Maintenance Manager

Contact: Christopher Stephens
Email: email Christopher
Posted: over 2 years ago

NextWave Partners is working with a leading IPP who is currently constructing a large scale thermal power plant in the Middle East. With commissioning and operations fast approaching they’re looking for a Operations Manager to be based in country and manage the operations of the plant.

Job Description:

  • Ensure overall maintenance of the thermal plant 
  • Power Plant Maintenance, HSSE, feedstock conveying and Government/Stakeholder Relations are the main areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure that requirements of assigned responsibility areas are carried out in a manner that meets expectations and realizes strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Manages and overall responsible for the maintenance activities of power plant.
  • Monitor plant maintenance activities and safety ensuring that all applicable regulatory requirements are followed.
  • Oversees technical staff, such as Engineers and Technicians and hires and trains personnel.
  • Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility.
  • Give input into developing the budget


  • Establish and implement Reliability and Availability Centered Maintenance Policy
  • Maintain 24hrs continuous functioning of power plant equipment
  • Plan and implement adequate programmes of maintenance for power plant equipment (Online maintenance and Unit outages programmes)
  • Oversee processes and standards for all critical functions within the division
  • Develop and manage implementation of changes to realize continuous improvement in performance
  • Establish and maintain high standards of Health, Safety and Environmental
  • Supervise Mechanical, Electrical, C&I, Civil maintenance and upkeep of all equipment in the power plant
  • Execute Fuel and Ash management.
  • Planning and budgeting for spares required for maintenance of various equipment
  • Prepare scope documents, invite bids, award and manage contracts for various maintenance activities
  • Coordinate plant maintenance activities for effective utilization of time and manpower as Outage Manager
  • Develop and implement inspections / monitoring plan for vital parts/ equipment of the Plant including but not limited to annual overhauls, minor overhauls and major overhauls.
  • Develop and implement appropriate preventive and planned maintenance programme for Plant and Equipment
  • Carry out Root Cause Analysis for incidents /breakdown/outages with corrective actions proposals and ensure lessons Learned implementation and tracking
  • Participate in technical/administrative discussions and assist in better managing business
  • Identify deficiencies in plant and equipment and propose suitable remedial measures 
  • Coordinate with Operation Department and implement prudent maintenance plans to ensure optimum performance of the Plant and achieve targeted results 
  • Record all events/activities and provide periodical reports to the management 
  • Manages and follows maintenance subcontracting contracts 
  • Build reliable and high quality vendor base to outsource cost effective spares and services procurement process 
  • Approve requests for the purchase of spare parts in accordance with the purchase procedures of the plant 
  • Ensure implementation of procedures for planning and executing maintenance 
  • Establish and implement KPIs to monitor maintenance activities

Plant Improvement:

  • Manage projects aiming upgrade and Plant equipments and process improvement


  • Ensure maintenance and repair of facilities related to HSSE (fire detection systems, firefighting system, environment and hygiene equipment) 
  • Ensure continuous IMS improvement
  • Implement and track closely the HSSE and insurers assessments recommendations
  • Detect early HSSE rules violation and correct defects on proactive manner
  • Provide solutions to Stack emissions exceedance and lead the upgrade action plan
  • Manage Chemical and Environment functions

Statutory Compliances:

  • Comply Environment requirements
  • Ensuring conformance with statutory requirements in respect of safety certificates for boilers, cranes, hoists and other equipment
  • Comply with statutory requirements under various labor enactments
  • Ensuring timely returns submission, register maintenance and renewal of licenses

Qualifications Required:

  • Engineer Degree in Mechanical or Electrical engineering.
  • 20+ years of experience in solid fuel fired power plants with a capacity of more than 200MW
  • Direct site experience in Power Plant construction / Maintenance is preferred
  • Fluent in English with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated high levels of organization, written/verbal communication and documentation skills
  • Familiar with the local, international related standards and specifications
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Minimum 3 years of leadership position

If interested in discussing this or other related roles, please contact Christopher Stephens at NextWave Partners
Direct: +65 6340 1947

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