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Operations Analyst

Edinburgh
£28000 - £29000 per annum
Permanent

Role Profile

Position Title:

Operations Analyst

Reporting To:

Control Centre Manager

Department:

Technical

Key Contacts:

Technical Director, Commercial and Regulations Manager, Operating Equipment Manufacturers and O&M Service Providers, Engineering Team

Location:

Edinburgh

Direct Reports:

N/A

Role Type:

Permanent

Work Pattern:

Full Time - Shift Pattern

Note:

This is a full time, position, working a rotating shift pattern. Covering the core hours required for the role which are currently between 07:00 - 21:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 - 16:00 on weekends.

There is an appetite for the Control Centre to become a 24/7 operation in the future.

About the Company

Our client is a renewable energy group, currently focussed in onshore wind energy. They're already one of the largest independent generators of onshore wind energy in Europe with 1.9GW of installed capacity across 103 wind farms in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom, with plans to continue growing our portfolio of high-quality assets. The company's headquarters is in Edinburgh, where the majority of their staff are located. At present, they employ close to 50 people.

Role Purpose

Responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of our wind assets installed throughout the UK, as well as the safety of the in-house and external workers who operate and maintain the wind turbines and associated plant.

Key Responsibilities

Wind Asset Monitoring and Operational Control

  • Using the telephone and specialist software to ensure all visitors to site are booked on and off site, whilst ensuring any essential information is communicated clearly and effectively to them
  • Monitoring wind farms via a variety of SCADA systems, and ensuring the appropriate response is delivered to faults and alarms
  • Monitoring current and forecasted weather conditions taking care to alert stakeholders as appropriate in the case of adverse weather
  • Maintain up-to-date Wind Turbine Safety Rules documentation and work control records
  • Support configuration control by logging all incoming Engineering Change Requests, and ensuring no unauthorised plant modifications are carried out
  • Manage day-to-day work control performing the role of Operational Controller under the Wind Turbine Safety Rules

Performance Analysis and Reporting

  • Summarise operational performance throughout the day reporting wind asset status
  • Tracking and reporting on key operational KPIs, allowing benchmarking of the various turbine OEMs
  • Analysing and reporting on wind asset performance, highlighting recurrent trends and issues
  • Analysing wind turbine power performance, with deviations from the warranted power curve being escalated

Commercial Analysis and Processing

  • Remote retrieval and analysis of energy export metering data
  • Processing and submission of Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) claims

Health Safety Quality and Environment

  • Handle and respond to emergency calls from wind farm personnel and members of the public

  • Act as first point of contact for any health and safety related near misses or incidents on site, escalating and reporting on these matters as required

Qualifications, Training & Professional Memberships

A qualification in a technical discipline would be advantageous although not essential.

Preferred Experience

Previous experience in engineering or renewable energy. Ideally possess knowledge and experience gained from within the wind industry. However, full training will be offered to candidates.

Skills

  • A highly motivated, team player, who is dedicated and flexible enough to ensure a first-class operational service
  • Strong numeracy, data handling and analysis skills
  • IT skills with a high level of Microsoft Office along with the ability to learn new and bespoke software packages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience of handling high call volumes
  • Experience of working in a procedure driven environment

Company Values

  • People
  • High Performance
  • Innovation
  • Protection of Environment
  • Safety

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