Operations and Maintenance Manager - Role and Job Description
Reporting to the Director of Gas Generation and supporting him in running a growing portfolio of gas fuelled power stations.
The role includes commercial and budgetary responsibility as well as direct responsibility for the operations and maintenance of the plant. The role will also provide significant support and guidance to development and capital procurement teams, influencing future plant scoping and design to ensure operability of the fleet. A time served engineer with good commercial awareness will fulfil this senior position within this company.
Direct experience in developing and defining maintenance philosophy, establishing operating policy, setting standards and procedures, recruiting and managing maintenance staff and sub-contractors to meet company objectives is a prerequisite of the role.
The role will include:
Drawing up and implementing Operational and Maintenance Strategy, as the fleet grows, managing the balance of third party service provision using OEMs and independent providers, versus establishing in house capability
Providing support for setting and responsible for achieving O&M cost budgets
Providing support for setting and responsible for achieving KPIs for operational and maintenance performance of the company's plant and fleet to ensure O&M contributes to meeting company and plant revenue budgets
Maximising operational effectiveness and driving out cost savings to improve profitability
Maintaining focus on future and impending regulatory issues and minimising the impact of changes in legislation
Demonstrate leadership in developing the team and individuals so that regular progress towards objectives can be made
1. Health and Safety
To be responsible for the overall safe operations and maintenance of all plant and equipment in the fleet. To ensure that all employees, visitors and contractors are working in a safe manner. To report and rectify any unsafe equipment, acts or dangerous occurrences.
2. Operations and Maintenance
To ensure that the plant and equipment is operated and maintained to the appropriate standard.
To ensure that PPM programme is implemented across the operation to minimise operational and compliance risk, and drive business efficiencies
Establish inventory policies and systems to ensure adequate and appropriate stocks and replacement parts for short and long term objectives.
To maintain adequate records that may be required during audits from external organisations.
To develop Key Performance Indicators such that business unit performance can be measured and monitored.
To ensure that proper and safe working routines and practices are in use and adhered to across the operations.
To report plant and machinery issues that will impact on business unit performance.
To develop and foster necessary working relationships with other departments, suppliers and equipment manufacturers.
To manage contracts for 3rd party OEM or independent maintenance service providers, holding parties to account to perform their obligations and enforcing the company's rights and negotiation of replacement terms or modifications where appropriate
To manage warranty claims under EPC construction contracts and or maintenance and equipment supply contracts.
To support commercial department in any insurance claims that may need to be made.
To liaise with local planning and regulatory authorities, neighbours, and communities within which we operate.
To manage 3rd party contracts such as drainage, telecoms and other utility contracts where appropriate.
3. Financial management
Develop and implement financial budget for the area of responsibility in conjunction with the finance team to meet company objectives (annual budget, [5 year plan])
Responsible for budget forecasting and expenditure controls to meet financial objectives.
Monitor and report variations against budget and implement necessary actions to rectify performance against agreed targets.
Help Support commercial team in preparation for monthly reports to lenders where appropriate.
4. Personnel and Resources
To develop and implement the Company Training and Development Policy in the area of O&M. Including development of personnel and team objectives ensuring continuous development, training and improvement to provide a flexible, motivated work force capable of maintaining and improving our existing systems.
To organising and allocating resources to achieve departmental and company objectives. In particular to support and where necessary co-ordinate the daily activities of individual operations engineers to suit the needs of business and the department.
To communicate company and business unit objectives to staff, employees and other stakeholders. Fostering positive team working and co-operation with the workforce to meet the needs of the business.
To assist in defining our long-term operational targets, succession planning, existing resources and future requirements to ensure the future demands of the business are satisfied.
5. General duties
Promote a culture that satisfies customer needs, company image and reputation, department values and objectives.
To provide management information relating to our operational activities for business development activities.
Challenging existing work practices and seeking improvements to achieve efficient and cost effective solutions.
Flexibility for this role is necessary, with the ability to accommodate flexible working hours, should specific problems or business requirements dictate.
Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.
Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.
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