Full-time 2024-06-15

Summit Ridge Energy: Senior Analyst of Operations and Maintenance

Organization: Summit Ridge Energy

Summary

The Senior Analyst will oversee Summit Ridge Energy’s growing portfolio of distributed generation solar projects across the United States and maximize the performance of all generating assets under management. This position reports to the Director of Operations and Maintenance and helps the Asset Management team to achieve day-to-day financial and operating performance.

The Senior Analyst will need to have a strong base of knowledge about renewable energy operations in the US. To be successful in the role, this person will need to be able to understand and communicate complex technical data, understand the operations and optimization of solar assets, interpret contracts and legal documents, and adhere to best practices and processes.

About Summit Ridge Energy

Launched in 2017, Summit Ridge Energy is the nation’s leading commercial solar company. Through its strategic partnerships and project financing expertise, the company develops, acquires, owns, and operates energy projects within the rapidly growing commercial solar and battery storage sectors.

In the past six years, Summit Ridge Energy has deployed over $1.6B USD into clean energy assets. With a development pipeline of more than 2 GW, Summit Ridge Energy will have more than 400 MW of PV online by the end of 2024, providing solar power to 50,000 homes and businesses.

Responsibilities

  • Manage Third-party O&M Providers and ensure delivery of contractual obligations (annual availability calculations, reporting data, prevailing wage documentation, etc.)
  • Provide oversight of solar and BESS operations to ensure optimal generation of assets
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of assets to achieve key performance, availability, and financial targets
  • Oversee each market operations and maintenance strategy, including vendor selection and management
  • Provide and present daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to internal management and strategic investors to review overall performance and strategic initiatives
  • Formulate and oversee the spare parts strategy across the fleet to ensure the availability of parts while optimizing for the financial cost of purchasing, storing, and shipping
  • Monitor operational performance reports; investigate major plant outages and influence resolution to minimize outages and support insurance claims
  • Develop and maintain each system life cycle operations and maintenance plan, which includes key performance standards for each site, compliance requirements, expected maintenance, both planned and unplanned, and cost to achieve
  • Interface with the origination, development, project finance, and operations groups with feedback on best practices and lessons learned through operations
  • Work with the construction team during system testing and construction completion to ensure effective transition to asset management and full operational performance including ASC modeling submission, DAS configuration review, review of commissioning docs, and underperformance analysis.
  • Perform project evaluations and audits to make recommendations in support of plant optimization, performance improvement, warranty claims, and revenue recovery
  • Manage delivery of O&M Agreements, O&M consents, and bilateral documentation at project closing milestones
  • Travel to project sites and development sites as determined by Supervisor.
  • Assisting in running RFPs for future projects, portfolios, and markets.

Required Skills/Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Business, or another related major
  • 2-3 plus years of experience in solar plant operations in the US Market
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to succinctly summarize complex financial and technical issues, both in writing and verbally
  • Ability to organize and manage workflows across different teams and individuals
  • Advanced computer skills, including PowerPoint, Word, and especially Excel
  • Entrepreneurial spirit. Able to identify and execute new opportunities to add value
  • Able to manage conflicting deadlines and ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize, and maintain a calm and positive attitude
  • Project Management skills coupled with organization, flexibility, and strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently and as a team member is critical, as well as the desire to operate as an important contributor within a fast-paced company environment.
  • Authorized to work in the US.

Preferred Skills/Competencies

  • Understanding of PV systems, design, operation, management, and financing
  • Experience with distributed generation regulated market programs and compliance a plus
  • Prior experience in a project development, business administration, asset management, contract administration, deal execution, project finance or other commercial roles are a plus

Occupational Health and Safety: SRE provides a workplace free from recognized hazards and complies with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act.

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, printers, scanners, document projectors, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: Summit Ridge Energy, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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Operations and Maintenance

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2-5 years

Virginia

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