Outage Manager Job Description

Outage Manager Job Description

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Outage manager provides leadership and influence in the continuous development of outage management tools and processes through leveraging best practices and lessons learned.

Outage Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Manage outage event preparation (Planned/Emergent/Upgrade) from start to finish, including outage schedule development, TFA/craft labor/tooling/cost planning, customer management -pre/post outage meetings, mobilization planning, JCE execution, and event close out
Project manage onsite execution during assigned outages, ensuring Fulfilment-5 goals are met at all times
Develop line of sight to extending the site outage interval to 4 yrs
Support the performance of failure investigations and root-cause analyses, and analyze plant and equipment forced outage data to look for trends, and make recommendations to improve availability
Lead development and support of the Generation Division work management and outage scheduling to support efficient use of Generation Division resources and to meet division and company goals
Provide technical support to the Generation Division Asset Management program
Identify resource sharing opportunities - work with Division Planners and Managers to develop standard outage templates with critical path action timelines
Develop and maintain a long term (5 to 10 year) Generation unit outage plans, establish Generation outage dates to minimize impact to operation and revenue
Support divisions with day to day work planning, scheduling, and execution and provide guidance to the matrixed divisional Planners to identify work priorities and tasks
Work with division Planners to standardize work tasks and instructions

Outage Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Outage Manager

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Education for Outage Manager

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Employers hiring for the outage manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Technical, Science, Business, Education, MBA, Management, Construction, Graduate, Construction Management

Skills for Outage Manager

Desired skills for outage manager include:

GE gas/steam turbines and generators
Competition
Corporate policies
Market trends
Markets and processes
Products
Relevant HPE services
Third parties
Understanding of business management principles and practices
Health

Desired experience for outage manager includes:

10+ years power generation O&M or Engineering or Project Management or project execution experience5+ years Asset Management and/or Work Management/Outage Planning experience
Extensive knowledge of Hydro/fossil Generation facilities
Experience developing and implementing strategic business plans that have a large impact on the organization and prioritize strategic initiatives
Knowledge or experience with Independent System Operator (ISO) operations and familiarity with CAISO outage reporting requirements and processes
Working with web systems applications such as ERP, Oracle, Field Services Portal, for proper planning and forecasting on labor, tooling, vendor management
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Engineering or related technical field

