Plant Manager - Anaerobic Digestion Wallingford

Renewable Energy
£50000.00 - £57500.00 per annum + Bonus, pension
17-06-2022 09:18 AM

Plant Manager - Anaerobic Digestion
£50,000 to £57,500 depending on experience
Excellent benefits including vehicle, healthcare and bonus

Astute are working with a genuine market leader in Anaerobic Digestion to recruit a Plant Manager for their food waste plant just outside of Chertsey. We're looking for a hands on manager who will take ownership of the site, take pride in their work and push for 100% site compliance and to ensure the plant is running at its optimum level.

Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, as an Anaerobic Digestion Plant Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Optimising process plant operations
  • Managing feedstock processing and planning
  • Weekly and monthly reporting of plant efficiency, trends and analysing the data
  • Providing solutions to technical variances
  • Site maintenance and coordination of PPM
  • Managing external contractors when necessary
  • Drafting RAMS and being accountable for HSE
  • Managing the relationships with external bodies, such as the Environmental Agency
  • Managing a couple of experienced Operators and continuing to upskill them
  • Capable of first line mechanical maintenance and raising more complex faults to an on-call team

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

  • Experience in Anaerobic Digestion
  • Qualification in a relevant engineering discipline, preferably mechanically biased
  • WAMITAB AD hugely desirable
  • Plant Operator experience (telehandler, loading shovel, excavator)
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • A mentality towards continuous improvement and a genuine passion for the industry

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

  • An excellent salary of up to £57,500
  • Company bonus
  • Pension
  • Private medical
  • Company van
  • 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • Other benefits to be discussed

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 02393 910108 and ask to speak to Tim Norford who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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