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Onward energy is an independent power platform that owns and operates over 4.2 gw of utility-scale wind, solar and natural gas generation projects across the u.sOur vision is to reliably power a sustainable futureOur mission is that as north america’s premier independent power generator, we will deliver renewable and reliable power to our customers, opportunities to our associates, sustainable returns to the families who invest in us, and a better world to the next generationBased in new york, denver, and charlotte, onward energy is a company where people and power are always onWe are where renewable meets reliableSee www.onwardenergy.com for more information.
Cost-effective management of the regional operations and maintenance (o&m) of assigned solar assets by maximizing availability, managing risk, and optimizing financial performance in compliance with environmental and regulatory requirements.
Ensure the highest level of health and safety practices on assigned solar facilities.
Assure operations performance targets (i.e., availability, dispatch, power vsResource performance, budgets, etc.) are achieved for all assigned solar facilities.
Provide leadership necessary to develop a culture of operational excellence, innovation, and reduced cost.
Interface with o&m contractors and equipment vendors to ensure operation and maintenance of the projects is in compliance with contracted requirements and performance targets.
Prepare and manage the annual o&m budgets and recommend capital improvements/enhancements.
Assure compliance with the facilities’ regulatory and environmental requirements, utilizing internal and external resources.
Assist manager of solar operations in the development, analysis, planning and execution of various special projects and initiatives (e.g., new operational strategies, cost reduction initiatives, bringing new projects online, etc.)
Provide regular reports to manager of solar operations.
Quickly establish credibility while managing, coaching, and motivating site supervisors and contractors.
Interface with landowners, local and state authorities, and the general public, where required.
Identify and implement process improvements and incorporate asset management principles into company’s long-term operating plan.
Develop a cost/benefit analysis for all plan capital and facility proposals for improved efficiencies.
Support re-contracting efforts to maximize value.
Support m&a acquisition or facility sale activities that meet strategic growth plan for the company.
Interface and manage relations with remote operations centers of the renewable facilities.
Other duties as assigned.
The profile to succeed
Bachelor’s degree in engineering preferredApplicable years of experience may substitute for degree.
Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in power plant operations, transmission, or substation electrical systems, with at least four (4) years in solar power generation.
Four (4) years of direct supervisory/managerial and leadership experience; ability to delegate.
Strong knowledge and understanding of operations and maintenance of electrical systems, applicable to solar power technology, to ensure cost effective operation and competitive position.
Solid working knowledge of budgeting, work scheduling cost management tools and processesExperience with maximo is preferred.
Functional knowledge of caiso/nerc/environmental compliance of assets; ability to lead project site teams as issues arise in the field.
Project management experience as direct lead on project from start to finish.
Self-starter with ability to make decisions and take necessary actions without specific direction.
Analyze conditions and issues; take appropriate actions to achieve results when necessary.
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
Keen multi-tasking capabilities and organizational skills; attention to detail.
Ability to work well independently and as part of a cross-functional team.
Proficient use of all microsoft office suite programs
To access onward locations (office, plant, wind/solar site), where permitted by applicable law (including any applicable reasonable accommodation, medical or religious exemption), candidates must have received or be willing to receive the covid-19 vaccine by employment start dateProof of vaccination status will need to be provided to either site management or human resources prior to facility or office access.
The physical demands
Must be able to accomplish physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to stand, walk, talk, hear, and close and distance vision capability.
Ability to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, and/or crouch.
Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Ability to travel up to 45%.
The onward energy team is comprised of industry professionals who embrace collaboration, dedication, and challenging work while also being down to earthAt onward energy, we seek to find solutions rather than assign blame.
The work environment
The position functions in a smoke and vaping free professional office environmentThe role routinely utilizes standard office equipment such as laptop computer, phone, and scanner/photocopier.
The total rewards
Onward energy total rewards philosophy is motivated by a key tenet of people first and offers associates a comprehensive total rewards package which includes market competitive compensation, health, life insurance, and retirement savings benefits.
If you require an accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a disability to email@example.com.
Onward energy is an affirmative action employer, females/minority/veterans/disabled/sexual orientation/gender identity.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this jobDuties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Posted 30+ days ago