Maintenance Manager - DDPS

  • Origin Energy
  • Dalby, QLD, AU
Experienced Professionals Maintenance

Job Description

Location: Dalby, QLD, AU

Company: Origin Energy Services Ltd

  • Lead a highly motivated skilled maintenance team
  • Delivery of maintenance & reliability activities to support safe plant operations, optimisation and availability
  • Regional based role – Dalby or Chinchilla  
  • Application close date: 9th December 2018


An integral part of Australia’s energy future, we explore, produce, generate and sell energy to power millions of Australian homes and businesses every day, keeping them going and growing.

Origin is the largest energy retailer in Australia, and with 4.3 million customers we’re constantly evolving and changing to better suit their needs. Our activities include power generation, energy trading, the sale of LPG, electricity, natural gas and solar as well as the development of new and emerging technologies. Consider your possibilities with Australia’s leading integrated energy company.


The Role


Origin have a unique and exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to provide overall leadership and management of maintenance at Origin's Darling Downs Power Station near Dalby Qld.

While managing a small highly skilled team, you will provide strategic leadership in the delivery of maintenance & reliability activities to support safe plant operations, optimisation and availability. Key to your success in this position will be your ability to successfully navigate through the change from base load operations to flexible operations - and new maintenance demands that arise.

Reporting to the Darling Downs Power Station Manager, your key accountabilities include but not limited to: 

  • Managing the planning, scheduling, coordination and cost controlling activities for site maintenance
  • Coordination and execution of both planned and unplanned plant outages, including contractor & contract management
  • Ensuring compliance with Generation’s Safety, Maintenance and Asset Management Systems 
  • Formulation and management of the station’s maintenance budget 
  • Leading the site’s reliability and maintenance continuous improvement programs; compliant with engineering policies, regulatory procedures and standards, budgeting and tactical strategic planning
  • Managing the implementation and development of the site Equipment Asset Strategies and O&M plans 
  • Ensuring strong coordination and communication between the sites Maintenance, Plant Operations and Engineering teams 
  • Continuing to grow the capability of the maintenance team 
  • Liaising with and utilising of the Safety, Operations Support, Engineering and wider Generation support function teams 
  • Being a key member of the site’s leadership team; develop and maintain internal and external relationships with the Larger Origin Generation Group, including input into the strategic direction of Origin Generation   




Is This You?


Qualifications at Trade, Post Trade or Degree level, combined with significant experience at senior maintenance management level within the power generation sector. You’ll need to be a self-starter, collaborative and adaptable to change. You must be a strong leader who has proven experience managing high performing multi skilled teams.   

To succeed in this role, it is essential that you possess excellent communication skills as you will be engaging as an Origin leader and representative within the community and with industry regulatory authorities.

You will also be required to have: 

  • Demonstrated ability to develop high performing multi-skilled teams through strong people management skills
  • Management and coordination of plant maintenance budgets and financial systems
  • Proven track record in HS&E procedures management and compliance
  • Industrial relations experience & Regulatory relationship management experience highly desirable



We embrace the diversity of our people and flexible working arrangements to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we serve.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply. 
If dynamic and challenging career opportunities and workplace flexibility are important to you, go with the employer that thinks differently.
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For more information contact Greg Higginbotham on +61 386 657 769

Requisition ID:  69209