Profession power plant manager

Power plant managers supervise operations in power plants which produce and transport energy. They coordinate the production of energy in the plant, and supervise the construction, operation and maintenance of energy transmission and distribution networks and systems.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Artistic
  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Electrical power safety regulations

    The compliance with safety measures which need to be taken during the installation, operation, and maintenance of constructions and equipment which function in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical power, such as the appropriate safety gear, equipment handling procedures, and preventive actions.

  • Business management principles

    Principles governing business management methods such as strategy planning, methods of efficient production, people and resources coordination.

  • Energy market

    The trends and major driving factors in the energy trading market, energy trades methodologies and practice, and the identification of the major stakeholders in the energy sector.

  • Nuclear energy

    The generation of electrical energy through the use of nuclear reactors, by converting the energy released from nuclei of atoms in reactors which generate heat. This heat subsequently generates steam which can power a steam turbine to generate electricity.

Skills

  • Plan health and safety procedures

    Set up procedures for maintaining and improving health and safety in the workplace.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • Create manufacturing guidelines

    Draft procedures and guidelines to ensure that government and industry regulations are met by manufacturers in both international and domestic markets.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Ensure equipment maintenance

    Ensure that the equipment required for operations is regularly checked for faults, that routine maintenance tasks are performed, and that repairs are scheduled and performed in the case of damage or flaws.

  • Forecast energy prices

    Analyse the energy market and external factors which may influence trends in the energy market in order to predict the movement of prices for energy and utility consumption.

  • Manage supplies

    Monitor and control the flow of supplies that includes the purchase, storage and movement of the required quality of raw materials, and also work-in-progress inventory. Manage supply chain activities and synchronise supply with demand of production and customer.

  • Adhere to organisational guidelines

    Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Analyse energy market trends

    Analyse data influencing the movement of the energy market, and liaise with the important stakeholders in the energy field in order to make accurate predictions and perform the most beneficial actions.

  • Coordinate electricity generation

    Communicate the current demand of electricity generation to electricity generation workers and facilities in order to ensure that the generation of electrical power can be increased or decreased accordingly.

  • Adapt energy distribution schedules

    Monitor the procedures involved in the distribution of energy in order to assess whether energy supply must be increased or decreased depending on changes in demand, and incorporate these changes into the distribution schedule. Ensure that the changes are complied with.

  • Strive for company growth

    Develop strategies and plans aiming at achieving a sustained company growth, be the company self-owned or somebody else's. Strive with actions to increase revenues and positive cash flows.

  • Develop manufacturing policies

    Develop policies and procedures applied in a manufactury such as employment policies or safety procedures.

  • Define manufacturing quality criteria

    Define and describe the criteria by which data quality is measured for manufacturing purposes, such as international standards and manufacturing regulations.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • Manage emergency evacuation plans

    Monitor quick and safe emergency evacuation plans.

Optional knowledge and skills

develop strategies for electricity contingencies ensure safety in electrical power operations monitor disposal of radioactive substances respond to nuclear emergencies schedule shifts hire new personnel monitor automated machines arrange equipment repairs electric generators recruit personnel manage electricity transmission system radiation protection supervise electricity distribution operations develop electricity distribution schedule electricity train employees electricity market design strategies for nuclear emergencies ensure compliance with electricity distribution schedule ensure compliance with radiation protection regulations