The Control Room Operator will support control room activities. He/she will be expected to operate the plant from the CCR aiding the Shift Charge Engineer and conduct local operation of the plant to ensure it safely meets the required availability, reliability, efficiency, generation and cost targets, safely and within strict environmental limits.
Scope of the job
The Control Room Operator is responsible to perform periodical control room and local operation the power and water plant and making accurate and timely decisions on matters affecting local plant processes and performance and consulting with the Shift Charge when necessary. The role requires practical experience of the technologies associated to local operation of a modern large Combined Cycle Gas Turbine plant, Auxiliary Boiler and a wide range of auxiliary equipment. In addition to possessing a detailed understanding of Company safety rules and practical application of such in the field. Leading to authorization to perform the role of a Designated Person and understand the role of all staff involved in application of the rules. I.e. Safety Controller, Safety Coordinator (where applicable), Designated Person and the Acceptor.
The Control Room Operator will report to Shift Charge Engineer.
The Control Room Operators key accountabilities encompass;
Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality Management
Ensure compliance to all relevant safety, quality and environmental management procedures and controls within the defined area to guarantee employee safety and legislative compliance.
Performs the role of a Designated Person through the application of the Company Safety Rules. Ensures effective implementation of safety rules on a shift by shift basis.
Operates plant locally from CCR and/or field as necessary within defined operating parameters to ensure safety of staff, legislative compliance and a responsible environmental attitude
Ensures full understanding of all related procedures and ensures no breach.
Maintains frequency of safety and environmental walk downs, incidents and near misses reported.
Adoption of safe methods of work and safe operational practices;
Compliance with all relevant applicable laws, Directives and project documents;
Compliance with the appropriate corporate Policies and Procedures
Compliance with corporate internal controls
Support development and continuos improvement of relevant work instructions and procedures
Performs the role of Subject Matter Expert in specialized areas of the local plant and provides practical training to staff when necessary
Supports development of Saudi nationals within the team;
Engages in performance management processes by suggesting and agreeing objectives and meeting targets. Provides support to individual's in achieving the set targets whenever necessary.
Engages in Site, Regional and Corporate initiatives.
Actively involved as a team member contributing to the general motivation of colleagues a team values
Operation of the plant, safety, reliably and efficiently to achieve plant performance and ensure optimum level of power and water export as required by the off taker
Conducts routine plant checks i.e. plant round ups and completion of log sheets
Perform operational actions (i.e. valve operation, switching on/off pumps or resetting the local alarms etc.) to avoid any abnormal plant operations or to correct existing abnormalities
Follows operational procedures and instructions to ensure work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.
Understand plant status at shift takeover and/or handover and exchanges important details to the shift team. Ensures accurate and detailed information is passed to the following shift.
Co-ordination among the operations and maintenance teams for routine and corrective maintenance requirements.
Performs periodic local plant test activities to ensure reliability of trip devices and standby plant equipment
Manages effectively plant transients in a safe and reliable manner
Performs local plant start-ups and shutdown as required.
Planning and controlled changeover/ shutdown of plant equipment for maintenance purposes
Continuous monitoring in the field and analysis of equipment operating parameters for early prediction of equipment abnormal condition and initiate appropriate action to prevent unscheduled unit or equipment outage.
Takes log readings and prepares shift reports and trip reports etc.;
Supports review of operational procedures and trains subordinates for the changes.
Raise work orders in CMMS to report plant defects and follows up on progress
Coordinating with the SCE, FO and maintenance staff to schedule planned and unplanned maintenance activities
Outcome, Results and Key Performance Indicators
Plant Load Factor, Efficiency and Availability as business plan.
No reportable accidents because of failures of the safe system of work
No trips from stable generation
No reportable breaches of the Environmental Permit
No customer complaints
Supporting achievement maintain OSHAS 18001
Supporting achievement /maintain ISO 14001
Supporting achievement /maintain ISO 9001
Net Dependable Capacity demonstrated during annual performance test
Daily communications regarding plant operational and people issues with Shift Charge Engineer and Field Operator
Daily co-ordination and cooperation with operations, maintenance and external parties for operations, planning and forecasting purposes
Regular communications with the Control Room team regarding the operational issues, technical problems.
A recognized engineering related diploma or equivalent.
Knowledge and skills
Ability to demonstrate an understanding of Health, Safety and Environment Management procedures
Understanding of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment management systems and Safety Rules
Ability to demonstrate understanding and application of Operating Instructions and Procedures relating to the duties of a Field Engineer
Demonstrate a practical and good understanding associated to the working principle of Gas Turbine, Steam turbine, HRSG, Desalination (RO for Demin plant), Auxiliary Boiler and a wide range of auxiliary plant.