Full Job Description
PLANT INFORMATION: Norte III is a natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant utilizing four GE 7F.04 gas turbine and four GE H33 generators and two steam turbines from Toshiba. This is the biggest combined cycle plant in Mexico. This Plant provides the equivalent electricity consumed by approximately 500,000 households in Mexico to help meet energy demands outlined in the country’s PRODESEN 2017-2030 plan
Plant is located in the municipality of Ciudad Juárez, in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
The 924MW Norte III combined cycle power plant located approximately 30km south of the US-Mexico
IDEAL CANDIDATE: In addition to the qualification listed below, candidate will need to have experience in Mexico with the national utility (CFE) and the local union (Suterm).
The Plant Manager is responsible for the safe, efficient, lawful, and cost effective management and operations of the generation facility. This position will provide leadership to the plant staff in operations, maintenance, business, engineering, and environmental functions while ensuring conformance with all facility contracts, permits, and safety regulations. Furthermore, the Plant Manager will ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and will serve as the primary interface between these agencies.
This position reports to the Director, O&M Services for PIC Group, Inc. and will provide leadership and management to the staff in the preparation of budgets and setting performance goals for the generation facility.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide leadership and management oversight to all team members of the facility;
Ensures safe, efficient, cost effective, and environmentally appropriate operation of the facility according to all facility contracts, environmental permits, regulatory permits, power purchase agreements, and plant and corporate policies;
Ensures the facility complies with all governing authorities, and local laws;
Prepares, approves, and administers all plant budgets. Manages the budget process from start to end to ensure high quality and timely submittal of the budget to the facility owner;
Analyze and critique plant performance and ensures each project is performed in the most safe, efficient, timely, and cost effective method and analyze each project for improvement;
This position is the central point of contact for regulatory agencies and corporate affairs;
Coordinates regular and periodic plant audits of all disciplines to ensure that proper regulatory plans are in place and updated as needed;
Track governing authorities, and local regulatory developments and alert corporate Environmental Health and Safety as needed for information and to give/receive guidance as necessary;
Administers facility contracts on behalf of owners;
Develop, implement and review the plant’s various operational reporting systems;
Develops and/or enforces plant policies, plans, procedures, and programs;
Respond to plant emergencies in accordance with the Emergency Action Plan;
Respond to plant security breaches in accordance with the Security Plan;
Lead in identifying and implementing plant and/or profit improvement projects;
Review and approve the negotiation, implementation, and interpretation of contracts such as labor, vendor, electrical interconnect agreements, gas supply agreements, power purchase agreements, etc.;
Interface with plant owner to improve communications and optimize operational and financial performance of the asset;
Represent the company to review and take action to meet contractual obligations;
Advise company management on adverse situations as they arise;
Advise company management of any new developments that may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, public relations, and/or inter-departmental relations;
Oversee the development of plans to perform maintenance outages and ensure plans meet the objectives for the equipment as it relates to prudent industry practices, budgets and schedules;
Analyze project particulars and determine resource allocation of current/future capital, personnel, and/or need to acquire sub-contractors for project execution;
Encourage the plant staff and corporate personnel to periodically assess the existing plant administrative, operations, maintenance and compliance programs to ensure best practices are bring incorporated and that the facility is performing at a level that is considered best in class:
Perform other duties as assigned.
Successful candidate maybe required to work extended hours including weekends and holiday, as necessary.
Periodic travel to the PIC and/or customers corporate offices will be required to support plant business activities.
This position will require a background check and a pre-employment drug screening.
The successful candidate should be able to read and understand corporate programs, policies, procedures and instructions specific to the O&M Agreement. Qualifications must include the following:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience in the power industry;
A minimum of 10 years power generation experience with combined or simple cycle power plant applications;
A minimum of 7 years management experience in power plant operation with a minimum of 3 years as a Plant Manager;
GE 7FA gas turbine experience or Advanced Technology gas turbine experience is desired;
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to speak and read English and Spanish;
Must have proficient computer skills and a proficiency with Microsoft suite of program including Word, Excel, Project, Visio, and PowerPoint;
Experience in O&M Contract Management, employee performance management and oversight;
Experience with NERC regulations and cyber security standards, and Transmission and distribution companies and leverage existing assets to meet federal regulations;