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15 days ago
SSE UK
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Engineering
Category: Wind Energy Jobs
Job Title: Control Room Operator – Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm.

Location: Wick

Salary: £27,947 – £36,912 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus

Permanent Full Time Hours

The Role

We have an opportunity for a Control Room Operator to support our £2.4billion offshore wind farm at Wick. When constructed Beatrice will consist of 84 turbines which will power over 450,000 homes and the operations and maintenance for the wind farm will run from our new £10m state of the art facility at Wick harbour.

As Control Room Operator, you’ll work within a team who is responsible for remotely monitoring and controlling the 588MW offshore wind farm and transmission assets. This will include co-ordinating with teams working offshore during operational and maintenance activities and with the marine coordination team.

You’ll be accountable for ensuring that all site operations comply with policies, procedures, HSE and OEM recommendations and for controlling the High Voltage systems onshore and offshore in accordance with company safety rules. Operating plant via SCADA, you’ll respond to any abnormal deviations as they arise and National Grid instructions when received.

Your Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role you should ideally have a recognised background in Electrical Engineering or Controls and Instrumentation, with minimum of a relevant ONC. Additionally, experience of working within a control room environment preferably with HV electrical focus would be an advantage.

Previous experience of working with a Safe System of Work and knowledge of HV safety rules is desirable, and ideally, you’ll be working with or towards AP status and to Production Targets.

Good communication skills will be essential in order to work across multidiscipline teams, as is the ability to build and maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders on varying levels. The ability to work to tight deadlines will also be necessary.

The role will entail working on a shift rota. During the construction phase of the wind farm you will be asked to work at Blackhillock substation control room to assist with construction operations.

Our Company

Renewable Operations operates and maintains sites across GB and ROI; we’re the UKs largest generator of electricity from renewable sources (wind and hydro), owning and operating almost half of the UK's total renewable generation capacity.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

Closing date for applications is: 14 September 2018

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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