Plant Manager – SOLAR

Andrews, TX
Posted 2 weeks ago

The Plant Manager will oversee and manage all operations and maintenance activities in accordance with both the BOP agreement and subcontractor O&M agreement.  This includes providing operational readiness support from construction to commercial operations as well as managing the day-to-day operation, maintenance, fiscal and administrative functions in line with corporate strategies and objectives while ensuring and nurturing safety of all personnel and equipment after project turnover to operations.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with regional and department management, providing on-site oversight and supervision of the asset
  • Maintain compliance with all EHS plans and regulatory standards to ensure a strong on-site safety culture including the administration, application and monitoring of safety programs. This includes the safety requirement for all contractors, subcontractors, owner’s personnel and any other visitors.
  • Ensure (and develop) best utility practices and controls in coordination with internal and external resources up to and including the O&M Provider and the Inverter, Tracker and Module OEMs.
  • Provide monitoring and oversight of all on-site contractors including the O&M Provider and any/all BOP contractors. For BOP contractors this includes hiring, managing and coordinating BOP O&M functions in a manner to minimize plant downtime and losses, maximize availability and work to maximize generation/revenue.
  • Develop and/or assist with development of procedures and policies.
  • Responsible for ensuring a smooth transition of projects from construction to operations (where applicable), up to and including involvement in projects during the development and construction phases.
  • Partner with Procurement to source and manage on-site spare parts and consumables
  • Maintain all onsite records and documentation in an accurate and up to date manner, including but not limited to records for maintenance and site permit compliance.
  • Provide support with monthly, quarterly and annual reporting needed for Management.
  • Manage site level budget and P&Ls, work to reduce costs and increase production as to be reasonably expected. This includes developing and tracking the monthly, quarterly and annual budgets.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with all vendors and OEMs.
  • Maintain and ensure teams are maintaining accurate site records of all events and day to day activities.
  • Aid in the development of new business opportunities for the company.
  • Attend meetings as a company representative as required.
  • Prepare and present reports and presentations as required.
  • Other tasks as assigned by management.
  • Travel as required.

Qualifications

  • Technical college degree or comparable industry training and certificates strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years’ experience in wind or solar energy operations. Traditional generation experience considered.
  • Demonstrated ability managing a large team.
  • 3 + experience with planning and implementing routine O&M plans as well as minor and major corrective work.
  • Ability to work proactively and productively with limited supervision
  • Disciplined in following protocols and procedures
  • Prior contract negotiation, execution and management experience
  • Experience with environmental and governmental compliance
  • NABCEP, OSHA 10 and/or NFPA 70e certification preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 24/7 on call availability

Characteristics Necessary for Success  

  • Personal accountability and integrity
  • Ability to make informed decisions in a quick and nimble fashion
  • Comfortable with a work environment that is fast paced and changes quickly
  • Ability to work within a team with a positive attitude
  • Enthusiastic about the renewable energy industry

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