General Manager - Energy from Waste

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    Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

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    £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Car + Bonus

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    Steve Utton

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    12 days ago

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General Manager - Energy from Waste


Competitive Salary & Benefits (inc Bonus & Car)


We are currently recruiting for a General Manager to join a new Energy from Waste plant in Gloucestershire. We are looking for a General Manager to run this new build Energy from Waste power station; managing the day to day activities and performance of the energy from waste plant and O&M teams and ensure the safe and efficient operation of the plant.

This plant will combust residual waste at a rate of 190,000 tonnes per year and produce in excess of 14 MW to export to the grid, enough to power over 25,000 homes.

Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Company Director, as General Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Operating the plant within the specified contract, achieving KPI's of personal and plant objectives and maximising efficiency to deliver cost savings and improving profitability.
  • The development of all management systems to operate this Energy from Waste plant.
  • Plan for minimising and managing changes in legislation such as PPC, Emissions Monitoring and H&S issues.
  • Maximising plant availability and effectiveness to improve profitability.
  • Managing the stations budget in order to meet company objectives including achieving five year plan targets.
  • Ensure the Health, Safety and Welfare of all staff, support staff and sub-contractors are ensured across the Energy from Waste facility & Materials Treatment Plant.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Prior experience in managing a Power Station and delivering on a contract
  • Strong technical understanding of the EfW and Waste Management process to identify opportunities to reduce costs and improve performance
  • An Engineering background and relevant qualification such as a Degree/HNC/ONC/HND
  • Proven track record in delivering results against set KPI's
  • Financial experience in management of budgets, P/L accounts, third party contracts
  • NEBOSH or IOSH or a strong understanding of Health & Safety legislation

Salary & Package

What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Package includes bonus and car allowance
  • Opportunity to join a newly built and modern Energy from Waste plant
  • Excellent company with a strong performance culture

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to sutton@astutetechnical.co.uk or ring 02392 288 215 and ask to speak to Steve Utton who can tell you more.

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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!

  • A friendly environment that takes work seriously. Everyone at Astute seems to very much enjoy being here and that reflects on the atmosphere in such a positive way. No one ever seems to have an issue with lending a helping hand when it is needed. The way that the staff on the floor are very focused and hardworking spurs you on to be the same. The saying "Work hard, play hard" could not apply more to the lovely bunch I have the pleasure of working with. I really feel as though I have fitted in well at Astute.