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BluEarth Remote Operations Centre (BEROC) Operator | Rotational Shift | Calgary, AB

Position Closes: July 5, 2021

The BEROC Operator is responsible for operations, forecasting, scheduling, monitoring, and reporting real-time functions from BluEarth’s Remote Operations Centre in Calgary, Alberta.  These functions are combined with providing 24/7 operations to the Company’s growing portfolio of commercial-scale wind, solar, and run-of-river hydroelectric facilities across Canada and the United States. The BEROC Operator will be part of a team of operators on a 24-hour rotating shift schedule accountable for the real-time oversight and dispatch of the renewable power generation portfolio in compliance with all applicable safety and regulatory requirements.

Accountabilities and Duties

  • Act as the single point of contact and controlling authority for deployment and dispatch of transmission-connected generation facilities and associated equipment to ensure safe and efficient operations in compliance with regulatory and grid operator requirements;
  • Monitor real-time performance of the renewable fleet, seeking to optimize safety, power generation and regulatory compliance by:
    • Investigating alarms and remotely resetting wind turbines or other resettable turbines, generator, or system faults
    • Monitoring trends in facility performance, weather, and resource to proactively identify potential issues
    • Notifying facility operators of trend or fault issues, communicating effectively to support them as much or as little as required to optimize staff and public safety, the environment, and power generation
    • Supporting safe operations of remote facilities by acting as a call-point and monitor for lone workers
    • Coordinating, facilitating, and tracking planned and forced outages to ensure a safe and effective removal or restoration process is maintained
  • Use 3-way communications with regional transmission operators, and independent system operators  when communicating during all real-time activities;
  • Document all operating events in accordance with BEROC procedures, ensuring management of change and inter-shift BEROC communication standards are always upheld;
  • Support the development, deployment, and continual improvement of standard and emergency operating procedures, as well as work instructions, and proactively participate in their continual improvement and enhanced where needed;
  • Operate and monitor SCADA systems and related analytics tools to ensure functionality and effective performance is maintained, reporting to field staff all irregularities in data, communications, or control capabilities;
  • Support the compilation of relay reports, equipment data, and historical data trend analysis to document all operating events/non-compliances for follow-up;
  • Effectively coordinate all normal and emergency control room activities, with field personnel and technicians, head office staff and external entities;
  • Seek continual improvement within the scope of control room activities;
  • Maintain an individual development plan in collaboration with the BEROC supervisor, including continuous training;
  • Promote a strong team culture and work environment by assisting teammates to accomplish goals, mentoring teammates to lift the performance of the entire team, and celebrating successes.
  • Uphold all aspects of BluEarth’s Health, Safety & Environmental policies, practices, and programs;
  • Uphold BluEarth’s core values; and
  • Other duties as required.

Education

  • Engineering or Electrical/Mechanical Technology diploma or degree and/or equivalent experience; and
  • May be required to be certified and qualified in the recognized work protection practices and NERC Operator certification where applicable.

Experience and Skills

  • Experience working in power generation, transmission, or distribution industry with strong preference towards renewable power experience;
  • Remote operations or related experience in control/dispatch-type environments;
  • Experience working around high, medium, and low voltage equipment;
  • Technical knowledge of renewable power generation operations, functionality and design;
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and other procedural manuals:
  • Troubleshooting skills for electrical, PLC and/or communications systems;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills;
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work effectively;
  • Excellent computer capabilities; and
  • Strong attention to detail.

Core Characteristics

  • Safety conscious;
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure;
  • Self-motivated;
  • Reliable and adaptable to change;
  • Team-oriented.

Job Requirements

  • Abide with all Company Policy and Business practises;
  • Ability to work a 12-hour shift schedule that includes nights, weekends, and holidays;
  • Ability to work alone and independently at the ROC when on shift;
  • Ability to travel occasionally within Canada and USA; and
  • Ability to lift-up to 20 pounds.

Where you will work, your work schedule, and other important information

  • You will work out of our Calgary corporate office, located at 214-11 Avenue SW
  • This position is office-based and not eligible for BluEarth’s hybrid work program
  • This position is safety sensitive – negative results of a pre-employment Urine Drug Screen and / or Breath Alcohol test is required
  • Only candidates who are legally permitted to work in Canada will be considered
  • We are currently using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing requirements

 

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume to careers@bluearth.ca with “BEROC Operator” in the subject line.

Please Note:  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hydro Operator | Full-time | Sechelt, BC

Accountable for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Sunshine Coast Hydro facilities, the Hydro Operator (Operator) will work with the Supervisor, Sunshine Coast Hydro Operations and the entire operations team to ensure safety, environmental, production and annual budget targets are achieved. This position will provide support to project upgrades and construction of future projects that may connect with BluEarth’s British Columbia hydroelectric assets, as well as assist and support O&M activities at additional BluEarth facilities.

Accountabilities and Duties include:

  • Perform daily O&M duties and inspections to maintain facility equipment and grounds, reports, and assist with correcting any deficiencies
  • Respond to operational upsets of every nature in a timely fashion
  • Carry out hydrometric monitoring through the collection of hydrometric, water quality, and meteorological data
  • Establish and maintain a working environment conducive to team work, creativity, and positive morale
  • Maintain close working and harmonious relationships with all external stakeholders
  • Work with BluEarth staff and service providers to Install, maintain, and calibrate field gauges and equipment; and maintain station data sets and field notes
  • Assist with the execution of the Project Vegetation Management Plan, including brush clearing by means of chainsaw or other equipment when required
  • Submit any required reports on Health Safety & Environment, budget, production, availability, and other performance measures currently in place and to be developed
  • Uphold all aspects of BEAM’s Health, Safety & Environmental policies, practices, and programs and work to ensure that all activities are administered with the same care and requirements such that occupational accidents, injuries, and other hazards related to BEAM’s activities are minimized and/or avoided
  • Uphold BEAM’s values and consistently enhance the image and reputation of the Company; and
  • Other duties as required.

Education

  • Electrician, Millwright, Instrumentation Technician, or Engineering Technologist certification considered an asset but not required.  

Experience

  • Previous run-of-river hydro facility operations experience is an asset
  • 1-3 years operations experience preferred
  • Previous experience with and ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical systems
  • Networking/IT skills would be considered an asset

Skills

  • Strong Mechanical aptitude required
  • Ability to understand technical issues and how they relate to the business
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written
  • Fine attention to detail, and ability to understand significance
  • Ability to prioritize and reschedule priorities as needed
  • Excellent coordination skills and demonstrated efficiency in providing support to multiple concurrent projects
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, operations, service and other procedural manuals
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with business related software packages

Core Characteristics

  • Capable of identifying and addressing problems effectively, proactively and respectfully to achieve objectives of BluEarth
  • Highly flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities
  • Strong work ethic and high integrity
  • Strategic thinker – able to prioritize and move easily from big picture thinking to detailed execution work
  • Action-oriented and able to work with a team
  • Able to earn the trust of others
  • Persistent, dedicated, and motivated
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Professional, respectful, and charismatic
  • Exercises independent judgement and discretion in performing tasks

Job Requirements

  • Valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Ability to travel within Canada and internationally
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Physically capable of working in various plant and field conditions
  • Ability to lift-up to 50 pounds.
  • Negative results of a pre-employment Oral Swab Drug Screen and / or Breath Alcohol test
  • Completion of a satisfactory pre-employment medical assessment
  • Ability to work a varying schedule including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays, in addition to being on-call

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume to careers@bluearth.ca with “Hydro Operator – Sunshine Coast” in the subject line.

Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.