Outage Planner
At Covanta, the work we do is more than just a job. It’s what “Protecting Tomorrow” is all about.
Newark, NJ  / Philadelphia, PA  / Fairfax, VA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Job Title: Outage Planner

Location - Remote - New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina OR Florida

We seek a dedicated individual who will be responsible for planning and coordinating multiple assigned facility maintenance outages. This individual will work closely with their assigned facilities to create detailed task driven work plans and develop these into an overall Primavera P6 Schedule which will be coordinated with other outage planners to assure consistency across the fleet. They will assign appropriate resources in coordination with the facility and track pre/execution/post outage progress and lessons learned for reporting purposes. This individual must be a self-starter and able to communicate effectively for needed support and progress of the planning effort and execution to the facility and the outage project managers.

Position Responsibilities
- Create, update, coordinate and own the regional master outage schedule with consideration of client needs, Power Purchase Agreements, Service Agreements, client fiscal years and Turbine Generator outages.

- Coordinates with regional resources to balance work across the annual outage schedule and to ensure there are no regional resource outage overlaps

- Collaborates with assigned facility Maintenance Planners on outage schedules, and develops multiple regional outage templates
- Work directly with procurement, regional resources and management to develop and continuously improve the Outage Readiness Index (ORI) process. 
- Interfaces with Procurement and facilities to procure competent and competitive vendors
- Develops scopes of work with field based personnel and interfaces with Procurement to bid, award, and schedule
- Relies on facilities, field based Planners and/or Project Managers to progress schedule, plan and optimize during outage execution, and update actual to schedule
- Contribute to completing review of Post Outage Summaries with improvement actions forward


Position Requirements:

Education:  Bachelor’s degree desirable or 5-7 years of experience in EFW or another Industrial environment.

Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience in outage planning and good understanding of power plant operations and maintenance. 

- High proficiency in use of work management systems such as PeopleSoft, ALM or similar system
- Highly skilled and proficient in use of planning tools such as Microsoft Project, Primavera or Proficient in MS Office, especially with Excel (spreadsheets, modeling and pivot tables), Outlook and Access.
- Able to communicate effectively with management at all levels from the corporate offices and operating facilities.
- Able to compile planning documentation for review and effectively make revisions.
- Good presentation skills for effective communications to facility management and the outage project managers.
- Experience and skills planning multiple projects and coordinating them through their various phases.

Travel: Must be willing to travel to assigned plants for planning, execution, and reviews.  Typical duration could last up to 2 weeks.  30-50% travel annually.

Physical Demands: Must be able to use respiratory protection equipment, climb ladders and scaffold, enter and traverse tight spaces and areas.

•Must be able to walk, sit, climb, balance, crawl and kneel
•Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry.
•Must be able to feel, see, talk and hear

Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf). Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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Special Notes/Instructions
Please apply via Covanta Careers - https://covantaenergy.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Works-from-home-NJ/Outage-Planner_JR3240-1
Contact Information
Email Melinda at MDouglas@covanta.com with any additional questions regarding this position.
Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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