Fleet Operator (M/F)

Iberdrola
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Reference

Off_VIBF.2022.INT.15,16,17,18,19

Position Title

Fleet Operator 

Business Area

Iberdrola France

Working Location

Saint-Brieuc (France)

Contract

Permanent

Additional information

The employee will work at sea, in rotations of 14-days on and 14 days off during the construction, testing, commissioning phase (1.5 years). 

Presentation

Iberdrola is one of the world's leading energy suppliers and the leader in renewable energy. The group is present in Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia, and is expanding, particularly in Japan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland.

Iberdrola has been in the renewable energy market for over 20 years with almost 35,000 MW installed, and aims to triple its portfolio over the next decade. Iberdrola currently operates three offshore wind farms, and has 12,400 MW of offshore wind projects worldwide at various stages of development.

In France, in addition to the offshore wind project in Saint-Brieuc, Iberdrola is active in onshore wind, solar photovoltaic and the retail energy market.

Functions

The High Voltage Operator is part of the Control team of the wind farm in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc. You will be responsible for driving the installation and its electricity production in complete safety.

You will be required to carry out rigorous monitoring in the control room, both in normal operation and in a disturbed situation, while guaranteeing the safety of the installation in real time.

You will also be responsible for managing requests for access to work in the park and for maritime coordination.

Roles and Missions

During the construction phase, the operator will join the commissioning team to support this commissioning phase. He/she will also be trained in the electrical rules of the group up to 225kV.

In the operational phase, he/she will be required to :

  • Carry out high voltage disconnection and reconnection of the park.
  • Prepare the disconnection schedules in order to adapt the production to the requests formulated by RTE (Réseau Transport d'Électricité), maintenance, etc.
  • Operate and maintain the facility within the pre-set ranges in both normal and incidental operation,
  • Issuing consignment permits,
  • Coordinate the operating technicians in the control room and in the field within the framework of monitoring and steering, in compliance with the safety of the participants, the procedures and applicable standards
    • Checking the quality of writing of work requests,
    • Review of risk analyses associated with the work,
    • Issuing work permits to technicians
  • Control the maritime coordination of vessels on the park using the Personnel Tracking System (PTS) and Vessel Tracking System (VTS),
  • Respond and adapt your actions to the state of the slice, especially in a disturbed situation, and initiate emergency responses.

The position is based ashore in the control room, initially located in Pleudaniel (22). You will work in rotation including weekends and will be required to be on call. You may be required to participate in activities at sea for a period of 14 days.

  • Controlling and operating the offshore wind farm and monitoring the proper functioning of the equipment (offshore substation, inter-wind turbine cables, wind turbines, foundations, etc.).
  • Consignment manager.
  • Coordinate internal and/or external activities with other control rooms.
  • Collaborate with the operating staff, the park management and the teams working at sea ...
  • Define and execute the park's shutdown schedules.
  • Interfacing with TEN.

The substation includes an on-call facility to enable liaison with the centralized control room and RTE.

  • Responsible for the safety of personnel working under the electrical rules (high and low voltage), in particular those performing consignments, disconnection and reconnection HTA, HTB.
  • Performing electrical operations on the 62-turbine offshore wind farm.
  • Coordinate and supervise offshore maintenance operations to limit the impact on production.
  • To manage third party activities by ensuring compliance with the rules applicable to the park.

Education

  • BAC+2 to BAC+5 in Electrical, Electrical Engineering

Experiences

  • Experience in managing and operating a power generation plant and/or networks.
  • Experience in planning high voltage activities.
  • Experience as a consignment manager
  • Knowledge and experience of control and monitoring systems (SCADA).
  • Competence in electrical protection regulations.
  • H2V/B2V, HC/BC, LV, MV, HV accreditations.

Skills

  • You are rigorous, responsible and assertive, and are recognised as having natural leadership qualities.
  • You like to work in a team.
  • You are computer literate and embrace new technologies and their benefits
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and make decisions under pressure without compromising safety.
  • Electrical High voltage
  • French electrical regulations
  • HV electrical accreditation up to 225kV
  • Knowledge of offshore substation systems such as: HVAC, fire detection and protection, SCADA, turbines, ...
  • Understanding of emergency plans

Languages

  • French - Mother tongue or Bilingual
  • English - Bilingual