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General Manager- Trenton, NJ in Trenton, NJ at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Trenton, NJ
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Veolia is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 163,000 employees worldwide,Veolia designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries.

General Manager
Full time
$150-180k 30% bonus
Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Vacation

General Manager

The General Manager will have overall responsibility for the operation and success of the district energy business. As the primary representative before customers, community and business leaders, political bodies and regulatory agencies, the GM will be the primary public representative of the business unit. The GM will be responsible for providing budget justification to senior management for non-routine maintenance activities and capital projects. The GM will report to the Regional VP.

Scope & Responsibilities:
Responsible for the effectiveness of overall plant management which includes:
Engineering Support to Business Development:
• Manage and expand existing customer relationships, contracts and services both on the district energy facilities and beyond within the region
• Provide evaluation, recommendations and guidance on new project development with Business Development and operations project teams
• Develop and market new energy and energy related products to position district energy and related products to competitively meet the needs of the community
• Support the preparation of proposals in response to customer specifications and technical information requests for engineering analysis, system studies, and other technical projects
Plant Operations:
• Ensure that all facilities are maximized to plant capacity factor, availability, performance and efficiency
• Manage operating agreements, including environmental and governmental requirements in a clean, safe, efficient and cost effective manner
• Provide direction for the dispatch of heating cooling and electric generating equipment
• Collaborate with Corporate Purchasing for the procurement and delivery of fuel and electricity
Financial Reporting:
• Prepare annual operating plans, budgets, budget controls, and budget variances for the efficient management of the facility
• Monitor budget on monthly basis and long-term budget forecasts
• Coordinate Risk Insurance, requirements and plant safety
• Review emergency response plans developed by the Operations and Maintenance Contractor
Human Resources:
• Sets objectives for the team; manage site personnel and performance of staff; make recommendations for merit increases and incentive pay.
• Administer Employee Policies and Procedures to all staff members
Executive Reporting/Local Communications:
• Communicate regularly with the Regional VP for consultation, guidance and approvals
• Manager an ongoing relationship with elected officials, the local community and the regulatory community in coordination with senior management
• Monitor local regulatory and community activities for the purpose of anticipating changes that may affect the business

Job Requirements

Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
•         Bachelor's degree preferably in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
•         10 - 15+ years' experience in the Energy & Utilities industry with specific experience with district energy and utility power infrastructure
•         5 years' recent experience supervising a staff  in a district energy/steam production facility, central plant, building or large facility as a Plant Manager or General Manager
•         P&L responsibility with thorough knowledge of accounting and financial management for district energy and power production facilities
•         Strong knowledge of steam, hot and cold water, cogeneration, compressed air, chilled water, electricity, HVAC or other utility systems
•         Strong knowledge of general engineering and operations procedures
•         In-depth knowledge of the economics and technologies associated with the provision of district energy or other utility services
•         Highly developed leadership skills
•         Excellent communications skills with the ability to interact with all levels of an energy organization, from operational management to senior leadership
Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
•         Master's degree in engineering or MBA with the demonstrated ability to manage engineering and capital projects
•         Related industry licenses and certifications desirable (Professional Engineering, Certified Energy Manager, PMP, LEED etc.)