Plant Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manager
Accra, Ghana
3d ago

Essential Responsibilities

oEnsuring compliance in all areas of Customer’s Health, Safety and Environmental programs and procedures as applicable to the Power Station requirements.

oEnsuring compliance with all maintenance aspects of the O&M Agreement between Customer and the 3rd Party O&M Service Provider including all statutory requirements.

oLeading a team of reliable and qualified personnel within the Operations and Maintenance departments through strategic recruitment, succession planning, training, development and motivation of individuals and the team.

oEstablishing, maintaining and auditing routines, for all maintenance aspects of the Power Plant, within a quality framework accreditable to internationally recognized standards.

oInitiate as may be required by Customer an FMEA and implement a strategy to avert operational risk on all plant and equipment.

oDeveloping the functionality of the site CMMS package

oDeveloping an overall Gas Turbine / Steam Turbine outage management package covering differing scopes, planning, quality & cost to ensure that operations and maintenance costs are in line with international best standards.

oManaging the site spares warehousing facility

oDeveloping and maintaining excellent relationships with the site Operation Team & other stakeholders

oParticipating with the O&M management team in developing & implementing a world class O&M strategy

oManaging the site operations and maintenance & engineering budgets

oDeveloping, proposing, implementing and managing capital scheme projects as may be required.

oProviding expert technical guidance on engineering standards and repair techniques to minimize production losses

oDevelopment and draw down of various support contracts for effective operation and maintenance of the Power Plant

oSupporting Customer with the selection and placement of new and current contractual agreements with contracting firms and contractors on site

oManaging and implementing EHS procedures within the area of responsibility.

oManaging and monitoring the effectiveness of initial and refresher EHS training provided to all operation and maintenance personnel.

oProvision of support services to the Operations Department for completion and recording of routine operation activities.

oProvision of support services to the Maintenance Department for completion and recording of routine maintenance activities.

oManagement of complex issues within functional areas of expertise

oEstablishing and sustaining within the Maintenance and Operations teams a culture that promotes a safe and positive work environment

oMaintaining a team of reliable and qualified personnel to operate the Power Plant on a continuous shift basis

oThe O&M Manager will be available on a call rotation with the other members of the Management Team or as may more generally be necessary.

oDeputize for the Plant Manager as may be required.

oDevelopment of Quality Operational procedures consistent with Customer’s requirements and achieving maximum Power Plant availability at lowest heat rate in a safe, reliable, economical and environmentally friendly manner

oEstablishing, maintaining and auditing routines, for all operational aspects of the Power Plant, within a quality framework accreditable to internationally recognized standards.

oSupport Customer on the selection of a suite of suitable administrative procedures and processes to manage Fuel Nominations, Dispatch and Availability Profiles, to comply with all O&M contractual requirements.

oEnsuring that the Power Plant remains operational within any Environmental Consents and obligations

oAdminister, control and Audit all aspects of the sites Environmental, Health and Safety Manual in relation to the Permit to Work System.

Role Summary / Purpose

O&M Manager will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all operations and maintenance aspects of the Operations & Maintenance Support Agreement between GE Gas Power and the customer.

The role will provide leadership to the site Operations and Maintenance team for safe, efficient and reliable plant operation and maintenance.

Qualifications / Requirements

oGraduate Engineer in Mechanical, Electrical or Controls from an accredited College or University.

oMinimum of 10 years of experience in a Power Plant management or supervisory role at a plant preferably having Aero Derivative Gas Turbines and Heavy-Duty GT Combined Cycle Equipment

oFluency in written and spoken English.

Desired Characteristics

oMaster’s Degree in an Engineering discipline or working towards one preferred

oMBA or working towards MBA preferred

oStrong project management, problem solving and organizational skills

oStrong interpersonal and leadership skills

oPrior customer interface experience with capability to build effective customer relationship

oStrong oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels

oSix Sigma training or equivalent quality training (GE employees only).

oAbility to apply statistical methods for process improvement.

oAbility and willing to travel from time to time as required by the business needs

oStrong oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of an organization.

oPrior experience of GE Turbines is required

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