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Plant Manager

  1. Mississauga
  1. Industrial & manufacturing

Plant Manager

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SNC-Lavalin O&M is seeking a Plant Manager to provide leadership to the cogeneration facility located at the Greater Toronto Airport. The individual will be participating in the administration of other projects in southern Ontario , and participating in the development of new Operations and Maintenance opportunities. The Plant Manager will be responsible for management of plant personnel (16 staff) composed of both unionized and non-unionized personnel. The Cogeneration portion of the facility is comprised of a gas cycle and a steam cycle. The gas cycle includes two (2) gas turbine generator packages and the steam cycle includes one (1) steam turbine generator set. The combined electrical power output from the three (3) generators is 117MW (design conditions), with a guaranteed thermal capacity of one hundred thousand (100,000) lbs. of steam per hour.


  • Management of site Health & Safety Environmental performance in accordance contract and Regulatory requirements
  • Manages the financial results and requirements of the plant's business and operations to ensure that revenue and expense goals are met (or exceeded) as established in the annual business plan
  • Oversees the development of capital and operating budgets. Provides for business projections as required
  • Develops an annual operating budget for the facility with input from the team
  • Sets goals and objectives for the plant for financial, environmental, health and safety, and personnel results
  • Monitors activities of the utilities and other businesses in the region regarding developments, pricing and potential expansion
  • Monitors wage levels on a regional industry basis
  • Meets or beats budgeted annual operating and maintenance expenses as determined in the annual business plan
  • Ensures all contract agreements with parties are properly complied with, to protect the long-term interests of the client and the company
  • Oversees the implementation of personnel policies, plans and programs for the plant
  • Ensures the morale of all plant staff members is maximized to the successful completion of facility goals
  • Implements and assists in the development of all required corporate policies, practices and procedures
  • Writing, reviewing and revising operating and related procedures. Ensures procedural compliance in the conduct of plant operations, maintenance and personnel administration. Investigates plant problems, incidents, accidents and unusual events and provides analysis, recommendations, reports and develops and administrates appropriate follow-up plans
  • Plans, directs and supervises routine preventive and predictive maintenance on all systems and equipment; supports corrective maintenance efforts on selected equipment. Reviews maintenance backlog and provides priorities to Chief Operating Engineer. Plans, directs and performs housekeeping duties. Establish and maintain housekeeping standards. Ensures all in-plant switching and tagging of equipment in accordance with approved procedures and prudent operations and maintenance practices. Maintains complete and accurate reports of downtime, outages, repair requirements and production and performance indices
  • Plans, directs and supervises outage and shutdown activities including coordination with client, regulators, contractors, specialist consultants etc.
  • Oversees testing of plant systems and components executed by on-site staff and/or by contractors. Review data based on established standards and/or sound power plant practices. Conducts routine tours of the plant to inspect equipment; provide direction, supervision and feedback to employees; and ensures that all safety rules and plant procedures are followed and are in accordance with corporate standards. Review incident reports for equipment malfunctions/employee accidents, and provide safety and environmental leadership for site
  • Communicates with other Company personnel on-site and at other locations. Represents the Company in dealing with the public, steam and power customers, vendors, contractors, regulators and other non-Company personnel
  • Conceives, develops and evaluates on-the-job and classroom training in operations-related subjects. Prepares lesson plans, handouts, visual aids, examinations, qualification standards and other material related to employee training and development
  • Recruiting, screening, and interviewing candidates for employment on-site or at other locations. Plans, directs and supervises operation of plant and ensures proper licensing and qualifications are met according to local and federal regulations
  • Maintains logs, records and data sheets; prepares and reviews reports, trends, timesheets, material requisitions, work orders and other administrative documents related to power and steam production, as well as reports required by Client and by Regulation
  • Contributes to business development efforts by visiting with potential clients, attending tradeshows and conferences, and preparing budgets for opportunities


  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in operating, maintaining, or managing a centralized power and utilities facility.
  • We are seeking individuals with first class power engineering certificates (recognized in Ontario) or individuals with an engineering background.
  • LM6000 Gas Turbines operation and maintenance
  • Commissioning of power generation equipment
  • OEM Long-Term service agreement management
  • Ontario energy market (IESO / OEB) rules and regulations
  • NERC standards
  • Unionized environment
  • Any or all of District Energy, Energy – From- Waste, Alternative Energy projects
  • New plant operational setup

Additional Information

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process.

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.


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