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Asset Manager - Spain
Madrid
 
At Sonnedix we believe in transforming the future by creating healthier environments through solar power generation for a brighter future - for ourselves, our colleagues, our partners, our communities and our planet. What drives us each day is our purpose, to harness the potential of clean solar generated energy to make a difference to our world and to protect our planet for future generations.

We are a proven, scalable solar energy platform, with a track record in delivering high performance cost competitive solar photovoltaic (PV) plants to the market. We develop, build, own and operate solar power plants globally and our solar platform, when combined with our expertise, our ethos and our shared purpose, perfectly positions us to play a leading role in the renewable energy revolution that is underway.

Our expertise and financial strength enable us to build trusted relationships with customers and partners and to expand the potential of solar in a smart way that benefits everyone.

We believe in a world where the future of solar power is limitless and we are at the heart of driving solar as the sustainable energy source for our world

For more information please visit www.sonnedix.com
The Asset Manager is responsible for the operation of several sites / projects in the Spanish Sonnedix portfolio of Solar Power Plants. The Asset Manager sustains and optimises the performance of the assets over their entire life-cycle, focusing on Risk and H&S Management, and the optimization of available resources across the asset stakeholders. The main objective is to ensure that the plants are meeting electricity production targets while keeping costs under control. He / she will have accountability for the operations and maintenance of the relevant plants in close collaboration with the local finance team and the asset management team in London, including:

• Maximising production and billing of the power plant portfolio to meet or exceed the business plan, minimizing downtime and maximising efficiency
• Ensuring the completeness of the documentation register on all plants
• Monitoring of plant performance and issue detection, analysis and resolution on daily, weekly and monthly basis
• Plant performance and incident reporting and analysis
• O&M and security provider task and documentation control
• Supplier company checks and audits
• Support on contracts negotiation (O&M, security and related contracts)
• Enforcement of warranties with contractors and suppliers
• Follow-up on insurance claims and related claims management

Daily Tasks
• Daily receipt and processing of sensor data
• Plant: PR and fiscal meter production
• Inverter: kWh, kWh/kWp and PR
• DC: string current, power, ...
• On all sensors loss analysis and red flagging
• Actual Vs budget comparison
• Daily spread-sheet generation and sending
• O&M contractor chasing on daily basis, open issues list update and follow up,



Weekly Tasks
• Weekly call with O&M and other providers’ preparation and management
• Open issues list
• Escalation if required
• Weekly operations status update

Monthly Tasks
• Invoicing generation / follow up. Generate claims to the utility if necessary.
• Payment input / tracking with accountancy department
• Monthly report input by day 10 – with detailed loss analysis if required
• Site visits reports monthly
• O&M/ security provider report check and challenge – lead of monthly follow-up call
• Principal invoice validation: Consumption, water, coms, insurance, security - check against budget estimations and red flag if necessary
• Insurance claims follow up, manage all parties involved, provide documents required to insurer such as invoices, loss of profit etc…
• EPC guarantees follow up: Penalty / bonus calculation if necessary
• O&M guarantees follow up: Penalty / bonus calculation if necessary
• Security Company guarantees follow up. Penalty calculation if necessary
• Inverters contract guarantees follow up: Penalty calculation if necessary
• Preparation and management of the mandatory inspections (CNMC, INE, ...)
• Site visit general check (depending on plant size more or less frequently):
• Spare parts check list
• Weather stations status, pictures
• Roads and drainages general status
• Security system control check, including revision of the quarterly report. Coordinate on site visits
• Specific plant deep check (panels status, DC boxes, shelter, etc…)
• Prepare depending on the condition of the plant a visual inspection plan to ensure to a 100% check with infrared etc. at least annually

If required
• PAC supervision according to the EPC conditions and PAC punch list follow up
• FAC punch list generation and follow up
• Own relationships with technical Advisor, legal advisor and insurance, ...
• Own relationships with local communities, land owners and third parties involved in the project
• Manage and have updated all the documentation related with the project such as:
• Permits (at least all the documents mentioned at the legal due diligence)
• Contracts (at least SPA, EPC, O&M, Security, communications, ...)

