OPTINERGY is expanding its dynamic team in a number of key areas. Based at our Irish offices the company now has an opening for the following:

Wind Farm Operations Controller

Job Description:

In a customer service role, control, co-ordinate and monitor operational activities across the Optinergy operations portfolio. Ensure the safe and efficient execution of site activity and accurate recording of site Performance.

Main Duties:

  • Be the 1st point of contact for customers
  • Manage the day-to-day work control of the wind farm portfolio on a 24*7 basis
  • Ensure safe, efficient and compliant operation of the wind farm portfolio
  • Remote re-setting of the wind turbine faults to maximize energy capture
  • Provide transfer control of wind turbine generator plant and/or LV apparatus, under Wind Turbine Safety Rules (WTSR)
  • Update real-time energy trading related IT systems
  • Produce reports from complex data sets
  • Work with or develop skills with HTML and SQL servers
  • Monitor weather forecasts and issue alerts
  • Monitor site SCADA & CCTV systems to ensure safe operational conditions
  • Ability to pay attention for long periods & work under pressure
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Act as emergency contact & initiate appropriate response procedures in emergencies
  • Receive and initiate instructions as required
  • Help to ensure that only competent persons are approved to work on wind farms
  • Control orders for routine and non-routine maintenance work
  • Ensure that training/medical records for operations staff are correct and up to date
  • Assist with other H&S and Operational duties as required.

Essential Criteria:

  • Strong customer service experience or aptitude
  • Trained or educated in either an electrical, mechanical or IT discipline
  • Experience of working within rigorous safety systems
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Fluent English, both written and verbal
  • Ability to adapt to work a shift pattern covering both day-shift and night-shift.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge of power generating plant and apparatus
  • Previous work experience in operation of wind farms
  • Knowledge of LV/HV systems and WTSR
  • Health and safety qualification (e.g IOSH Managing Safely) or experience

Other information:

Environment: Opportunity to work locally in a growing, fast paced, innovative, engaging and friendly environment.
Hours: Shift Pattern including weekends, covering both day-shift and night-shift.
Contract: Permanent after 6 months probationary period.
Training: Optinergy actively encourages personal and professional development.
Equal opportunities: We follow an equal opportunities policy.
Salary: Negotiable – dependent on experience.
Location: Based in our Operations Center in Stradone, Co.Cavan

Interested candidates should send a C.V. and covering letter to ckelly@optinergy.eu explaining why you feel you are suitable for the above position.


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