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Operations Manager

Job Description
Title: Operations Manager (expats preferred)

Duration: Permanent Hire

Location: Benin City, Edo, Nigeria (relocation not required)

Facility type: Gas turbine equipped power generation plant

R&R: Every 3 months

The Operations Manager is a member of the management team at the facility,
reporting to and implementing directives of the Plant Manager. The
Operations Manager is responsible for all operational aspects of the
power plant. The Operations Manager is responsible for the selection,
training, and management of Operations Department personnel for the
reliable, efficient, safe and environmentally compliant operation of the
plant. The Operations Manager ensures the plant operates within the
constraints and guidelines of the contract, the grid company, the gas
supplier and dispatch requirements. This person will ensure that the
plant meets availability, reliability, efficiency, generation and cost
targets, safely and within strict environmental limits. The Operations
Manager fosters a team spirit by coordinating Operations Department
activities including the integration of certain maintenance activities.
The Operations Manager also performs any other tasks or assignments
delegated by the Plant Manager or as determined by the needs of the


  • Support
    the Plant Manager to meet the contractual, technical and commercial
    targets of the Plant and be entrusted to fill in for when on leave;
  • Monitor
    all applicable plant permits and regulations; notify the Plant Manager
    of situations that may result in violation of established limits and/or
    regulatory requirements;
  • Direct all Operations Department
    personnel in the safe and efficient operations of the gas turbine,
    related auxiliaries, and balance of plant systems and equipment;
  • Ensure shift schedule meets the needs for Safe, Reliable, and Efficient operation of the Plant.
  • Ensure
    full implementation of the PIC Conduct of Operations program. Direct
    and oversee operations personnel to ensure compliance with the Conduct
    of Operations program and to achieve best in class plant performance;
  • Oversee
    development, implementation and compliance of operating procedures in
    accordance with prudent industry practices, OEM recommendations, utility
    requirements, and according to the provisions of the Power Purchase
  • Respond to plant emergencies in accordance with the emergency response plan;
  • Ensure staff compliance with the Permit-to-Work (PTW) and Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures;
  • Periodically
    support the Management team with audits of the Permit-to-Work or
    Lockout/Tagout system to ensure all required locks and tags are in
    appropriate and approved locations and that the system is being used
  • Oversee plant dispatch in accordance with utility requirements, and according to the provisions of the Power Purchase Agreement;
  • Establish
    and maintain plant operations data recordkeeping, including operation
    logs, trend logs, chemistry logs and reports pertaining to environmental
    regulations and operations;
  • Establish and supervise, where
    applicable, operational programs for chemistry control, wastewater
    treatment and discharge, air emissions, and other regulatory
  • Develop a process to evaluate plant readiness for commercial operation and establish program for plant availability improvement;
  • Schedule and oversee tests on critical plant safety systems;
  • Prepare and manage the operations budget;
  • Periodically monitor plant and gas turbine heat rates to verify the most economic and fuel efficient operation of the plant;
  • Assist shift operations personnel in the troubleshooting of plant operational problems;
  • Ensure
    all procedures, documentation, drawings and manuals are kept up to date
    and necessary training is completed in a timely manner;
  • Ensure
    suitable training programs are in place, both for individual development
    and engineering competence, and develop appropriate succession plans
    for the staff;
  • Prepare periodic reports as directed by the Plant Manager and provide periodic reports to customer;
  • Oversee subordinate personnel to maintain the plant in a clean, orderly condition;
  • Develop
    and manage the Operations Department performance review and job
    progression programs. Administer disciplinary action of subordinate
    personnel in accordance with plant and company policies;
  • Promote the plant and company in the surrounding community;
  • Develop, implement and oversee employee recognition programs associated with Operations Department activities;
  • Encourage
    the plant staff and corporate personnel to periodically assess the
    existing plant administrative, operations, maintenance and compliance
    programs to ensure best practices are being incorporated and that the
    facility is performing at a level that is considered best in class;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Plant Manager.

The Operations Manager reports to the Plant Manager and works in harmony
with the maintenance department, customer & PIC corporate management
team. The Operations Manager coordinates activities among and between
corporate personnel and plant personnel on matters pertaining to
facility operations, plant efficiency, contract obligations, plant owner
requests, and third party activities.

Successful candidate maybe required to work extended hours including weekends and holiday, as necessary.
Periodic travel to the PIC and/or customers corporate offices will be required to support plant business activities.
This position will require a background check and a pre-employment drug screening.

The successful candidate should be able to read and understand corporate
programs, policies, procedures and instructions specific to the O&M
Agreement. Qualifications must include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • A minimum of 5 years power generation experience with combined or simple cycle power plant application;
  • A minimum of 3 years management experience in power plant operation;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent
    computer skills and a proficiency with Microsoft suite of programs
    including Word, Excel, Project, Visio and PowerPoint;
  • Experience in power plant operations and CMMS programs;
  • Experience
    with cyber security standards, and Transmission and distribution
    companies and leverage existing assets to meet federal regulations;
  • Valid Passport with the ability to travel internationally.

Operations Manager

Full Time Work
3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 10 Nov 2020