Job: Manager Operations – Geothermal, Calpine, Geysers, California

Geothermal Plant by Calpine in The Geysers, California (source: flickr/ thinkgeoenergy, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 23 Jan 2020

Calpine has a job opening for the position of Manager Operations - Geothermal at its operations at the Geysers in California.

Calpine has advertised a job opening for the position of Manager Operations, Geothermal in Middletwon, California.

  • Requisition Number: 20-0023
  • Title: Mgr Operations – Geothermal
  • City: Middletown
  • State: California (CA)
  • Job Family: Power Operations
  • Shift: Days
  • Employee Tyope: Regular
  • Subjec to DOT Regulations: No
  • Percent of Travel Required: 0
  • Relocation Provided: No
  • Location: Geysers

Job Summary: (includes but is not limited to the following; other duties may be assigned)

Manage the daily operations and production activities. Plan and direct the work activities of operations personnel. Supervises operators in all aspects of power plant operations. Assure operational efficiency, reliability and compliance with safety and environmental standards. Develops and coordinates plant safety programs, including oversight of training certifications, compliance and tag-out procedures. Accountable for maintaining up-to-date environmental and permit requirements. Ensures that all Calpine compliance reports are complete, accurate and submitted in a timely manner. Ensures compliance with all local, State and Federal regulations and plant procedures. Monitors and enforces a safe work environment and participates in the development of procedures that support consistent and safe operations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accomplishes work through others. Manages a combination of multiple operations functions such as commissioning, control room operations and crane operations.
  • Manages employees performing related duties including full human resources, cost and budgetary accountability.
  • Decisions typically related to resources, project approach, and tactical operations.
  • Results have significant impact on costs and the achievement of function objectives or project-based goals. Assists in the development and administration of plant operating budgets.
  • Makes decisions for large-scale projects, a closely related set of projects and initiatives involving own and possibly related functional areas.
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines tactical approach, resources, schedules and goals. Prepares and communicates work schedules for staff, balances workload and monitors quality of results.
  • Works within general guidelines; applies advanced technical knowledge to solve moderately complex problems for a function.
  • Manages multiple functions within operation. Regularly manages large-scale projects/activities (such as plant overhauls) or a very closely related set of projects/activities.
  • Responsible for performance reviews, promotional decisions, discipline and pay actions for support and professional levels. Oversees the training and development of staff, including contractors.
  • Serves as one of the primary decision makers in the recruiting and selection process.


  • High School Diploma, degree from technical/vocational school or equivalent.
  • Previous work leadership or senior level contributor experience.
  • Typically requires minimum of 5+ years of power plant operations experience. Geothermal plant experience is a plus.
  • Strong computer skills including experience working with spreadsheets, databases and word processing software.
  • Valid state driver’s license.

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Source: Calpine