Productivity Operations Manager, ( 24-9058)

Business Operations Remote, United States


About GE Vernova

GE Vernova is a planned, purpose-built global energy company that includes Power, Wind, and Electrification businesses and is supported by its accelerator businesses of Advanced Research, Consulting Services, and Financial Services. Building on over 130 years of experience tackling the world’s challenges, GE Vernova is uniquely positioned to help lead the energy transition by continuing to electrify the world while simultaneously working to decarbonize it. GE Vernova helps customers power economies and deliver electricity that is vital to health, safety, security, and improved quality of life. GE Vernova is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., with more than 80,000 employees across 100+ countries around the world.

GE Vernova’s Gas Power business engineers advanced, efficient natural gas-powered technologies and services, along with decarbonization solutions that aim to help electrify a lower carbon future. As part of the Gas Power One Field Services team, FieldCore installs, maintains and upgrades power generation equipment, enabling operators of the world’s energy infrastructure to provide more reliable and affordable energy.

Job Summary

The Region Productivity Operations Manager III is responsible for management of overall Outage Cost Productivity and Project Controls for their assigned sub-region. Will lead a team of Project Controls Analysts to drive real time outage reporting related to Cost, Hours, OTD and Escalation. This role is assigned a sub-regional cost out target and is also responsible for managing key metrics for outage Planning, Execution and Closeout for both Productivity, Operations and Project Controls, partnering with both Regional Service Manager and Service Directors. This position will ensure the assigned outages are optimized by deep diving into the number of resources, shift patterns, tooling, productivity projects, standards versus estimates, JCE and actuals, etc. This position will also travel to sites during the outages to facilitate Lean Action Workouts, Pit Crew execution and overall delivery of a world class outage.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the overall sub-regional organization of Project Control Analysts, ensuring world class support and building a robust recruitment and succession plan.
  • Responsible for overall Productivity and Project Controls rhythms, KPI’s and Metrics in their respective sub-region; including the SII outage cost out op plan build for both the CS and TX Business units.
  • Partner with both the sub-region Service Director and Service Managers within FieldCore’s region to provide support on outage cost productivity and Project Controls.
  • Review and understand the work scope of every outage through a detailed outage planning process; driving consistency on the 3-month Operations Schedule and Cost Review thorough the Post Outage Review, leading meaningful reviews for each assigned outage
  • Utilize data from post outage reviews to make strategic recommendations for outage execution performance to the regions during the planning process
  • Make site visits to lead Lean Action Work Outs and support with critical outages
  • Assist the optimization of job cost estimates (JCE) and Man-load schedules using Primavera as appropriate to understand idle time and productivity opportunities.
  • Review the bid document to ensure appropriate productivity measures have been accounted for
  • Ensure Implementation and execution of Top Programs on all applicable sites and quantifies the results and track programs commitment vs. execution for best practices/lessons learned
  • Apply project planning methodology and enforces a productivity focus in rigorous weekly execution rhythms
  • Ensure PCA’s are trained and equipped to delivery world class reporting, monitor their metrics and drive results
  • Understand outage risk landscape and escalate PCA reporting Outage Performance Updates as required to keep key stakeholders apprised
  • Develop cost and OTD remediating actions for outages that are escalated during execution
  • Monitor and remediate outages that demand more resources than planned in the final JCE
  • Quantify productivity on a granular level in both hours and dollars for executive report out
  • Deliver targeted cost out operating plan
  • Develop and implement productivity training
  • Work with the sourcing department on vendor qualifications/management/optimization to minimize sourcing costs
  • Identify overall Inefficiencies and find Productivity Gains
  • Travel required
  • May be assigned other duties to help proactively drive our FieldCore vision and align with our organization’s core values.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with minimum five years of Field Engineer or Project management experience; additional years’ experience in power generation can be substituted for degree
  • 10+ years of leadership level experience in a global/complex environment
  • 5+ years of managing and developing employees
  • 4+ years of experience in power generation and field services
  • Heavy Duty Gas Turbine and/or Steam Turbine Experience required
  • Primavera experience
  • English proficiency required

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s degree Preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication and management skills and strong interpersonal skills; ability to work with all levels of employees
  • Expertise in power generation outage maintenance
  • Strong project planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently/very results-oriented
  • Work well both independently and in a team environment (capable of being managed remotely and managing remote, indirect reports)
  • Ability to travel including internationally 50% of the time
Compensation and Benefits:
The annual salary range for this position is $101,700 to $167,700.  This is an exempt from overtime position.  FieldCore benefits include insurance (medical, dental, vision, disability, and life), retirement savings, health and Wellness reimbursement, and a bonus or incentive program.  Eligibility for FieldCore benefits is determined under the terms of the applicable benefits plan.

FieldCore is an equal employment opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law