Head of Operations
Salary: Up to gbp100000 per annum + additional benefits
Ref Number: ESAZ-04771
Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be the retained partner to a significant power generation organisation in the appointment of a Head of Hydro Operations across their hydro power plants across the West Coast of Scotland – with Glasgow a central point.
This Head of Hydro Operations position is a key hire and will play a pivotal role in managing high performing teams whilst operating at a senior level and contributing to the senior leadership team.
Head of Operations – Duties & Responsibilities:
•Provide effective leadership and direction to a multi-disciplinary team to deliver ‘best in class’ performance (Team of 50+ with 6-8 direct reports)
•Leading operation in terms of integrated engineering risk and governance framework consistent with safety, legal, statutory, environmental industry standards
•Overall accountability of all aspects of operation including maintenance, H&S, environment, customer, quality, time, and costing
•Drive and embed all change programmes developed and agreed
•Develop and implement a performance culture, ensuring that performance management processes are used effectively at all levels in the organisation.
•Lead improvement initiatives which increase the productivity of commercial processes, identify synergies that enhance value and deliver cost effective efficiencies
•Control capital and revenue budget requirements to ensure that profit targets are met at minimum cost whilst safeguarding and improving the availability and reliability of plant
•Target and deliver year on year plant and financial performance improvement to support delivery of overall business profits
•Oversee operations budgets, performance improvements and cost reduction targets and management of OPEX and CAPEX reviewing spend requirements on a continual basis
•Tight management control of large-scale maintenance and support contracts to deliver full value and maximise commercial position within contractual terms.
•Continuously monitor the performance of the plant and personnel and initiate changes to secure improvements.
•Champion Group H&S, Training & Competence standards
•Represent the Company with regulatory bodies, local authorities, outside agencies and the community to safeguard the stations’ and company’s interests.
•Organise and leads own department activity primarily over multi-year time horizons where necessary
•Works internally with geographically dispersed teams across the operation to deliver the company’s aims and objectives whilst sharing good practice with other business areas.
•Experience within senior roles within large complex industrial environments, ideally with a range of plant type and/or technical roles
•Leadership across a wide range of functions including people management and transformation and change projects
•Strong commercial, contract management and negotiation/influencing skills
•Proven ability to form effective working relationships internally and externally with highly developed communication skills at all levels
•Experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team within an engineering or similar environment
•Mental resilience of a demanding workplace with the ability to deliver high level results within tight deadlines and prioritise key duties
•An awareness of current legislation within the industry and commercial understanding of the technical and legal content
•Degree level technical qualification or equivalent in an engineering related subject (essential) a member of a relevant professional body would be an advantage
•Ability to travel as and when required UK wide
This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative business that is recognised a s a market leader in the role Head of Operations. To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associate executive benefits package.
For a confidential discussion about this appointment or any other senior / executive search opportunities please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.