plant shutdown operations manager in Australia

simon obrien, randstad
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AU$ 200,000 - AU$ 260,000 per year
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Plant Shutdown Operations Manager
Latrobe Valley, Victoria
$220,000 – 280,000 Inc. Super
Power Plant Shutdowns

Are you an Operations Manager or Senior Project manager with experience managing shutdowns of power generation plants?

Are you a born leader with entrepreneurial flair?

Would you like the opportunity to take the reigns of a business that’s going from strength to strength?

Randstad has a fantastic opportunity for an Operations Manager/ Senior PM to join an organisation that’s growing rapidly. The business runs shutdowns for major power generation companies, including; AGL, True Energy, Origin Energy, etc. They also subcontract into some of the major Tier 1 contractors in this space. The business is renowned across Australia for it’s quality of work, speed, effectiveness, and above all, safety. They are ISO:3834 and ISO:9001 accredited. Their turnover has increased from ca. $15M in 2016 to an anticipated $75M this year. As such, they really need someone to help manage this growth and take the business to the next level. Their clients are beating their doors offering work, so this role will be crucial in facilitating that growth.

About you:

You are an experienced leader in the power generation/ Oil and Gas plant shutdown space. You have a proven track record in exceeding client safety and delivery performance on a variety of shut down projects throughout Australia. You will have a deep and varied knowledge of maintenance requirements in planned, unplanned, and low-risk capital activities. You will have a good network of industry contacts, helping to network and grow the business. It is essential that the portfolio of projects are managed effectively, delivering the works safely, on time, to quality standards, and budget.


  • Project Management/ Portfolio Management of shutdown projects.
  • Maintaining company safety, quality and other compliance systems and procedures.
  • Day-to-day management of the business.
  • Business development.
  • Stakeholder relationship management.
  • Provide leadership to the organisation.


  • Experience as an Operations Manager or Snr Project Manager.
  • Trade or Engineering qualification.
  • Must be happy living in Latrobe Valley (at least Mon-Fri).

If this role is of interest, and you meet the minimum requirements, you are invited to click the Apply button. Alternatively please email your CV to

Key terms; Maintenance, Shutdown, Oil, LNG, Power Generation, shutdown preparedness, APLNG, GLNG, rotating equipment, turbines, boilers, compliance, safety.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


Maintenance, Shutdown, Oil, LNG, Power Generation, shutdown preparedness, APLNG, GLNG, rotating equipment, turbines, boilers, compliance, safety.


Trade or engineering qualification.

educational requirements

Vocational/Professional Qualification