Reliability Manager Posted Jan 07
Apex Clean Energy , Charlottesville, VA
Role Overview
Apex is seeking a Manager to join the Asset Management team that will be the lead for technical support for operating wind and solar farms. This position will support field operations, remotely troubleshoot electrical infrastructure and generating equipment, develop programs for turbine efficiency and reliability and provide leadership in analysis. This position requires working hands-on with relays, meters, and wind and solar SCADA systems. The candidate will run and design successful tests including regulatory compliance, be skilled in protection and control schemes, be able to troubleshoot wind turbines, solar inverters, substation and collection system issues, and lead development of analytics to optimize asset efficiency.
The right candidate will be a hands-on, hard-working team player who can jump in and support projects with a variety of issues. The Manager position requires excellent communication skills as well as strong problem-solving capability in a multidisciplinary, technical role. A passion for renewable energy is needed to succeed in this role.

Hours: Full Time
Level: Professional
Travel: 20%

Primary Responsibilities
• Ensure reliable physical assets and operating systems for an operating fleet of clean energy projects.
• Manage supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and electrical engineering needs for operating clean energy projects.
• Manage and execute the engineering requirements of NERC and ISO compliance.
• Manage process development, methods, and continuous improvement activities.
• Provide technical support, guidance, and coordinate all engineering activities to Field Operations, Remote Operations, and Commercial Asset Management teams for operating projects.
• Provide subject matter expertise on SCADA and protection, relay, and control (PRC) systems for projects in all stages of design, construction, testing, and operation.
• Provide project management for major reliability initiatives, projects, and systems integrations.
• Perform troubleshooting and programming of RTU’s, RTAC, relays, and other PRC systems and components and develop diagnostic tools and models for electrical infrastructure and assets.
• Develop control systems and tools for clean energy projects and Remote-Operations Control Center
• Interface with engineers from transmission owner, power purchasers, and regulatory bodies
• Evaluate and coordinate RCAs and corrective actions for trip and fault events and from OEMs
• Mentoring of team members for skills and personal development
• Transition technical needs from Construction to Operations for projects approaching operation
• Other duties as assigned

Success Profile
To succeed as a Reliability Manager at Apex Clean Energy, you’ll need to excel within the following
• Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or similar
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in an electrical energy related industry or function
• Experience with relay, control, protection, metering, and electrical components, systems and analytics
• Experience programming of RTACs (SEL/Orion), RTUs and operational and SCADA technology.
• Experience designing and programing operating systems, databases, historians, and applications.
• Experience managing electrical engineering and operational technology needs.
• Experience with reliability engineering preferred
• Experience with the commissioning and maintenance of substations preferred
• Excellent project management, process development, and root cause analysis skills required
• Excellent communication, engineering, and organizational skills required
• Ability to work closely with cross-functional teams of internal and external experts
• Ability to project a positive image of the company and cultivate and maintain positive relationships
• Ability to travel ~20%
• Ability to work in Charlottesville, Virginia

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