Head of Operations

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Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be the retained partner to a significant power generation organisation in the appointment of a Head of Hydro Operations across their hydro power plants across the West Coast of Scotland - with Glasgow a central point.

This Head of Hydro Operations position is a key hire and will play a pivotal role in managing high performing teams whilst operating at a senior level and contributing to the senior leadership team.

Head of Operations - Duties & Responsibilities:

*Provide effective leadership and direction to a multi-disciplinary team to deliver 'best in class' performance (Team of 50+ with 6-8 direct reports)
*Leading operation in terms of integrated engineering risk and governance framework consistent with safety, legal, statutory, environmental industry standards
*Overall accountability of all aspects of operation including maintenance, H&S, environment, customer, quality, time, and costing
*Drive and embed all change programmes developed and agreed
*Develop and implement a performance culture, ensuring that performance management processes are used effectively at all levels in the organisation.
*Lead improvement initiatives which increase the productivity of commercial processes, identify synergies that enhance value and deliver cost effective efficiencies
*Control capital and revenue budget requirements to ensure that profit targets are met at minimum cost whilst safeguarding and improving the availability and reliability of plant
*Target and deliver year on year plant and financial performance improvement to support delivery of overall business profits
*Oversee operations budgets, performance improvements and cost reduction targets and management of OPEX and CAPEX reviewing spend requirements on a continual basis
*Tight management control of large-scale maintenance and support contracts to deliver full value and maximise commercial position within contractual terms.
*Continuously monitor the performance of the plant and personnel and initiate changes to secure improvements.
*Champion Group H&S, Training & Competence standards
*Represent the Company with regulatory bodies, local authorities, outside agencies and the community to safeguard the stations' and company's interests.
*Organise and leads own department activity primarily over multi-year time horizons where necessary
*Works internally with geographically dispersed teams across the operation to deliver the company's aims and objectives whilst sharing good practice with other business areas.

Candidate Profile:
*Experience within senior roles within large complex industrial environments, ideally with a range of plant type and/or technical roles
*Leadership across a wide range of functions including people management and transformation and change projects
*Strong commercial, contract management and negotiation/influencing skills
*Proven ability to form effective working relationships internally and externally with highly developed communication skills at all levels
*Experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team within an engineering or similar environment
*Mental resilience of a demanding workplace with the ability to deliver high level results within tight deadlines and prioritise key duties
*An awareness of current legislation within the industry and commercial understanding of the technical and legal content
*Degree level technical qualification or equivalent in an engineering related subject (essential) a member of a relevant professional body would be an advantage
*Ability to travel as and when required UK wide

This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative business that is recognised a s a market leader in the role Head of Operations. To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associate executive benefits package.

For a confidential discussion about this appointment or any other senior / executive search opportunities please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert
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  • Negotiable
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  • CV-191221
  • Permanent
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