Outage Manager Examples

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Outage Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an outage manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for outage manager
  • Responsible for all phases of planning and execution on small projects as defined by low potential risk, complexity, manpower requirements and/or contract value
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and controls small projects in accordance with the established policies, procedures, systems, and requirements
  • May function as seller-doer, developing client contacts and relationships, preparing proposals, coordinating contract negotiations, , managing project execution
  • Manage and direct large cross-functional development teams to address issues and solve problems with a focus on outage communications
  • Plan, organize, and lead the execution of maintenance outages including outages for regular maintenance
  • Manage outage event preparation ( Planned/Emergent/Upgrade ) from Start to finish, including outage schedule development, TFA/Craft labour/tooling/cost planning, customer management - pre/post outage meetings, mobilization planning, JCE execution, and event close out
  • Pro-actively review all planned outages through production rigor, making sure utilizing smart apps and digitized platforms fro all outages reviews
  • Maintain good relationships with customer by having periodic meetings to discuss outage preparation and post outage reviews with Customer
  • Technical interface with Sale, engineering and Project Managers
  • Partner with Quality and process excellence teams to drive continuous improvement initiatives and process development related to outage execution
Qualifications for outage manager
  • 10+ years of on-site management experience with Power/Nuclear Maintenance projects
  • Has basic knowledge of theories, practices and procedures in Power/Nuclear Outages
  • Possess excellent, engaging, and persuasive communication/presentation skills (oral & written)
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive relevant mechanical/electrical field experience in power generation
  • Project manage onsite execution during assigned outages, ensuring Fulfillment 5 goals and requirements are met at all times, manage on job cost tracking, productivity, while managing execution risk/FMEA and any NU/Service warranty
  • Support outage scoping, site condition checks, preliminary safety and risk analysis to identify potential issues or obstacles
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of outage manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for outage manager
  • Work with web systems applications such as Oracle Field Service, Field Service Portal, and PGS Portal for proper allocation, preparation, planning and forecasting on labour, tooling, vendor management
  • Analytical and evaluation skills, project management skills
  • Financial modeling to quantify costs and benefits of projects and to track and maintain outcomes
  • Ensure that deliverables are completed in accordance to Company standards
  • Analyze, recommend and/or implement technical, procedure and process enhancements
  • Communicate project objectives, parameters, status, and outcomes
  • Analyze and evaluate skills to define critical tasks
  • Monitor and maintain project budgets
  • Evaluate and establish project goals, develop project plans, negotiate timelines and schedules and monitor progress against plan
  • Participate with Procurement in Vendor/Client negotiations
Qualifications for outage manager
  • 5 year of experience in turbine/generator installation, maintenance or manufacturing/repair processes
  • University degree in Engineering and P
  • Minimum five (5) years of progressive relevant mechanical/electrical field experience in power generation
  • Develop and monitor work agreements and budgets, determine specifications, schedules, timelines, and define deliverables
  • Manage outage events (Planned/Emergent/ upgrade) from start to finish, including outage planning, schedule development, TFA/craft labor/tooling/cost planning, customer management - pre/post outage meetings, event & mobilization planning, outage & JCE execution, and close out
  • Drive improvement of On-Time Delivery, Outage Cost & Productivity, and effectively update and maintain accurate CDS / tracking files, control man hour cost and pacing
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an outage manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for outage manager
  • Managing the station’s work schedules to ensure all required activities are completed in the most efficient manner while maintaining the highest level of personnel, radiological, nuclear and equipment safety to optimize the value of the asset to the company
  • Must have unrestricted ability to travel within North America for up to 50% of the time and up to approximately 30-40 days at a time
  • Provide overall leadership and direction for the Grid Operations planned outage response which includes ensuring accurate scheduling activity, customer notification, and program creation for equipment outage requests supporting various T&D work management programs
  • Accountable for estimating outage and work times impacting SCEs five million customers and our reliability goals
  • Will facilitate the advancement of deployment and operation of Grid Modernization assets
  • Provide leadership that advances automation which changes how outages are required, scheduled and utilized
  • Responsible as the key technical and managerial point of contact for all outage scheduling, including establishing lead times, software purchasing or development, escalated conflict resolution
  • Interacts with program requestor (client), management and supervision Grid Operations management team to ensure processes are followed and modified as needs arise
  • Performs Outage and Nuclear Emergency Response Organization (NERO) duties as qualified and assigned
  • Ensures on going industry involvement for Outage Management improvement through activities such as
Qualifications for outage manager
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Paper Science, or technical field
  • Experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), specific experience with 4-Site preferred
  • Minimum 10 years experience in Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance, Operations or Work Management preferred
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering and P.Eng
  • Must have 5 years leading, supervising or managing a highly technical organization unit, electrical construction as a lead or project manager or in a grid operations lead role
  • Must have working knowledge of the Grid Operations Organization, processes and procedures
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of outage manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for outage manager
  • Develop a long term outage schedule for all of the Energy Operations facilities and coordinate outages in order to optimize the use of existing resources
  • Comply with all company safety policies, procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Develop bid specifications and negotiate contractor support for major outages
  • Work with General Electric to schedule and execute Hot Gas Path and Major Inspections (HGP) for the four (4) gas turbines and steam turbine
  • Develop long lead material and services requirements for periodic and forced outages
  • Assist in development of capital and O&M outage budgets
  • Develop and maintain the site long term maintenance plan and preventive maintenance program
  • Plan and track outage budgets and expenditures for cost control
  • Prepare cost control recommendations and work scope changes for plant management
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve plant and company goals
Qualifications for outage manager
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Business administration or technical related discipline
  • 15 years’ experience in the Operations, Construction or Maintenance of Transmission, Distribution or Substation lines and equipment
  • Thorough knowledge of Grid Ops switching procedures, program writing, and Grid Operations processes and procedures
  • Reviewing business forecasts to prepare for selecting and developing employees to fill talent gaps
  • Competent understanding of existing Company Policies and Station Procedures
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher (Engineering preferred) -- OR -- (5) five or more years of relevant work experience in industrial, manufacturing/production, or military environment
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Our company is looking to fill the role of outage manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for outage manager
  • Develop and control continuous improvement plans for site
  • Manage contractor support for site work including purchase orders and company specific safety requirements
  • Interface with union personnel including limited supervision
  • Create and track the plan of action for each issue by aligning technical resources including Escalation Specialist, Level 2 Teams, Field Technical support representatives and Engineering to drive timely resolution of Escalations/Outages
  • Must actively work with all groups, tools and processes to resolve open issues in an efficient and timely manner
  • Be responsible for and ensure all aspects of the Outages/Escalation Management are carried out
  • Adhere to internal tools documentation standards
  • Provide timely updates, to both the internal and external stake holders
  • Act as the focal point for Technical Escalations/Outages liaising between the customer and the internal stake holders
  • Act as the customer advocate and liaison to drive customer satisfaction
Qualifications for outage manager
  • Knowledge of Utilities equipment such as evaporators, boilers, turbine generators
  • Technical credibility and field experience in the power generation industry
  • Minimum 10 years related experience with power system operations and planning
  • NERC and RTO/ISO standards and criteria
  • Knowledge of Power flow software applications
  • NERC Certified Reliability Coordinator Operator is a significant plus

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