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Entergy VP, Operations Support in Woodlands, Texas

Date: Mar 25, 2020

Location: Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy


The Vice President, Operations Support, is responsible for all technical and commercial support functions required to safely operate, maintain, and optimize the performance of Entergy’s generation fleet consisting of approximately 19,000 MW of fossil-fueled and renewable generation assets operating within the MISO market. The Vice President, Operations Support executes these responsibilities through close collaboration with VPs, Power Plant Operations, their lead teams, peers within other business functions, and engagement with external stakeholders.


  • The Vice President, Operations Support provides strategic leadership a key member of the Power Generation Lead Team and tactical oversight to an organization consisting of the following technical areas:

  • Outage and Project Support

  • Outage Stage Gate Process;

  • Long-range outage/project planning, management, and control; and

  • Coordination with the financial planning & reporting process

  • Fleet Maintenance and Engineering - Operations and Work Management process including:

  • Conduct of Operations

  • Development and consistent application of PM/PdM programs based upon unit role,

  • Major equipment subject matter expertise including technical input into PM & PdM strategies, asset acquisitions, and new generation asset development projects

  • Resolution of emerging technical issues, and

  • Plant Modification and Engineer Response processes

  • Vendor Management & Oversight (VMOS)

  • Compliance and Risk

  • NERC Standards compliance, and

  • Risk Management processes

  • Environmental Support

  • New generation permitting, and

  • Compliance with air/water/waste permits and environmental regulations

  • Environmental regulation subject matter expertise

  • Commercial Excellence

  • Strategies for generation asset performance and value optimization in the MISO market,

  • Commercial agreement strategy and negotiation (in coordination with Supply Chain)

  • Asset Management & Decommissioning

  • Support of Operating Company resource planning processes,

  • Regulatory support, and

  • Asset retirement, decommissioning and demolition program

  • Fleet Optimization

  • Performance Monitoring & Diagnostics,

  • Controllable Loss Optimization

  • Training

  • Craft technical training,

  • Training Center at River Parishes Community College (RPCC)

  • Water Chemistry

  • The VP, Operations Support drives and sustains excellence within Power Generation’s technical processes through complete ownership of the core technical areas above including the establishment and optimization of core process/program: basis, procedures, training, in-field support, metrics, and performance reporting.


  • B.S. in Engineering or relevant technical discipline or relevant experience


  • 10 years in the utility industry; preferably with at least 5 yrs. in Power Generation

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position:

  • Generating plant operations, maintenance, and/or engineering

  • Outage and project planning, management, control

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position:

  • Nuclear plant outage planning, scheduling, and execution

  • Experience in developing commercial strategies for optimizing generating asset value within energy and capacity markets

  • NERC compliance program development and oversight

  • MBA and/or advanced degree in engineering


Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands

Job Function : Professional

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: Level I

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 95544

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.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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