Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Dover Plains


Requisition ID:  214829

Job Summary:

Cricket Valley Energy Center LLC has awarded Bechtel a contract to design and build the new, natural-gas-fired power plant, which will provide electricity for one million homes and create approximately 1,100 jobs at peak construction.  The Cricket Valley Energy Center, a 1,100-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle plant to be completed in 2020, will have a low-impact design and will use advanced emissions-control technology.


Expected assignment duration is 13 months at the Cricket Valley Energy Center job site in Dover, NY.  The project is a combined cycle power plant.


We are looking for a Lead Operations - Startup to direct and supervise all aspects of plant operations, for an assigned shift.  This includes providing supervision of client O&M personnel as required.



Job Responsibilities:

Operate the facility in a safe manner consistent with all applicable procedures, standards, codes, regulations and equipment limitations.
Provide technical assistance and direction to client personnel in developing and revising the individual station operating procedures that will be used to operate the facility systems and equipment.
Provide input and assist in writing the system and integrated pre-operations test procedures and other site-specific commissioning procedures for integrates startup activities.
Provide Plant operations OJT training to client personnel during the course of station commissioning and initial operations.
Work hours as required, including overtime, weekends, shift work and holidays as necessary to support the project.
 Supervises startup activities on operating plans.
Prepare and implement a plan to complete all startup requirements of prime contracts or scope book.
Responsible for review of project designs and recommendation of changes to design in regards to safety and operability.
Supervises, coordinates, and reviews the work of assigned engineers estimate staffing needs and schedules and assigns work to meet needs.
Responsible for performing per project load accession plan.
Performs personnel evaluations and ensures they receive appropriate technical assistance and training for their professional development.
Perform role of Work Control Office for Work Authorizations and Permit to work, administer LOTO program in the absence of the project LOTO Authority.


Job Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, construction management or related field with 9 years of experience in electrical; or in lieu of Bachelor’s degree 15 years of experience working in the power industry.
Operations experience at a project site.
5 years experience in the utility scale power generation industry.
Combined Cycle experience.

Must be able to walk at least 3 miles per day over uneven ground and be able to climb stair towers 75’ in height at least 6 times per day to access project equipment.
Must have the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
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Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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