Southern Company SPC Remote Operations Center (ROC) Operator in Birmingham, Alabama

SPC Remote Operations Center (ROC) Operator

Description

SPC Remote Operations Center (ROC) Operator

This position will function as part of the Southern Power Remote Operations Center, a 24x7 operation, which provides remote monitoring and operational support to the SPC renewable fleet of wind and solar generating assets across the country. This position is primarily responsible for operating multiple renewable sites from the ROC in Birmingham, AL.

This position is responsible for the following:

  • Controlling and operating sites as dictated by dispatch orders.

  • Managing remote resets.

  • Managing curtailment directives.

  • Interacting with Transmission Provider & Customer

  • Logging of all site events, alarms, resets, and dispatches and completing shift reports.

  • Troubleshooting in conjunction with site personnel.

  • Coordinating activities with site personnel, system operations, and asset management.

  • Managing facility forecasts.

  • Providing plant performance & output reporting

  • Managing NERC reporting in conjunction with site personnelThis position will closely support and interface with System Operations, Plant Operations, and Asset Managers in these activities.This position will be located at the Southern Power Remote Operations Center in Birmingham, AL and will be filled at a level and job classification commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge in the areas of power plant Operations, Performance, and/or Engineering is desired.

  • Experience with plant control systems such as Allen Bradley PLC and/or SCADA systems is desired.

  • Knowledge in plant data historian (AspenTech or PI) – building trends and analyzing data - preferred.

  • Knowledge of and experience with different power generation technologies including gas, solar, and wind is preferred.

  • Experience with data management techniques to access, integrate, and present data from multiple sources is desired (Excel, Access, etc).

  • Experience in organizing and managing multiple projects at the same time. Proven ability to plan and ability to discern problems that need immediate attention versus those that allow more time to resolve.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to use multiple data sources such as SCADA, plant controls, and data historians to troubleshoot plant problems

  • Proficiency in the use of Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access, and other applications.

  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Awareness of and compliance with NERC/CiP requirements applicable to facility and ROC operations

BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Must be able to make timely decisions, apply seasoned judgment, and display personal responsibility.

  • Display unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment.

  • Be a team player - able to quickly build good working relationships

  • Results oriented self starter that can work independently

  • Promote Safety Target Zero

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Controlling and operating sites as dictated by dispatch orders.

  • Managing remote resets.

  • Managing curtailment directives.

  • Interacting with Transmission Provider & Customer

  • Logging of all site events, alarms, resets, and dispatches and completing shift reports.

  • Troubleshooting in conjunction with site personnel.

  • Coordinating activities with site personnel, system operations, and asset management.

  • Managing facility forecasts.

  • Providing plant performance & output reporting

  • Managing NERC reporting in conjunction with site personnel

  • Establishing ongoing relationships and effectively communicating with all levels of plant and corporate employees and management.

  • Taking an active role in the development of new employees.

Total travel time will be no more than 10%.

This position will require shift work in a 24x7 operational facility.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SPC2000077