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Plant Manager - Wind Coyote Ridge (REN 7113)


White, SD, US


Job Overview

The Wind Plant Manager manages day to day operations and maintenance of a utility scale wind power plant. This includes development and compliance with an operating budget, outage coordination and scheduling with the interconnect entity, scheduling coordinator and trading desk, oversight of operations and maintenance to ensure work is carried out using Prudent Utility Practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures strict management and compliance of all company and project environmental, health and safety programs.
  • Responsible to ensure crew receives periodic safety training and conducts periodic safety assessments.
  • Negotiates and administers 3rd party contracts.
  • Administers warranties.
  • Manages implementation of capital improvement programs and retrofits.
  • Manage crews performing operations, maintenance and warranty activities of all wind plant equipment, ensures compliance with manufacturers' requirements.
  • Performs staffing activities, counseling, coaching, training and corrective actions of subordinate employees. Prepares annual budget and monthly profit and loss reporting.
  • Reviews and approves root cause analyses of major failures.
  • Prepares performance evaluations per company instructions and guidelines.
  • Ensures all relevant internal controls are followed and develops new controls as needed
Skills and Requirements
  • 5+ years industrial maintenance and/or operations leadership experience (energy industry preferred, but not required)  
  • Ability to climb 80+ meter steel towers 1-10 times per week or as needed. This would require adherence with weight and fitness requirements per safety gear limits and EHS guidelines.
  • Unwavering commitment to supporting a safe, incident-free work environment
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Excellent relationship and communication skills with an emphasis on building community, fostering teams, establishing trust and building engagement.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, email, facility control, management and reporting systems, including the use of computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.


Responsibilities Continued

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical trade education or certification and/or industrial process plant experience preferred
  • 5+ years directly managing employees preferred
  • Prior plant operations and maintenance experience a strong plus
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve technical problems as it relates to the onsite SCADA, Substation, collection systems and meteorological towers
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment required for facility maintenance with a working knowledge of crane and rigging requirements.
  • Experience in high voltage maintenance and switching.
  • Experience establishing and improving preventative maintenance programs.
  • Experience working with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam (only if applicable to job requirements), background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle.


Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.



AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link

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Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota

Job Segment: Wind Energy, Power Plant Operator, Power Plant, High Voltage, Energy

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