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Asset Operations Specialist

 

 

 

 

 

Asset Operations Specialist for Innogy Renewables US LLC

 

Innogy Renewables US LLC, a subsidiary of innogy SE (Germany), is seeking motivated individuals to join an exciting new venture to grow a renewable energy business platform focused on wind and solar power generation in the United States. Our team will be developing and operating new generation capacity to produce clean, domestic power consistent with innogy’s core mission.

We as innogy are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organization and to valuing the contribution that our employees make. We welcome all genders and respect differences in culture, background, working style, education and other less obvious differences.

 

For our innogy location Pittsburgh or Chicago  we are looking for you as an Asset Operations Specialist at the earliest possible time (full time, permanent).

 

This position reports directly to the Director of Operations US and the selected candidate will actively manage and co-ordinate a series of initiatives to allow the transition of Wind Farms under construction into effective operational sites. Subsequently, manage contracts for a portfolio of Wind Farms to ensure performance and profitability of the assets within the framework of the Strategic Asset Management Plan.  You will align strategy and maintain asset contracts to optimize operational positions which ensure ‘life time’ value from the Wind Farms.

 

The position will be the key interface, on behalf of the Asset and Operations Management department, with the Commercial Department, ensuring that Innogy meets it’s objective under the respective offtake arrangement and also it’s obligations under the applicable permits ensuring a ‘Licence to Operate’. Additional duties will include preparing, managing/supervising contractors and the development of systems and procedures for managing service provisions under third party agreements.

 

How will you support us as an Asset Operations Specialist?

  • Develop, maintain and manage asset procedures, policies, and work practices
  • Develop and integrate ISO55000 Asset management requirements into the Wind Farm portfolio, to include support of Strategical Asset Management Plans and support the sites with the development of Local Asset Management Plans
  • Contribute, engage and integrate innogy O&M best practices through fleet wide support
  • Work with Finance to Manage the overall portfolio future operational budget plan of up to $10m - $30m per annum, including budget preparation & budget forecasting
  •  Identify and act upon P&L responsibilities to ensure a high performing portfolio of Wind Farms
  • Work with the regulatory compliance functions to maintain the grid rules - NERC assets and meet NERC CIP requirements, prepare for and respond to NERC audits
  • Interact and support Central Control Room Function (internal or external) to meet performance targets and improvements
  • Support  the sites to address specific site concerns from local, state, and federal agencies
  • Support site Interaction with land owners and wind site neighbours and address any concerns/questions from the stakeholders acting as professional representation
  • Lead the interaction with the Fleet Management function to monitor site claim requirements and requests and support appropriate insurance requirements, manage escalations and claims under contracts to provide strong evidence based challenges
  • Supporting sites with Commercial contract management and administration, approving and expediting payments, procurement and budgeting
  • Work with specialists in Technical Performance Management (TPM) to ensure best practice exchange and knowledge share across the portfolio of wind Farms
  • Input into the development and construction process of new projects to ensure that asset performance and quality is established for future operation and maintenance
  • Integrate and maintain portfolio operational requirements and data control to meet the requirements of Performance Management reporting and dash board requirements
  • Ensure portfolio Alarm standards to provide accurate and consistent reporting
  • Co-ordinate the portfolios reporting requirements to ensure appropriate measurement and ‘Licence to Operate’ are met
  • Meet reporting requirements of Innogy and ISO55000

 

What do you ideally bring to the role?

  • Experience of managing teams and contractors in an asset and operational management environment
  • Formal Engineering/ Commercial/Technical qualification to degree or equivalent
  • The ability to assimilate engineering concepts and technical terminology and communicate clearly to investors, non-engineers, customers and 3rd parties
  • Experience of contract management including the development of contract strategies.
  • Ability to understand, control, and manage mitigation of business risk within the portfolio and a strong commitment to asset management
  • An appreciation of renewables technology and the constraints this places on site design, operations and maintenance processes
  • The ability to understand and support the roles of other teams, such as Development, Finance, Commercial, Projects, Engineering, Health & Safety, Operations
  • Ability to absorb and process often complex and potentially conflicting information
  • Strong influencing/negotiation skills along with excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Strong commercial awareness with the ability to influence and develop process and contractual positions to achieve best value for assets
  • Commercial awareness of procurement processes and legal framework for contracts. Basic SAP knowledge would be an advantage
  • A willingness to travel will be required

     

With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, innogy addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonized, decentralized and digital energy world. The focus of innogy’s activities is on offering existing and potential customers innovative and sustainable products and services which enable them to use energy more efficiently and improve their quality of life.

 

For consideration, send cover letter with resume to: innogy-us-jobs@innogy.com


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Jobsegment: Operations Manager, Engineer, ERP, Law, Operations, Engineering, Technology, Legal

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