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Outage Manager

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/22/2017 8:57:22 AM
  • 2812629
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Power Power Services
Location(s): Israel ; Tel Aviv


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
As an Outage Manager you shall be responsible for preparing, planning, leading execution, and close- out of complex planned/ emergent outages as well as upgrade events for Gas and Steam turbines, generators and other equipment in the Power Plant Facilities in Israel. In addition you shall be responsible for developing the business strategy for field fulfilment excellence in Power Services Europe, in several locations within the region, in addition to working in Israel.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Outage Manager is a focal role, with accountability for driving consistent outage planning and execution within the region, driving implementation of best practices and lessons learned. The Outage Manager will lead MYA/TX complex outages, given the need to achieve target utilization levels.

• Manage complex 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;
• Own onsite execution (site lead) during assigned outages, ensuring Fulfilment-5 goals & requirements are met at all times, manage on job cost tracking, productivity, while managing execution risk/FMEA and any NU/Service warranty;
• Drive improvement of vendor/sourcing cost, on-time delivery, outage cost & productivity/P6.0 implementation, effectively update and maintain accurate CDS / tracking files, control man hour cost and pacing;
• Lead project quotation development including work scope, site condition check, preliminary safety and risk analysis to identify potential issues or obstacles and to minimize cost impact for site execution;
• Support customer operations team during shut-down, start-up, running and performance testing of turbine, generator & auxiliary systems.
• Ensure that proper execution documentation is prepared, used, reviewed, stored and delivered including QCPs, Field Procedures, Quality Procedures, One EHS, FME and Customer Outage Reports;
• Work with web systems applications such as Oracle Field Services, Field Services Portal, and PGS Portal for proper allocation, preparation, planning and forecasting on labour, tooling, vendor management;
• Respond to forced outages/emergency promptly, be on site when needed, investigate/escalate site issues to restore the units to operating conditions in a timely manner;
• Support Service Director, Customer Service Leader & ITO on technical & project communication to customer staff with respect to unit maintenance, operations, performance, new technology and new products;
• Actively work to improve and perfect existing processes and look for simplification opportunities;
• The OM will be deployed as part of the overall TA pool, and although they will have specific responsibilities for their assigned region, they will be required to operate flexibly across the Europe Region, to maximize utilization.

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor degree in Science /Business/Engineering or equivalent 4 years’ experience in the power generation industry;
• Strong field service experience of GE and Alstom legacy fleet: Gas & Steam turbines , generators, boilers & auxiliary system outage planning and execution, mainly Alstom GT26, GT13 and GT8 technology;
• Strong experience in power generation maintenance, plant start-up, running operations & shut-downs;
• Strong Project Management skills and quality background;
• Excellent planning skills (preferably Primavera scheduling tool) ;
• PC proficiency, web applications including advanced Excel skills;
• Fluent in English, both verbal and written;
• Fluent Hebrew – an advantage;
• Willingness and ability to travel 50% of the time;
• Willingness and ability to occasionally work nights/weekends.

Desired Characteristics:
• Able to work in an international matrix organisation, reporting to multiple positions;
• Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers;
• Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills;
• A good team leader able to successfully work in a dynamic, energetic and complex customer site environment, equipped with quick learning capability;
• Self-motivated, confident and able to work under high pressure and constraint schedule, committed and process oriented;
• Able to work on multiple project simultaneously and effectively in a cross-functional team.

Locations: Israel ; Tel Aviv

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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