Head of Operations and Maintenance - Power Plant

Professional Management Resources Ltd

Iraq

Posted
Ref: LP945-34

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client is an International Corporation located in Asia, focusing on the development of power infrastructure projects worldwide. Their Middle East Subsidiary has completed and commenced Operation of a Greenfield Gas Fired Power Plant located in Iraq.

They are now seeking a HEAD OF OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE reporting to the Country Director responsible to provide management direction and leadership and ensure that the Power Plant facility is operated in a safe, reliable and economic manner consistent with Industry Practices, major plant equipment operation manuals, site agreements, contracts, permits, rules, regulations and all company written instructions.

Main Tasks & Accountabilities:
• Provide leadership and management to the Operations & Maintenance department of the power plant.
• Manage staff of about 30 employees, provide leadership and direction. Develop training plans for the people under your direction, with support from Human Resources to ensure that staff with special skills perform their functions.
• Responsible for ensuring that all plant personnel and plant objectives are in alignment with company policies and procedures.
• Prepare and administer annual operating and capital budgets.
• Prepare targets for both monthly and annual operations ensuring that these are compatible with the objectives of the company.
• Review and approve purchase requisitions for materials, equipment and spare parts of different departments according to the needs reported by management.
• Review and approve the technical specifications for the procurement of external services generated by the operations department, ensuring compliance with standards established by the company.
• Optimize the profitability (risks, cost, revenues) of the plant in accordance with the company strategy.
• Administer the plant’s Safety, Operations, Compliance, Maintenance, Administrative, Training, and Environmental QA/QC programs to assure the safe, efficient and reliable operation of the plant.
• Ensure the preservation of the integrity and safety of personnel, equipment and plant facilities through effective EHS management.
• Manage the technical performance of the plants.
• Manage the audit processes of the plants.
• Prepare a monthly report of operations, which is an executive report with analysis of energy production, water consumption, fuel consumption and parasitic energy consumption which will be based on reports from the supervisor on duty. This report will be sent each month to the Country Director with a copy to the company COO and CFO.
• Lead the development and periodic review of procedures for security operations and providing continuous monitoring reviews to ensure reliable operation of equipment.

Requirements

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
• Graduate degree in Mechanical, Electronic, Electrical, Electro-Mechanical or Industrial Engineering.
• At least 15 years’ experience in power generation operations & maintenance, in particular experience in managing technical personnel and complex activities in a thermal power plant environment.
• A detailed working knowledge of running a power generation plant of at least 10MW with multiple gas engines essential.
• At least 5 years’ proven experience in a senior management / leadership position, with a team of at least 10 persons with various responsibilities.
• Experience operating power plants in the Middle East, preferably with Iraq experience.
• Experience in preparing management level operation & maintenance reports.
• Knowledge of ISO 9001.

Desired Characteristics:
• Excellent written and spoken command of English and Arabic.
• Team Player & Proven Leader
• Relevant experience in power plant construction project management or strong background as Plant Manager for a power plant industry specifically exposed to WARTZILA FIRE GAS ENGINE MACHINES.
• Highest integrity and rigor in Environment, Health & Safety Management.

Our client is offering attractive negotiable salary with benefits provided including accommodation, transport, and leave rotation every three months. Single or married status.

About the Company

PMR is a British Engineering Recruitment Agency specialising in the provision of Professional Engineers to the Civil, Building Construction, Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and Power & Water Industries in the UK and Overseas, including EPC Project Managers, FEED Design, Construction Managers and Lead and Field Engineers of all disciplines, Safety, Quality, QS, Claims & Contracts personnel.

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