Position: Monitoring Desk Operator
Salary: GBP28506 - GBP31000 per annum
Ref: 522980_1580901974
Job Type: Contract
Published On: 05/02/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Perth or Glasgow

Salary: £28,506 - £31,000 Depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Fixed Term - Maternity Cover (ending 9th April, 2021) | Full Time Hours | 37 Hours Per Week

Our Company

Renewable Operations operates and maintains sites across GB and ROI; were 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.

The Role

SSE Wind Generation is responsible for operating nearly 1,000 wind turbines and over 2.1 GW of capacity across the UK and Ireland. The Operations team are responsible for day-to-day running of the fleet; maximising the availability of wind turbines; scheduling planned work around production needs; and facilitating safe system of work for all activities.

An opportunity has arisen for a Monitoring Desk Operator to join the team in Perth (or Glasgow) for maternity cover.

You will be responsible for monitoring wind turbine alarms, categorising and reporting on turbine faults. You will monitor live displays to provide a fleet-wide visibility of turbine status. As an operator you will also assist with data reporting to support day-to-day wind farm operations. The role will require liaising with the control room, site supervisors, operations staff and service teams to effectively communicate alerts as well as managing a database of turbine alarms.

You will be able to follow procedures and protocols and have a consideration for safety procedures in respect of Wind Turbine Safety Rules and Safe System of Work. The role would be suited to enthusiastic and motivated individual with the capacity to learn and develop new ideas.

Your Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will be qualified in an engineering, renewables or statistical subject (or have equivalent experience). Experience working within a control room environment, or experience working in a wind turbine environment with an understanding of turbine alarms would also be suitable.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed to enable you to effectively relay technical data. You should have a keen eye for interrogating and analysing statistical data and have good MS Office skills, particularly with Excel. Experience using bespoke software (e.g. wind farm SCADA, Pi-data, Maximo) would be beneficial.

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

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This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.