• Insurance policies and payment check
• O&M/security reports
• Production reports
• Principal invoices
• Provider change follow up if necessary

Key Competencies
Technical
- Solid working knowledge of monitoring and asset management software platforms
- Detailed knowledge and / or exposure to relevant local administrative AM framework
- Ability to create and maintain operating budgets

Non-Technical
- Strong analytical, critical and structured thinking skills

Management/Leadership
- Experience managing direct and indirect reports, but also a self-starter thriving on challenge

Commercial
- Successful track record of negotiating/communicating/managing external parties such as, but not limited to, O&M suppliers, subcontractors, insurance companies, technical advisors, national, regional or local stakeholders (land owners, regulators, municipalities…)

Key Accountabilities
Financial
- Create and manage operational budgets that optimize cost while maintaining quality
- Ensure accurate and on-time payments to suppliers, landowners, authorities and other payees

Non-Financial
- Detect plant issues and drive quick implementation of corrective actions
- Report incidents and lead investigations from root cause analysis through to corrective action
- Monitor plant performance and ensure production is maximized
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- Critical checks on site through regularly scheduled site visits and issue tracking
- Manage O&M service provider partnerships and contracts, and enforce compliance obligations
- Contract management and optimization across required service provider network
- Obtain and maintain the licenses and permits necessary to keep the plant operational
- Submit accurate and on-time reporting as required by authorities and other stakeholders
- Take out and maintain required insurance policies and process claims
- Ensure compliance with all lender and insurance requirements
- Warranty claim management and following up of status
- Manage stakeholder relationships, especially with landowners, authorities, lenders and investors
- Risk Matrix Management: consolidation, maintenance and update of assets risk registry
- Ensure IT platforms are developed and used to achieve best-in-class asset management
- Consolidate, maintain and update portfolio relevant documentation as per Sonnedix standards
- Management in full compliance of applicable Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) regulation
- Implement and operate under Sonnedix Environmental Social Governance (ESG) standards

Strategic
- Analyse plant data, identify improvement opportunities, and lead implementation of changes
- As required, support business needs for technical due diligence requests
- Work with the global Asset Management team on optimization initiatives

Leadership/Management Responsibility (Number of Direct reports/Geographic scope)
No direct reports / Spain geographic scope
Work Environment
Office based with some travel to power plants
Physical Demands
N/A
Position Type/Expected Hours
Full time, 40 hours
Travel – Up to 25% as per role requirements
What we offer:
• Competitive Package
• A positive culture where everyone is encouraged to achieve their full potential
• The opportunity to work in a supportive, and challenging environment where you really can have impact and make a difference.
El administrador de activos es responsable de la operación de varios sitios / proyectos en la cartera española de plantas de energía solar de Sonnedix. El gestor de activos mantiene y optimiza el rendimiento de los activos durante todo su ciclo de vida, centrándose en la gestión de riesgos y H&S, y la optimización de los recursos disponibles entre los interesados ​​en los activos. El objetivo principal es asegurar que las plantas cumplan con los objetivos de producción de electricidad mientras mantienen los costos bajo control. Él / ella tendrá que rendir cuentas de las operaciones y el mantenimiento de las plantas relevantes en estrecha colaboración con el equipo financiero local y el equipo de gestión de activos en Londres, incluyendo:

• Maximizar la producción y la facturación de la cartera de plantas de energía para cumplir o superar el plan de negocios, minimizando el tiempo de inactividad y maximizando la eficiencia.
• Garantizar la integridad del registro de documentación en todas las plantas.
• Monitoreo del desempeño de la planta y detección, análisis y resolución de problemas en forma diaria, semanal y mensual.
• Rendimiento de la planta e informes y análisis de incidentes.
• O&M y control de tareas y documentación del proveedor de seguridad.
• Verificaciones y auditorías de la empresa proveedora.
• Apoyo en la negociación de contratos (O&M, seguridad y contratos relacionados)
• Cumplimiento de garantías con contratistas y proveedores.
• Seguimiento de reclamaciones de seguros y gestión de reclamaciones relacionadas.

Tareas diarias
• Recibo diario y procesamiento de datos del sensor.
• Planta: producción de contadores fiscales y fiscales
• Inversor: kWh, kWh / kWp y PR
• DC: corriente de cadena, potencia, ...
• En todos los sensores, análisis de pérdida y señalización roja
• Comparación de presupuesto real vs.
• Generación y envío diario de hojas de cálculo.
• El contratista de O&M persigue a diario, actualiza la lista de problemas y da seguimiento,
17 Feb 2020
    
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