Director of Operations - East Coast
Aliso Viejo, California, United States
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Executive Positions
This position is responsible for implementing operational strategy and supporting all Operations and Administration efforts within their assigned plants and surrounding area. The Director of Plant Operations will interact and directly communicate with the applicable Owner's Representatives, that will lead to specific activities at the plant level. Therefore, the Director of Plant Operations must listen to ensure effective teamwork between operations, delivery and sales and service between IHI, the plant and the Owner. Responsibilities of this position include establishing effective IHI operational policies and compliance with company standards to ensure operational safety, quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction in IPSC operations.. Job Functions. Build motivation among assigned plants to achieve plant, Owner and IHI Company financial targets.. Lead and support the pre and post O&M related transitional requirements and activities associated with taking on new projects and facilities.. Administering all aspects of the Operations and Maintenance Agreements to assure all contractual obligations and deliverables are being met by IHI and the Owner's.. Support all assigned Operations, Administrative, and Engineering employees in the plant in order to accomplish the goals and objectives of the plant, Owners and IHI.. Drive results for strategic business operations plan through continuous improvement and leadership accountability in the following areas: improving cost control, engineering efficiency, waste reduction, quality, safety, and complete and on-time product delivery.. Monthly review of plant costs and expenses including labor, maintenance parts & services, outside services, utilities, transportation and parts, outages, major maintenance and capital projects.. Establish a fully functional CMMS concept. Support the Plant Managers at the assigned sites to recruit and build a high performing operations team, as well as consistently reinforce teamwork among team members.. Maintain, interpret, and assist in enforcing multiple collective bargaining agreements. Set annual goals and objectives for responsible plant or site manager's and complete annual performance reviews.. Perform additional work or take on additional projects as may be needed or required.. Qualifications. Education and Experience An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.. Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or applicable field; or equivalent experience.. 10 plus years related work experience in regulated markets or 20 years of progressive responsibility in the power industry.. Experience developing individuals and leading teams. Experience working with local agencies and county/city governments and agencies.. Experience managing union workforces. Experience with NERC Reliability Standards, Environmental Compliance and Safety programs. Experience in the implementation and/or maintaining a compliance program. Experience in Project Management and/or Outage Management is required. Experience setting up and rolling out CMMS. Experience in Bio mass, Combustion Turbine (GE, Siemens, PW, MIH, Frame and Aero), Coal, or Renewable operations leadership. Experience in managing multi-site locations. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.. Technical. Knowledge of power plants (renewable and fossil) operations and efficient operating concepts.. Knowledgeable of Generation and Transmission & Distribution circuitry and relaying.. Knowledge of compliance regulations, policies, standards, and procedures of all ISOs and generation markets including but not limited to NERC Reliability Standards, Environmental Compliance and Safety programs.. Experience with presenting to Owners Management and Sr. Leadership teams. Must know the hazards involved and the safety precautions to be practiced in the operation and maintenance of power plant equipment and machinery.. Regularly evaluate the efficiency of business procedures according to organizational objectives and apply improvements.. Evaluate overall plant performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics. High level understanding of technology landscape and leading-edge data analytics solution impacting business processes. Identify and target areas in which the business can improve operation. Safeguard and augment the efficiency of the company's operations to facilitate accelerating development and long-term success.. Work within and ensure strict adherence to all safety practices and procedures.. Knowledgeable of emerging trends in the industry and maintains trend awareness within plants.. Strong planning and organizational skills.. Solid verbal and writing skills, technical and non-technical.. Computer shills (Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, etc.;). Behavioral. Foster and support the IPSC corporate culture of leadership and individual development. Embraces compliance as a strength and commitment. Manages multiple relationships among different stakeholders: Owner's and IPSC. Strong self-awareness and highly intuitive. Ability to see tasks through to completion without significant guidance.. Remains even-handed under pressure.. Interact and influence throughout multiple layers of the organization. Inclusive decision making. Creates buy-in and cohesion. Responsive to issues. Assess complex situations and data to process improvement opportunities. Optimizes the utilization and efficiency of resources. Manages to the respective budget. High Performance Standards: personal, plant, and business/organization. Drives productivity and process simplicity across plants. Ability to make tough decisions and tell people no when it is appropriate. Highly visible. Flexible leadership style. Ability to access and adapt with the team needs -- based upon their unique strengths, levels of experience and individual styles and preferences.. Coaching and mentoring experience, helping employees discover and enhance their strengths as well as take the time to help employees improve their weaknesses.. Work Environment Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.. The work environment is remote. Travel 40-50% of the time. When on-site, the Facility may require personnel protective equipment such as hard hats, safety glasses, safety shoes, respiratory protection, ear protection and other equipment as site conditions and procedures require.. Physical Abilities that is commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 40 pounds.. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, communicate, reach and manipulate objects; mobility is also required.. All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a post offer physical examination, drug screening and post-employment random drug screenings. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around each of the facilities.. IHI Power Services Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.