AES United States Team Leader, Generation III (Planning) in Petersburg, Indiana

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POSITION SCOPE:

Under general guidance, is responsible for the continuous safe and efficient management of an assigned functional area of responsibility. Provides leadership to others through day to day contact, coaching, counseling, advising and teaching. Oversees, monitors and evaluates performance of direct reports and others within the reporting organization. Prepares, controls and administers complex budgets to achieve maximum business results. Evaluates methods, procedures and alternative approaches to accomplishing the organizational goals relating to overall performance, cost, efficiency and reliability.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directs the daily and weekly scheduling and coordination of generating units to maintain adequate on-line capacity to meet system load as economically as possible. Directs monitoring of the transmission system and the routine and emergency switching of system components to assure reliable service and to minimize customer outages when they occur.

  • Confers with management personnel of IPL and other utilities to be aware of possible reliability enhancements and other changes or issues of mutual merit.

  • Uses knowledge of various national, state and local regulations and laws, existing and pending, which may affect the manner in which the basic System Operation function is accomplished

  • Provides an atmosphere that assure all employees proper training, the opportunity to contribute to their fullest potential and a working environment that recognizes the mental and physical requirements of “real-time” system operation

  • Actively participates in various organizations such as ECAR, NERC and Interregional Transmission Coordination Forum, which provide guidance, information and pro-active participation in shaping issues affecting the operation of our system.

  • Sets operating philosophies which support the corporate effort.

  • Administers policies, guides, and practices assuring safe, reliable and economic operation of IPL System and that safety remains the uppermost System Operation priority.

  • Reviews and analyzes maintenance histories to facilitate process improvements and make work plans more productive or cost effective while preserving routine maintenance reports

  • Ensures the development of work plans and procuring resources that facilitate efficient and cost effective routine maintenance, forced outage work. Ensures the development of appropriate job steps and maintenance repair processes.

  • Directs the technical expertise needed to support System Operation in the review of major engineering projects and the analysis of incorrect relay operations, making suggested changes which will enhance operations as related to protective schemes, switching schemes, equipment, etc.; the performance of required studies (fault studies, load flows) and an understanding of the various electronic and hard wired control devices used in the monitoring and control of the system.

  • Has a good general knowledge of various Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) more specifically SAP and Meridium

  • Develops Work Management reporting tools used to extract data from the CMMS (Oracle) database.

  • Reviews and analyzes critical spare parts and ensures that they are available in the right quantities and consideration is given regarding long lead times etc.

  • Familiarity with determining P-F Interval curves as well as identifying Functional Failures, Failure Modes, Failure Effects and Failure Consequences.

  • Familiarization with asset “On-line” Condition Monitoring and the use of hand held devices for inputting data.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degreed candidates must have seven (7) years’ experience in progressively responsible assignments, demonstrating success in various management/supervisory positions within power plant operations, maintenance or engineering areas.

  • Non-degreed candidates must have nine (9) years’ experience in progressively responsible assignments, demonstrating success in various management/supervisory positions within power plant operations, maintenance or engineering areas.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Business or a related field from an accredited college/university

  • Project Management / work planning and scheduling experience

  • Experience contributing to the safe, environmentally compliant, efficient and fiscally responsible operation and maintenance of a power generation facility

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong computer skills

  • Results oriented, self-motivated and be able to work with a minimum of supervision

Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), an AES Company, provides retail electric service to more than 480,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. IPL is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. E-Verify Notice: IPL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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