Wind Farm Operations & Maintenance Building in Barnes County North Dakota
Implement Operating and Maintenance methodologies/strategies with respect to the company’s long-term wind farm assets. Plan, create and review work requirements for wind farms. Work closely with Operations and Maintenance contractor, Sr. Wind Engineer, and labor and material vendors to ensure projects are properly sourced, staffed and budgeted. Work with internal and external operations and project personnel to ensure wind farm activities are carried out properly. Negotiate with operators, suppliers, and contractors. Facilitate and lead O & M priority discussion with contractors and internal personnel. Create, review, and update maintenance practices as needed. Facilitate project meetings as needed across project subject areas. Perform cost benefit analysis of new materials. Resolve material failure trends with suppliers and make appropriate changes. Develop and maintain material standards and purchase specifications for the wind farms. Develop and maintain inventory methodology to minimize wind farm down time and overall inventory costs.
A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, along with GE 1.5 and converter training is preferred. Individual must be a motivated self-starter, capable of multitasking and setting priorities. Must be familiar with the Operations of GE 1.5 SLE and XLE turbines, and NERC, FERC, and regional requirements, policies and procedures. Must have an in depth understanding of underground distribution systems; knowledge of Microsoft office products and the ability to apply that knowledge to analyze turbine performance, inventory needs, maintenance schedules, weekly and monthly reporting, and billing anomalies. Must be able to manage contracted labor.
Because of the short notice emergency response required in this role, the employee is required to establish primary residency within 30 miles of the wind farm Operations & Maintenance building.