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Control Room Operator

  • Location: Tyne and Wear
  • Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Renewables
  • Contact: Laura Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0191 415 3300
  • Start Date: 2022-02-01
  • Expiry Date: 16 January 2022
  • Job Ref: DaXtra_3780678
Control Room Operator - Tyne & Wear

Ask yourself: 
Do you want to work for a leading global company on a journey to net zero emissions? A company who are accelerating growth in renewables, embracing the need for change and new opportunities that lie within the transition of the global energy markets? 

Do you want to be part of the world’s largest offshore windfarm? 

NRL are very proud to be working with a company taking a leading role in Energy Transition, Equinor.  

A broad energy company with more than 21,000 colleagues committed to providing affordable energy for societies worldwide. They are on a journey to net zero emissions through optimising their oil and gas portfolio, accelerating growth in renewables and pioneering developments in carbon capture and hydrogen.  

As part of a multi-billion pound investment off the North East Coast of England Equinor are looking to build their team. 

What Equinor’s staff say:  

“My absolute favourite thing about working for Equinor is the people I get to interact with. The people in my team are highly skilled, and I take the opportunity to learn from them every day”. 

“I think it is an exciting time to be working in the energy industry, given the challenges associated with climate change. I believe in Equinor's ambition to shape a sustainable energy future and I want to be part of the journey”. 

Duties will include: 

Participate in project system design reviews, technical clarifications, acceptance tests, commissioning and handovers to ensure safe and efficient design for operational use 

Modify or create necessary work procedures to ensure they enable safe and efficient operations within the CCR operating model 

Provide 24/7 support to operations: maintaining safety and optimising production by operating and proactively monitoring all plant and equipment. This includes wind turbines, balance of plant and electrical system infrastructure 

Perform Control Engineer duties under the Equinor Wind Electrical Safety Rules, including switching operations 

Undertake relevant training and qualifications to become authorised Control Room Operator 

Develop a strong team culture with other operators 

Participate in project system design reviews, technical clarifications, acceptance tests, commissioning and handovers to ensure safe and efficient design for operational use 

Control personnel access and work through the safe system of work 

Communication role within the 2nd line emergency response organisation 

Handle instructions from National Grid 

Marine coordination, including weather monitoring and Report operational faults and risks 

Support integration of future wind farms, including commissioning 

Continuously improve working practices and governance 


Experience of electrical power systems and safe systems of work 

Experience of working with high voltage safety rules and associated procedures 

Fully IT literate and Fluent English oral and writing 

HND, degree or equivalent in an electrical or automation (instrumentation and control) background (relevant experience may compensate for formal qualifications) 

Preferable: experience as Control Room Operator or working with SCADA systems within power generation 

Preferable: working knowledge of wind farm plant and equipment 

Preferable: experience as a Senior Authorised Person 

What you will need: 

Ability to make decisions in dynamic situations under pressure 

Ability to work in a procedure driven environment 

Excellent communication skills and a team player 

What is in it for you: 

A collaborative and innovative culture 

Attractive benefit and reward package 

Endless opportunities 

Innovation for the future 


Work-life balance