Plant Engineer - Fluvanna
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: January 24, 2023
DescriptionProvide Energy Offtaker with a daily report on the
maximum available output of the plant. This report will be used to
schedule energy out of the facility for the following day.
Review the week-ahead and day-ahead energy schedules from Energy
Offtaker and assist the Operations Manager in dispatching the plant
including the determination of operating status for each unit.
Coordinate compliance with all applicable NERC standards and
requirements for the plant. Participate in corporate NERC
compliance committee activities.
Oversee the annual capacity test to be used to determine the annual
contract capacity of the plant.
Provide contract administration for the Power Purchase Agreement
and ensure compliance with terms and conditions. Support Omaha in
preparing monthly invoices to Energy Offtaker.
Track and manage the availability of the plant on a daily basis.
Ensure the plant is operated in a manner to maximize availability.
Identify operations and maintenance problems that prevent the plant
from achieving the availability targets in the PPA.
Monitor and track the performance of the control system and the
operation of the plant with regard to generation imbalance. Ensure
procedures for contacting the interconnected utilities of Notice
Events are followed and that the facility does not incur any
Penalty Events. Monitor the performance of the plant with regard to
the applicable regional transmission operating guidelines
(transmission grid, market, etc.) and identify any potential
Monitor and track the thermodynamic performance of the plant using
the on-line performance monitor. Track and trend performance of
components including individual gas turbines, HRSG's, the steam
turbine, large pumps, condenser, and cooling tower.
Investigate performance problems and work with the Operations and
Maintenance Managers to correct plant performance issues including
Complete special projects as required by the Plant Manager and
Corporate Operations Department.
Dependable, reliable and predictable attendance is required.
Must possess a valid, in-state motor vehicle operator's license at
Supportive Job Functions:
Assist the Operations and Maintenance Managers in troubleshooting
problems at the plant.
Assist the Operations Manager with administration of environmental
compliance reporting requirements.
Provide engineering expertise for outages and plant betterment
Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned by management.
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
Must be able to handle multiple job assignments on a daily basis
while meeting divisional objectives and deadlines. Strong
time-management and teamwork skills necessary.
Strong analytical/business-case skills necessary.
Must have strong leadership, motivational, and communication (oral
and written) skills, including the ability to communicate
effectively to large groups.
Education and Experience:
BS in Engineering with six (6) or more years of experience in the
operations of power generating facilities and transmission systems,
including exposure to combined cycle or steam cycle plants.
Demonstrated skills in energy scheduling, plant performance
improvement, and transmission grid operation. History of
development of innovative and creative problem-solving approaches
to improving various aspects of facility performance including
technical and business.
Vision: Must be able to read reports and use computer.
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with
Standing/Walking: Must be able to stand for long periods of time
and walk to various areas throughout the plant.
Bending/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to bend, stoop or kneel
down to work with equipment or materials. Must be able to work in
Stair/Ladder Climbing: Must be able to climb stairs and/or ladders
on equipment at the plant. Must be able to walk on platforms at
high altitudes (80 feet or higher)
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds and
pull or push equipment or materials. Moderate over-head reaching
and lifting and grasping is necessary.
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, type, and use
Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with
probable weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work
load and plant conditions. Position will require on-call status.
Protective clothing and equipment is required for plant site
All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program.
This program includes a pre-employment physical examination and
drug screening; and random drug screening during employment.
Extensive smoking restrictions exist in and around the
TENASKA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERQualifications
EducationBachelors of Engineering (required)
Experience6 years: BS in Engineering with six (6) or more years of
experience in the operations of power generating facilities and
transmission systems, including exposure to combined cycle or steam
cycle plants. Demonstrated skills in energy scheduling, plant
performance improvement, and transmission grid operation. History
of development of innovative and creative problem-solving
approaches to improving various aspects of facility performance
including technical and business. (required)
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