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Operations Manager  


Company Profile:

NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. A Fortune 500 company, NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers: whether as one of the largest solar power developers in the country, or by building the first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers the latest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use. Our power generating facilities can support over 20 million homes and our retail electricity providers—Reliant, Green Mountain Energy Company and Energy Plus—serve more than two million customers.  More information is available at or Like Us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.

Position Summary:

Overall responsibility for the successful operation, maintenance, and monitoring of a growing fleet of reciprocating engine generators, switchgear, and ancillary equipment owned and or operated by NRG Reliability Solutions LLC.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Sets operational and maintenance priorities by assessing operational objectives, safety, risk of failure, efficiency, cost savings, energy conservation, and environmental compliance responsibilities
  • Supervises Regional Asset Managers.
  • Assumes the role of Primary Customer Contact after the installation is commissioned and operational.
  • Communicates regularly with Customers and maintains a positive customer relationship in order to maximize potential of future sales to customer.
  • Oversees the prompt resolution of equipment alarms and other issues to maximize availability of all equipment.\
  • Identifies and implements solutions to recurring operational problems by defining, analyzing, estimating, and screening alternative solutions, calculating economics and determining impact on total system.
  • Improves future operational reliability and efficiency results by working with Reliability Manager to analyze data trends, anticipate problems, and recommend and budget for equipment upgrades as necessary.
  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following and enforcing standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations
  • Assists Sales Engineer/Originator with feasibility studies including cost estimating and equipment layout and logistics as requested.
  • Provides regular (weekly or as needed) updates to NRG management including current operational and maintenance activities and issues being resolved
  • Provide annual budget requirements to NRG management
  • Review and update vendor maintenance contracts as needed
  • Review and update generator specifications as needed
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Other duties as assigned


Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of a four-year degree in engineering or business administration preferred. Equivalent experience in fleet operations and/or maintenance considered
  • Ten years’ experience working in one or more aspects of the installation, operation and/or maintenance of electrical generation equipment
  • Must know the principles of electrical power distribution and utility load management applications
  • Must be able to deal effectively with customers and contractors

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to attend evening and weekend power outage, testing and tie-in jobs and meetings as required
  • Must be willing to accept overnight travel to participate in periodic training sessions or other work-related assignments
  • Will be expected to work extra hours when necessary or when work load requires
  • Nature of position requires building and maintaining an extensive internal and external network of contacts
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Employee is required to work safely, following the guidelines of company Basic Safety Rules, and completing annual safety training
  • While on site visits, the employee is required to wear all necessary Personal Protective Equipment, including a hard hat, safety vest, hard toed boots, hearing protection (when required) and safety glasses




Job/Technical Expertise

Demonstrates expertise in own technical field; serves as a technical resource for others.

Problem Solving & Decision Making

Analyzes and solves problems using a sound problem-solving strategy: Gathers information, Analyzes the problem using critical thinking, Generates and selects solutions, Checks results.

Business Acumen

Gets work done efficiently through formal and informal channels; displays broad understanding of business practices and safety policy.

Customer Focus

Responsively addresses the needs of the customer; accurately diagnoses customer needs; communicates effectively with customers; establishes customer rapport.

Talent Optimization

Provides challenging assignments with clear and constructive feedback to employees to yield high performance; acts as a positive mentor; fosters development in others with an understanding of individual’s career aspirations; brings out the best in individuals regardless of differences in background or experiences.


Provides leadership by example; defines a vision and engages others to implement the vision; sets a strong leadership role by walking the talk.

NRG Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Business Unit 002533-NRG Backup Generation Services  
Position Operations Manager (CRPEA)  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number OPE-13-00029  

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