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Power Plant Operations Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Iraq
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/02/2020
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Time left:
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    (18/03/20)
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The Role:
NOTE: Candidates must have a proven track record of delivery in the operation and maintenance of power generation facilities in remote international locations
Iraq
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Power Plant has installed power generation capacity of 150MW, supplying electricity to consumers at 132KV. The Power Plant comprises of 5 Frame 6 Gas Turbines, fuel gas compressors, a fuel gas conditioning package, and associated electrical infrastructure and utilities, with fuel gas supplied from 2 existing Degassing Stations which are also operated by the client.

The services of the project EPC contractor were retained on completion of the project EPC phase in 2017 to provide operation and maintenance services under an O&M contract which is envisaged to be in place until the end of 2021. On completion of the contract O&M period operatorship of the plant will transfer to an Iraqi national organisation which is currently undergoing an intensive training and development program. The Post Holder, will be the Contract Accountable Manager (CAM) for the O&M contract and will be responsible for the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the Power Plant. In addition, the post holder will be the SPA for managing interfaces with existing facilities and other 3rd parties such as the Iraqi power grid operator, the Ministry of Electricity (MoE).

The position holder will be required to apply proven management skills, previous experience and competencies gained from relevant roles in a variety of operating entities. The initial accountabilities will include but not be limited to the following:-
* Champion and Lead HSSEQ performance, standards and culture.
* Contracts Accountable Manager (CAM) responsible for the performance and delivery of the O&M Contractor in line with agreed KPI's, ensuring required levels of reliability, availability and integrity are delivered.
* Act as focal point and SPA on the training and development of the Iraqi national Operation & Maintenance team. Manage the transition process from O&M contractor and provide assurance to verify organisational capability prior to handover.
* Support the continued development of EPP and associated infrastructure to optimise the utilisation and business value of the facility.
* Champion the development of positive relationships with the various parties involved in the operational phase

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
An Engineering degree and/or significant proven operational experience demonstrating a strong technical background.
Demonstrable record and commitment to delivering a strong HSSE performance in operation of Hydrocarbon / Power Generation Plants.
* Proven track record of delivery in the operation and maintenance of power generation facilities, preferably in remote locations.
* Experience of managing contractors and suppliers in operations or projects.
* Excellent Leadership and Communication skills.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Joint Venture or Middle East Experience

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