Operations Director - Anaerobic Digestion

Renewable Energy
vehicle, medical
20-11-2020 04:27 PM

Operations Director - Anaerobic Digestion
Competitive Salary
North Cambridgeshire

Astute are proud to be working as an exclusive recruitment partner to source an Operations Director for a fantastic company in anaerobic digestion and bioenergy. Coming from humble beginnings, our client is going through strategic and planned growth and will no doubt become an even more influential company in the industry than they already are.

The Operations Director will have full operational responsibility of their flagship facility as well as other plants when they join the portfolio. We're looking for someone who will live and breathe anaerobic digestion and be a huge part of the long-term success of the business.

Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Board, as Operations Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Overall operational performance of their anaerobic digestion plants
  • Provide on site operational support, staff development, performance coaching and staff recruitment
  • Liaising with other Directors to plot the operational future of the business
  • Monitoring the KPI's of the business and reporting to the Board on performance
  • Using your AD knowledge to optimise gas production
  • Maintaining a Health and Safety culture that places the safety of employees, customers, contractors and visitors first through transparency, accurate reporting and correction of concerns and deficiencies
  • Monitor all site-based operating procedures including ensuring ongoing compliance with regulation, including requirements of Ofgem, National Grid and The EA
  • Provision of a proactive approach to continuous improvement that seeks out, proposes and executes improvement initiatives, managing relevant change
  • Motivating a winning and collaborative mindset in all operational staff, working towards optimum plant and staff performance
  • Visiting sites nationwide, as the portfolio develops, to have a site presence. Be hands on when required.
  • Contribute to on site operations and attending call outs when necessary
  • Other duties as required

Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Experience and knowledge of anaerobic digestion is essential
  • NEBOSH qualification or equivalent
  • An education in an engineering and/or agricultural discipline would be advantageous
  • Hands on operations or maintenance skills, mechanical and/or electrical
  • Some knowledge of the transport industry and regulation would be advantageous
  • WAMITAB Level 4 is desirable
  • Demonstrable leadership skills and an excellent work ethic
  • A continuous improvement mindset, with a genuine passion for the industry

Salary & Package
What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • A very competitive salary, to be discussed
  • Company car
  • Pension and private medical
  • Other benefits to be discussed

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to tnorford@astutetechnical.co.uk or ring 02393 910108 and ask to speak to Tim Norford, who can provide more detail.

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I have received nothing but the heartiest welcome into the Business. Not your normal recruitment agency. Firstly, you receive thorough training. Instantly you get the welcoming atmosphere and there is great team morale. Management listens, Colleagues listen and my opinion and any offering I contribute, I feel is valued and taken seriously. I really enjoy the level of support I receive as a newbie to both Recruitment and the world of Technical and I genuinely feel valued. I would highly recommend and already have to many of my contacts!