Operations Manager

Organization
EDP Renewables North America
Organization Summary

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a leading, global renewable energy company devoted to value creation, innovation, and sustainability. We operate in markets around the globe and are continuously expanding our business to new regions, making the commitment to lead in each market as well as create value for our stakeholders and shareholders.

We entered the US market in 2007 with the acquisition of Horizon Wind Energy LLC from Goldman Sachs. Since then, EDPR more than doubled its wind-power production, making it one of the world’s largest producers. The US is EDPR’s biggest market in terms of installed capacity and production.

EDPR NA is based in Houston, Texas, and maintains offices and wind farms across the United States. The  American platform has seen rapid growth since 2007, operating approximately 7.2 GW.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
Metro
Job type
full-time
Salary

Information not provided

Hours

40 hours per week

Primary Duties

The Operations Manager will oversee operations and maintenance activities of EDPR’s wind power generation facilities and lead daily ownership representation.

  • Manage all operations and maintenance activities for balance-of-plant (BOP) assets within established operating guidelines for projects 100 – 400 megawatts in size
  • Interface with local communities to establish and maintain rapport
  • Oversee the designated facilities’ operations, maintenance-related contracts, and agreements for sites under warranty
  • Manage turbine operations and maintenance for sites off-warranty
  • Facilitate daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reporting in accordance with operational, safety, regulatory, and environmental performance requirements
  • Monitor each facility’s performance in terms of comparison with expected results and key performance indicators
  • Engage appropriate internal and external resources as performance issues may require
  • Represent the company locally before interconnection and customer entities
  • Represent the company in landowner and community relationships
  • Work closely with equipment suppliers and service entities as needed
  • Monitor generating equipment for proper function, service, and repairs
  • Identify and engage contractors for facilities’ balance-of-plant maintenance
  • Ensure that on-site activities at each facility are conducted in a safety-conscious manner
  • Ensure that quality electronic communication is established and maintained at each facility
  • Monitor new facility construction and commissioning activities
  • Ensure adherence to best practices and delivery of the optimal product
  • Interface with Engineering, Accounting, and Development staff and other individuals, both internal and external, as needed
  • Maximize performance and ensure value retention for each facility
  • Monitor contractor performance and ensure quality and adherence to the highest standards in work practices
  • Conduct and report on periodic meetings with contractors and partners
  • Ensure reliability of the Bulk Electric System
  • Ensure compliance with site environmental regulations pertaining to hazardous waste, oil spill prevention, avian studies, and wildlife conservation
  • Additional duties as required
Experience

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree in a related field strongly preferred
  • 5 – 7 years relevant experience, preferably in wind energy
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software and database applications

Behavioral requirements:

  • Ability to quickly understand the basics of a variety of subjects relating to wind and solar energy including resource studies, environmental and cultural studies, transmission issues, public relations, public policy, sales, and civil and electrical engineering
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Understanding of basic financial principles (IRR, NPV, Depreciation, etc)
  • High attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to be self-motivated and perform job tasks in a relatively unstructured environment with little supervision
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Physical demands & working conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to frequently perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching approximately 75% of the time while on wind farm sites; ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
  • Walking: Ability to walk .25 to .5 miles per day, including across unpaved and rough surfaces when on wind farm sites.
  • Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Lifting: Ability to frequently lift items weighing up to 10 pounds and to occasionally lift items weighing between 20 and 40 pounds
  • Climbing:
    • Ability to climb turbine towers
    • Weight, including harness and tools, must be in accordance with the weight limit as specified by the ANSI Fall Protection Standards
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Tolerance to Extreme Weather Conditions: Ability to work in adverse weather conditions 25% of the time while on wind farm sites
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary
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