Manage the execution of and response to planned and forced outages, as well as lead the post close-out phases of scheduled and forced outages for Barakah Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) according to the regulatory requirements, operating policies and principles, nuclear standards for nuclear safety, employee safety, and environmental protection, to ensure overall business performance objectives are achieved. Oversee and lead, as necessary, outage planning activities.
1. Outage Management – Execution
Manage Outage Execution process implementation, so that process performance can be defined and communicated with plant management to ensure that plant stakeholders, particularly maintenance, operations, engineering and work management have a clear understanding of outage activities.
Manage implementation of the long-term outage life-cycle plan by executing effective refueling outage plans that reflect the activities required to keep BNPP operating safely and efficiently.
Manage and lead the implementation of Forced Outage Program template schedules, designed to address the various conditions and modes encountered with Forced Outages in order to equip staff with the necessary tools to prepare for and respond to forced outages.
Manage the implementation of standardized forced outage execution processes and procedures to support safe and efficient return to service of the affected BNPP unit(s).
Manage and validate the responses to forced outages to ensure rapid and safe return to operation.
Manage responses to reported areas of risk, including schedule risk, equipment reliability risk and maintenance performance risk to support risk mitigation and achieve department objectives.
Manage daily outage meetings as necessary to ensure Outage staff and stakeholders maintain high situational awareness.
Manage communications to and performance of the Outage Control Center (OCC) to ensure critical and near critical path activities remain on track.
Maintain safety conscious work environment by ensuring that Nuclear Safety, including all aspects of Shutdown Safety, is the overriding priority.
Monitor the status of key schedule milestones to ensure that they are being achieved during outage execution, that milestone product quality meets established standards, and that prompt corrective actions are established for recovery plans to minimize plant downtime during planned and forced outages.
Manage and review the status of outage activities related to Outage Execution to ensure that they are consistent with outage schedule milestones and management objectives.
Manage routine work control reports for distribution; schedule reports and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure and communicate performance outage execution activities.
Review and verify proposed schedule risk solutions to ensure a pro-active approach to un-foreseen changes.
2. Outage Management – Preparation and Scheduling
Manage coordination with plant management during outage management preparation, planning, scheduling, execution, and closeout to ensure stakeholders have a clear understanding of outage activities.
Monitor status of preparation and scheduling milestones to ensure that they remain on track and that recovery plans are put in place to deal with preparation milestones that are at risk.
Support Outage Preparation activities by evaluating the number of material acquisitions, supporting conflict resolution, procurement reviews, management direction and focus, and coordination of engineering and technical organizations in conflict resolutions to ensure alignment between outage work streams.
Manage process coordination support with regards to Outage Execution for development and implementation of the scheduling and preparation processes, including resolving schedule conflicts, to ensure alignment among outage management activities and to ensure that Nuclear Safety is the overriding priority.
3. Outage Management – Lessons Learned
Review Outage Execution performance analysis against established performance criteria through various means such as participation in self-assessments, performance monitoring programs, direct personal observation and industry benchmarked KPIs to improve performance.
Manage coordination with the Operations function in order to eliminate schedule induced challenges to nuclear safety and plant technical specifications.
Manage the post outage critiques to ensure resultant lessons learned are incorporated in future plant outages.
Establish the effective use of management information systems in the outage execution organization to fulfill the requirements of the Operating License and the Operating Policies and Principles to ensure alignment with regulatory standards and industry leading practices.
4. Staff Training and Qualification
Oversee staff training in order to meet the management expectations, standards, goals and objectives for training, and communicate these standards, goals and expectations in order to enhance their capability and competence.
Lead and mentor staff to improve work performance as well as present management perspectives and nuclear operating experience to outage management staff to enhance their skillset and understanding.
Review and approve the annual budget plan of Outage Execution, as well as planned unit outages and track financial performance versus the budget to ensure alignment.
6. Outage and Emergency Response Organization (ERO) Support
Support outage and/or the ERO, as assigned, to ensure safe, reliable and continued operations; this may require shift work/off hours support.
7. Operational Planning
Provide input into the development of the Division’s systems, processes and procedures, as well as develop and implement the Department’s systems and processes, identifying potential areas of improvement to ensure efficient, effective, safe and risk-free operations as well as compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements.
Monitor, control and report Operational and financial Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to the Department, to track performance and recommend corrective or mitigating actions.
Ensure that all relative reports are prepared timely and accurately, and meet the Department’s requirements and standards.
8. Health and Safety and Security
Ensure compliance to all relevant health, safety and environmental management policies, procedures and controls across the Division/Department/Section by the delivery of the Health and Safety Management Program to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance, delivery of high quality services and a responsible environmental attitude.
Follow all relevant Security policies, processes, procedures and instructions to ensure security compliance in all aspects of work, by applying them on self, others and Corporate assets.
Ensure compliance with corporate requirements for adherence to policies, procedures and instructions related to Crisis Management and Business Continuity in order to continue mission critical activities.
Education & qualification
Bachelor of Science degree.
10 years of relevant experience, out of which:
2 years in a Managerial role
12 years of relevant experience, out of which:
5 years in Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Nuclear Power Plant experience at an operational site and or Advanced Pressurized-water Reactor APR-1400, Open Pool Reactor (OPR)-1000 or Combustion Engineering Nuclear Steam Supply System (CE NSSS) Design, Work Management or Outage Management experience, as applicable for position.
4 years in a supervisory / managerial role in a nuclear power plant.
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