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Control Room Manager

Company: Nexamp
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Do you want to be part of the solar revolution that is transforming the energy landscape? Do you have a passion for making our environment better for this generation and the ones that follow? Does working for a fast paced, growing company that is leading the way into new markets sound exciting to you? Come join us as we take on new challenges and help build a better tomorrow. Our mission is clear: to reshape the energy landscape, delivering value to our clients and partners while benefiting our communities and society at large. Let's make a difference together. Join our team!SUMMARYThe Control Room Manager is responsible for management and oversight of the real time remote operations of renewable generating assets performed by the Operations Center, assuring Dispatcher and Distributed Generation Operator (DGO) performance, quality, and adherence to Nexamp, NERC, and Industry standards with safe and efficient operations.The function of the Control Room Manager responsibilities includes managing the coordination of shift work schedules for Dispatchers, enforcing company policies, managing overtime and resource usage in the Operations Center, and performing on-call duties as needed to support the 24x7 operation. The Control Room Manager will also maintain proficiency and qualifications of Dispatchers and assist the Dispatchers operating the renewable generating assets when needed in the performance of real-time operations duties, both for normal conditions as well as emergencies.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Mentor and manage the DGOs and Dispatchers providing guidance and leadership in support of personnel growth and performance improvement
  • Provide real-time and non-real-time Quality checks of Dispatcher & DGO Communications
  • Monitor and analyze the electrical grid operation for Nexamp power generating facilities and take appropriate actions to mitigate negative impacts associated with the interruption of continued energy delivery to the power purchaser
  • Provide leadership in the development of processes and procedures in the necessary scheduling and operations of Nexamp's assets & new storage assets coming into service
  • Supporting the development of an internal NERC Compliance Program
  • Coordinate any potential grid operation or power plant conditions that may impact plant performance with Asset Management Group to optimize power flows (charge or discharge) and energy revenues.
  • Coordinate with the appropriate O&M personnel for outage/maintenance planning
  • Manage the Dispatchers, including scheduling, coverage, overtime management, issue resolution, performance evaluation input, and identification of training needs.
  • Coordinate with the Nexamp Energy Center Analysts to ensure seamless operations through integrations and commissioning of new plants, upgrades, and enhancements
  • Ensure & support the preparation and coordination of training and training materials for the onboarding of Dispatchers and DGOs, as well as the continuous training of Dispatchers and DGOs through the management and coordination of the selected LMS coordination and delivery of training materials.
  • Acts as the primary interface for non-real-time third party coordination into the Operations Center
  • Obtain and maintain any required qualification, certifications or endorsements to perform job function, as determined by the VP, Operations Center, while performing the same for the Dispatchers.
  • Responsible for coordinating the proper validation of Generation Data for Production Reporting and Revenue Recognition
  • Detect and report Operations Center SCADA quality issues or improvement needed, in coordination with Operations Center Support Services, DPI and the NECQUALIFICATIONSThe ideal candidate will be detail oriented, attentive, and a pro-active operator who loves troubleshooting. Additional requirements are as follows.
    • Bachelor's degree or demonstrated experience in a Control Room Leadership role
    • 5+ years of relevant work experience, including a supervisory or lead role in a rotating shift work environment
    • Electrical system knowledge. Certification to operate high voltage facilities is a plus.
    • Experience in power generation, distribution or transmission will be highly regarded, particularly within renewable energy.
    • Technologically savvy and experience with a variety of softwares and databases.
    • Analytical abilities to collect, evaluate numerical data and complete both internal and external reporting
    • Ability to adapt to a fast moving and changing work environment, while managing various priorities and deadlines.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to occasionally work 12 hour shifts
    • Flexibility to occasionally work outside scheduled times
    • Current or past PJM Certification a plus
    • Experience with Plant SCADA systems is highly desiredIf you don't meet 100% of the above qualifications, but see yourself contributing, please submit an application. We encourage people from minority or marginalized groups to apply.At Nexamp, our mission is building the future of energy, so it is clean, simple, and accessible for all. We believe a diverse team brings different perspectives and experiences, thus benefiting our work. We are committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. By encouraging a culture where ideas and decisions come from all people, we believe it will help us grow, innovate, and be a part of environmental and social change.PERKS & COMPENSATIONNot only will you get to work with a group of innovative, dedicated, and motivated peers, you will also have access to all the benefits that Nexamp offers! This includes: our competitive compensation package; a 401(k) employer-match; health, dental, & vision insurance starting day one; Flexible Paid Time Off and Holiday PTO; Commuter Benefits, Cell Phone Reimbursement; as well as a hybrid work environment, headquartered in Boston, MA with a fun, collaborative, downtown office! We provide healthy snacks, coffee, yoga sessions, volunteer opportunities, company outings, and more!ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONPlease note that the Company requires all individuals in this position to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Vaccines must be authorized and/or approved by the FDA. Individuals needing an exemption to this requirement due to medical, disability-related, or religious reasons may request an exemption. The Company will engage in an interactive process to determine if an exemption to this requirement as a reasonable accommodation is appropriate.NEXAMP VALUES AND MISSIONBuilding the future of energy so it is clean, simple and accessible.Nexamp is building the energy infrastructure of tomorrow and reinventing the way people interact with the electricity that powers their lives. By deploying a distributed network of locally sourced clean energy, we seek to reduce the negative effects of climate change. Our team's diverse experience drives innovation from the ground up and with a singular passion: to deliver an accessible and sustainable energy future for all.

Keywords: Nexamp, Lawrence , Control Room Manager, Executive , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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