• Operations Engineer

    Job Location US-NY-Valhalla
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/4/2019 9:24 AM)
  • Overview

    About ConEdison Development


    ConEdison Development (CED) develops, owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects.  The company is one of the largest owners and operators of solar projects in North America.


    CED is focusing on energy infrastructure assets as part of a growth strategy and an overall corporate goal of responsible environmental stewardship.  Through its deep resources and trusted relationships with a range of energy-related companies, CED currently owns and operates facilities generating more than 1350 MW DC / 1100 MW AC of renewable power across Arizona, California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Texas.


    ConEdison Development is one of the clean energy businesses of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], the nation's oldest and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $47 billion in assets.  More information can be obtained by calling 914- 993-2185.  You can also visit the Consolidated Edison, Inc. website at www.conedison.com.


    Based in Valhalla, NY, the Operations Engineer will be responsible for ensuring the remote operations center data, displays and reports are accurate.  The Operations Engineer role will facilitate the reliable, safe and efficient operation of utility scale renewable facilities and other renewable projects owned by CEB.  In addition, the Operations Engineer will act as the NERC/CIP Manager.  The Operations Engineer will have experience in  SCADA technologies, programming of SCADA systems, programmable logic controllers, field measuring devices, plant networks, network hardware and software, network troubleshooting, electric metering technologies, telecommunications technology, data collection, data storage, data retrieval and data analytics as related to renewable technologies.  The Operations Engineer will have a good understanding of utility operations, plant control systems and high voltage transmission systems.   Overall, the Operations Engineer is expected to be well versed in power production  and  engineering as well as have had significant practical hands on experience with a proven track record in the energy business. The Operations Engineer will have demonstrated experience with one or more of the following, OSISoft Coresight/Vision, Bazefield, Power Factors, Power BI, etc. The Operations Engineer will utilize analytical tools to identify production abnormalities, prioritize corrective actions and communicate these priorities to plant operators.  The Operations Engineer must have basic knowledge of power generation safety practices including NFPA 70E and OSHA Rules and Regulations as they apply to power generation, distribution and transmission.  Travel to ConEdison Clean Energy Business project sites is required as necessary to support operations.


    1. Ensure that the CED ROC is operating properly with all data feeds intact and current. Troubleshoot ROC problems and coordinate expedited resolution of problems by working with the Information Technology department as well as coordinating with plant personnel.  Review operating reports and data to ensure accuracy, take corrective actions as necessary to resolve abnormalities.
    2. Review facility operating data and resolve problems that are affecting facility output.  Identify causes and implement corrective actions.  Assist Asset Managers, Operators, and Electricians in resolving technical issues with facilities. Write procedures and establish plans to facilitate rapid identification and remediation of SCADA, networking and communications problems.
    3. Maintain knowledge of renewable technologies commercially available data analytics,  SCADA systems, data storage and retrieval technologies, PLCs, networking technologies and communications equipment. Fulfill the NERC/CIP Manager responsibilities.
    4. Establish and maintain working knowledge of various equipment suppliers’ technologies.
    5. Prepare procedures, maintenance plans, log entries, and reports to management; manage administrative tasks



    • Engineering degree preferred or well documented relevant work in power generation, data analytics, SCADA system engineering and networking.



    • 5+ years engineering experience in energy-related technologies and applications required or demonstrated equivalent
    • Demonstrated experience with NERC/CIP requirements and regulations.
    • Power distribution and transmission systems experience
    • Specific experience in the design, evaluation and operation of large scale PV solar and/or wind technologies strongly preferred
    • Experience in the overall aspects of design engineering, construction, start-up/commissioning, and subsequent O&M of distributed energy projects
    • Prior work experience in a solar/wind power generating environment is preferred
    • Production data evaluation and implementation of corrective actions
    • Working knowledge of electricity and hazards posed by electrical equipment and conductors is required
    • Working knowledge of predictive maintenance technologies and ability to establish maintenance programs


    Job Skills:

    • Detail-oriented
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Agreeable to working extended hours, off shifts, holidays and weekends to meet operational needs.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to travel to CED facilities
    • Experience using Microsoft Office suite of products




    Equal Opportunity Employer: Consolidated Edison is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms in policy and practice its commitment to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship, eligible veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law. 

    Con Edison is a federal contractor subject to VEVRAA and desires to receive priority referrals of protected veterans. 


    You must be eligible to work in the US independent of company sponsorship.


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