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Site Supervisor, Bow Lake | Full-time | Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Position Closes: July 31, 2021

Job Overview

Reporting to the Manager, Wind Operations, the Site Supervisor, Bow Lake is accountable for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Bow Lake Wind Facility in Ontario. Working with the Manager, Wind Operations to ensure safety, environmental, production and annual budget targets are achieved.

Key Accountabilities and Duties

The Site Supervisor provides day-to-day supervision at site, including scheduling of all work activities, supervision of all employees at the site, internal and external reporting, and maintaining written and verbal communications between the site and the Manager, Wind Operations, customers, key vendors, and local stakeholders.  At this site, the Site Supervisor is also responsible to work as a wind turbine technician, actively participating as a member of the maintenance team in completing wind turbine preventative maintenance and repairs as needed.

Operational and Leadership Duties:

  • Monitor, assess and improve the performance of the Bow Lake Wind Facility, through annual operating reviews, including production, corrective and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Establish and maintain a working environment conducive to teamwork, creativity, and positive morale, actively promoting BluEarth’s culture and values.
  • Develop and maintain annual operating and maintenance budgets to plan, manage and control plant project costs.
  • Develop and execute work planning and staffing schedules, including annual preventative maintenance cycles.
  • Implement all aspects of health & safety policies, practices and programs designed to motivate employees to reduce or eliminate occupational accidents, injuries and other hazards related to company’s operations;
  • Maintain close working and harmonious relationships with all external stakeholders on behalf of BluEarth and the owners;
  • Ensure all environmental responsibilities are adhered to at the Bow Lake Wind Facility on a proactive basis by working closely with landowners and all applicable government agencies, as required by the site-specific approvals, using the BluEarth Regulatory group to support you in this;
  • Submit reports (weekly, monthly, annually) on the performance and progress of the Bow Lake Wind Facility in respect to HS&E, budget, production, availability, and other performance measures currently in place and to be developed;
  • Hiring, training, mentoring and evaluating technicians;
  • Responsible for creating and tracking project schedules;
  • Responsible for leading and directing the work of others, including selecting, directing, and supervising others (both staff and contractors);
  • Responsible for verifying accuracy of reports and documents related to plant performance and equipment, following-up with suppliers and service providers when required, and preparing reports or notifications as required;
  • Interact with BluEarth’s project teams (Regulatory, Development, Operations, Accounting), management, and trade contractors to provide technical interpretation of issues, activities and risks, and to ensure the on-site execution of key initiatives, policies or processes;
  • Upholds all aspects of BluEarth Environmental, Health, & Safety policies, practices, and programs; and
  • Uphold the company’s core values.

Key Success Factors

  • Operate the facility while maintaining zero environmental, health and safety incidents and/or occurrences.
  • Operate the facility to achieve greater than 98% availability and maximizing project return while respecting approved budgets.
  • Develop a culture of teamwork, pride and ownership at the Bow Lake facility.
  • Maintaining key relationships with landowners, stakeholders and agencies.

Education

  • Wind Turbine Technician certificate, Technical Diploma or Trade Certificate in Electrical
  • Other equivalent combinations of directly related post-secondary education and directly related experience may be considered.

Experience

  • Minimum five years of wind power experience.
  • Minimum two years of supervisory experience at a wind power facility.
  • Demonstrated competency in a leadership role.
  • Strong technical knowledge of wind farm operations and turbines, including functionality, design and components.
  • Experience working around high, medium, and low voltage equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, and operations, service and other procedural manuals.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical and hydraulic schematics.
  • Familiarity and competency with industry standard SCADA systems and software.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills for both electrical and mechanical systems. 

Personal Characteristics & Skills

  • Proven management and leadership skills, including conflict resolution.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to prioritize and reschedule priorities as needed.
  • Highly flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities.
  • Solid understanding of budgeting and ability to develop and use financial and non-financial metrics and targets to assist in managing the facility.
  • Possess an action-oriented approach with a strong work ethic and high integrity.
  • Strategic thinker – able to understand and evaluate technical issues in relation to the overall business.
  • Able to exercise independent judgement and discretion, as well as act in a professional manner when representing the company.
  • Committed to excellence in personal and professional conduct and performance.