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Interim Plant Manager

PIC Group, Inc.

Location: Niles, MI US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 19, 2022
Reference Code: 8054
At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence.We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals.

Title: Interim Plant Manager
Position Type: Contract
Location: Niles, MI
Reports to: Direct, O&M Services
Status: Exempt

Job Summary:
The Interim Plant Manager is responsible for the safe, efficient, lawful, and cost-effective management and operations of the generation facility in Niles, MI. The Interim Plant Manager 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. The Interim Plant Manager will ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and will serve as the primary interface between these agencies. The Interim Plant Manager reports to the Director, O&M Services and will provide leadership and management to the staff in the preparation of budgets and setting performance goals as well as being the main interface to the owner's representative for the generation facility. The Interim Plant Manager coordinates activities among and between corporate personnel and plant personnel on matters pertaining to O&M activities, plant improvement projects, contract obligations, plant owner requests, and third-party activities.

Essential Duties and 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
Job Requirements:
  • Ability to coordinate multiple activities and ensure safety, quality, and schedule adherence.
  • Ability to take direction, identify problems, develop solutions, conduct analysis independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to work in difficult customer situations.
  • Available for 24-hour on-call duty to meet customer requirements.
  • Outstanding communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of commitment to the customer's success.
  • Ability to share technical expertise with team members and the customer.
  • Ability to plan, organize, schedule, and direct the safe operation and maintenance activities of multiple complex projects.
  • Proficient use of all Microsoft Office Suite programs.
  • Minimum Training and Experience
  • The successful candidate should be able to read and understand corporate programs, policies, procedures, and instructions specific to the O&M Agreement.
  • Experience with NERC regulations and cyber security standards
Physical Requirements:
  • Working in varied outdoor environments such as all-weather conditions, all noise levels, hazardous conditions, and on the full range of outdoor work surfaces.
  • The frequent use of protective equipment (i.e., hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.) may be required. Work with hazardous materials may also be required.
  • Working in proximity to high voltages and current with proper training and equipment, operating heavy equipment and rolling stock and entering confined spaces or hazardous environments may be required while often being exposed to equipment and machinery noises.
  • Duties require walking, standing for extended periods of time, crawling, stooping, sitting, climbing vertical and inclined ladders and stairs, operation of large valves and other tasks requiring up to 100 lbs. of pulling or turning force, and lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. Exposure to extreme heat and cold.
  • Eye and hand coordination are required to operate switches, pushbuttons, and other controls.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.
  • All candidates will participate in the post-offer drug screening.
Education / Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience in the power industry
  • 10+ years power generation experience with combined cycle power plant applications
  • 7+ years management experience in power plant operation with a minimum of 3 years as a Plant Manager
  • Advanced Technology gas turbine experience is desired
PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive wages and benefits. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted.
About this Employer

PIC Group, Inc., established in 1988 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a global provider of service solutions to the power generation industry. PIC Group’s comprehensive portfolio of services supports all aspects of power project development including installation, outage, commissioning and start-up, operations and maintenance, documentation and training, and project support. As of March 2008, PIC Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, a publicly listed company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.