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Operational Controller Full-time

at SPW Renewable UK, Ltd Virginia in Virginia (Published at 26-08-2022)

Operational Controller

Whitelee Windfarm

Starting salary from: £27,934 - £34,918 per annum

Bonus up to 10%

Help us create a better future, quicker

Working as part of a highly skilled 24/7 World Class Control Centre, you?ll be part of the team at Whitelee Windfarm that is responsible for the control of wind farm assets, including wind turbines, Solar PV/ BESS assets and High-voltage infrastructure. You?ll ensure that the wind farm complies with National Grid operating conditions and will carry out reporting duties to comply with energy trading and internal performance reporting requirements.

Working onsite at Whitelee Windfarm really brings home the purpose of what you?ll be doing. You?ll be responding to emerging events, including wind turbine and High Voltage faults, maximising availability of plant and minimising lost production through the efficient management of complex technical issues and will have a direct influence on business revenue.

At Whitelee Windfarm, lifestyle balance is encouraged. We have sit-stand desks and a small gym on site as well as the numerous trails at Whitelee, which offer a range of opportunities for our colleagues to go cycling, walking or running during breaks on shift. We also have onsite parking, allowing you to avoid congested city-centre parking.

If you are interested in career progression, we offer a full structured training program over a two-year period, with a clear career path for working towards a Senior Operational Controller post with added responsibilities and the opportunity to deputise for the Control Room Shift Manager from time to time.

What you?ll be doing

Day to day, you?ll have direct responsibility and accountability to monitor 39 operational onshore windfarms, 3 offshore and several BESS and solar sites 24/7 365 days a year, using System Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA), ensuring the highest energetic availability from ScottishPower Renewables portfolio and High Voltage infrastructure.

You?ll be monitoring wind turbine status, Solar PV/ BESS assets and HV infrastructure and reacting to any events or alarms or system service instructions, carrying out initial diagnosis of fault and performing any remote reset of faults or coordinating with local teams for resolution. Ensuring business compliance is a key part of the role, including compliance with all National Grid instructions such as active power curtailments, reactive power adjustments and frequency response changes.

What you?ll bring

We would love for you to have an electrical or mechanical background and experience working within a renewables/oil and gas environment or experience working in a control room environment. You should have a high level of IT skills, including Scada applications and be willing to undertake shift working covering dayshifts, nightshifts and weekends as well as living within a 1 ? hour radius of Whitelee windfarm (or prepared to relocate) in order to attend call outs to site. High Voltage experience and experience of remote switching would be preferable, but is not essential as full training will be provided.

What?s in it for you

As well as a competitive salary which is reviewed annually, you can also enjoy a number of other benefits. With our pension scheme, we?ll double match your contribution up to a company contribution of 10%.
At ScottishPower, we believe it?s the little things we do in life that make a big difference. From helping you look after your family?s wellbeing, save for your future and take personal steps for climate action ? our benefits are designed to help you do just that - so that you have everything you need to take care of your world ? today and tomorrow. That?s why our benefits include:

  • 36 days annual leave
  • Holiday purchase ? perfect your work/life balance with extra annual leave
  • Share Incentive Plan and Sharesave Scheme
  • Payroll giving and charity matched funding
  • Technology Vouchers ? save more and spread the cost of your technology purposes
  • Count us in ? pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help fight climate change
  • Electric Vehicle Schemes ? to help you transition to green/clean driving
  • Cycle to Work scheme and public transport season ticket loans
  • Options to purchase dental insurance, private medical insurance, health cash plan and annual health assessments
  • Life Assurance (4x salary)
  • Access to ?nudge? financial wellbeing support
  • Plus, shopping, leisure, restaurant and gym discounts, and unique employee deals on travel insurance and more

Why ScottishPower

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world?s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. With a commitment to generate all of our energy from renewable resources and a drive to create the energy infrastructure of the future, we?re at the forefront of the journey to Net Zero and investing over £6m every working day to make this happen. With diverse opportunities across our businesses and a commitment to invest in our own internal talent, ScottishPower can offer people real career opportunities that meet personal and professional goals, in a global organisation.
Inclusion, diversity, and a social purpose are at the heart of everything we do. Together with our values, they bring us together into a stronger, more sustainable business with direct links to the communities we serve. It takes all kinds of people to build a large-scale business like ours, so whatever your background, you?ll fit right in.
ScottishPower is committed to providing reasonable support or adjustments in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to [email protected].

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Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country. If/when required, the Company will support the employee with the necessary Immigration requirements.

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