Power Plant Manager

Lincoln Electric System

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, customer-owned LES is one of the nation’s leading utility companies. We’re recognized for low costs, reliability, financial stability, innovation, environmental stewardship, community involvement and exceptional customer service. So, if you are looking for a career, and not just a job; if you value working in an atmosphere that values passion and talent, high personal standards, service excellence, the environment and the community in which we live- LES may be the place for you.  


Job Title

 Power Plant Manager 

Employment Type

Starting Pay Range

Posting Date


 $121,894.00 - $152,367.00 


Employment Classification


Closing Date


 Power Supply 





Responsible for the overall management of heavy frame simple cycle gas turbine power plants, wind turbine generators and thermal facilities. Specific responsibilities include supervising staff, overseeing plant maintenance and operations, maintaining plant facilities, establishing plant short- and long-term goals, developing budgets for the gas turbine, wind turbine and thermal plants, maintaining currency in utility operations, monitoring developments of the utility industry regarding energy generation, and complying with all regulatory requirements. Responsible for overall policy and procedure development for the department and the division.  Responsible for coordinating activities outside normally scheduled work hours to ensure critical plant functions remain operable as emergency or plant situations dictate. This will involve staying late, coming in early, and taking phone calls from staff at odd hours, weekend work and immediate call backs to the plant. Consistent and reliable attendance is required.

  • Provides strategic leadership to department management and oversees the effective supervision of staff to include prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, monitoring employee performance, ensuring staff members are trained and cross trained, resolving conflicts, and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Develops, monitors and analyzes department operational and capital budgets, expenses, and budget variances to identify trends, control costs, etc. in order to recommend needed resources, account for current and future regulatory requirements and risk mitigation. Makes decisions based on the limits of approved budgets and policies.
  • Responsible for all aspects of NERC compliance and training for the plant, ensuring that equipment and staff are fully complying with all government requirements.
  • Works with the Environmental Department to ensure compliance with the EPA on emissions monitoring, maintenance and testing of Predictive Emissions Monitoring equipment and routine calibration of fuel measuring devices.
  • Oversees scheduling and coordination of both major and minor maintenance outages and works with System Energy Management to obtain approvals to balance the outages with other generating resources.
  • Maximizes utilization of ERP in tracking of equipment maintenance information dealing with scheduling, document management, historical reporting, reliability centered analysis, inventory control, cost reporting, labor hours and budgetary controls.
  • Responsible for managing the mechanical, electrical and instrumentation & control (I&C) inventories to maintain plant reliability.
  • Identifies needed services and manages the request for proposal process including soliciting and evaluating bids, determining vendor to be awarded, contract review, etc., and reviews the work of selected consultants and vendors to confirm the work meets requirements.


Strategic Thinking – Seeking a candidate who aligns day to day activities around broader organizational goals and objectives; prioritizes resources based on the strategic objectives of the organization; recognizes and rewards people based on how their actions support the broader needs of the company.


Project Management – The ideal candidate in this role establishes project goals, milestones, and procedures, defines roles and responsibilities, acquires project resources, coordinates projects throughout company, monitors project progress, and manages multiple projects.


Leading/Facilitating Teams – The individual helps team develop a vision, objectives, and goals consistent with the organization’s mission while encouraging personal ownership, anticipating and resolving conflicts, and fostering an environment where team members are motivated to do their best work.


Communication – The successful candidate expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner whether verbally, written, or other means; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling.


Job Technical Skills – The ideal candidate keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a Technical, Engineering, or related field, and
  • Ten years of progressively responsible operations and maintenance experience in a power generation or industrial facility, including five years of supervisory or management experience, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.



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Job ID: 8294

Posted 17 days ago

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