Asset Manager - Canada (M/F)

  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Mid-Senior level
  • Master’s Degree, MA/MS/MSc
  • Asset Management

Mission

Our Asset Management department is looking for one Asset Manager, who will be responsible for the management of the safe operation of NEOEN’s assets in the province of Alberta, Canada. 

The Asset Manager will be responsible for the coordination of the operation stakeholders, the administration of the O&M contractor and the control of the safe asset performance and revenue generation streams as agreed in the Business Plan set forth by Neoen.

Furthermore, the Asset Manager will oversee all dimensions of operating assets within the province of Alberta, including technical, commercial/contractual, regulatory, financial, and corporate & social responsibility, in line with Neoen’s strategic direction and ensuring maximization of EBITDA while maintaining asset operation capability over time, seeking out value creation opportunities, driving continuous improvement, and implementing strategic initiatives.

In his/her role, the Asset Manager will report to the Regional Asset Manager - Americas, and be working with the Alberta’s development, legal and finance managers. His/her main objective is to ensure that the plants are meeting electricity production targets while keeping costs under control, whilst ensuring a very hands-on management approach with O&M Contractors. He/she will have accountability for the operations and maintenance of the relevant plants in close collaboration with the local finance team and the asset management team in France, including: 

  • Foster a HSE culture: (i) HSE audits; (ii) deploy management visit reports; (iii) adherence to HSE training schedules; (iv) routine HSE spot checks; (v) include HSE criteria in Contractor’s selection processes; and (vi) enforce Neoen’s Stop of Work policy in case of accidents, as well as being an active participant in the company’s global vision of having an Interdependent HSES Culture.
  • Exceed EBITDA targets: (i) actively seek out value creation opportunities; (ii) identify negative trends and implement changes, as well as eliminating wasteful expenditures; (iii) coordinate activities between different power plants to ensure alignment; and (iv) reduce costs without affecting revenues.            
  • Exceed Key Performance Indicators targets: (i) reduce downtime and maximize Availability and Performance Ratio; (ii) quickly identify negative trends and implement action plans; (iii) use continuous improvement methodology to drive results; (iv) identify and eliminate major causes of downtime and reduced Performance Ratio; (vi) communicate OEM issues within Neoen; (vii) valuate O&M models to ensure maximum production; and (viii) support loss factor reduction initiatives.             
  • Manage regulatory, investor and commercial issues: (i) coordinate all activities associated with the risk analysis and mitigation derived from the regulatory frameworks in Alberta; (ii) manage all commercial agreements and customers associated with assigned projects; (iii) lead the prosecution of all warranty and insurance claims and monitor the documentation of these claims; (iv) prepare for, and lead, off-takers, contractors, and service providers, as well as public authorities, regulatory agencies, grid and transmission operators' relations, as required for operation of projects; (v) prepare for, and lead, investor, and lenders relation; and (vi) supervise and monitor each counterparties compliance under all contracts for projects. 

With this said, it’s very important for the Asset Manager to showcase autonomy and technological & commercial skills which aligns to the mission of Neoen - To continuously improve renewable energy asset management strategies, and methodologies, in order to produce maximum energy from its power plants worldwide, with a high-quality service, beyond zero HSES principles, with technical excellence, striving to exceed investment commitments.

Key stakeholders relationships

  • Regulatory authorities
  • ISOs, DTOs, TSOs
  • Other authorities
  • Off-takers
  • Construction and O&M contractors
  • Lenders or their agents
  • Suppliers and Service providers - such as the IE/LTA and OE
  • HSE Independent Consultants
  • Environmental Compliance Consultants
  • Local communities

Profile

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications in the Engineering field, preferably Renewable Energy
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the Asset Management field of large industrial assets
  • Proven skills and experience in the supervision and co-ordination of operation and maintenance teams and activities associated with renewable energy generation or similar operation
  • Working knowledge and understanding of renewable energy plants and equipment such as solar or wind plants and associated electrical equipment, auxiliary plant, and high voltage infrastructure
  • Contract management experience
  • Well-developed computer skills and proficiency in MS Office and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Demonstrated up-to-date working knowledge of Workplace Health, Safety & Environment requirements
  • High level troubleshooting and problem-solving skills and the ability to be technically innovative
  • Effective leadership, supervision, planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and liaison skills with the proven ability to effectively interact with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Autonomous, innovative, team player, performance driven

Skills

Renewable energy
Operation and maintenance
Contract management
HSES

About Neoen

We are an exclusively renewable power producer and energy integrator. We aim at accelerating the energy transition. Present in 17 countries and leader in multiple ones, we design and implement the means to produce the most competitive renewable electricity, sustainably and on a large scale and we provide innovative services to our customers. Our long-term vision is reflected in a strong and sustainable growth strategy, with a 10 GW capacity target (in operation or under construction) by end of 2025. Our flagship operations are France’s most powerful solar farm (300 MWp) in Cestas, Finland’s largest wind farm (404 MW) in Mutkalampi, one of the world’s most competitive solar plants in Mexico (El Llano, 375 MWp) and two of the world’s most powerful large-scale storage plants, both in Australia: Hornsdale Power Reserve (150 MW/193.5 MWh storage capacity) and the Victorian Big Battery (300 MW/450 MWh). Audacity, integrity, commitment, and esprit de corps : our values form the basis of all our relations with business partners, customers, and end-users. These values we share underpin our corporate identity and are borne out in the way we conduct our day-to-day business.

We value diversity

Our complex projects benefit greatly from the input of people with a wide range of backgrounds, views, and skills. We welcome applications from anyone who shares our values and feels they could help us accelerate the energy transition.

Julie Duchesne

Group HR Director