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Outage Planner (based at Fairfax EfW facility)

Lorton, VA
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Outage Planner (based at Fairfax EfW facility)
Job ID 6897           
Lorton, VA
Outage Optimization & Planning
Outage Optimization & Planning
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum 3 Years

Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta's 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta is a listed company under the symbol CVA.

Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and almost 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. Covanta's facilities also recover 400,000 tons of metal per year for recycling.

To learn more about how Covanta's facilities provide sustainable waste management for the communities it serves, visit www.covanta.com. Information on our facilities is available at http://www.covanta.com/facilities.aspx. For career opportunities, visit http://www.covanta.com/careers. Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Project 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. 

- Reports to Outage Optimization Manager, provides outage schedules for multiple facilities outages, and multiple templates

- Plan critical and parallel path methods, responsible for progression of Outage Readiness Index (ORI).

- Participates in corporate audit of progress based on ORI progression

- Interfaces with Procurement and facility to procure competent and competitive vendor

- Develops scopes of work with field based personnel and interfaces with Procurement to bid, award, and schedule

- Submit 30 day lock down schedule and plan

- 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.

-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, Maximo 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 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 3 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.



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