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Facility Manager

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La Loma, Colombia
Full Time
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Drummond is a 140 MW (Gross) GE LMs 6000 and LM 2500 Power Plant, located in La Loma, El Cesar Colombia. The Site comprises 3 LMs 6000 PC and 1 LM 2500 and was commissioned in 2004.

This Facility Manager position will be responsible for providing management direction and leadership to ensure that the facility is operated in a safe, reliable, and economic manner consistent with site O&M agreement and PPAs contracts, permits, and rules, regulations, and written instructions from the facility owner. This position reports directly to the Regional Operations Director for EthosEnergy and provides for the main interface to the owner's representative of the facility.

Applicants must be Colombian residents and have the ability to drive (valid driver's license is required). This position is eligible for a Local Benefits Package.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure that a safe work environment is provided and maintained to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries
  • Oversee environmental reporting and testing activities so that the facility is in full compliance with all permits
  • Maintain compliance of all company policies, procedures, and commercial commitments
  • Arrange for scheduled inspections and overhauls on major equipment
  • Develop and track outage schedules (provide outage reports to the owner summarizing significant events)
  • Prep annual Budgets (OPEX and CAPEX) and Maintenance Plan for Owner approval
  • Prep monthly Draw Request and submit to Owner for funding of Project Account
  • Implement programs and activities that promote effective goal accomplishment, productivity, and morale
  • Optimize plant performance through utilization of manpower, equipment, supplies, and external support
  • Recruit, supervise and manage the facility staff to meet the goals and objectives of the facility and company
  • Provide coaching, training, and development opportunities for the team
  • Implement and schedule training programs that cover operations, maintenance, safety, and regulatory areas
  • Prepare the Annual Facility Operating Plan
  • Responsible for purchasing, inventory, cost control and cost management
  • Prep monthly reports detailing significant plant activities and updates on the facility operating plan
  • Communicate effectively with the site staff, management, facility owner, vendors, and outside agencies
  • Provide a weekly update to EthosEnergy covering significant issues and events at the project
  • Actively engage the owner in understanding their needs and expectations and demonstrate effective management skills in meeting or exceeding these needs and expectations
  • Provide recommendations to the owner on plant upgrades and enhancements that would improve the reliability, performance, safety, or environmental readiness of the plant. The recommendations should include a cost-benefit analysis
  • Attend weekly Plant Manager’s conference call and HSE conference call
  • Attend the Drummond HSE training for contractors as needed

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Demonstrated track record of successful goal achievement.
  • A thorough demonstrated understanding of power plant operations, including a working knowledge of the operations & maintenance functions.
  • A working knowledge of chemistry as it relates to plant operations as well as environmental and water treatment programs and statutory regulations.
  • Understand budgets, bid proposals, contracts and LTSA, basic accounting principles, plant economics and power pool operations.
  • Knowledge of Colombian electrical markets.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make competent decisions in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, electrical diagrams/drawings, logic diagrams, and technical manuals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems, clearly communicate tasks and needs, and training of other personnel.
  • Knowledge of Quality Programs and tools.
  • Analyses and interprets data to make sound professional judgments and recommendations.
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team.
  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Competent computer skills with experience in using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project.
  • Experience operating and maintaining aero derivative gas turbines.
  • Bilingual fluent in Spanish and English


  • Experience in Operations of a Power Station. Aero derivative technology is a plus
  • A substantial number of years’ relevant experience, with a significant proportion of this in a management position.

Education Requirements

  • A four-year degree or commensurate experience is required, MBA a plus.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to do walking, reaching, climbing, and stooping and lifting (up to 50 pounds).
  • Ability to work at heights and enter confined spaces.
  • Colombian Resident or Ex Pat with residency.
  • Ability to travel to Cartagena from where a chartered plane will transport employees to the mine.
  • Position requires living in a men's camp (15 days on /13 days off).
  • Driver License. #LI-HB1

What We Offer

  • Local Benefit Package
  • Travel to the men camp
  • Food and lodge in the men camp
  • Laundry
  • Medical and Life Insurance

EthosEnergy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

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