Entergy VP, Power Plant Operations in Woodlands, Texas

Date: Aug 9, 2017

Location: Woodlands, TX, US

Company: Entergy

Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands

Job Function :Power Plant

MRV Minimum Salary :$175,000.00

MRV Maximum Salary :$263,000.00

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1.00

Req ID: 72823

Travel Percentage :25% to 50%


  • Oversees all aspects of operations and maintenance for multiple power plants including plant managers/personnel.

  • Lead and direct day-to-day operations of Entergy Texas, Inc. fossil generating facilities to ensure safe reliable and compliant performance. This includes providing leadership and direction to the management team to ensure the organization’s strategic plan is translated into tactical goals and objectives that guarantee performance objectives are met or exceeded.

  • Drive safety performance and culture at all locations and at all levels of management. Instill a public and employee safety mindset that results in a safety culture and an injury free work environment.

  • Lead and support strategic planning processes to balance funding and operational objectives – driving value creation for Entergy’s Utility jurisdictions

  • Monitor the business environment and industry trends and adjust the organization to gain optimal performance.

  • Role model Entergy’s Leadership Practices and Shared Values by building an accountable and decisive leadership team that consistently focuses on driving maximum value creation for Entergy’s Utility jurisdictions.

  • Drive the organization’s culture to focus on greater accountability and performance. Facilitate a culture of trust, empowerment, engagement, and solution development. Raise the level of talent at all levels of Power Generation through the implementation of training, development programs and improved hiring practices. Focus on developing leaders and creating a path for employee development.

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of regulatory standards, laws, and company policies in the area of safety, environmental, NERC, and SOx. Ensure that a strong culture of compliance is maintained and that operations are maintained within applicable laws, standards, and company policies.

  • Lead emergency and storm response efforts – ensuring the protection of employees, public, and company property

  • Develop and maintain harmonious working relationships with other members of the Power Generation Lead Team, departments, and company personnel to maximize the value of the entire Fossil fleet to Entergy’s Utility jurisdictions.

  • Major responsibilities for divisional financial performance, system reliability and asset protection.

  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with Labor Unions. Represent the Company and lead negotiation of collective bargaining contracts.


Typically requires a college or university degree in related field or the equivalent work experience.


  • 10+ years relevant and progressive leadership and technical experience in power plant (or similar industrial plant) operations, maintenance, and/or capital project development

  • Experience leading /managing large project implementations and related budgets, personnel, risk and contingency plans.

  • Experience working on engineering standards, designs, or projects, and understanding of plant modification and engineering review/response processes.

  • Demonstrated ability in recruiting and developing individual contributor and leadership talent.

  • Experience in overseeing the planning and execution of power plant outages. (preferred)

  • Demonstrated success in leading cross-functional teams and/or major corporate initiatives. (preferred)

  • Labor relations (including grievance dispute resolution and collective bargaining negotiations)

Critical Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge and technical expertise in power plant operations and maintenance—understanding the key drivers for safe, reliable, cost effective and compliant operation

  • Proven ability to quickly assess the business, identify key issues affecting poor performance, and implement successful solutions.

  • Regulatory knowledge (e.g. OSHA, NERC, FERC, EPA, other…) associated with operation of a power plant

  • Financial management skills

  • Ability to develop and manage a budget

  • Business Acumen/Industry knowledge (regulated/non-regulated environment)

  • Broad business knowledge with understanding of how utilities make money in a regulated market

  • Ability to think strategically and plan for the future while still focusing on day-to-day operations.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities--effective prioritization of competing issues, recognizing relevant constraints and opportunities

  • Managed a geographically dispersed operations team of at least 200 employees.

  • Ability to lead organization through change management initiatives

  • Leadership skills, including the ability to effectively coach others and hold employees accountable

  • Ability to communicate clearly, consistently, and diplomatically to all levels of organization, including executives, and in public forums.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests , Logon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

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