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Operations Manager (power plant)

Company: NRG Energy, Inc.
Location: Middletown
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

The Operations Manager leads the Operations staff and manages all aspects of operations of a power plant to ensure safe, environmentally compliant, and efficient operations of the plant.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all plant equipment
  • Leads Plant Operations in alignment with Safety, Environmental and Conduct of Operations policies
  • Actively supports and emphasizes importance of safety and environmental programs and ensures regulatory compliance
  • Promotes productivity and teamwork in Operations with open communication, timely decision making, and use of personal leadership skills to set high standards of performance while providing the direction necessary to achieve that performance
  • Provides leadership in the lock out/tag out program in order to promote safe operations and maintenance
  • Monitors plant and unit performance, conducts root cause analysis, and leads investigations to develop and implement corrective actions.
  • Optimize Unit performance using PI and available data.
  • Responsible for plant cycle chemistry
  • Sets maintenance priorities and schedules maintenance for the plant in conjunction with the Maintenance Manager
  • Coordinates unit load scheduling, testing, status, outage plans and acts as primary interface with Commercial Operations for reporting unit status and capabilities
  • Ensures proper training is being provided to Plant Operators
  • Ensures development, implementation and monitoring of work schedules and plans in their work area of responsibility
  • Ensures regulatory compliance and collects and submits evidence in support of NERC reliability standards
  • Maintains communications with other areas of the Company including Safety, Environmental, Human Resources, Fuels, and Corporate Management Teams to coordinate activities and facilitate process improvement initiatives
  • Performs field inspections of job sites and work or operational evolutions in progress
  • Recognizes problems and is proactive in helping to resolve them
  • Administers and participates in the resolution of labor issues
  • Assists in coordinates emergency response efforts (i.e. winter and summer readiness, freeze protection, integrated contingency plan, spill response plan, etc.)
  • Provides regular feedback to employees on their performance to allow them to capitalize on their strength and focus on opportunities for improvement
  • Develops, implements, and revises operational policies and procedures to improve plant performance and ensure consistent operations between crews.
  • Able to fulfill the responsibilities of the Plant Manager position in their absence

Working Conditions:

  • Normal power plant and office environment
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required
  • Requires occasional travel
  • Required to work around rotating and energized equipment

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum 6 years of power plant experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of full-time supervisory experience within a fossil fuel power plant
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record as well as the ability to drive between sites/locations as needed
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a Technical related field
  • Background in plant performance

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of power plant systems and operations, and comprehensive knowledge in the area of responsibility
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and personnel management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) at all levels of NRG
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals
  • Strong organizational skills and capability of handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong strategic business sense and industry knowledge/experience
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
  • Routinely requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.).
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • Requires operation of a personal computer.

Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

Official description on file with Human Resources

Keywords: NRG Energy, Inc., Middletown , Operations Manager (power plant), Other , Middletown, Connecticut

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