Facility Manager, Illinois
Company: Apex Clean Energy
Posted on: November 16, 2021
Apex Clean Energy was founded with a singular focus: to accelerate
the shift to clean energy. Through origination, construction, and
operation of utility-scale wind, solar, and storage facilities,
distributed energy resources, and green fuel technologies, Apex is
expanding the renewable frontier across North America. Our
mission-driven team of more than 250 professionals uses a
data-focused approach and an unrivaled portfolio of projects to
create solutions for the world's most innovative and
forward-thinking customers. For more information about how Apex is
building the energy company of the future, visit
Apex strives to excel in every phase of project realization, from
origination and financing to construction and asset management. Our
mission-driven team seeks determined, resolute individuals who
strive to innovate and go above the call of duty, and who will
relentlessly do their part to help accelerate the shift to
America's clean energy future.
Apex is seeking experienced Facility Manager to oversee daily
operations of our utility-scale wind farm just east of Bloomington,
Illionois. As the single point of contact for Apex at the site
level, this position is critical to the operational success of this
121MW wind farm.
Reporting to the Director of Operations and working closely with
internal and external stakeholders, the Facility Manager will
manage all operations and maintenance activities for balance of
plant assets within established operating guidelines for the site.
This role will oversee the designated OEM operations and
maintenance related contract and agreements, facilitate daily,
weekly, monthly and annual reporting in accordance with safety,
environmental, operation, and regulatory requirements, and monitor
facility performance in relations to its site specific power curve
while reporting any anomalies. The Facility Manager is also
expected to represent the company locally via engagement with
landowners and community stakeholders.
Our ideal candidate will come into this role with their NFPA 70E
and at least five years of experience in a directly related role
managing substation, collection, and transmission equipment
operation and maintenance.
Hours: Full Time
Department: Asset Management
Travel: On Site-Related Travel
Office Location: On Site in Ford County, Illinois
Work closely with Asset Management leadership to provide on-site
supervision and oversight for the operation of the wind farm, and
act as the principal on-site contact representing Apex Clean
Champion a strong safety culture, maintaining rigorous compliance
with site health and safety plans.
Ensure a safe work environment; implementing, managing, and
monitoring safety programs while enabling teammates' ability and
awareness to work safely and stop work as required.
Support driving the injury-free workplace culture by facilitating
safe work habits, hazard recognition, risk assessment, peer to peer
feedback, and proper use of human performance tools.
Implement and maintain best practice operating and quality control
procedures in coordination with OEM recommendations, Apex Clean
Energy standards, and owner's requirements.
Monitor and provide oversight of the Turbine Operation and
Maintenance Service Provider's performance.
Manage and coordinate all operations and maintenance activities for
balance of plant assets within established operating guidelines for
Cotton Plains Wind Farm, Phantom Solar, and Old Settler Wind Farm
to minimize lost production, maximize commercial availability, and
Lead and develop the team to meet various obligations required
Contract for site services such as electric, septic, waste removal,
fire inspection, lawn mowing, etc.
As required, select and supervise external service providers in
relation to maintenance of roads, clearance of trees, security,
metering, safety, etc.
Provide routine visual monitoring of the electrical, structural,
foundations, civil, laydown areas, crane
pads, roads, fences, gates, met towers, communications and SCADA
Perform visual inspections of the substation, collection system,
padmount transformers, and junction boxes.
Schedule and coordinate all planned and unplanned substation
maintenance outages and repairs.
Schedule and manage annual IR scans of padmount transformers,
substation terminations and the balance of plant electrical
Arrange to procure subcontractors, spare parts and/or consumables
required for BOP Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance, including
any specialty equipment needed.
Prepare and maintain operations logs in sufficient detail to enable
an accurate record and categorization of scheduled and unscheduled
maintenance, curtailment and other downtime events, their reasons
Take receipt and maintain warehousing of all spare parts in
accordance with the supplier's recommendations.
Ensure a positive working environment by maintaining discipline,
morale, and employee relations.
Facilitate daily, weekly, monthly and annual reporting in
accordance with safety, environmental, operation, and regulatory
Balance and support facility public relations and community
Maintain regulatory compliance with all Federal, state and local
regulations and associated permits.
Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or a related field
Minimum of 5 years of wind site manager experience and preferably
10 years of wind operations or utility experience
At least 2 years of substation, collection, transmission equipment
operation and maintenance experience
Strong analytical and quantitative skills
Exceptional planning and organization skills
Strong communication skills
Demonstrated leadership and relationship management skills in
managing third party suppliers, contractors, and the public
High attention to detail
Ability to work proactively and productively with limited direct
supervision and oversight
NFPA 70E accredited
Valid First Aid/CPR/AED certification
Familiarity with RTO rules and requirements for wind generating
Familiarity with NERC and other regulatory requirements
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
Proficient with mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and
Ability to climb turbine tower equal or greater than 300 feet in
Willing and able to work with high workloads in stressful
conditions and in physically demanding settings while maintaining
professional and ethical behavior. Examples include, but are not
limited to, traveling, participation with climbing, medium and high
voltage switching, grounding and O&M, harsh temperatures,
extreme driving conditions, various 24/7 working hours, and
supporting other business units and locations as needed.
Ability and willingness to respond to plant operational needs on a
24/7 basis including travel and time commitment as needed.
Valid driver's license and clean record of responsible driving
Strong passion for renewable energy
Location: must reside or be willing to relocate to within 50 miles
of the facility's O&M building in Ford County, Illinois and
work on-site at the facility's O&M building.
All employees hired after August 1, 2021 are required to submit
proof of a COVID-19 vaccination on or before their start date
unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and approved.
Works in both an indoor office environment and an outdoor
environment, occasionally at night which may be subject to
inclement weather. Extended hours may be required to complete
How You'll Grow
At Apex Clean Energy, our professional development plans focus on
helping people at every level of their career to identify and use
their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level
employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to
learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to
hands-on experience in the dynamic, fast-paced renewable energy
industry. From on-the-job learning experiences to a robust
multi-week onboarding experience to formal development programs,
our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to
grow throughout their career.
What Apex Can Offer You
At Apex Clean Energy, we know that great people make a great
company. We value our people and offer employees a broad,
best-in-class range of benefits.
A mission-driven, energetic environment that supports and
encourages our people to do their best work every day.
A respect for and celebration of individuality, differences, and
Collaborative and driven professional workforce committed to
supporting your ideas and feedback and accelerating your
Ongoing support and guidance such as on-the-job learning, hands-on
experience, and mentorship
Training, strategies, and tools to support your personal and
Team atmosphere of diverse professionals committed to making an
impact as an organization
Opportunities to volunteer and give back to our local
Exceptional benefits such as medical and dental; 401(k) with
Base and bonus commensurate with experience
Responsible Paid Time Off plus standard company holidays
Benefits Offered: comprehensive high-deductible health plans,
dental and vision insurance plans, short-term and long-term
disability, group life insurance, 401(k) corporate matching,
flexible spending arrangements, company paid parking and cell
phone, fitness and wellness corporate discounts
Apex Clean Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that
recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age,
national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran
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