Director of Plant Operations

  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • $100,000 - $120,000
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A bit about us:

The Company is a fully integrated, sustainable energy services provider to higher education & healthcare campuses, cities, and communities, with utility infrastructures serving more than 130 million square feet of space and operations in 8 cities across the United States and growing. In each community, the company operates highly efficient and innovative utility infrastructures that produce and distribute electricity, steam, hot water and / or chilled water to customer buildings and campuses. Customers connected to these systems enjoy multiple benefits including reduced operating costs, lower emissions and unmatched reliability. The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of a global Infrastructure Investment Consortium with unmatched financial wherewithal and manages a portfolio of long-life, high quality infrastructure assets with high barriers to entry that generate stable and growing cash flows.
Job Summary
The Director of Operations will be a key member of Houston Operations reporting directly to the VP and General Manager.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of applicable chiller and boiler plants, energy transfer stations, and distribution piping networks. Additionally they will be responsible for direct supervision of operating engineer staff at each plant that results in superior customer service, high equipment availability, low energy costs and exceptional safety performance. The successful candidate is a self-starter that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, strong commitment to deadlines and team, is process oriented with a high sense of ownership in their work, possesses a high degree of intellectual curiosity, and has superior leadership and technical foundation.
Duties & Responsibilities
1) Supervise plant operating engineer staff
2) Supervise and overview operations and maintenance of all plant systems and equipment
3) Maintain appropriate training/certifications
4) Provide operating engineer training as required
5) Responsible for operating and maintenance expenses and maintenance capital projects are appropriate and within annual budget
6) Ensure a high level of customer service to internal and external customers.
7) Ensure plants are operated in a cost efficient manner
8) Provide operating summaries and reports on a scheduled basis
9) Ensure equipment maintenance program, safety work procedures, and environmental programs are kept current
10) Other projects as required by management

Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)
The Business has a consistent and dedicated focus on a proactive safety culture. HSE is the responsibility of everyone in the organization.
Your accountability for HSE also includes:
  • Promote, ensure, and maintain a safe and healthy environment for your fellow workers and yourself so that everyone goes home injury-free,
  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Industrial Regulations, Environmental Protection Act and Regulations and HSE policies, programs, and procedures,
  • Responsible for identifying and reporting workplace HSE hazards and concerns to your supervisor immediately and providing solutions (if aware of any) to address these concerns as requested, and
  • Immediate reporting of all work-related injuries/illness to your supervisor

Why join us?

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Bonus
  • Health / Dental / Vision
  • PTO
  • 401k Match
  • HSA

Job Details

Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience in a technical or engineering program with 8-10 years of experience in a management position for operations and maintenance of large refrigeration, energy or boiler plants
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good analytical skills and an ability to perform general mathematical calculations required to operate refrigeration, energy or boiler plants, and customer energy transfer stations
  • Knowledge of relevant computer systems and ability to display applicable level of computer literacy
  • Good supervisory skills
  • Availability to respond to situations as needed outside regular business hours

Conditions of Employment:

  • Successful completion of Criminal Background Check and Drug Test
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination. Fully vaccinated is defined in accordance with CDC guidelines. Currently, it is defined as having received the completed series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized by the FDA and having received the final dose at least 14 days before your employment start date.

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Baton Rouge, LA
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$100,000 - $120,000