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Surveillance Officer

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Reference: JUL20197519
Expiry date: 17:30, 26 July 2019
Location: Newtownards, Co. Down
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Competitive


EDS provides Control Room Services to Offshore and Onshore Windfarms across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe on a 24-hour basis. Our clients rely on accurate identification of alarms (based on criticality) to ensure the safety of personnel and risk to infrastructure is minimised.

The successful candidate will be interfacing daily with major renewable generation clients including, Vattenfall, EDF, GE Renewable Energy and major infrastructure stakeholders including National Grid, UK DNOs, SONI, EirGrid and Offshore Transmission Owners (OFTOs). In order to meet our future obligations there may be a requirement for the Control Room Surveillance Officer to operate incomer circuit breaker(s) in the event of an emergency instruction by the Grid Operator.


The Control Room Surveillance Officer has the following primary accountabilities;

  1. To ensure the risk to our client’s electrical network infrastructure is minimised by ensuring that the system is monitored to ensure system events are logged and appropriate action is taken dependent on criticality.
  2. Engaging with the Control Room Engineer to ensure critical alarms are acted on appropriately
  3. Engaging with Authorised field personnel to ensure speedy response to specific alarms
  4. Issuing alarm reports to clients on a daily basis
  5. Issuing HV Control update to clients on a daily basis to include work completed that day and planned work for the next 24 hours
  6. Flexibility – willingness to work additional shifts (overtime) to cover sickness and holidays
  7. Willingness to engage in other activities as the business requires
  8. Commercial
  9. Supporting Tender Dept. with returns
  10. Authorisations Management
  11. IT
  12. Report Writing
  13. Identify opportunities for business improvement


  • Minimum 4 GCSEs including Maths and English Language
  • Core IT skills including Microsoft Office suite
  • Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work autonomously
  • Good communicator (oral and written) with internal and external customers
  • Flexible with work patterns and responsibilities
James Fisher and Sons plc and all subsidiary businesses are committed to creating a diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. For further information on the James Fisher group please visit .

Date: 10/07/2019
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