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Remote Operations Control Center (ROCC) Operator

Company: Apex Clean Energy
Location: Columbus
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Apex Clean Energy develops, constructs, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities across North America. Our mission-driven team of more than 250 renewable energy experts uses a data-focused approach and an unrivaled portfolio of projects to create solutions for the world's most innovative and forward-thinking customers. For more information on how Apex is leading the transition to a clean energy future, visit apexcleanenergy.com.

Apex strives to excel in every phase of project realization, from origination and financing to construction and asset management. Our mission-driven team seeks determined, resolute individuals who strive to innovate and go above the call of duty, and who will relentlessly do their part to help accelerate the shift to America's clean energy future.

Job Description

Apex Clean Energy is currently seeking a Remote Operations Control Center (ROCC) Operator to remotely monitor the operation and performance of our renewable energy assets that are located across the United States. The ROCC Operator will play a key role in the safe and reliable operations of our renewable energy assets through starting, stopping, and monitoring the status of all plant systems on a continual basis. The ROCC Operator is responsible for performance monitoring and diagnostics including turbine resets as well as regulatory actions to include voltage control changes and curtailment actions. Under the supervision of the ROCC Manager and working with a small team of ROCC Operators, the Operator will monitor and control computer and peripheral electronic data processing equipment to analyze data and remotely operate wind turbine generators, solar assets, and battery assets.

The successful candidate will have experience in remote operations or a similar environment, a good record of working rotating/swing shifts, and demonstrated ability to work in high-performing, high-communication teams. The position is well-suited to someone comfortable working in a fast-paced, team-oriented, mission- driven, focused environment.

Primary Responsibilities
Start, stop and dispatch wind and solar energy facilities to meet planned schedule
Continuously monitor the operation of facilities to ensure compliance and performance objectives
Receive and respond to our on-site operations team to communicate site conditions while working to maximize project availability and production
Build and maintain relationships with primary stakeholders and market participants
Schedule production with power purchasers, power marketers and system operators
Perform diagnostic analysis of operating data to assess operating performance and identify abnormal performance conditions
Effectively communicate abnormal conditions to management or stakeholders
Help and assist with building out and crafting solutions to improve our internal display screens, reports, and customer-facing products where applicable

Work Environment

The Operations Center is an indoor 24/7/365 operation located in our Headquarters in Charlottesville, VA. This role works on a (2-2-3) rotating shift schedule. Nights, Weekends, overtime, and holiday work is required.

Qualifications

To succeed as a ROCC Operator at Apex Clean Energy, you'll need to excel within the following criteria:
Strong passion for renewable energy
Ability to troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate IT issues
Experience in the renewable energy field preferred
Ability and willingness to respond to plant operational needs on a 24/7 basis including travel and time commitment as needed
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
Exemplary standards of honor, ethics, safety, quality, communication, and productivity
Strong written and oral communication skills
High attention to detail
Ability to work proactively and productively without supervision
Experience with other Microsoft Tools such as Power Bi (preferred)
Proficiency with SCADA systems (preferred)
PJM and/or NERC certification (preferred)
Must be willing to work from our headquarters in Charlottesville, VA.

Additional Information

What Apex Can Offer You
A mission-driven, energetic environment
Collaborative and driven professional workforce committed to supporting your ideas and feedback and accelerating your potential
Ongoing support and guidance such as on-the-job learning, hands-on experience, and mentorship
Training, strategies, and tools to support your personal and professional growth
Team atmosphere of diverse professionals committed to making an impact as an organization
Opportunities to volunteer and give back to our local communities
Exceptional benefits such as medical and dental; 401(k) with corporate match
Base and bonus commensurate with experience
Responsible Paid Time Off plus standard company holidays
Benefits Offered: comprehensive high-deductible health plans, dental and vision insurance plans, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, 401(k) corporate matching, flexible spending arrangements, company paid parking and cell phone, fitness and wellness corporate discounts

Apex Clean Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: Apex Clean Energy, Columbus , Remote Operations Control Center (ROCC) Operator, Other , Columbus, Ohio

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