Power Plant Manager (OCONUS)

Job Locations US-VA-Reston
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 9 months ago(7/8/2022 1:54 PM)
Location : Location
Potential for Remote
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation
Job Requires Relocation


** This position is contingent upon a contract award**


SOSi is seeking a Power Plant Manager to support a large Base Operations Support (BOS) program providing operations & maintenance (O&M) support services to our U.S. government customer in Iraq. The program shall support O&M, full supply chain fuel services, renovation and construction projects, and other limited logistics support.


  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Manage, supervise and provide accountability for the day-to-day (24/7/365) operations and maintenance of Post’s power production systems, power house facility and paralleling and electrical distribution plant. To include the fuel tank farm, fuel distribution, station electrical services, plant ventilation system, control consoles and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and bulk fuel storage and supply systems.
  • Take appropriate actions to ensure safe, efficient and sustainable plant reliability.
  • Acts as the Operations Manager’s representative ensuring that all power plant task order requirements are met.
  • Supervise and manage multi-skilled level operations and maintenance team members, power plan operator’s, power plant mechanics, electrical switchgear and relay technicians, and administrative/support personnel; complete performance evaluations.
  • Conducts periodic inspections of buildings, machinery and equipment.
  • Responsible for the condition of the machinery in operation; responsible for having units available when called upon for load; responsible for the operation of the plant within all environmental and regulatory requirements and constraints.
  • Operates and monitors Caterpillar C-175-20, 11KV/3250KVA and Caterpillar C15, 0.4KV/500KVA generator sets and associated local control and SCADA systems.
  • Operate and monitor paralleling and main medium voltage switchgear systems, Eaton VCPW, with local and remote monitor and metering capabilities, SCADA and control systems, alarm response to ensure maximum system reliability.
  • Responsible for the overall physical appearance and condition of equipment, buildings and grounds.
  • Control resources; monitor staff proficiency and qualifications; reviews repair work for proper performance; and complies with and practices proper equipment shutdown, startup and lockout/clearance procedures.
  • Reviews and approves recommendations concerning alterations and improvements to the plant; reviews and approves blueprints, drawings, plans and specifications relating to installation and repair of plant equipment.
  • Inspects operational activities for safety precautions and instructs employees against occupational hazards; responsible for employee conduct and compliance with all safety policies, regulations and compliance with all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements.
  • Supervises the maintenance of plant records and prepares periodic and special activity reports.
  • Responds to emergency calls regarding plant equipment breakdowns and unit outages.
  • Coordinates environmental testing, required permitting and compliance activities with the customer.
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.


  • Active in Scope Secret security clearance.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Eight (8) years successful experience related to operating, monitoring and maintaining a multi-diesel driven generator set in a public or private utility power plant with an output capacity of 30MVA or greater, four (4) years of which must have been in a supervisory role or capacity; or graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with a degree in mechanical or electrical engineering and three (3) years’ experience in power plant engineering operations and maintenance activities of an electric generating plant of 30MVA or larger.
  • Basic First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Valid driver's license from home of record.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of power plant related activities for a comparable facility.
  • General knowledge of industrial safety and environmental regulations, personal protective equipment use and lockout/tag out procedures for electrical, mechanical and fluid systems and controls.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and apply information contained in manufacturer equipment manuals; plant documents including drawings and specifications; operation and maintenance manuals; standard operating and emergency response procedures; material safety data sheets, etc.
  • Ability to interpret and apply required corrective action with data readings and results of equipment checks to identify equipment or process problems and take appropriate actions to resolve problems.
  • Specific understanding and knowledge of plant equipment startup, shutdown and basic equipment maintenance procedures as they relate to the plant equipment and/or auxiliary operator.
  • Support of prime power generators made by Caterpillar, Cummins, Perkins, FG Wilson and other manufacturers, with outputs ranging from 20KW up to 160KW.
  • Responsible for station lock-out, tag-out procedures in compliance with Overseas Building Operations (OBO), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National electric Code (NEC) standards.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Ability to plan, arrange, schedule, assign and inspect work of mechanical and electrical plant personnel.
  • Ability to plan, assign, direct and review the work of subordinates and provide instruction in a manner conducive to improve performance and morale.
  • Knowledge of operating and maintaining power production electrical, mechanical and auxiliary systems of power plants operating at 30MVA and greater total output with diesel driven movers.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to direct employees, prepare reports for upper management and facilitate/disseminate information.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desired, but not required. 

Working Conditions

  • Willingness to live and work under environmental and other conditions that may be uncomfortable or hazardous at times.
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions.
  • Requires periods of non-traditional working hours including consecutive nights or weekends when necessary.
  • Fast paced, deadline-oriented environment.

SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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