Scout Clean Energy is a leading US renewable energy developer, owner, and operator headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Scout is developing a MW portfolio of over 5,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across 11 US states. Scout is an owner-operator portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners with expertise in all aspects of renewable power project development, permitting, power marketing, finance, construction, and asset management.
Made up of wind energy industry veterans who are making a difference in our world, our team’s work ethic is second to none. We identify problems, create solutions, and deliver them professionally to our customers, stakeholders, partners, and one another. We do the right thing when no one is looking because we are committed to our collective success and because we believe that our uncompromising integrity is key to the collaborative relationships that drive our business.
Do you want to help create a cleaner power supply? Are you looking to launch your career in the growing renewable energy industry? Do you have high attention to detail and the ability to prioritize effectively during busy periods? Will you work an on-call shift position that offers a reasonable paycheck in return for reliable availability when needed?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, then read on to learn more about the On-Call Remote Operations Center (ROC) Operator at Scout Clean Energy.
What does a Remote Operations Center Operator do?
ROC Operator positions are some of the “invisible” jobs that are critical to maintaining a safe and reliable electric supply. A team of operators in our Boulder, Colorado, office will provide real-time support to Scout’s growing portfolio of operating wind projects across the country. Operators use the graphical user interfaces on their large display monitors to identify potential barriers to efficient operation of the wind turbines and substation.
No two shifts will look the same, but here are a few examples of what you may encounter during a shift as a ROC Operator at Scout:
In addition, the ROC Manager will provide Operators with a set of side work to complete during slower times on shift. These tasks will be tailored to the strengths of each Operator. Some examples may include
Side work for On-Call Operators will be limited in scope and will only occur when providing coverage on the Operations Desk.
What is the vision for success in the ROC?
Scout’s ROC will provide world-class operations monitoring with a safety and regulatory compliance focus, while optimizing asset value and operational efficiency. You will work in a place that encourages you to
Why is the ROC a great place to launch a career in renewable energy?
ROC Operators build their understanding of renewable energy generation from the ground up. Plant operations are the heart and soul of a renewable energy firm’s business and will serve you well throughout your career. Understanding what is physically happening at the facility prepares ROC Operators for roles in asset management, commodity trading, development, facility operations, site engineering, transmission, manufacturing, and project finance, among others.
Additionally, strong performance as an On-Call ROC Operator will position you for the Full-Time ROC Operator positions as they become available.
What does an On-Call ROC Operator’s schedule look like?
The On-Call ROC Operator will be partnered with a pair of full time Operators (Operator Team). While your Operator team is working, you will be on-call. In the event an Operator Team member calls out sick, or requests PTO, it will be the responsibility of the On-Call Operator to cover that shift. Shifts will be scheduled one year in advance. The schedule will involve 7 on-call days every two weeks – 5 days one week and 2 days the following week. Every other weekend would be an “off” weekend. For example, your on-call period schedule might look something like this:
This schedule will repeat every two weeks.
During these on-call periods, you will be asked to work a 12.5-hour shift to cover for a Full-Time ROC Operator’s time off from work – a “worked shift.” The amount of time you have to prepare for these shifts will vary:
What is required of an On-Call ROC Operator?
Upon the start of your employment with Scout, you must participate in the required training. You will be paid for the time spent in training at our Boulder office.
During each of the 24-hour on-call periods, the ROC Operator must meet the following requirements:
During the worked shifts, you must do the job of the ROC Operator. Highlights of this role are outlined above, and you will receive additional information through your training and on-the-job experience.
Why is on-call work appealing to so many people?
On-call work is appealing for someone with flexibility in their schedule and the ability and desire to make it work. In the times of COVID-related online classes, this could be a perfect role for a junior/senior in college or a graduate student. This type of role is great because
What kind of experience do I need to be successful as a ROC Operator?
This is truly an entry-level position.
The successful candidate’s background will look something like this:
What type of training can I expect to receive at Scout?
All of the specialized knowledge you need will be learned on the job – through a combination of paid formal training, self-study while on shift, and learning by doing. At the heart of the Operator training is the why. Not just why the ROC exists, but why the Operator performs each task required during shift. The ROC Manager’s philosophy is that by starting with “why”, and then focusing on picking the right “how” to accomplish a task, Operators are empowered with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to respond to dynamic events on shift. Once the Operator assess each situation and understands why and how, they can decide “what” to do. The steps to execute that “what” will be clearly described in standard procedures. This facilitates consistency in operations from one shift to the next and results in a highly professional way to calmly and quickly act in a dynamic environment.
Timeline, Location, and Pay
The target start time for this role is February 15, 2021, pending successful reference and criminal background checks.
It will be expected that the ROC Operator will work from our ROC in Boulder, CO, during worked shifts. This is not a remote-work assignment.
This position is paid hourly based on hours on-call and actual hours worked. The straight-pay rate is $28/hour; you will be paid a small percentage of the straight pay rate during your on-call periods and the full appropriate pay rate during your worked shifts (straight-pay, overtime, or holiday pay rates as applicable). Opportunities for advancement within the ROC team exist and are achievable within 1-2 years of starting as full-time positions become open. Additionally, On-Call Operators would be eligible to apply for any other open positions at Scout.
Characteristics of Successful Scout Team Members
Invitation to Diverse Candidates
Scout seeks to develop a diverse and inclusive team of professionals. We encourage applications from all demographics and especially those that are traditionally underrepresented in the energy industry.
Invitation to Veterans
Scout welcomes veterans of the United States Armed Forces to apply for this position. Scout includes veterans of all branches and a diverse set of occupational specialties. We value the independent thinking, problem solving, leadership, and teamwork that our veterans have developed through their service. We welcome applications from any service and any military occupational specialty.
|Job Type: Part-time, on-call + shift schedule||Required Education: Equivalent experience or working towards a Bachelors degree in related field (e.g., business, finance, engineering)|
|Job Location: Boulder, Colorado||Required Experience: Prior work experience in any field required, experience in operations environment desired.|
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