Plant Manager - Waste 2 Energy Plant

Lanesra Technical Recruitment Ltd
£55,000 per annum
01 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Plant Manager (Waste to Energy)

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Tyseley

Salary Guide: £60,000 per annum + Car + Bonus (Negotiable)


Our client is looking to recruit a Plant Manager to work on a Waste to Energy facility in the Tyseley area. The Plant Manager will be responsible for the safe, efficient and compliant operation of the Waste to energy facility. Managing the site Operations and Maintenance function, ensuring high plant availability and performance in line with the O&M Contract. Promote a cooperative and proactive culture within the operations and maintenance team to ensure consistently high delivery.


Reporting directly to the General Manager and duties/responsibilities of the role will include;

  • Manage all operational aspects of the facility and processes on site, including the methods and organisation of work, including recruitment, induction, appraisal and training of Operations & Maintenance Staff in accordance with companies procedures
  • Ensure that the plant operates within the requirements of the Environmental Permit and all other Environmental Legislation
  • Propose changes as appropriate to optimise operational efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Prepare an annual budget for the Operations & Maintenance functions for review and subsequently work within the approved budget
  • Ensure compliance with the company's Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Management Systems, Policies and Procedures, ensuring that systems are in place to maintain safe systems of work for company and contractors staff
  • Lead the development of planned maintenance schedules and the site Lifecycle Maintenance Plan
  • Liaise with the project/ engineering and operations teams to ensure that the O&M Strategy is delivered in line with the needs of the business
  • Provide Management cover for any emergency situation that may arise
  • To be available if required to assist at other W2E sites
  • Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external networking/conferences/associations/groups, to stay current on industry changes and innovations
  • Maintain a positive and solution oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback
  • Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role
  • In all internal and external contact, present a professional and positive image of the department as well as maintaining mutually constructive, positive and beneficial relationships
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate confidentiality

Qualifications Essential:

Degree/ HND in a relevant Engineering discipline
Relevant H&S qualification to IOSH Managing Safely level
Strong process engineering background, preferably in the power industry including steam raising plant
Robust appreciation of Health, Safety and Environmental procedures
Experience preparing detailed plans, reports and progress
Experience in managing contractors and consultants
Strong communication skills
Ability to prioritise and delegate effectively


Educated to degree level in a relative Engineering discipline
NEBOSH certificate
Previous management experience in W2E steam raising plants
Experience of Pressure Systems, PSSR/ PED
Experience of working with/ under CDM Regs
Knowledge/ experience in HV electrical systems
Previous budgeting experience
Experience of managing site Environmental Permits in accordance with IED
Experience of planning and managing maintenance outages
Experienced in managing operational teams, shift rotas, resource planning etc

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