Control Room Operator

Control Room Operator

Job Overview

Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
Job Type
Full Time Job
Job ID
32059
Date Posted
8 months ago
Recruiter
Marua Konsta
Job Views
195

Job Description

At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today. 

With a business goal to grow our operating portfolio to 15,000+ MW by 2025, and a development pipeline to support achieving that goal, now is an amazing time to join the AES CE team as it continues its exponential growth.

AES’s mission is to accelerate the future of energy, together.  We are a global, agile, cohesive organization with an employee engagement level akin to a startup company.  AES businesses throughout the world are often recognized as great places to work.  Our people share a passion to help meet the world’s current and increasing energy needs, while providing communities and countries the opportunity for economic growth due to the availability of reliable, affordable electric power.

Safety First - Self-starter - Innovative Thinker - Driven by Excellence - Team Player - Accountable

If these characteristics describe key elements of who you are as a person, we want you as part of our team on this next phase of our exciting journey!

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of a growing fleet of utility-scale solar and wind assets
  • Make required operational reports to various grid entities (Reliability Coordinator, Transmission Operator, Balancing Authority, Scheduling Coordinators)
  • Adjust plant operating parameters (Real Power Generation, Voltage, Power Factor) as directed by the Balancing Authority, Transmission Operator, and Operations Management. 
  • Communicate with and dispatch field O&M personnel for troubleshooting support and outage scheduling
  • Create and track corrective maintenance tickets
  • Contribute to the development of plant-specific operating procedures incorporating all requirements from NERC, PPA’s, IA’s and relevant Functional Entities
  • Assist in the onboarding and integration of new generation assets
  • Contribute to a strict culture of regulatory compliance
  • Obtain and maintain certifications that may be needed for further Control Center needs (i.e. PJM Generation)

Desired Skills, Expertise and Competencies:

  • 2+ years’ experience in control center operations, preferably for renewable energy assets
  • Familiarity with NERC standards and impact on operations
  • Ability to strictly follow operating procedures, without exception
  • Familiarity with the maintenance of solar and wind generation assets
  • Competency in plant processes, electrical and SCADA systems
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to manage critical situations
  • Willingness to undergo regular training to ensure safe, reliable and compliant operations
  • Reliable, punctual and capable of being trusted with significant, unsupervised responsibility
  • B.S. in engineering or related discipline preferred or equivalent military (i.e. Navy Nuclear) or industry experience
  • Ability to thrive within a small, agile and fast-growing team

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

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