Plant Manager

Oklahoma City, OK, USA Req #405
Monday, May 20, 2024

Vicinity Energy is North America’s largest provider of district energy solutions, offering low carbon energy to most of the iconic buildings you see in the skylines of Boston, Cambridge, Philadelphia, Baltimore and many other cities in the US. As a member of the communities we serve, all of us at Vicinity understand the critical role we play in reducing the impacts of climate change and being a leader in decarbonization. We are committed to net zero and eliminating our reliance on fossil fuels, but we need the best and the brightest minds on our team to help us reach our goal, not only for us as a company, but for our customers, our communities, and our planet.



The Plant Manager will direct and implement operations & maintenance activities to ensure the achievement of established goals including safety, reliability, profitability, and efficiency. The Plant Manager will oversee operations and maintenance of the district plants ensuring the safe, cost effective, efficient, and reliable operations of the facilities. This is a full time, salaried, non-union position.    This position is in Oklahoma City, OK.




  • Coordinate and direct the daily management of the plant and system dispatch.
  • Coordinate and direct overall maintenance and capital improvement of the facility.
  • Assess and assist in upgrading the supervisory and operator’s talent and skills bases to achieve growth and meet objectives such as reduced cost, efficiency, improved maintenance, and reliable delivery.
  • Utilize Maximo (or equivalent) to plan, execute, and document all maintenance activities to ensure plant reliability and efficiency.
  • Research, plan, target, and control reductions in costs of operations. Achieve yearly financial objectives.
  • Assist in the preparation, control, and forecast of the plant budget.
  • Monitor and approve site expenditures, contracts, and employee work schedules to minimize costs and meet goals.
  • Actively participate in a leadership role and in implementation of new processes and systems technology to meet the unit objectives.
  • Promote continuous improvement of operations, workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Ensure plant compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Maintain plant appearance.
  • Maintain safe work environment.
  • Interface diplomatically with employees and the public.
  • May be required to work nights, holidays, weekends, and extended hours in support of facility with continuous production.


Qualifications and Experience


  • 10+ years' progressively responsible experience in central heating and cooling or utility plants.
  • Plant manager experience highly preferred.
  • 5+ years' recent experience supervising a staff in utility or industrial environment or managing supervisors of non-exempt operation workers.
  • Uncompromising commitment to safety and environmental compliance.
  • Diversified background with strong technical, business, and managerial skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate activities of others.
  • Knowledge of financial management for district energy and power production facilities.
  • Highly motivated individual who derives satisfaction from the delivery of exceptional work product.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact and present challenging concepts to all levels of an organization, from operational management to senior leadership.
  • Selfless attitude with the ability to contribute in a dynamic and evolving team environment.
  • Ability to receive, incorporate and grow from constructive evaluation.


Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Related industry licenses and certifications: Professional Engineers License (PE), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Distributed Generation Certified Professional (DGCP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), etc.
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or other engineering discipline.


Physical Requirements 


  • Must have a valid driver's license with a safe driving record to operate a company vehicle.
  • Must submit to company required pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Work environment is a typical power plant setting, which may include exposure to dirt, dust, and greasy work surfaces. Worker will be exposed to extreme temperatures; equipment noise, and hazards such as high-pressure steam lines and rotating equipment.
  • Physical activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job include:  standing; walking; sitting; climbing; stooping and crouching; kneeling; reaching; pushing; pulling; grasping; talking; lifting; seeing; reading; and hearing.
  • May be required to occasionally lift objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds and maneuver in excess of 100 pounds.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT Vicinity North America is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

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  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA