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Operations Manager (Remote)

  • Location:

    Denver

  • Sector:

    Solar

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    $130,000-$140,000

  • Contact:

    Josue Ngandu

  • Contact email:

    josue.ngandu@wearero.com

  • Contact phone:

    713 623 1196

  • Job ref:

    34125

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    366

  • Expiry date:

    2021-11-23

  • Startdate:

    17/08/2021

THE CHALLENGE  

Cost-effective management of the overall Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of the solar fleet of assets by maximizing availability, managing risk, and optimizing financial performance in compliance with environmental and regulatory requirements.

 

THE RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Ensure the highest level of health and safety practices on all solar facilities.
  • Assure operations performance targets (i.e., availability, dispatch, power vs. resource performance, budgets, etc.) are achieved for all assigned solar facilities.
  • Provide leadership necessary to develop a culture of operational excellence, innovation, and reduced cost.
  • Interface with O&M contractors and equipment vendors to ensure operation and maintenance of the projects is in compliance with contracted requirements and performance targets.
  • Prepare and manage the annual O&M budgets and recommend capital improvements/enhancements.
  • Assure compliance with the facilities’ regulatory and environmental requirements, utilizing internal and external resources.
  • Assist senior management in the development, analysis, planning and execution of various special projects and initiatives (e.g., new operational strategies, cost reduction initiatives, bringing new projects online, etc.)
  • Provide regular reports to senior management.
  • Quickly establish credibility while managing, coaching, and motivating site supervisors and contractors.
  • Interface with landowners, local and state authorities, and the general public, where required.
  • Identify and implement process improvements and incorporate asset management principles into company’s long-term operating plan.      
  • Develop a cost/benefit analysis for all plan capital and facility proposals for improved efficiencies.
  • Support re-contracting efforts to maximize value.
  • Support M&A acquisition or facility sale activities that meet strategic growth plan for the company.
  • Interface and manage relations with Remote Operations Centers of the renewable facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

THE PROFILE TO SUCCEED

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferred. Applicable years of experience may substitute for degree.

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in power plant operations, transmission, or substation electrical systems, with at least four (4) years in solar power generation.
  • Four (4) years of direct supervisory/managerial and leadership experience; ability to delegate.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of operations and maintenance of electrical systems, applicable to solar power technology, to ensure cost effective operation and competitive position.
  • Solid working knowledge of budgeting, work scheduling cost management tools and processes.
  • Functional knowledge of NERC/Environmental compliance of assets; ability to lead project site teams as issues arise in the field.
  • Project management experience as direct lead on project from start to finish.
  • Self-starter with ability to make decisions and take necessary actions without specific direction.
  • Analyze conditions and issues; take appropriate actions to achieve results when necessary.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Keen multi-tasking capabilities and organizational skills; attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a cross-functional team.
  • THE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be able to accomplish physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to stand, walk, talk, hear, and close and distance vision capability.
  • Ability to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, and/or crouch.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to travel up to 45%.

Location

This opportunity has the possibility of remote working.