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Power Plant General Manager - South Africa

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH117683
  • Location: South Africa, Northern Cape
  • Sector: Plant Project Development/Management, Power
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 19/12/2017
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Power Plant General Manager

Location - Northern Cape, South Africa (Site Based)


Our client, a leading provider of Operation & Maintenance services to the Power Generation industry across the Middle East & Africa are urgently seeking an experienced Plant General Manager to maximise shareholder value through optimal yet safe operation of the power plant.


This position reports directly to the Country Director of South Africa and takes full accountability for the operational performance of the Power Plant. The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
*Define policies and procedures on the plant along with the setting and management of clear yet ambitious production targets
*Establish and nurture community relations in the local area
*Ensure that Health, Safety and Environmental issues are of paramount concern at all time, not just personally but for all staff involved in the Operation and Maintenance of the project
*Implement a clear emergency and contingency plan and procedure
*Provide strong leadership to the plant team through proper: delegation, guidance, support and motivation
*Conduct O&M procedures within the given budget and aligned to the long-term business plan
*Drive the improvement of Key Performance Indicators and present results to senior management in country and internationally
*Coordinate with the project company and other key stakeholders on O&M matters
*Ensure the safe completion of planned outages as per the contractual obligations
*Provide continued development to staff across the project through liaison with the Middle Management team regularly


The candidate should possess the following qualifications, skills and experience as a minimum:
*For visa reasons my client are only able to support the applications of South African nationals or those with permanent residency in South Africa.
*A Bachelors' Degree in a related subject i.e. Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Chemical Engineering
*At least 12 years' experience working in the Operation and Maintenance of Utility/Power Plants within South Africa i.e. Gas Fired (OCGT / CCGT), Wind, Solar, Coal Fired etc.
*A strong focus on HSEQ with a strong record for Site Safety
*5 years of experience in a Senior Management capacity on a Utility/Power Project
*Willingness to live/work at the project site in a remote/rural location in the Northern Cape of South Africa


My client are willing to offer a highly competitive annual salary paid locally in South African Rand. In addition the selected candidate will receive a monthly housing allowance, access to a company contribution pension scheme, a company car, medical cover, 22 days annual leave + public holidays, cell phone/laptop and an annual performance bonus.


If you are interested to apply for this position please contact me as soon as possible via or +44 (0)207 268 9323 with an updated copy of your CV.

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