Manager, Planning and Outage

Requisition Number:  13018
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Ogden, UT, US, 84404

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

The Manager, Maintenance Planning and Outage is responsible for directing the personnel and functional organization that provides estimating, planning, resources, material coordinating, and outage planning and execution in maintenance and project work.  

Your Day to Day:

  • Direct efforts to achieve world-class excellence regarding safe work practices and safety performance
  • Ensure compliance with Westinghouse Western Zirconium safety and environmental programs, policies, rules and regulations
  • Responsible for development and implementation of the maintenance and project planning processes and standards.  Ensures planning standards are utilized by Maintenance and Project Planning functions to achieve successful, cost-effective work task and project implementation
  • Coordinate planning efforts with multiple people/departments (Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Integrated Scheduling, Contractor Oversight, Major Projects, Project Management) in a manner that supports delivery of efficient work execution
  • Directly supervise the planning group staff
  • Manage the procedures and processes implemented by the site’s CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)
  • Develop and prepare reports and metrics pertaining to task planning status and planning department performance
  • Plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve emergent ones. Analyze, manage and mitigate risks
  • Manage outage preparation (Planned/Emergent/Upgrade) from start to finish, including outage schedule development, craft labor/tooling/cost planning, pre/post outage meetings, mobilization planning, execution, and close out
  • Project manage onsite execution during assigned outages, ensuring safety and delivery goals are met at all times
  • Support the performance of failure investigations and analyses, and analyze plant and equipment forced outage data to look for trends, and make recommendations to improve availability
  • Lead development and support of work management and outage scheduling to support efficient use of resources and to meet plant goals
  • Ensuring clear handover between each activity or shutdown phase
  • Develop and maintain a long term outage plans, establish outage dates to minimize impact to plant operations

What you need to be successful in this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of related experience is preferred with five years in a supervisory or lead role.  Experience with managing multiple projects/project managers preferred
  • Knowledge of project planning and management systems, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Understanding of maintenance processes and planning required to support chemical and Zirconium manufacturing, and associated facilities equipment.
  • Ability to monitor and analyze cost and scheduling information, provide forecasts, make recommendations, and communicate effectively at all levels. Excellent written/oral communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent problem solving analytical, time and work management skills
  • Competent in conflict, crisis management and motivation skills

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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