Control Room Operator


Alpaugh, CA, US, 93201


RWE Clean Energy, LLCAlpaugh

Functional area: Operations & Maintenance 

Remuneration: Exempt


The Control Room Operator is responsible for the on-site generation of renewable energy for RWE Clean Energy assets.  The candidate will be responsible for operating, maintaining and monitoring renewable energy assets (wind, solar, etc.) and energy infrastructure projects through close collaboration with RWE Clean Energy operators, engineers, asset managers, project managers and developers as well as on-site subcontractors.


The candidate will be responsible for operating one or more plants (home base), as well as overseeing all operations, maintenance, and event responses at the other plants in the region.  The candidate will furthermore be responsible for ensuring all operations and maintenance activities in the region are performed in accordance with industry best practices and best safety, practices, RWE Clean Energy procedures, plans, and guidelines as well as all pertinent laws and regulations. 



  1. Plant Maintenance – Maintain and repair plant components; troubleshoot and resolve problems that may arise.  Perform preventive maintenance to ensure long term profitability, plant reliability and risk minimization
  2. Plant Operations – Oversee production of renewable energy at a particular site(s), ensuring that plants operate within design parameters in a reliable, safe and efficient manner. Monitor production to ensure plants are meeting performance expectations.  Resolve operational abnormalities
  3. Technical Support – Perform operational analysis as required to support Asset Management and Project Development. Create and distribute daily, weekly and monthly operational reports
  4. Technical Expertise – Stay abreast of codes and standards as they relate to the industry.  Develop relationships with suppliers that result in beneficial synergies
  5. General – Manage contractors as required, act as local RWE Clean Energy liaison, develop long range plans and work with local civic groups as required





  • Electrical engineering degree preferred
  • Licensed Electrician
  • Demonstrated leadership ability



  • 5+ years experience in a related renewable energy field, with direct expertise in electrical engineering preferred.
  • 5+ years experience in power plant construction/operations environment
  • Prior experience with power generation, renewable and gas facilities is a plus


Job Skills:

  • Excellent technical, analytical and communication skills, strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of power electronics and circuitry
  • Knowledge of power generation equipment and technologies
  • Knowledge of predictive maintenance technologies
  • Ability to work with project-type work with tight deadlines
  • Ability to multi task
  • Drivers license required



Pay range: The annual base salary range for this position in California or New York City is $80,464 - $120,697. The listed salary range represents our good faith estimate for this position and represents the range for new hire salaries across all U.S locations. Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. RWE considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s education & work experience, training & certifications, and key skills as well as market and business considerations at the time of the offer.

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays. Eligible employees also participate in short-term incentives, in addition to salary.

RWE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For 125 years RWE has been the source of energy for millions of people across the globe. Now we’re making all that energy green. This decade alone we’re investing €50bn into renewables and will be carbon neutral by 2040 – ten years earlier than most other global targets. This is a chance to play a key role on our journey.

Join our renewables specialists, working across the clean energy spectrum to grow our operations to 50 GW by 2030 – with some of the world’s largest on and offshore wind farms and industry-leading hydrogen initiatives. We’re also considered innovators in solar development including floating photovoltaics and agri-photovoltaics. Or add your expertise to our supply and trading operations, brokering renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances from one of our advanced energy trading floors.

We look forward to meeting you! Apply today.

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