Operations Manager


About this role

About this role

Strategy & Plans Develop the Operations-departmental strategy in line with the overall Plant’s strategy to ensure vertical alignment and horizontal integration with other interfacing departmental strategies across;
 Regularly report to the Plant General Manager on the operational activities of department, challenges and issues faced, mitigations taken, etc. as required, to keep them informed and updated on the division’s activities.People Management;
 Manage the effective achievement of the team’s objectives through setting individual objectives, managing performance, developing the team and providing formal and informal feedback to maximise overall performance, engagement and motivation.

Budget Management Contribute to the preparation of the Operation department’s budget and manage and monitor the financial performance against the budget so that areas of unsatisfactory performance are identified, rectified promptly and potential performance improvement opportunities are capitalised upon;
 Participate actively in the monthly budget variance analysis and discussions to ensure the gaps are reviewed and analysed and appropriate and timely actions are taken to reduce the gaps.

Operations Planning  Cascade of the Plant’s operational strategy to develop production plans and lead the effective monthly and daily scheduling of plant shift operations in line with the approved strategies and business demands to ensure the production targets are met;

Operations Management Lead and effectively manage all aspects of power generation and water production within COMPANY’s plant to ensure efficient operations, whilst maintaining a critical focus on safety and quality;
 Work with all related parties to troubleshoot and resolve escalated/critical operational issues in order to facilitate timely achievement of production objectives whilst ensuring minimal liquidity damages; Review the daily operations reports and submit periodic reports to the management, keeping them informed of all technical problems, if any, as well as on recent changes or modifications on existing work plan or schedule;
 Lead the Operational management meetings so that the entire team is clear on the production standards required and the operations programs that are underway; Review the long-term equipment and operating performance characteristics and provide technical recommendations to improve the reliability of the equipment and overall efficiency of the operations processes;
 Ensure all safety protective device tests on critical equipment are carried out successfully on regular basis, to ensure protective continuity testing in Compliance with International Safety Standards.

Maintenance and Outage Support  Together with Maintenance department, plan and facilitate the implementation of planned preventative and corrective maintenance programmes, ensuring timely repair of critical equipment so as to minimize downtime and forced outages;
 Work with the Maintenance team, for the safe execution of the planned outages for the major operating facilities/equipment on site and provide support during the shutdown and re-starting of equipment, as needed, to ensure the EHS, scope, cost, and timeline objectives are metPlant Chemistry and Laboratory Management;
 Oversee and monitor the setting of production parameters and adjust production conditions during operation to ensure quality and efficiency; Oversee the laboratory activities and ensure the testing is in accordance with regulatory requirements, procedures, schedules, budgeted costs and quality standards.



Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor degree holder in Engineering.
Minimum Experience: Minimum 12-15 years of experience in progressively complex production plants with strong experience in the power and water desalination sector.
Skills: Strong leadership skills and excellent planning and organizational ability;
 Strong experience and know-how of conceptual and analytical thinking; Strong knowledge of the operations in water desalination and power generation plants and of COMPANY operations;
 Excellent communication, influencing and motivating skills; Mentoring, coaching and people management skills;
 Strong planning, organizing, and integration skills; Team work and effective collaboration skills;
 Ability to manage emergency situations;  Thorough understanding of PPP, contractual obligations etc.

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Brunel Energy UAE Dubai

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