Renewables Operations & Performance Analyst

Renewables Operations & Performance Analyst

  • Position
    Renewables Operations & Performance Analyst
    Huntstown Power Station, Dublin 11, Dublin, Ireland
  • Category
    Renewable energy
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  • Location
    Huntstown Power Station, Dublin 11
  • Country
    Dublin, Ireland
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  • Education Requirement
  • Experience Requirement
    3-5 years
  • Professional Title Requirement
  • Accreditation Requirement
    Does not matter
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Company Background
Viridian is the leading independent energy company in the all-Ireland market.  With substantial businesses in both NI and the ROI and an annual turnover of circa €1.5 Billion, the Viridian Group is one of Ireland’s Top 50 Businesses. Viridian employs approximately 650 staff across NI and the ROI.
As a Great Place to Work and one of Ireland’s top 20 Best Large Employers, our people are at the heart of our business.  We offer competitive reward packages, an extensive Health & Wellbeing programme and support for your ongoing learning and development. We offer a fantastic working environment built around high-performing teams with the scope to build your career and take on new challenges.
Purpose of the Role
Reporting to the Renewables O&M Manager, the Operations & Performance Analyst will have responsibility for monitoring, analysing and reporting on the performance, availability and efficiency of the Energia Renewables fleet.  The main responsibilities of this role are listed but not limited to the below.
Key Responsibilities
The main duties are listed but not limited to the below:
Ensure all O&M activities are conducted in strict compliance with Energia Safety Rules. 
Monitor and analyse the performance of the Energia renewables fleet.
Produce daily/monthly/annual reports on the key metrics such as availability, generation and efficiency of plant and feedback to management.
Report on costs due to outages/curtailments.
Design and update power curve efficiency analysis.
Coordinate site inspections, outages and repairs with the Renewables Operations Engineer.
Be the Scada super user within the O&M team, manage upgrades and improvements with the system and provide training to team members as required.
Liaison with key internal and external stakeholders. 
Support optimisation of lifetime O&M and asset management planning. 
Liaise with contractors and service providers, ensuring all planned work is carried out as scheduled.
Preparation of technical reports for management meetings and external stakeholders.
Provide support for operational activities on site, and cover the role of Renewables Operations Engineer as required.
Collaborate with the O&M team, keeping up to date with trends and new technologies in the Renewables industry.
Undertake ad hoc projects as assigned in the O&M area. 
Person Specification
Knowledge and Experience
Essential Criteria
Proven experience in a similar role with responsibility for analysing performance of renewable assets.
Excellent IT skills.  Previous experience of PLC Programming, SCADA systems and CMMS or Asset management system such as   Maximo is also an advantage.
Broad based operational and technical knowledge of wind turbines (multi-platform, multi OEM).
Experience in a role with a strong safety and risk management focus.
Desirable Criteria
Strong reporting and documentation skills with previous experience of drafting and monitoring work practices and procedures.
Third level degree in the field of engineering, science, statistics or similar.
Extensive knowledge or experience working in the renewables field.
Experience of conducting Grid Code Testing
Expresses ideas effectively both verbally and in writing and with sensitivity and respect for others. Positively builds relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Drive for results
Takes ownership and accountability for problems and solutions in their own area of responsibility
Judgement & Decision Making
Demonstrates and ability to analyse and interpret complex information making sound business decisions or recommendations. 
Copes well with uncertainty and provides clarity and direction to others combined with effective decision making in both the short term and long term context.
The successful candidate must have the capability to demonstrate and promote the Energia Company Values of Trust, Challenging, Resourceful and Expert in their role.
Additional requirements
The job requires a considerable degree of commitment, flexibility and adaptability on the part of the job holders to meet quality standards and work deadlines. 
The individuals must have the ability to think creatively, to innovate and resolve problems and handle routine work with limited supervision.

How to Apply / Contact

How to Apply
Please email your CV to to arrive by COB on Wednesday 27th  September 2017, quoting ‘VROPPA’ in the subject line.  Please ensure that your application demonstrates how you meet the criteria outlined above.
All correspondence will be communicated via email.  A reserve list will be held for 6 months in which you will be placed if you are suitable for the role.  
Viridian is an equal opportunities employer.