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Midwest Wind and Solar Regional Manager

Company: Engie North America
Location: Wichita
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:


Manage and support operations for multiple solar and wind generation sites. Includes taking the new sites from construction to commercial operations as well as managing the day-to-day operation, maintenance, fiscal and administrative functions of the sites in line with corporate strategy and objectives while ensuring and nurturing safety of all personnel and equipment on the sites.
Reports to

Head of US Renewable Generation

Solomon Forks Wind Site, Colby Kansas

Salaried - Exempt

Essential Job Functions

  • P&L responsibility for Regional Performance
  • Manage, develop and assess project operational budgets
  • Provide technical support for the design, construction, and commissioning of wind farm and solar projects.
  • Supervise site personnel including subcontractors and consultants to ensure quality and conformance to specifications, budgets, schedule and corporate policies.
  • Responsible for all day-to-day operation, maintenance, fiscal and administrative functions of the site and for achieving company and group activities.
  • Manages all areas of responsibility consistent with: federal, state, and local regulations as well as environmental requirements; company policies and procedures; company's annual operations plan; legal and contractual requirements; and good wind industry practices while operating in a clean, safe, efficient and economical manner.
  • Takes all necessary actions to protect the facility's' operating permits.
  • Carries out all responsibilities under environmental legislation; develops and ensures adherence to proper procedures to prevent environmental spills; monitors, records, any non-compliances, and environmental spills; ensures proper training of personnel on transportation of dangerous goods; promotes awareness for the environment and the requirements of environmental compliance. Develops and utilizes a sites' Environmental Management System.
  • Approves, or as required submits for approval, documents and procedures that will be used on the sites.
  • Utilizes a computer-based automated maintenance management system to: organize equipment commissioning, operations and maintenance files; to identify trends; to take corrective action; and to maintain equipment performance by maximizing plant capacity factor, availability, performance and efficiency.


    • Manages a safety program that complies with all Federal and State requirements ensuring the safe operation of the site regarding the public, employees and equipment.
    • Actively promotes a safety-minded working environment and safety programs consistent with the ENGIE Health and Safety Principles and 9 Life Saving Rules.
    • Appoints in writing a sites safety representative to administer the safety program.
    • Monitors activities of the Plant Safety Committee and ensures its effectiveness.
    • Cooperates with Loss Control/Safety Consultants from property and casualty insurance carriers and responds to their recommendations in a timely manner.
    • Coordinates with and promptly reports all losses and claims to the corporate Risk Manager.
    • Prepares and is responsible for the execution of emergency plans.

      Human Resources

      • Sets objectives for his/her team; manages site personnel in the proper performance of assigned duties and maintains a record of their performance through regular, formal evaluations; and makes recommendations for their merit increases and incentive pay.
      • Oversees training to enhance site employees' technical knowledge in the safe operation and maintenance of the facility and its capital equipment as well as employee professional development.
      • Ensures that employee policies and procedures are followed by all sites' personnel; ensures that the manual has been distributed to all employees and that the policies outlined within are reasonably understood by all staff members.
      • Ensures fair implementation of complaint procedures. Administers appropriate disciplinary action in a fair and consistent manner, supported by clear, concise and thorough documentation of events and actions resulting in the need for discipline.
      • Provides/coordinates relief for operations and/or maintenance supervisor as needed.

      • Communicates regularly with ENGIE company representatives (Head of Renewable Generation, Asset Management, Engineering, Regulatory Compliance & Human Resources and Construction Management) for exchange, consultation, guidance and required approvals.
      • Maintains open communications with Global Energy Management (GEM) 24-hour desk operations. Ensures changes in plants status are communicated immediately to these individuals.
      • Maintains good relations with landowners, suppliers, customers, vendors, service providers, governmental authorities, and contractors.
      • Is personally involved and takes innovative actions to ensure good public and community relations on behalf of the facility and the company.


        • Ensures the efficient and economical operation and maintenance of the facilities. Ensure compliance with Purchase Power Agreements, WTG and Solar OEM service agreements and Partnership O&M and Asset Management Agreements with emphasis on optimizing assets and minimizing penalties while ensuring safety of personnel and subcontractors.
        • Ensures prompt, timely and accurate reporting as required by company policies and procedures and other governmental and contractual requirements.
        • Prepares annual operating plans, budgets and controls for operating at budgeted levels with appropriate justification and approval for variances including sites' outages (compliant with dispatching needs) and operating shift schedules to accommodate facility operation and scheduled maintenance.
        • Monitors budget variances on a regular basis and prepares/monitors long term budget forecasts. Provides monthly variances reports on a timely manner.
        • Follows up, assisted by the Asset Management Group, with the proper execution of commercial contracts and assists in bringing solutions to any disagreement that may arise.
        • Direct reports include site administrator, operations managers, area engineer and wind and solar technicians. Acts as a team member with all employees of ENGIE staff
        • Complies with all ENGIE policies and procedures
        • Carries out other duties as assigned


          • Strong leadership/management/communication skills
          • Strong organizational/prioritizing skills
          • Ability to make significant independent judgments
          • Must be able to travel 50% of the time
          • Familiar with personal computers and their use for planning, budgeting, inventory control and database handling
          • Must be able to certify, as required to state and federal agencies, compliance with permits and regulations as the authorized agent for the company
          • Must have and be able to maintain a valid driver's license

            Essential Physical Abilities

            • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
            • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
            • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
            • Ability to use personal computer, calculator, etc.
            • Required to have eyesight corrected at 20/40 to accurately read and interpret such as but not limited to instruments, gauges, and manuals
            • Must be physically capable of entering and working in a confined space (crawl spaces, shafts, small enclosed areas, pipes and the like) as required
            • Must be physically capable of performing demanding work at various heights and in adverse conditions during operations, shutdowns, and in fire/emergency activities
            • Must be physically capable of wearing protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to half and full-face respirators, fall protection equipment, hardhat, safety shoes, safety glasses etc.
            • Ability to pass a respirator physical and respirator fit test (if applicable)
            • Could involve some lifting up to 50 lbs.


              • Bachelor's degree in engineering (ABET accredited) plus five (5) years' experience in a related industry; or technical diploma/high school diploma and ten (10) years' experience in a related industry. Must demonstrate a strong technical and managerial capability
              • Two (2) years previous experience in supervision of technical, operating or maintenance personnel
              • In-depth knowledge of wind power generating equipment and technologies

                Why ENGIE?

                ENGIE North America isn't just participating in the Zero-Carbon transition, we're leading it! Join us as we develop energy that is more renewable, more efficient and more accessible to everyone.

                Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy! ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future. Are you up for the challenge?


                All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

                ENGIE is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

                Additional Information

                • Posting Date: Mar 30, 2020

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