Plant Manager

Solar Philippines

  • Makati, Philippines
    20, LPL Towers, 112 Legaspi Street, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Metro Manila
  • Full time
Posted a month ago and deadline of application is on 19 Mar
Recruiter was hiring 13 hours ago

Plant Manager

Solar Philippines

Job Description

Leads its technical team in monitoring and cost effective plant operations. Ensure the reliability of communications associated with the SCADA system.

  • Coordination of the development of plant procedures and shift instructions, including safety procedures and other routine test and inspection schedules.
  • Ensures that the Plant switching procedures are properly and strictly followed to avoid man-made errors and ensure safety always when energizing or de-energizing the Power Plant’s 69KV Switch Yard, 69KV Switching station and 13.8 KV Switchgear and RMU’s
  • Manages the work of the shift personnel and supervises the strict compliance of the regulations and safety procedures while at work inside the plant premises
  • Coordinates the planning for Minor and Major Inspections of the plant
  • Oversees proper deployment of technical staff (O&M personnel)
  • Ensures that the Solar Power Plant is running and operating at normal conditions and thus provides energy to the NGCP Southern Power Grid
  • Provides instruction and supervision on the DCS (Distribution and Control System) of the DC SCADA Plant of Solar Farm
  • Supervises and instructs Operations Engineers on SCADA RTU (Remote Terminal Unit) for Remote Power Generation of the Solar Farm monitoring
  • Coordinates the Current generation of the Solar Farm Plant to the NGCP (National Grid Corporation of the Philippines) SCADA Department at Diliman Main office and to Ms. Hazel Lafuente via weekly generation reporting shared thru Google drive
  • Coordinates with both SCADA contractors (NKS and GPM) for proper interconnection and details needed for power plant operations
  • Manages control room operations in both normal and trouble conditions of controls 69KV switch yard and switching station, 13.8 KV switchgear and RMU’s
  • Coordinates to maintenance head regarding job order issuance to both Operations and maintenance technicians
  • Supervises and guides technicians on troubleshooting optical fiber communications for SCADA communications and monitoring of PV plant
  • Conducts regular meetings of operations personnel to ensure proper communication and coordination are relayed and passed through every personnel in the department
  • Validates switch gear, switch yard and control room readings and monitoring done by technicians and engineers for proper documentations.

Additional :

  • should be having electrical background with experience in high voltages and switchyard maintenance,
  • coordinate with NGCP and other regulatory bodies for compliances related to plan operations,
  • handle the site team of approx. 40 people including 3rd party roll ground maintenance and security staff,
  • work within budget approved, should have cost control and monitoring skills for annual O&M activities,
  • lead and drive annual O&M preventive maintenance activities, keep and maintain a record of all tools and tackles, measuring equipment along with its timely calibrations, inventory management, etc.
  • maintain at least 99% plant availability,
  • act as single point of contact for all plant related issues,
  • knowledgeable in plant analytics in terms of calculating and enhancing its performance,

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed Electrical Engineer (REE)
  • Preferably Assistant Manager / Managers specializing in Engineering - Electrical or equivalent.
  • With at 15 years of working experience preferrably in renewable energy industry
  • With an in-depth knowledge on SCADA
  • Must have solid experience in power plant management from operations to maintenance
  • Experience in Solar Power Plant Project or renewable is an advantage but not required
  • Must have excellent leadership skills, high organizational skills, as well sound decision making
  • Should have hands on experience in plant maintenance activities, rather than to depend upon external agencies
  • Should have experience in annual testing and calibration activities of plant equipment
  • Required skill(s): plant management, people management.
  • Required language(s): English, Filipino
  • Must be flexible and willing to work or be assigned to various plant sites
  • Willing to work on Saturdays and Holidays, if needed
  • Willing to be assigned in Tarlac, or other plant if necessary
  • Must be available to start immediately
  • Full-Time position(s) available.

Jobs Summary

Job level
Mid-Senior Level / Manager
Job category
Management and Consultancy
Educational requirement
Bachelor's degree graduate
Recruiter response to application
Office Address
Philam Life Tower, 8767 Paseo de Roxas
Renewables / Environment
1 opening

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About Solar Philippines

Solar Philippines is Southeast Asia’s largest solar company and only integrated developer, investor, manufacturer, and EPC, with 700 employees; 300 MW in projects operating or under construction; the lowest cost solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in East Asia; a multi-GW pipeline, including the world’s largest solar projects in off-grid, unelectrified areas; and an 800 MW solar panel factory, one of the largest and most advanced in the region. Led by veterans from the solar, power, construction, and manufacturing industries, we bring a sense of urgency and long-term commitment to everything we do. We are committed to growing the solar industry from 2% to a majority of the world’s energy mix over the coming years, uniting with those who share our vision of making solar the least expensive source of energy and ameliorating world poverty.