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Operations Manager, Kayes, Mali

We are looking for a bilingual (French and English) Operation Manager for our 81.5 MW HFO Power Plant located in Kayes (Mali).

BWSC, a global turnkey developer, contractor and operator of tailored medium to large-scale power plants, is looking for an Operation Manager to lead the Operation activities of the 81.5 MW HFO Power Plant located 10 km south-east of Kayes town in western Mali, close to the Senegal River. 
The Kayes Power Plant, being built and commissioned by BWSC as EPC contractor, is expected to be completed in Q4 2018 and will be powered by 6 x CAT/MAK 16 CM43 engines. An extension of plant capacity is being considered.
After successful erection, commissioning and hand over of the plant, a 13 year operation and maintenance contract will commence. 

Exciting opportunity to work for a Global Company in a major IPP project
As Operation Manager you will be part of BWSC Generation Services Division and will report directly to the Plant Manager.
Your typical activities within the job would be to:
  • Operate the PP strictly abiding to “Prudent Operating Practices”.
  • Liaise with Owner, Dispatch Center and relevant external contractors.
  • Create and implement SOPs.
  • Set, review and control the Operation budget.
  • Report periodically (internally & externally) production data & KPIs.
  • Monitor the quality and consumption of FO/LO/Water/Air and the waste removal.
  • Recruitment, performance appraisal and development of Operation team.

Solid technical and sound management skills with intercultural understanding
You hold a BSc. degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent, with excellent written and verbal French & English skills. You have at least 5 years working experience in thermal HFO Power plants with 4 stroke diesel engines and can demonstrate expertise concerning HFO system, WHR and steam system.
You are open-minded and flexible and have focus on empowerment, HSE requirements and Customer satisfaction. You are willing to work at a distant location in a unique environment (working experience in Africa would be a plus) and you are able to work under pressure. 

Application and questions
Please e-mail your CV to not later than December 1st 2017. The format of the sent files should please be either .docx or .pdf.
We expect the right candidate to be employed starting from April 1st, 2018.
Interested candidates are kindly invited to look for information related to BWSC, Mali and Kayes on the Web. 
BWSC is an engineering and entrepreneurial company rooted in the former B&W. We are a project-oriented organisation specialised in sales, design, construction, and test & commissioning of turnkey power plants and energy systems, including retrofitting, technical services, utility management and operation & maintenance. Likewise, we act as investors in power plant projects and have ambitious goals for both biomass and diesel power plants. We have 740 dedicated employees, of which 460 work at our headquarters in Allerød, Denmark. Currently, we are constructing power plants in Mauritius, Faroe Islands, United Kingdom and Mali. Furthermore, we service and operate power plants in i.e. United Kingdom, Panama, Kenya, Sri Lanka and several islands in the Caribbean. 

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