Capital Power – Senior Analyst, Renewable Assets (Edmonton, AB)
May 29, 2019
Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is a growth-oriented North American power producer headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. The company develops, acquires, owns, and operates power generation facilities using a variety of energy sources.
Capital Power owns approximately 5,100 megawatts (MW) of power generation capacity at 25 facilities across North America. Approximately 1,000 MW of owned generation capacity is in advanced development in Alberta, North Dakota, and Illinois.
Brief Posting Description:
One Permanent, Full-Time Position.
Capital Power Corporation is currently seeking an innovative and results-oriented individual to join our Energy Management Operations Centre (EMOC).
Reporting to the Senior Manager, EMOC, the Senior Analyst, Renewable Assets will be one of the analytical and technical experts of Capital Power’s renewable fleet. The successful candidate will use sophisticated analytics, systems, and technical expertise to identify potential opportunities to optimize Capital Power’s renewable assets. In addition, the successful candidate will work closely with others in Engineering, Operations, Commercial, and EMOC to identify and implement practical solutions that supports the company’s goals around availability and asset optimization.
Key accountabilities include:
- Develop, implement and enhance analytical models, systems, and processes which support the optimization of Capital Power’s renewable assets and EMOC’s remote monitoring operation;
- Monitor trends and use operational expertise to proactively identify opportunities to improve wind asset performance;
- Work closely with EMOC 24/7 control room to identify potential turbine performance issues and escalate to Capital Power’s Operations and Engineering teams, as necessary;
- Analyze renewable site performance against key performance indicators and report results to internal and external stakeholders including Renewable Operations, Engineering, Commercial, and the OEM;
- Work closely with other business units inclusive of Operations, Engineering, Commercial, and IT to develop solutions that will drive additional value for Capital Power’s renewable fleet;
- Serves as a technical expert on analytical tools, software technologies, and internal processes utilized by EMOC;
- Provides recommendations and technical advice to peers, business stakeholders, and subject-matter-experts, as required;
- Demonstrates a strong commitment to health, safety & environment;
- Demonstrate a wholesome understanding of power markets fundamentals, market rules, NERC standards, commercial agreements, and technologies that impact Capital Power’s renewable fleet;
- Establishes and maintain strong working relationships with cross-functional team members and;
- Collaborates with external contacts and industry peers to gain an understanding of industry standards and best practices to increase value within the EMOC and Renewable teams.
- Degree in Engineering or Business with extensive experience working with wind turbines.
- Wind technician certification with 3 – 5 years of related experience.
- Additional experience or training related to analytics or wind turbine operations considered an asset.
- Proven ability to leverage leading edge analytical methodologies and best practices to model or forecast wind operations, maintenance, and performance.
- Comprehensive understanding of operating and maintenance procedures for wind turbines; and experience directly contributing to the development of procedures.
- Strong knowledge of wind turbine operation and maintenance.
- Experience working within or supporting a 24/7 remote operating center.
- Competent with Industrial Control Applications, HMI SCADA, PI, OSIsoft, MS Office projects, and computer programming languages such as VBA or MatLab.
- Proven analytical skills as it relates to assessing renewable asset operational performance;
- Ability to communicate technical information and complex issues in a clear and concise manner to peers, business representatives, and external counterparts.
- A good understanding of wind turbine technologies, including emerging issues, used in Capital Power’s renewable fleet.
- Working in an office environment, with infrequent travel required to meet site operations, or to other Capital Power offices. Out of business hours may be required.
In order to be considered for this role you must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
As this is a safety sensitive position, clearance of a pre-placement medical and drug & alcohol test are bona fide occupational requirements.
How to Apply:
Capital Power only accepts resumes via on-line application. If you choose to submit your resume by any other means, we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered for vacancies.
We thank you for taking the time to apply and expressing interest in Capital Power. We wish that we could personally respond to everyone who applies, however it is our practice to contact only those individuals selected for interviews.
Capital Power is committed to providing a fair and transparent hiring process and hires capable employees with the information processing capability, skilled knowledge and application for the position.