ROCC Operator I

Country/Region:  US
City:  Houston, TX
Company:  EDP Renewables North America LLC

EDP Renewables is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and currently operates in more than 25 markets. With eight offices and several sites, at EDP Renewables North America, we are experienced developers and operators of renewable energy. Our portfolio includes wind farms, solar parks, energy storage projects, and green hydrogen solutions throughout the continent. We are ranked among the top 5 in the U.S. in operational renewable energy capacity.
 

Our company is part of EDP, a global energy group present in around 30 markets with a particular emphasis on renewable energies. With more than 45 years of experience, we have been consolidating a relevant presence on the world energy scene based on the commitment to be all-green by 2030, leading the energy transition. With more than 13,000 employees around the world, we are committed to using our energy and heart to drive a better tomorrow.

 

What you will do

Role Overview:

The ROCC Operator will be responsible for directing, monitoring, and coordinating the operation of EDPR NA wind assets from the Remote Operations Control Center (ROCC).  You will ensure that the operations of Wind Power Plants (WPP) comply with all applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards and practices. You should be able to work well independently with guidance in only complex situations. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Monitor real-time control center operations and the performance of wind farms across the US and apply established procedures in order to guarantee maximum availability, sale of energy, and wind farm service 
  • Report and document the status of forced and planned plant outages to Regional Transmission Organization/ Independent System Operators ( RTO/ISO) 
  • Develop and implement effective strategies to maximize the WPP value by capturing profit opportunities in the real-time power markets 
  • Evaluate system alarms and irregularities, taking corrective action as outlined in established guidelines 
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of EDPR NA real-time generation information being tele-metered to RTO/ISO 
  • Call-out field and emergency service personnel when appropriate 
  • Direct electrical substation switching at EDPR NA facilities using a detailed understanding of the Company’s electrical switching practices 
  • Ensure turbine and substation data integrity for internal databases used for reporting purposes 
  • Use OEM SCADA (Original Equipment Manufacturer Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) to control the real and reactive power of the 5 unique types of turbines now in use 
  • Maintain understanding of the energy markets where Company assets are located 
  • Maintain understanding of commercial practices as they relate to managing merchant power pricing and scheduling 
  • Additional duties as required 

Employment type

Full-Time

Work site

On site - Houston, TX

What are we looking for

Minimum Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent combination of training and experience 
  • 3+ years in power system operations, power production, or related energy operations 
  • Must be willing to obtain EDPR NA ROCC Operator certification within 9 months from the date of hire 
  • Must already have or be willing to obtain PJM System Operator certification within 12 months from the date of hire 
  • Thorough knowledge of AC theory and power flow; Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software, OSI PI, and database development and management 
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish 

Travel:

None

Behavioral Requirements:

  • Ability to use multiple OEM SCADA applications 
  • Ability to understand and put into practice energy market selling processes 
  • Ability to influence individuals and groups 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Strong background in electrical AC theory and power flow 
  • High attention to detail and ability to be self-motivated 
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to perform job tasks in a collaborative working environment 
  • Availability and willingness to work a rotating schedule as assigned, with shifts comprising a 24-hour, seven days per week operation 

Physical demands & working conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment 
  • 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 lift items weighing up to 10 pounds 
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form 
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary 


Equal opportunities for all
Our vision is that each person combines their unique characteristics and experiences to fulfill our mission of creating new energy for the planet. We are an inclusive employer, ensuring all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. We welcome and value all people, and we are committed to fostering a sense of belonging for each person who is part of the EDP group.
 

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. EDP makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For further information, please review this notice from the Department of Labor: EEO is the Law poster (https://www.eeoc.gov/poster). You may have additional rights pursuant to recent amendments to federal labor laws. Please review these protections from the EEO is the Law Supplement (https://www.eeoc.gov).
 

Need more reasons to apply?
As a top employer we:

  • Empower our employees through a positive and innovative work environment that promotes collaboration and agile decision-making;
  • Respect and value each person, providing a flexible, healthy, and inclusive workplace with a range of attractive benefits;
  • Provide a meaningful work experience and prepare our people for future challenges through different opportunities for development and internal mobility;


Our efforts have resulted in several distinctions over time, highlighting the EDP group's strong positioning and its dedication and commitment to attracting and retaining the best talent:

  • Top employer certification by Top Employers Institute
  • Part of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
  • Global certification as a family-responsible company by Fundación Másfamília
  • Top 100 Workplaces by Houston Chronicle


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