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Site Manager - Power Plant

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Scotland - Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 19/04/2013
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The Role:
Our client, a leading offshore power technology company, are looking to appoint a Site Manager for their power plant marine operations facility on Orkney. The Site Manager is responsible for the effective operation of an existing power plant and marine operations/maintenance facility. He/she will be responsible for all operational and maintenance activities to ensure maximum availability and reliability of the technology, both offshore and onshore. The Site Manager will ensure that the installations run safely and take the necessary steps to ensure maximum uptime.

Managing the onshore and marine operations team working closely with the Project Manager re Project schedule, budget, safety and quality non-conformances.


Key Responsibilities:
Safety:
* Ensure that all operations are planned for and carried out safely and must be able to articulate the Health and Safety ethos to the Operations staff, Project teams and sub-contractors
* Ensure that all assets will comply with the HSE management system and implement a pro-active HSE culture.
* Development and implementation of a risk management systems for all activities and assets.

Operations and Maintenance:
* Responsible for establishing an operating philosophy and for leading / drafting of operational strategies and procedures associated with a hydro-electric power plant
* Responsible for all maintenance activities, both planned and unplanned for onshore operations. This may include construction and fabrication activities above the usual maintenance regime.
* Ensure that all operations are planned for and carried out safely following appropriate risk assessments
* Responsible for the detailed commissioning, operational and maintenance planning for each installation within constraints such as time, cost and agreed safety/quality standards. This will include resource requirements, budget setting, spare part supplies, warehouse management, local fabrication for construction activities and control of the associated documentation.
* Responsible for arranging maintenance & operational routines and contracts for product improvement and technology development. Must be able to work closely and direct contractors, negotiate scopes and settlements, and manage contracts, for instance, Power Purchase agreements.
* Create a structure for regular reporting of the operational performance against financial and technical targets, and delivery of energy outputs against plans. Setting of assessment criteria for operational performance and improvements.
* Lead and co-ordinate commissioning planning associated with the technology

Offshore
* In conjunction with the Project team take responsibility for execution of offshore construction activities. This involves co-ordinating offshore personnel, and ensuring that any equipment required is available when required.
* Reporting daily progress on offshore operations;
* Communication with Vessel Master/Dive Supervisor about marine construction, monitoring and maintenance activities;
* Knowledge of construction diving activities would be advantageous.


Key Skills/Attributes:
* Must have the necessary skill and knowledge to operate energy production units, experience ideally gained in a rotary power generating environment. Wind, Hydro and/or offshore experience would be a clear benefit.
* Significant Power Plant working experience, ideally in an operational role.
* Experience of high voltage electrical switching and marine construction operations would be an advantage
* Commissioning experience beneficial
* Contract management experience is essential, PPA / grid connection agreement experience beneficial
* Graduate Electrical Engineer beneficial but not essential


Remuneration:
Attractive base salary commensurate with experience, extended holiday entitlement, share options, pension, travel/accommodation allowance, private medical cover
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