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Control Room Operator

Newcastle, North East England, United Kingdom
3 days ago


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The position

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This is an exciting opportunity for control room operators to join and help shape Equinor’s UK central control room (CCR) for offshore wind. A dedicated project team is developing this CCR in the Port of Tyne with highly integrated systems and designed for scalability.

From this CCR, Equinor will provide control room services to the Dogger Bank wind farms (comprising of three 1.2GW phases). The successful candidate will join the CCR in the project delivery phase, support the project and undergo training, before providing services as a control room operator during operations.

This role reports to the UK CCR Leader and forms part of the Dogger Bank operations organisation, within Equinor’s North Sea Renewables business unit. The role is located in the CCR facility in Port of Tyne (near Newcastle, United Kingdom), and during construction you may be asked to work at the Dogger Bank onshore converter stations. Due to the shift work you will be required to live locally. We are seeking a candidate with long term commitment to play a key role in ensuring continuity of knowledge from construction and operational setup into operations.

During project execution: 

  • 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
  • Modify or create necessary work procedures to ensure they enable safe and efficient operations within the CCR operating model
  • Business travel when needed

During operations: 

  • 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
  • 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
  • Report operational faults and risks
  • Support integration of future wind farms, including commissioning
  • Continuously improve working practices and governance


Some qualities are essential for Equinor. You identify with our values, open, collaborative, courageous and caring, which guide our decisions and help us succeed and grow. You make safety your priority and contribute to our zero-harm culture. For this position, we are also looking for:


  • Experience of electrical power systems and safe systems of work
  • Experience of working with high voltage safety rules and associated procedures
  • Fully IT literate
  • 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

Personal Qualities 

  • Ability to live by our safety and security expectations
  • Ability to make decisions in dynamic situations under pressure
  • Ability to work in a procedure driven environment
  • Excellent communication skills and a team player
  • Self-motivated to learn and share experience
  • Hands-on and proactive
  • Live near Port of Tyne or be willing to move to the area

General information

Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or a Scandinavian language. Applications submitted without necessary attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process. All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law.

Why join us?

At Equinor, we care about each other as much as our business. That's why we offer:

- Not just a job; a career. In Equinor, your development begins on day one. You will build your competence through a wide range of learning activities while being empowered to build your career across multiple disciplines and geographies. Our internal job market allows endless opportunities for development and growth within your own field or in other interesting and relevant areas for you.

- Attractive rewards. We offer a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries, global parental leave, variable pay schemes and a share savings plan.

- Wellness and work-life balance. Our employees' well-being is a priority. We recognise that for you to be the best version of yourself in the workplace, being able to collect your children, attend a class or simply enjoy social time can be invaluable. That's why we encourage you to make use of our flexible work arrangements.

- An inclusive culture. We believe embracing our differences makes us stronger. For us true inclusion means being able to bring your whole self to work, and for everyone to feel accepted and valued.

For more information visit Equinor's website:

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58722954
  • Location:
    Newcastle, North East England, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: Control Room Operator
  • Company Name: Equinor
  • Job Function: Operations & Maintenance

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