Senior Operations Manager, U.S. (SOLAR) Austin, TX

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • USA

Total Energies



Workplace location

Employer company
TotalEnergies Renewables USA, LLC

General Services, Operations, Particular Situations

Type of contract
Regular position

Minimum 6 years

Candidate Profile

Join TotalEnergies Renewables USA, LLC as a Senior Operations Manager reporting to our Austin,TX office. We are willing to consider fully remote for candidates who meet all qualifications. 

The Senior Operations Manager will oversee a portfolio of utility-scale photovoltaic solar and battery storage projects under operation. The successful candidate will ensure the optimum performance on HSE, operational and economical aspects of the power plants while managing O&M contractors and supporting commissioning activities. 

What You Will Bring: 

  • Undergraduate Degree in engineering or technical diploma/high school diploma and ten (10) years’ experience in a related industry
  • At least five (5) years previous experience in supervision of technical, O M personnel in Solar
  • At least 10 years of operations and maintenance experience
  • In-depth knowledge of solar power generating equipment and technologies.
  • Experience with and knowledge of GO and RE functions of current ERCOT standards, operating policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Thorough proficiency with Scada softwares, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience on Energy Storage and wind renewable energy a plus.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, capable of leading efficiently and outperforming assigned goals.
  • Familiarity with the content of PVSYST a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills demonstrated by clear and effective project plans and executive level reporting that ensure timely action and decision making in time-pressured scenarios. Willingness and ability to travel 30-50%, on average.
  • US work permit and valid U.S. driver’s license


TotalEnergies regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited visa status for this position.


  • Enforce Total Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policy in all their responsibilities and ensure that external third parties (O M/EPC contractors, vendors, consultants.) operate in a manner acceptable to TotalEnergies HSE standards
  • Guide the day-to-day operation, maintenance and administrative activities for multiple solar generation sites mainly in Texas
  • Supervise site personnel including O M contractors and equipment vendors to ensure adherence to and compliance with contract terms, corporate policies and best industry practices
  • Utilizes Asset Performance Software to evaluate plant technical performance, analyze production losses and propose preventive/corrective action plans
  • Perform monitoring and report operating performance
  • Support to commissioning activities and taking the new sites from construction to commercial operations: equipment testing, EPC punchlist review, Ercot checklist, NERC GO program, etc Maintains good relations with landowners, suppliers, customers, vendors, service providers, governmental authorities, and contractors
  • Support design and implementation teams to review design drawings and engineering deliverables from EPC contractors to improve future operational performance.
  • Guide the collection, organization and filing of all project documentation, both internally and for external third-party stakeholders.
  • Assist with the development of internal operating policies, standards and procedures.
  • The position consists of 50% work indoors and 50% work outdoors, outdoor work may expose the employee to weather conditions.

Context & Environment

Working at TotalEnergies 

At TotalEnergies we are committed to balancing flexibility while fostering strong relationships among our team members. Our office-based employees work together from dynamic workspaces 3 days per week to build teamwork through collaboration while also having the flexibility to work from home 2 days per week. TotalEnergies Renewables USA currently has offices in San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Houston, and NYC. 

What We Provide

TotalEnergies offers a robust comprehensive benefits package available to employees on the first day of hire.  These benefits include but are not limited to generous PTO, medical, dental & vision care, HSA with company contributions, health FSA, commuter benefits or paid parking, 401(k) plan with employer match, pension plan, life & accident insurances, generous parental leave, education assistance, fitness subsidy and more. 

TotalEnergies celebrates diversity and is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures.

All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

TotalEnergies believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Give your best to better energy and make the commitment with Total. With over 500-plus professions in 130 countries, we offer high safety and environmental standards, strong ethical values, an innovation culture and wide-ranging career development. Be part of the global team whose mission is already shared by 100,000 employees: to make energy better each and every day.

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