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Alliant Energy Operations Manager - Riverside Energy Center in Beloit, Wisconsin

5057BRJob Responsibilities:These accountabilities are not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities and does not limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees assigned to this job

  • As a member of the plant’s management team, directly participates in the development of plant specific goals and objectives. Continuously monitors performance results against financial and operating goals and communicates such information to employees.

  • Ensures that employees understand and accept business unit and plant/unit financial and operating goals and focus their efforts on achieving such goals. Takes appropriate actions to ensure that resources and efforts remain focused on the achievement of plant/unit financial and operating goals.

  • Participates in the plant budget planning, forecasting and reconcilement processes.

  • Demonstrates leadership in the area of safety. This requires observing and enforcing safety rules and operating practices, encouraging safe work behaviors and promptly correcting conditions and unsafe work behaviors which may lead to accidents. With the assistance of the safety department, investigates accidents and safety incidents. Responsible for communicating safety investigation information to management. Responsible for administering and monitoring safety programs and performing safety assessments.

  • Responsible for the safe operation of assigned utility systems. Acts as a decision‐maker during life‐threatening emergency situations involving facilities, people and property.

  • Leads and drives the establishment, acceptance and implementation of operating policies, process performance, and procedures and activities that maximize financial and operating results. Recommends improvements and changes to operating procedures, policies, and processes.

  • Participates in and prioritizes outage planning.

  • Performs all management duties including, but not limited to:, budgeting, hiring, performance reviews, coordinating and scheduling work, salary recommendations, discipline, ensure employees report to work fit for duty, leadership, grievance resolution, coaching & counseling, models Alliant Energy’s Core Values at all times.

Requisition ID:5057BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Beloit, WI Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details:Alliant Energy is looking for an engaged Operations Manager to oversee the day to day operations of the Riverside Energy Center in Beloit, WI - the most impactful facility to our customers' affordability. The person selected for this position will play a crucial role in the long term operations of the plant.

This role will provide support and leadership to a department of 20+ salaried and union hourly employees and will be responsible for the oversight of the daily operation of two power blocks, totaling 1300MWs of Combined Cycle power. Working closely with other staff members and internal support, this role will need to ensure the top two priorities at Alliant Energy power generation are met: personnel Safety and Environmental compliance. Following that, this role will need to guide employees to ensure the facilities’ reliability and affordability remains competitive into the future.

About the plant:

Riverside Energy Center is a 600MW 2:1 Combined Cycle power block commissioned in 2004 and we are nearing the completion of the company’s newest power plant, the West Riverside Energy Center, a 700+MW 2:1 Combined Cycle plant that will go into service in 2020.

Riverside Energy Center boasted a capacity factor of >75% in 2019 including 3 consecutive months at >90% capacity factor, so the plant knows what reliability means!

All gas turbines at the site are GE 7F machines; the plant has both GE and Siemens Steam Turbines using Nooter Erickson HRSGs. The West Riverside plant is outfitted with additional equipment to ensure its market competitiveness & reliability and reduce its environmental impact to include an advanced HRSG design, auxiliary boiler, water treatment equipment to lower water usage and treat wastewater, gas compressors, and condensate polishing to name a few.

Both facilities have 2-4MW attached solar generation facilities that offset auxiliary power usage. In addition, there are 5 simple cycle peaking units under the oversight of the Operations Manager at separate sites in the area that are scheduled to be retired and decommissioned in 2020.

There will be no shortage of challenge and opportunity, with a talented staff and dedicated support!

About the area:

Riverside is in the Town of Beloit WI, just north of the IL/WI state line and conveniently located just off of major interstate highways. It is within an hour of the Alliant Energy’s corporate headquarters in Madison WI and within an hour of metro areas of Milwaukee WI and Rockford IL, and within 2 hours from Chicago IL. It offers a wide range of living opportunities that one should want!

Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g. H-1B visa) now or in the future for this positionJob Category:Power Plant Operations Job Qualifications:Education & Experience Requirements

  • This position requires a Bachelor's degree, with emphasis in engineering, business administration, or related area. Four years of experience may substitute for degree requirement.

  • Five years of related experience.

  • Three years supervisory experience or equivalent. (Equivalent supervisory experiences may include project management, providing work direction, leadership experience through temporary assignments, roles in the community or external organizations, or other demonstrated leadership experience.)

  • Experience in manufacturing, mechanical or electrical engineering is preferred.

  • Experience with Combined Cycle Power is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge in manufacturing or electrical plant operations preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience working with labor union management preferred.

  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated financial skills such as budgeting and basic accounting.

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).

  • Works in a diverse and inclusive environment.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.

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Posting Title:Operations Manager - Riverside Energy Center

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