Commercial Manager - Anaerobic Digestion

  • Location

    Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy

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  • Salary:

    £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + + benefits

  • Contact:

    Tim Norford

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Commercial Manager - Anaerobic Digestion


£45,000 - £55,000 DOE


Astute are looking to recruit a commercially focussed Manager for an Anaerobic Digestion business. Our client is looking for someone to run the anaerobic digestion side of the business and put some real structure in place in order to run the anaerobic digestion plant both efficiently and economically. The successful candidate will treat this as their own business and will be given autonomy to do this as long as the results are there.

The Role

This role requires this person to be the Plant Manager of the Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant and will take charge of the overall, high-level operations of the AD plant.

The role requires a global view of the business from budgeting and planning, operational issues, feedstock sourcing, digestate agreements and capital projects.

The role will also be responsible for optimising the AD Plant operations in terms of feeding plans and biological management, ensuring a healthy and profitable operation.

The successful candidate must have a clear commercial understanding of the AD business. This includes ensuring the timely submissions of Export, FIT, RHI and GGC applications and an understanding on the status of these payments.

Job Responsibilities

Reporting into the Director, as the Commercial Operations Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Compliance with health and safety policies and codes of practice across all aspects of the site and operations
    * Business planning and annual budgeting
  • OFGEM RHI and FIT submissions and claims
    * Commercial management and reporting (in conjunction with DW)
    * Feedstock sourcing and relationships
    * Developing and managing the feeding plans
    * Monitoring and controlling the plant biology
    * Management of digestate disposal and processing
    * Compliance across all regulatory bodies including reporting, audits and inspections

    * Green Gas Certificate management
    * Ownership of capital Projects
    * General risk management
    * Date management and collection
    * Data reporting

Skills & Qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Previous experience in the Renewable Energy sector is essential
  • Anaerobic Digestion experience is hugely preferred
  • A proven track record in commercial operations or business management
  • A proven leader
  • Exceptional business acumen

Salary & Package

What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • A salary DOE, between £45,000 - £60,000
  • A generous package
  • Potential use of an onsite, new build house
  • Pension scheme
  • An excellent holiday allowance

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to tnorford@astutetechnical.co.uk or ring 02393910108 and ask to speak to Tim Norford who can tell you more.

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