Outage Manager

Unspecified, New Jersey
13 Oct 2016
20 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting to the Customer Service Leader, the Outage Manager is responsible for preparation, planning, leading execution, and close out of complex planned / emergent Outage events for gas turbine, steam turbine and generator under Multi-Year Agreement (MYA) Upgrade agreements while developing the business strategy for field fulfilment excellence in Power Services North America.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Outage Manager, you will:
  • Manage complex outage event preparation (Planned / Emergent / Upgrade) from start to finish, including outage schedule development, Two Factor Authentication (TFA) / craft labor / tooling / cost planning, customer management - pre / post outage meetings, mobilization planning, Job Cost Esitmate (JCE) execution, and event close out
  • Project manage onsite execution with large teams during assigned outages, ensuring Fulfilment-5 goals & requirements are met at all times, manage on job cost tracking, productivity, while managing execution risk / Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA) and any NU / Service warranty
  • Drive improvement of vendor / sourcing cost, on-time delivery, outage cost & productivity / P6.0 implementation, effectively update and maintain accurate Centralized Data System (CDS) / tracking files, control man hour cost and pacing
  • Lead project quotation development including work scope, site condition check, preliminary safety and risk analysis to identify potential issues or obstacles and to minimize cost impact for site execution;
  • Support customer operations team during shut-down, start-up, running and performance testing of turbine, generator & auxiliary systems
  • Ensure proper execution documentation is prepared, used, reviewed, stored and delivered including Quality Control Plan (QCP), Field Procedures, Quality Procedures, OneEHS, Foreign Material Exclusion (FME) and Customer Outage Reports
  • Work with web systems applications such as Oracle Field Services, Field Services Portal, and Power Generation Services (PGS) Portal for proper allocation, preparation, planning and forecasting on labor, tooling, vendor management
  • Respond to forced outages / emergency promptly, be on site when needed, investigate / escalate site issues to restore the units to operating conditions in a timely manner
  • Support Service Director, Customer Service Leader & Inquiry to Order (ITO) on technical & project communication to customer staff with respect to unit maintenance, operations, performance, new technology and new products
  • Actively work to improve and perfect existing processes and look for simplification opportunities


  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Business or Engineering (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in power generation industry)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience of turbine, generator & auxiliary system installation, maintenance or manufacturing / repair processes
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in power generation plant start-up, running operations & shut-downs

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong Project Management skills
  • PC proficiency, web applications including advanced Excel skills
  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong technical & maintenance knowledge of GE gas / steam turbines and generators
  • A good team leader in dynamic, energetic and complex customer site environments, equipped with quick learning capability and ownership;
  • Be self-motivated, confident and able to work under high pressure and constraint time, committed and process oriented;
  • Good communication skills, able to influence stakeholders to deliver customer & business needs
  • Ability to work multiple projects simultaneously and effectively in a cross-functional team
  • Field Engineer Program (FEP) graduate
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