Team Leader, Control Room Operations (Power Plant)

Date: Jul 12, 2024

Location: Willis, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

Legal Entity: Entergy Texas, Inc.-GTX 

At Entergy, we’ve been planning for the future for more than 100 years. We’ve experienced a lot of change, generating power first from sawdust to splitting atoms, harnessing sunlight, and using abundant, clean and efficient natural gas. We are leading the clean energy transformation for the utility industry and continue to explore alternative technologies.


We are on the verge of a monumental technology convergence, where reality swiftly catches up to possibility. The utility of the future does much more than keep the lights on and the gas flowing. It’s knowledgeable and skillful workforce will solve challenges and fuel a brighter, smarter, cleaner, and more prosperous future for everyone. 


Having the lowest retail electricity rates of any utility in the United States drives economic growth within Entergy’s region, a key ingredient to sustained growth for any utility. We also believe a diverse workforce committed to personal and professional growth is critical to our success. We place a high priority on developing talent to meet current and future needs, giving employees opportunities to grow their careers their way. We’ve committed over the next three decades to reduce our carbon emissions from our operations to net-zero by 2050.


Entergy’s Power Generation group operates a fleet of more than 30 owned, leased, or operated natural gas, coal, oil hydro, solar and petroleum coke plants, with a total engineering capacity exceeding 20,000 megawatts. Entergy continues to build or acquire megawatts from new hydrogen capable natural gas units, solar, wind and other technologies complement its existing megawatts of nuclear, natural gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric, and solar facilities. 



The Control Room Operations Team Leader reports directly to the Plant Manager and directs, leads, and supervises a team of operations personnel in a cross-functional multi-craft, multi-skilled plant environment at a CCGT power plant who share responsibility for its safe, efficient, and reliable operation. This position directs, plans, and coordinates plant operations and staffing to meet site production needs. This position champions employee and contractor safety programs, drives continuous improvement in plant operations and maintenance and actively participates in budget development and the effective management of allocated financial resources. This position effectively manages operational and maintenance issues to support system needs, evaluates performance of and develops direct reports, maintains high standards of diversity and inclusion, ethics and integrity, and drives continuous improvement by serving as a champion of change. 



  • Responsible for safety, compliance, budgeting, reliability, and all other aspects of plant operations
  • Provides direction to operational/maintenance personnel, schedules shift resources, and manages staffing issues
  • Provides leadership for and the development of direct reports to support a culture of strong fundamentals of operation and maintenance
  • Embraces and support human performance improvement initiative as it related to shared understanding of excellence, personal-joint accountability, feedback-coaching exchange, etc.
  • Assures that plant operations/maintenance personnel comply with safe work practices and processes, comply with plant procedures, and efficiently and effectively operate and maintain the plant equipment
    Develops procedures, checklists, and performance measures to monitor process controls to ensure that all operations, maintenance, and regulatory requirements are fulfilled within staff
  • Develops, implements, and maintains a high standard of performance through the use of operational procedures, operations rounds/trending, shift turnover, protection system functionality, water chemistry, system descriptions, maintenance procedures, etc.
  • Works with system planning organization (SPO) to maximize plant production, schedule unit testing, schedule planned outages and communicate operational issues and forced outage return to service
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with internal and external interfaces and key strategic alliance partners
  • Maintains an awareness of the latest industry research and practical application to drive continuous improvement
  • Provides and supports budget/project development and cost control for short range work plans and long range strategic planning
  • Prepares and manages budget in assigned areas to leverage our financial process to manage deviations from the approved annual budget
  • Initiates and provides leadership in respect to in end-to-end contract management/contractor oversight for routine and outage work
  • Evaluates and champions gap closure actions that are consistent with the company's overall business strategy 




Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred:
    •  Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as engineering or equivalent work experience (e.g. 10 yrs of power plant experience) 


Minimum Experience:

  • With technical degree: 5+ years of Power Plant Operations/Maintenance or engineering experience
  • Without degree: 10+ years of power plant experience
  • Desired: 
    • CCGT
    • Prior supervisory or other leadership experience 


Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of power plant operating and maintenance practices, equipment maintenance strategies, lock out/tag out or Tagging Procedure and other safety procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with contractors and outside agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to actively engage subordinates and other plant personnel to strive for operational excellence
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills. Excellent communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to quickly and accurately address complex problems using creative solutions
  • Has a history of strong accountability for results 


Any Certificates, Licenses, Etc.:

  • None 



Primary Location: Texas-Willis Texas : Willis 
Job Function: Power Plant Operations
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 115007
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the EEI page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information.  41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity and Pay Transparency.

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The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment.  Please contact to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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