Alliant Energy is looking for an engaged Operations Manager to oversee the day to day operations of the Riverside & West Riverside Energy Centers in Beloit, WI - the most impactful facilities to our customers' affordability.
This role will provide support and leadership to a department of 20+ salaried, union hourly, and contract employees and will be responsible for the oversight of the daily operation of two power blocks, totaling ~1300MWs of Combined Cycle power. Working closely with other staff members and internal support, this role will need to ensure the top two priorities at Alliant Energy power generation are met: personnel Safety and Environmental compliance. Following that, this role will need to guide employees to ensure the facilities’ reliability and affordability remains competitive into the future.
About the plant:
Riverside Energy Center is a ~600MW 2:1 Combined Cycle power block commissioned in 2004 and we have recently put the company's newest power plant, the West Riverside Energy Center, a ~725 MW 2:1 Combined Cycle plant into service in 2020.
Riverside Energy Center boasted a capacity factor of >75% in 2019 including 3 consecutive months at >90% capacity factor, so the plant knows what reliability means!
All four gas turbines at the site are GE 7F machines; the plant has both GE and Siemens Steam Turbines using Nooter Erickson HRSGs. The West Riverside plant is outfitted with additional equipment to ensure its market competitiveness & reliability and reduce its environmental impact to include an advanced HRSG design, auxiliary boiler, water treatment equipment to lower water usage and treat wastewater, gas compressors, and condensate polishing to name a few. Both facilities have 2-4MW attached solar generation facilities that offset auxiliary power usage.
There will be no shortage of challenge and opportunity, with a talented staff and dedicated support!
About the area:
Riverside is in the Town of Beloit WI, just north of the IL/WI state line and conveniently located just off of major interstate highways. It is within an hour of the Alliant Energy’s corporate headquarters in Madison WI and within an hour of metro areas of Milwaukee WI, Rockford IL, and within 2 hours from Chicago IL. It offers a wide range of living opportunities that one should want!
Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g. H-1B visa) now or in the future for this position