Control Room Operator

Hobbs, US


ContourGlobal develops, acquires, and operates power generation facilities with proven and cutting-edge energy technologies. We are an international high-growth company, founded in 2005, that has grown exponentially to own and operate a fleet of renewable and thermal assets, located in 20 countries across 4 continents. Wherever we operate, we are committed to the highest standards of health and safety, environmental, social responsibility, our people’s well-being. Our longstanding ESG pledge includes becoming net-zero carbon by 2050.

Acquisition of ContourGlobal by the US private-equity fund KKR will enable us greatly to further expand our portfolio, increase investment in the energy transition, and take advantage of new opportunities in our core markets. Our multinational, integrated team of almost 1500 people prides itself on our culture and values, and welcomes entrepreneurial, innovative, ambitious, and collaborative professionals to come join us.



Job Summary:

The Control Room Operator is responsible for monitoring the status of all Plant systems, on a continuous basis. The Control Room Operator ensures that alarms and upset conditions are properly cleared by taking appropriate corrective actions. Executes Plant shutdown and start-up procedures, as required. The Control Room Operator will also support in maintenance of the facility, as assigned by the Plant Manager and Operations Manager. The Control Room Operator ensures that the Plant meets its generating requirements, while operating in a safe and efficient manner.

Key Responsibilities:

Health and safety


  • Have a strong working knowledge of the ContourGlobal Health & Safety Management System and its respective safe work practices, i.e., Permit to Work, Management of Change, and Contractor Safety etc.
  • Coach and mentor facility employee through engagement on proper safety behaviors, use of the ContourGlobal Management System and its respective expectations and through on-going participation of in Health & Safety activities i.e., inspection, incident investigation and visible felt leadership.
  • Verify job tasks are adequately reviewed prior to initiating work and when changes occur in the work environment or tasks requirements.
  • Ensure all Incidents and potential adverse events (i.e., Near Misses) are quickly communicated to Plant leadership and Health & Safety site/regional support.


Main Duties


  • Maintain compliance with ContourGlobal’s safe work practices outlined in the organizations Health & Safety Management System.
  • Support fellow work partners to help ensure job tasks are adequately reviewed prior to initiating work and when changes occur in the work environment or tasks requirements.
  • Communicate any unsafe work condition or hazard to your Health & Safety Manager or Operational leader immediately.
  • Report any Health & Safety incident, realized or potential to your Health & Safety Manager or Operational leader immediately.
  • Participate in Health & Safety activities as requested i.e., Incident investigations, inspections, effectiveness reviews and best practice sharing.
  • Ensure the daily log, electrical output, steam output, emissions output, fuel consumed, water consumed, and heat rates are completed in a timely and accurate  manner.
  • Conduct periodic log and record reviews, to ensure that tag-out procedures, equipment  status, and designated administrative systems are functioning effectively.
  • Participate in the administrative maintenance of Plant operating manuals, technical  references, prints and diagrams, and preventive/predictive maintenance records.
  • Actively supports the Maintenance team in the execution of maintenance plans by providing lock-out/tag-out support, equipment identification, troubleshooting, work request preparation, electrical and mechanical maintenance, or other areas as needed.
  • Fully support and actively participate in CG Safety and Regulatory Compliance Programs.
  • Complete other tasks, as requested by the Line Manager.


Continuous improvement


  • Effectively use the organizational framework to capture, implement, and reward improvement initiatives.
  • Encourage the team members to identify and initiate improvements and innovations that will enhance the maintenance department's safety and reliability, work productivity, cost reduction, and quality of client service.




The Control Room Operator reports to the Operations Manager.

Commit to Lead with Our Values

  • Commit to CG values as expressed in the Essential Information. Model the values in any interaction internally and externally.
  • Put Health and Safety First
  • Embrace Timely Transparency
  • Model the 3Cs – Communication, Collaboration and Coordination
  • Embrace Failure analysis and continuous improvement including Five Whys
  • Seek out ways to incorporate technology and Artificial Intelligence into the company’s legal practice

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Ability to understand procedures and instructions specific to the area of assignment, as would be acquired in four (4) years of high school, is required.
  • An Associate Degree, in a technical field, is desirable.
  • Experience as a Control Room Operator or equivalent position, in an operating or generating Plant, is required.
  • Experience in water chemistry control, water condition analysis, water treatment facility operations, and chemical-handling requirements is desired.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of combustion/steam turbine operations, closed-system generation, industrial safety, hazardous waste management, and inspection/recording of Plant parameters, is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in the direct operation of a combined-cycle-large-frame gas turbine Power Plant preferred.
  • Experience with piping and instrument schematics, and process controls, desirable.
  • Extensive working knowledge of Power Plant industry desirable.
  • Must have excellent verbal and writing communication skills.
  • Physical requirements include standing on feet for extended periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing and routinely lifting fifty (50) pounds.
  • This position requires working twelve (12)-hour rotating shifts, with the possibility of overtime, weekend, and holiday work; as required by schedules, workloads, and Plant conditions.


Travel RequirementsNone.

ContourGlobal provides equal employment opportunities and maintains a diverse workforce that reflects the rich environment of the society we live in and markets we operate.


ContourGlobal is a power generation company committed to new growth in thermal and renewable technologies. Our mission is to develop, acquire and operate electricity generation businesses worldwide, creating economic and social value through better operations, and making the communities where we work better because we are there.


- To care about our people’s health, safety, well-being and development.
- To act transparently and with moral integrity.
- To work hard and without boundaries as a multinational, integrated team.
- To expect, embrace and enable excellence and continuous learning through humility, and the knowledge that we will fail but when we do, we will learn.
- To honor the commitments of those who have placed their trust in us.