of wind turbines and substations, facing incidents or programmed and non-programmed works, of the different Wind Farms operated by the company in Australia from the APREC (Asian Pacific Renewable Energy Center). 
  • Execution of remote maneuvers due to limitations imposed by the Market Operator (AEMO).
  • Monitoring the plant and processes to ensure that operation is in accordance with all relevant operational requirements and analysing the evolution of the data reflected in the telecontrol systems and acting on the controls of the power plant in accordance with the established regulations and operating plans. Monitoring the performance and condition of equipment and recognizing any deviation from normal conditions.
  • Direct communication with the Operations Manager for the coordination of programmed and non-programmed works, as well as notification of serious incidents in the grid or in the wind turbines that require local action.
  • Daily contact with the companies head office in Canberra for the reporting of power generation, operational incidents, and other operational data.
  • Direct communication with the electrical contractors in charge of the local works of the substations, as well as with the contractors for maintenance of the technologists of each installation for the revision of the equipment. 
  • Daily interlocution with the Market Operator (AEMO) to attend any requirement in the grid.
  • Direct communication with existing distribution companies in Australia for the resolution of grid incidents and/or works scheduling.
  • Preparation of reports for the monitoring of the production and the incidents in the grid, for all the Wind Farms. 
  • Elaboration of the dashboards used for the revision of the indicators (KPIs). 
  • Maintenance of records and registers associated with the plant.
  • Manage a spatial database and data distribution, ensuring quality and readiness, both technical and content-wise
  • Perform high-level resource analysis and yield assessment during early-stage development of projects

Skills & Experience
 

  • 5 years of experience in control and monitoring positions.
  • Basic knowledge of the practices functions and processes that the operation of a generation plant entails (preferably Wind farm).
  • Knowledge of the operation of the Australian energy market.
  • High data analysis capacity
  • Team managing
  • Scada systems, apart from user, from maintenance point of view
  • Knowledge and understanding of the National Energy Market
  • High voltage equipment 
  • IT experience and knowledge
  • AEMO experience (non-conformances, communication,)
  • To have been an asset operator (electrical, coal, hydro, renewable, chemical…) in the past would be evaluated.

Qualifications

  • Vocational Educational Training (VET) or associate degree. Preferably Electrical or Computer.
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