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NRG Energy, Inc. Contractor Projects Coordinator in THOMPSONS, Texas

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Job Summary

The Contractor Projects Coordinator coordinates the use of contractors throughout the plant.

Essential Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes plans to accomplish construction/maintenance work

  • Assists in budget preparation and monitors budget compliance

  • Monitors activities and initiates actions that support the accomplishment of the work

  • Provides, through own experience or with the assistance of other subject matter experts, appropriate technical guidance to accomplish the work

  • Plans a job, assembles a team, and ensures the plan is effectively implemented

  • Communicates information relative to the accomplishment of the work

  • Collects and analyzes data to create documents, including reports, memos, graphs, charts, tables, etc.

  • Provides feedback relative to the results of task accomplishments into the development of new plans

  • Coordinates interfaces between various work groups

  • Gains cooperation and action from people not under employee’s direct control

  • Reviews and provides input on changes in the original work plan

  • Initiates/participates in continuous improvement planning and implementation in assigned area of responsibility

  • Ensures Company resources are used in a cost-effective manner

  • Supports and emphasizes the importance of safety and environmental programs and ensure regulatory compliance

  • Recognizes problems and is proactive in helping to resolve them

  • Ensures work performed by external service providers is in support of objectives, responsibilities, and contractual agreements

  • Ensures constructability process for specific projects, as appropriate

  • Approve external service providers expenditures, as required

Working Conditions

  • Power plant environment with exposure to all weather conditions including heat and humidity

  • Requires operation of a motor vehicle

  • Work over and non-standard working hours as required

  • Requires occasional travel outside service area

  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.)

  • May be required to work at heights and around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of High school or equivalent (GED) education and

  • 5 years of Construction Management and/or Contractor Coordination in a related field

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Basic understanding of the power plant processes, systems, assets, resources, key personnel, and business functions

  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a team environment

  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals

  • Ability to use a personal computer and standard business software

  • Ability to perform as a team member or leader in a cross-functional team environment and achieve consensus decisions

  • Ability to read, create and follow written policies and procedures

  • Ability to read, write and understand English

  • Ability to understand and interpret drawings and specifications in area of responsibility

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply industry and NRG standards and codes in area of responsibility

  • Ability to use basic math and algebra to perform calculations

  • Ability to become proficient in the working knowledge of construction/maintenance practice and procedures

  • Basic knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of the Collective Bargaining Agreement

  • Knowledge of power plant systems and operation consistent with level of responsibility

Additional KSAs

  • Uses and maintains technical and professional knowledge, shares that knowledge with others, and recognizes/applies new technology in a cost-effective manner

  • Obtains and applies knowledge of competitive business practices in daily work activities and decision making

  • Seeks and understands the customer/client’s needs and focuses on meeting and exceeding their expectations

  • Anticipates and accepts changes in the organization and adapts to meet the new requirements

  • Committed to making the workplace safe and environmentally sound

  • Willing to accept accountability for own decisions, performance, and behavior

  • Demonstrated sound business skills necessary to accomplish assigned tasks

Physical Requirements

  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect or collect data on plant equipment

  • Requires performing duties in all weather conditions including heat, humidity, etc.

  • Ability to work at heights and off platforms and scaffolding

  • Requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities

Please Note: Salary offered will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s education and/or experience and consistent with the job location’s market pay rate.



NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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