Operation 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 plant operation of the Thermal Power Plant,
  • Power Plant Operation, adherence to HSSE standards , operation of Fuel and Ash conveying system,
  • Raw water & treated water systems 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 plant operation activities of power plant. Monitor plant operation activities and safety ensuring that all applicable regulatory requirements are followed. 
  • Oversees technical staff, such as Engineers and Technicians and hires and trains personnel. Requires a bachelor's degree.
  • Typically reports to top management and manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity.
  • Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility.
  • Give input into developing the budget.
  • Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments.


  • To ensure ease of operations to maximize the plant availability and maximize plant efficiency and, 
    • To minimize maintenance requirements and auxiliary power requirements
    • To maximize revenue producing energy while minimizing capital and operational costs 
  • Contribute information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; prepare and complete action plans to enhance productivity, ensure quality, resolve problems, complete audits and identify the trends.
  • The Operations Manager assist the Plant Operations Manager in providing leadership and guidance in managing the activities and staff.
  • 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 functions
  • Execute Fuel supply Agreement and Ash management Agreement.
  • Prepare scope documents, invite bids, award and manage contracts for various support services activities
  • Participate in technical/administrative discussions and assist in better managing business
  • Identify deficiencies in plant and equipment and raise defect to Maintenance team for suitable remedial measures
  • Record all events/activities and provide periodical reports to the management
  • Approve requests for the purchase of required items for operation department in accordance with the purchase procedures of the plant
  • Ensure development and implementation of standard operating procedures and standard check lists for plant operation activities.
  • Establish and implement KPIs to monitor plant operation activities

Plant Improvement:

  • Manage projects aiming upgrade and Plant equipments and process improvement


  • 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
  • Comply with Statutory Compliances and 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 labour 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 Operation and 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
Email: christopher.stephens@next-wavepartners.com
Direct: +65 6340 1947

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