Senior Operations Analyst - Onshore Wind

Onshore Wind
United Kingdom
Senior Operations Analyst
Given the ongoing expansion of the renewables sector and our project portfolio of over 1GW of onshore wind power, we are looking to recruit an experienced Operations Analyst to expand their in-house Operations & Maintenance Team.
With a primary focus on our eight operational wind farms in Scotland, the main purpose of this position is to:
  • Monitor and analyse turbine and fleet performance using SCADA information, to measure turbine availability and deliver enhanced performance through analytics;
  • To develop, manage and maintain an Asset Management Database for the operational fleet;
  • Charting major component replacements and keeping records for all servicing, inspections and turbine works; and
  • To measure and manage OEM performance using agreed KPIs.
Main responsibilities of the role:
  • To be involved in and oversee the monitoring of SCADA systems for all operational wind farms daily – interrogating the daily log of downtime (by turbine) and recording the fault/alarm and impact to availability;
  • To be involved in and oversee the monthly reporting of wind farm performance; calculating turbine availability, assessing yield against P50 target, considering key risks impacting continuing operation of the assets and reporting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of each turbine OEM;
  • To produce and distribute plant availability report to off-takers for each wind farm (as necessary);
  • To communicate with our Operations Supervisors to discuss faults, turbine stops and time for repair; using the information to produce a daily report charting fleet performance, faults and downtime and yield;
  • To liaise with the turbine OEMs on a weekly basis to discuss and approve planned works across each site and be involved in monthly meetings with the OEMs; presenting KPI measures and contract availability;
  • To oversee the calculation of contractual availability on a monthly basis; liaising with the finance team to agree the final position and signing off with OEM;
  • To manage and maintain the asset management database containing all relevant information in respect of each turbine in the fleet – to include major component replacements, service records, HV maintenance, statutory inspections, monitoring regimes (as necessary) etc;
  • To perform site calibration tests, Power Curve analysis and any other technical analysis on the turbines; using analytics to interrogate SCADA data to establish trends and recurring errors to drive performance by eliminating downtime and enhancing yield by technical improvements;
  • To liaise with software providers to develop and deploy data analysis to further enhance the efficient reporting and measuring of technical issues to provide corrective and pro-active actions to drive performance of the fleet;
  • To manage, in conjunction with the Operations Supervisors and the Natural Power control centre, the safe operation of the wind farms and safety of any site personnel;
  • To perform any other duties as required by the business.

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