NRG Energy, Inc. PLANT BUSINESS MANAGER in Denver City, Texas

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Summary:

The Plant Business Manager manages financial reporting for the Antelope Elk and Mustang generations stations. This position will work with business leaders, plant owners and asset managers, internal customers, vendors and other subject matter experts to provide support and direction to optimize the company s business objectives and operational performance. This position is responsible for the analysis, consolidation, and presentation of all types of statistical data, information, trends and patterns for plant operations performance and financial data. The incumbent will also drive operational improvements within operations through the identification and resolution of process improvement opportunities.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Support all operations activities through collection and analysis of information and the dissemination of intelligence on financial and operational plant performance; perform detailed analysis and prepare comprehensive reports to support all business functions.

  • Utilize multiple data sources to collect, analyze, consolidate, and provide timely, accurate, presentation of all types of mission-critical business metrics, trends, and patterns within plant operations; including plant performance (availability and reliability), safety, and financials (Capex, O&M, and G&A). Utilize data sources appropriately for specific ad hoc assignments. Effectively convert data to meaningful information for executives.

  • Design and implement reports, tools, and presentations that lead to more effective and efficient decision-making. Examples include monthly and quarterly scorecards, strategic reports, and dashboards.

  • Delegate and communicate management responsibility as a centralized decision maker; act as a control device for senior management.

  • Manage and direct business support staff including but not limited to procurement and accounts payable staff and activities.

  • Plant Business Process owner with responsibility for all plant business and administrative policies.

  • Identify opportunities for workflow/process improvements and work with functional areas to jointly develop ways to enhance productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness through the appropriate application.

  • Accurately track, evaluate, and report on Capital and Major Maintenance projects monthly.

  • Assist in the preparation and review of financial and operational business planning and forecasting activities in coordination with FP&A.

  • Develop, manage, and track the Plant AIP metric process.

  • Assemble, prepare, and submit quarterly Benchmarking Data for the organization.

  • Prepare ad hoc reports and analyses as necessary and in a clear, timely manner.

  • Work closely with other members of the organization, building relationships and the understanding of organizational roles within NRG while establishing productive & influential relationships across all functional areas to ensure consistent and well-coordinated presentation and analysis.

  • Manage and direct the monthly accounting close process, variance analysis, departmental budgeting, payroll allocation, accounts payable/receivable, payroll and the year-end audit process for their respective plant.

  • Coordinate and maintain open communication between the Plant, Asset management company, Plant Owners and NRG corporate.

  • Promote and maintain an environment of teamwork and cooperation among staff.

  • Serve as an NRG representative on issues with project partners and external contractors.

  • Supervise the preparation of required information to external customers.

  • Provide financial information to NRG Energy Services management, including directing and preparing monthly operating results, variance reporting, project cost information, SEC reporting information, and forecasting.

  • Responsible for the maintenance of accounting records, preparation of financial reports, and development and usage of statistical and accounting information.

  • Appraise operating results in terms of costs, budgets, trends, and earnings.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor s degree in Business or Engineering AND minimum of 5 years related business experience, or in lieu of Bachelor s degree, a minimum of 8 years relevant business experience is required.

  • Accounting experience and knowledge of accounting standards and principles. Experience in preparing and managing budgets.

  • Advanced proficiency in standard software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), specialized business technologies and applications (e.g. Outlooksoft, JDE, PowerGADS, SAP, MP2, Maximo etc.) to retrieve and analyze data in support of business needs.

Preferred Experience:

Power Plant and energy industry experience a plus.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations in industrial environments.

  • Seeks and understands the customer/client s needs and focuses on meeting and exceeding their expectations

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with careful attention to detail, accuracy and precision; candidates must demonstrate unquestionable trust, superior performance, and have a commitment to highest standards of quality and integrity.

  • Can perform work that is complex and varied in nature. Defines and discerns key aspects of a problem and integrated solutions to resolve highly complex business issues. Recognized expert in business leadership, and often provides strategic direction, guidance and integration of planning, process development, and reporting.

  • Ability to translate and communicate data into actionable business information.

  • Ability to meet short deadlines and turn around information with high quality.

  • Excellent communication skills; including strong oral and writing skills, and the ability to effectively listen as well as a willingness to voice opinions and offer solutions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and strict adherence to NRG business practices, procedures and principles.

  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple competing priorities.

  • Positive attitude, supportive to colleagues and acts as change agent.

  • Physical Requirements*

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.

  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment and/or power plant - out of doors work environment. (Including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas at generating unit work locations)

  • Work overtime and non-standard working hours as required

  • Occasionally requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.)

  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals

  • Requires operation of a personal computer

  • Valid state driver s license

  • Requires occasional travel outside service area

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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