The Control Room Engineer role is part of critical position responsible for operation of the power and water plant from the control room to ensure the plant safely meets the required availability, reliability, efficiency and generation targets within strict environmental limits
The Control Room Engineer is responsible to operate the power and water plant and making accurate and timely decisions on matters affecting plant processes and performance and consulting with the Shift Manager when necessary.
The role requires practical experience of the technologies associated to operating a modern Combined Cycle Gas Turbine plant, Desalination plant 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/Issuer/Safety controller 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.
Operate 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
Follows operational procedures and instructions to ensure work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.
Understand plant status at shift takeover 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 plant test activities to ensure reliability of trip devices and standby plant equipment
Performs plant start-ups and shutdown as required.
Planning and controlled changeover/ shutdown of plant equipment for maintenance purposes
Continuous monitoring and analysis of equipment operating parameters for early prediction of equipment abnormal condition and initiate appropriate action to prevent unscheduled unit or equipment outage.
Monitors chemical processes, sampling and water plant control for quality standards and environmental compliance and safety
Communication and cooperation with the Maintenance and Operation, Finance and Accounting, HR/Administration and HSE team
Liaise with Maintenance to identify and follow up plant defects;
Prepares shift reports and trip reports etc.
Understanding of PWPA to ensure accurate commercial communication with LDC for operational issues.
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 Shift Manager and maintenance staff to schedule planned and unplanned maintenance activities
Prepare and issue safety documentation to ensure safe isolations from the system for the purpose of planned and unplanned maintenance activities
Communication and coordination with Load Dispatch Centre for power and water demand
Participates in the plant’s Training and Qualification Program;
Having knowledge and exposure of modern process operations.
At least three years’ experience working as a Control Room Engineer or similar in a CCGT Power & Water Plant.
Commissioning and start up experience would be an advantage
A recognized engineering related diploma or equivalent