Outage Execution Manager

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Posting Start Date: February 5, 2024

Posting End Date: February 19, 2024

Are you looking for a meaningful career that makes a difference in your community? Would you enjoy an opportunity to contribute to our innovation and growth by bringing personal perspectives and experiences to your everyday work?  

Working at Bruce Power, you can enjoy the benefits of small-town living with outdoor adventures and a rewarding career. As part of our progressive, diverse, and inclusive workplace, you will work in a Safety-First environment, supporting challenging and impactful nuclear projects like our Life Extension Program and medical isotope production. Ongoing training and development are part of every job, offering constant growth and skill-building potential.

Currently, our Outages Division has an Outage Execution Manager opportunity. As part of our Outage and Online Work Management organization, Outages/Major Component Replacement (MCR) is accountable for the preparation and execution of forced, planned outage and MCR schedules, in order to meet the goals and objectives of our preventative maintenance program and life-cycle management plan.

The Outage Execution Manager is accountable for managing the project through preparation of detailed plans and coordinating execution of assigned outages/MCRs.

This is a permanent, full-time position which offers a competitive benefits, compensation, and pension package and is located on-site in Tiverton, Ontario.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Provide support to the Department Manager in managing the Department in accordance with applicable legislation, policies, programs, procedures, and agreements

  • Ownership of the preparation of the assigned outage/MCR schedule

  • Accountability for managing the execution of detailed plans and coordinating execution of assigned outages/MCRs

  • Provide strong leadership during outages/MCRs to the outage planning team and teams executing work in the outage/MCR

  • Work closely with the Outage Control Center (OCC)/Project Control Center (PCC) staff to ensure proper oversight of critical activities

  • Develop relationships with line managers to aid in removing barriers and ensure execution of the schedule as planned

  • Liaise between the OCC/PCC and the Operations shift personnel

  • Perform look ahead reviews of schedules, resource loading, and ensuring groups are ready to respond to perform those activities should the schedule adjust

  • Support the OCC/PCC in keeping the Shift log up to date and maintain a log of outstanding issues owners and committed dates as well as identifying risks and tracking resolution

  • Liaise between work management outages, work management on-line, Major Component Replacement (MCR) and the OCC to manage work in multiple projects

  • Manage outage/MCR scope additions/deletions using the Scope Review Panel process

  • Report out to Senior Executives regarding outage/MCR status, work progress, and challenges

  • Ensure that Outage Status Reports/MCR reports are prepared accurately and timely and review the report with the Executives

  • Monitor and challenge critical path for opportunities and future enhancement of processes and procedures

  • Utilize procedure adherence and monitoring compliance to ensure correct and safe practices are followed, and plant reliability and availability are maintained at a high standard

  • Ensure that all personnel in the Department are appropriately trained for the tasks delegated to them and have appropriate qualifications and authorizations

  • Provide day to day coordination of outage/MCR preparation and execution activities

  • Ensure value for money and achievement of the business plan with the outage/MCR being delivered on time and on schedule

  • Monitor performance and initiate any actions necessary to correct any adverse trends

  • Participate in the Emergency Response Organization as required

  • Perform role of Duty Outage Manager (DOM) during planned or forced outages

Managerial Accountabilities

  • Manage the unit outage/MCR as well as coordinate the efforts of others (i.e., control operators, projects, etc.) to ensure that the continuous improvement process is adhered to and achieve the approved programs and targeted results through:

    • Provide a safe and healthy work environment

    • Accountability for the outputs of others

    • Maintain a team of dedicated direct reports who are capable of producing the outputs required

    • Providing leadership to subordinates, so that they collaborate competently, and with full commitment

    • Ensure staff from other areas implement changes that are impacting on the outage process

    • Provide daily/weekly updates on progress of outages/MCR and changes to the process to the CEO and Executive team

    • Demonstrating stewardship of assets and resources

Knowledge and Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of the principles of planning, scheduling and project management

  • High-level of credibility to influence large groups of professionals and experienced peers

  • Excellent technical, analytical, and organizational skills

  • Ability to work shifts is considered an asset

  • Excellence communication skills - written and verbal

  • Comfort in working with many individuals at higher levels of the organization

  • Drive for continual improvement

Education and Experience

  • 4-year university degree in a relevant discipline such as Engineering or Project Management

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience, up to and including 10 years of experience planning, scheduling or project management of industrial-scale outages (nuclear, power related outage experience preferred)

  • 3 + years of experience managing, leading and mentoring staff

  • Operations background or experience preferred

  • Prior experience with Maximo and Primavera 6 is an asset

  • Previous Duty Outage Manager or Outage Control Centre/Project Control Centre experience

Selection Criteria

  • Skills, Knowledge, Education, and Experience per the above qualifications and experience

  • Verbal and written communication

  • Transferable skills (for example, effective communication, drive for accountability and results, time/organizational management, collaboration and teamwork)

  • Competency based interview

  • Past performance record and suitability for this position

Are you ready for a change?

Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume, indicating your education and experience as it relates to this opportunity. We look forward to receiving your application and will be in contact with you, should you be selected for an interview. 

The successful candidate will be selected based on related and required education, experience, knowledge and skills, a competency-based interview, and background reference checks.

As one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Bruce Power is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion where workers feel valued for their uniqueness and are recognized for their individual differences, talents and skills. Diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to our business as we recognize that our people are our greatest resource. To support our inclusive workplace culture, we welcome and encourage everyone to apply.