Hydro Power Station Controller

Recruiter
Belkavitzsloan Ltd
Location
Bromsgrove
Salary
£30,000 - £40,000
Posted
10 Oct 2017
Closes
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Hydro Power Station Controller BelkavitzSloan have a unique opportunity with a world class producer of Aluminium sheet ingot and super alloys. The smelting of the aluminium is powered by a connecting hydro power station, converting the water that runs down from the Scottish hills, into power that allows for the electrolytic process to convert the Alumina into its more commonly recognized form. The power station forms part of an extensive hydro scheme. Reporting into the senior electrical engineer, the power plant controller is responsible for monitoring and controlling the power station generated output and continual general maintenance of the power station. Key Rolls and Responsibilities - Monitoring and controlling power station generated output. This includes the regulation of generator output as required by kinlochleven and ensuring generated output does not exceed contractual agreements. - Switch in and out AC generation. - Switch in and out process rectification in the event of a station trip - Communicate with grid control on various aspects of the operation and power generation. - Monitoring of load on incoming 33kv lines. - Monitoring import/export levels and adjust site load generation to meet agreed power requirements. - Implement import/export strategies as agreed with power purchasing department. - Record meter readings daily. - Monitor and record tailrace levels and water flows. - Liaise with contractors on site and review method statement and risk assessment as necessary. - Control activities ongoing with the power station. - Recording of accidents and near misses in the management data base. Ideal candidate should have an excellent standard and proactive approach to HSE. They should be qualified to HNC level in a relevant engineering discipline.
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