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Operations Director

Company: NAES Corporation
Location: Issaquah
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

At NAES, you'll find engaging and challenging career opportunities in the power generation, renewable energy and industrial construction industry. At every level of the company, we share a common goal: To instill confidence in our clients through our steadfast commitment to safety, integrity and quality of work.NAES is the largest independent operator of power facilities in the industry, operating more than 190 power plants throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the UK that span all technologies and provide over 50 GW of capacity. With the strength of 4000 people, our growing family of companies now addresses the entire life cycle of power generation and other industrial plants.As the largest independent operator of power facilities in the industry, we've come to be viewed as an employer of choice. We strive to attract and retain employees by offering competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.Opportunity SummaryReporting to the Vice President, Operations West, the Operations Director will manage a team of Plant Managers to direct/coordinate NAES support during all phases of plant operations, manage/direct Plant Managers on matters relating to NAES performance in all appropriate areas, policies, procedures, and standards, and ensure that all contractual requirements are met and the maximum value is achieved.Here's a look at some of the work you'll be performing:

  • Manage and give direction to all assigned plant personnel responsible for providing support to assigned projects (O&M, Support, or "Third Party" projects as appropriate)
  • Provide direction and oversight to assigned Plant Managers on action to meet NAES policies, procedures, contractual requirements and standards
  • Manage/oversee coordination with other headquarters departments and NAES subsidiaries to maximize financial returns, achieve optimum project and Division performance in all areas, resolve problems with both internal clients (Plant Managers) AND external clients (Owners/Asset Managers), develop proposals for new projects and support overall Company growth
  • Coordinate with and support Marketing and Business Development representatives to identify growth opportunities and execute an integrated approach to fulfill these opportunities. Support the development of proposals for new projects and growth initiatives.
  • Manage/oversee maintenance of plant programs to both support and meet NAES performance standards. Ensure plant managers have access to the entire suite of NAES Power Services resources.
  • By continuing assessment and oversight, evaluate plant and project performance in all areas. Identify and implement appropriate actions and follow-up to ensure that the required standards are met.
  • Provide periodic reports assessing performance of assigned projects and plants including an assessment of operational and financial performance
  • Identify performance shortfalls in any area and recommend or initiate (as appropriate) applicable corrective actions
  • Coordinate with Customers - both internal and external - to ensure satisfaction with the services provided
  • Manage projects and resources to achieve the maximum client (internal/external) satisfaction
  • In coordination with the other NAES subsidiaries, develop "Lessons Learned" "Best Practices" to achieve and maintain the highest level of performance in all areas
  • Using all appropriate resources within NAES Power Services, manage the continuing NAES assessment and evaluation programs. Coordinate with and provide information to all appropriate organizations to achieve continuing performance improvements.
  • Based upon the specific situations relevant to the plants and Owners, identify actual and/or potential policy issues; recommend policy revisions as appropriate to NAES Senior Management and, when approved, implement the policies
  • Keeping NAES Senior Management appropriately informed, manage customer relations for all assigned plants. Identify and define all support resource requirements, overseeing and coordinating with all applicable organizations. Provide senior day-to-day management of associated physical facilities and Owners.
  • In coordination with the Senior Executives, provide management of associated resources and personnel, including Human Resources and Accounting representativesNAES SafeSafety is a core value of NAES and as a condition of employment, all employees are expected to be mentally alert and work safely at all times. Additionally, employees are required to adhere to all safety warnings and posted safety signs whenever on company property. Furthermore, employees must follow all NAES safety rules and procedures. Effectiveness in carrying out this responsibility is part of the evaluation of each employee's performance.Working RelationshipsThe Operations Director will report to the Vice President, Operations West.Physical Requirements and Working ConditionsThis role requires sitting/standing at a desk, using a computer workstation, the ability to handle long periods of screen time and typing.Must be available for business hours Monday through Friday. Work is performed on industrial sites when traveling, requiring protective clothing and equipment. Extended hours may be required as a function of meeting customer needs.Fitness for DutyAll employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a post-offer drug screen.PerformanceAll employees have the responsibility to both the customer and their co-workers to do the job right the first time, and to ensure the business needs are being met. NAES evaluates performance throughout the year. Performance reviews are completed on an annual basis.Why you're the perfect addition to our team (about you):

    This position requires fundamental technical knowledge of power plant systems, operations and maintenance. We are seeking a candidate with exceptional levels of organizational, communication, operational and financial management, assessment, and scheduling skills with proven management skills in an equivalent-level management position.
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related field is preferred
    • A minimum of ten years' experience in an industrial or power plant environment is necessary to include operations, maintenance, regulatory accountability and plant profit/loss responsibility -
    • At least three years of Senior Management experience in directing the operations of multiple power or industrial plants is preferred
    • Management experience in leading multiple personnel carrying out varied activities and tasks in diverse disciplines required, including management of tasks involving human resources, budgeting, accounting, and marketing/business development. Must have demonstrable experience with commercial and contract administration responsibilities.
    • Excellent analysis and writing capability required
    • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at all timesNAES is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.Travel Required Yes . Extensive travel as needed to meet client requirements QualificationsSkillsPreferred Budgeting Advanced Customer Service Advanced Microsoft Office Suite Advanced NERC Advanced O&M - Operations & Maintenance Advanced Expert Expert Project Management Advanced Verbal and Written Communications Advanced BehaviorsRequiredFunctional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them PreferredEnthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest MotivationsPreferredSelf-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization EducationPreferredBachelors or better in Engineering or related field.ExperienceRequired3-5 years: At least three years of Senior Management and direction experience in directing the operations of multiple power or industrial plants 10-15 years: A minimum of ten years' experience in an industrial or power plant environment, to include Operations, maintenance, regulatory accountability and plant profit/loss responsibility

Keywords: NAES Corporation, Seattle , Operations Director, Executive , Issaquah, Washington

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