Operations Manager

Date:  Jun 24, 2024


Company:  NRG

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This position is accountable for the overall operations management of generating units to produce electricity as safely, economically, and reliably as possible within all environmental, technical and regulatory limits. This requires accurate determination and communication of operational priorities and demonstrated human resource skills to effectively manage operations personnel in a 24 hour/day, seven days/week environment. In addition, this position is accountable for the active implementation of processes to maximize plant output through the improvement of reliability and availability of the plant's equipment, associated turbine-generators, and associated equipment.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Lead operations team in a safe and environmentally compliant manner.
  • Manage all aspects of station operations to assure business objectives and goals are met.
  • Work closely with maintenance to support the maximum commercial availability of the Power Plant by effectively prioritizing daily, weekly, monthly and annual maintenance activities.
  • Develop and implement an operational accountability structure to ensure that critical parameters and equipment are being routinely monitored to support reliable plant operations.
  • Develop and manage the annual budgetary requirements for the Operations section.
  • Work closely with plant and regional engineering resources to identify and drive processes for continuous improvement in commercial availability and heat rate.
  • Develop methods, systems, and approaches by which individuals are coached to become more accountable for their personal results and contributions towards the overall competitiveness of the station.
  • Develop and maintain high-quality training methods to attract, retain, and maintain a highly skilled and motivated workforce.
  • Maintain high standards for plant housekeeping and overall cleanliness.
  • Foster sound labor management relationships by assuring adherence to contractual obligations while assuring maximum utilization of the workforce.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering. In lieu of degree, 6 years of experience and knowledge of power plant systems, equipment, material, operations and finances as they pertain to the assigned area of responsibility may be considered.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a power generation, operations or maintenance environment. 
  • Successful experience leading and supervising employees.
  • Valid state driver's license


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, remaining focused and calm in the face of distractions.
  • In addition, a detailed understanding of power plant technical theory and plant equipment and control requirements are essential.
  • Must possess strong supervisory skills to effectively supervise/coach and coordinate the continuous operation of the generating station.
  • Demonstrated competencies relative to this position include accountability, adaptability/flexibility, and business acumen, customer focus, empowering others, problem-solving, shaping strategy, teamwork and tolerance for stress.
  • Strong verbal and written communications are essential for succeeding in the Operations Manager position.


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.


 Working Conditions

  • Normal power plant environment and/or out of doors work environment.  (Including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas at generating unit work locations)
  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle; Valid State Driver’s License.
  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required.
  • Requires occasional travel outside service area.
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.)
  • Requires operation of a personal computer.
  • Requires working around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials, and chemicals



Please Note:  Salary offered will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s education and/or experience and consistent with the job location’s market pay rate.


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

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