Plant Manager

Southwest Generation San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 3 weeks ago


The Plant Manager is responsible for management of overall Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of the plant. The Plant Manager is accountable for providing adequate supply of manpower, tools, equipment, and spare parts are available for the safe and efficient operation of the plant. The Plant Manager will provide leadership, management, and establish goals to attain employee safety, reliable plant operations, trained qualified and engaged workforce, positive employee relations, financial performance and compliance with all environmental and regulatory requirements. The Pio Pico facility is a highly efficient, simple cycle gas turbine facility utilizing state-of-the-art GE LMS100 technology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that entire plant is within corporate goals of safety, environmental and regulatory compliance.

  • Formulate and manage financial forecasting in accordance with budgetary and capital expense constraints.

  • Direct O&M Manager in the performance of plant outages, capital projects and daily operation.

  • Administer the plants Safety, Operations, NERC Compliance, Maintenance, Administrative, Training, Chemistry and Environmental QA/QC programs to assure the safe, efficient and compliant operation of the plants.

  • Ensure the safety of all employees of the plant through elimination of injuries to employees, contractors and visitors.

  • Ensure the plants are operated and maintained in compliance with all NERC and WECC regional standards including performing self-certifications and audits.

  • Create and support an organizational culture that encourages and rewards employee involvement, innovative thinking, adaptation to change, responsible risk taking, and continuous improvement.

  • Conduct periodic reviews of plant policies and procedures to assure that they reflect current plant operating requirements.

  • Provide leadership through workforce planning, succession planning and training opportunities.

  • Provide regular feedback to employees on their performance to allow them to capitalize on their strengths and focus on opportunities for improvement.

  • Work under limited to no supervision.

  • Independently prioritizes and executes responsibilities.

  • Oversee inventory management and procurement activities.

  • Devise and implement profit improvement projects.

  • Provide technical support to corporate business development and other Southwest Generation plants as needed.

  • Must have and maintain a valid Drivers License.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintain the highest standards of conduct and integrity in all dealings with or on behalf of SWG at all levels inside and outside the organization.

  • Ability to lead, coach, and guide employees and understand the importance of positive employee relations.

  • Ability to develop and lead plant employees so they operate as a team and utilize the most efficient practices.

  • Ability to obtain and apply knowledge of competitive business practices in daily work activities and decision making.

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, verbal skills that are persuasive, and the ability to promote business initiatives.

  • Extensive knowledge of combustion turbine and ancillary equipment theory, operation and maintenance. Controls experience, particularly with PLCs, GE Mark VIe and BOP DCS is preferred.

  • Some level of advanced technical skills, such as rotating-equipment vibration analysis, electrical troubleshooting, etc. is desired.

  • Ability to anticipate and accept changes in the organization and adapt to meet new requirements.

  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness.

  • Ability to demonstrate advanced computer knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and various other programs.

  • Knowledge of OSIsoft PI Sotware is preferred.

  • Knowledge of California environmental regulations, greenhouse gas and NOx credits preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in an engineering or related technical discipline preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in power generation field or exceptional work or military experience in a related technical field may substitute for the degree.

  • Experience with GE LMS100 preferred.

  • Previous supervisory experience (i.e. Plant Manager, Assistant Plant Manager, O&M manager, O&M Supervisor) is preferred.

  • Experience with California environmental LORS and CAISO energy markets is preferred.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to accomplish physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation.

Employee will be required to adhere to large amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting, and lifting. May be required to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs. Will use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold, turn, push, and pull: objects, materials, controls and tools. Will occasionally work at heights, climb ladders, stairways, and work off of platforms. Will use vision abilities to focus, see short and long distances, colors, depth perception and peripheral vision. Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs/muffs, masks/respirators, safety vests, gloves and steel-toe boots.

  • Able to hear (at some dB limit of loss) in order to hear plant alarms, equipment condition, and to receive oral instructions.

  • Able to see to determine plant operating conditions and to avoid safety hazards.

Working Environment:

  • Work is generally performed inside the power plant but may work in all weather conditions ranging from warm/hot-cool/cold. Occasional rain. Noise levels will be moderate to high. Job site will contain light to heavy equipment vehicles, small to large equipment, materials, communication equipment and tools.

  • Some travel to and work at other sites required

EEO Statement:

Southwest Generation is an Affirmative Action Employer, Females/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual

Orientation/Gender Identity.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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