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
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
JOB SUMMARY :
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.
JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES :
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 REQUIREMENTS :
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. :
OTHER ATTRIBUTES :
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
- 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
- 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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