Entergy Team Leader, Control Room Ops (Power Generation) in Willis, Texas

Team Leader, Control Room Ops (Power Generation)

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Date: Feb 13, 2019

Location: Willis, TX, US

Company: Entergy

At Entergy, we’ve been planning for the future for more than 100 years. We’ve experienced a lot of change, generating power first from sawdust to now splitting atoms, harnessing sunlight and using abundant, clean and efficient natural gas.

We are on the verge of a monumental technology convergence, where reality swiftly catches up to possibility. The utility of the future does much more than keep the lights on and the gas flowing. It’s knowledgeable and skillful workforce will solve challenges and fuel a brighter, smarter, more prosperous future for everyone.

Having the lowest retail electricity rates of any utility in the United States drives economic growth within Entergy’s region, a key ingredient to sustained growth for any utility. We also believe a diverse workforce committed to personal and professional growth is critical to our success. We place a high priority on developing talent to meet current and future needs, giving employees opportunities to grow their careers their way.

Entergy’s Power Generation group operates a fleet of 28 active natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric and solar facilities with the capacity to generate more than 18,000 megawatts and is building nearly 3,000 megawatts of new natural gas generation to join its 30,000 megawatts of nuclear, natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric and solar facilities.

Montgomery County Power Station:Being built north of Houston, Texas, the 993-megawatt Montgomery County Power Station is scheduled to start commercial operation by June 2019


The Control Room Operations Team Leader reports directly to the Plant Manager and directs, leads, and supervises a team of operations personnel in a cross-functional multi-craft, multi-skilled plant environment at a Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant who share responsibility for its safe, efficient, and reliable operation. This position directs, plans, and coordinates plant operations and staffing to meet site production needs. This position champions employee and contractor safety programs, drives continuous improvement in plant operations and maintenance and actively participates in budget development and the effective management of allocated financial resources. This position effectively manages operational and maintenance issues to support system needs, evaluates performance of and develops direct reports, maintains high standards of diversity and inclusion, ethics and integrity, and drives continuous improvement by serving as a champion of change.


  • Responsible for safety, compliance, budgeting, reliability, and all other aspects of plant operations

  • Provides direction to operational/maintenance personnel, schedules shift resources, and manages staffing issues

  • Provides leadership for and the development of direct reports to support a culture of strong fundamentals of operation and maintenance

  • Embraces and support human performance improvement initiative as it related to shared understanding of excellence, personal-joint accountability, feedback-coaching exchange, etc.

  • Assures that plant operations/maintenance personnel comply with safe work practices and processes, comply with plant procedures, and efficiently and effectively operate and maintain the plant equipmentDevelops procedures, checklists, and performance measures to monitor process controls to ensure that all operations, maintenance, and regulatory requirements are fulfilled within staff

  • Develops, implements, and maintains a high standard of performance through the use of operational procedures, operations rounds/trending, shift turnover, protection system functionality, water chemistry, system descriptions, maintenance procedures, etc.

  • Works with system planning organization (SPO) to maximize plant production, schedule unit testing, schedule planned outages and communicate operational issues and forced outage return to service

  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with internal and external interfaces and key strategic alliance partners

  • Maintains an awareness of the latest industry research and practical application to drive continuous improvement

  • Provides and supports budget/project development and cost control for short range work plans and long range strategic planning

  • Prepares and manages budget in assigned areas to leverage our financial process to manage deviations from the approved annual budget

  • Initiates and provides leadership in respect to in end-to-end contract management/contractor oversight for routine and outage work

  • Evaluates and champions gap closure actions that are consistent with the company's overall business strategy


Minimum Education :

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Preference for candidate with a bachelor's degree in a technical field such as engineering or equivalent work experience (e.g. 10 yrs of power plant experience)

Minimum Experience :

  • With technical degree: 5+ years of Power Plant Operations/Maintenance or engineering experience

  • Without degree: 10+ years of power plant experience

  • Desired: experience with CCGT

  • Also prefer candidates with prior supervisory or other leadership experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of power plant operating and maintenance practices, equipment maintenance strategies, lock out/tag out or Tagging Procedure and other safety procedures

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with contractors and outside agencies

  • Demonstrated ability to actively engage subordinates and other plant personnel to strive for operational excellence

  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills. Excellent communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to quickly and accurately address complex problems using creative solutions

  • Has a history of strong accountability for results

Any Certificates, Licenses, Etc. :

  • None


Functional Knowledge :

  • Requires understanding and application of procedures and concepts within own discipline and basic knowledge of other disciplines

Business Expertise :

  • Applies understanding of how the team relates to other closely related areas to improve efficiency of own team

Leadership :

  • Has formal supervisory responsibilities; sets priorities for and coaches employees to meet daily deadlines

Problem Solving :

  • Solves complex problems; Uses judgment to identify and resolve day-to-day technical and operational problems

Impact :

  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies

Interpersonal Skills :

  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus. Uses tact and diplomacy to exchange information and handle sensitive issues


Primary Location: Texas-Willis

Job Function :Power Plant Operations

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Level I

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 85751

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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