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Operations Manager - Biomass Power Station

Sittingbourne, Kent

Bonus & Benefits


Sector: Power

Posted: 05/10/2023

Ref: BBBH23448_1696498857

Operations Manager - Biomass Power Station
Competitive salary + Company Benefits
About the role:
Astute are partnering with a modern Biomass Power Station located in the Kent area to recruit for an Operations Manager who will support the Facility Manager whilst leading the operations team. The client, who specialise in Energy from Waste, Biogas, Biomass and Wind Energy have operations across Germany and the UK. They have installed over 400MW of electricity production and have multiple projects on the horizon to increase this capacity.

This highly efficient biomass plant uses 195,000 tonnes of waste wood to produce around 23MW of power and as the Lead for the Operations Team you will ensure the safe and compliant running of the plant.
Responsibilities and duties:
As the Operations Manager you will:
  • Support the Facility Manager to ensure that plant service is carried out in a safe and efficient manner, whilst delivering on performance and availability.
  • Deliver on performance within approved budgets, including planning and reporting.
  • Direct the operations team while providing coaching, guidance, supervision, and support.
  • Ensure health and safety is adhered to across all environments.
  • Be responsible for reviewing operational performance including safe systems of work and permit to work.
  • Drive KPIs and provide key analysis
Professional qualifications:
We are looking for someone with the following:
  • A qualification within engineering or equivalent (ideally at degree, HND or HNC level)
  • Engineering or operations management experience
  • NEBOSH, IOSH, IEMA, etc., qualifications are advantageous
  • IT Proficient
Personal skills:
The Operations Manager role would suit someone who is:
  • Experienced within a heavy process or engineering environment.
  • An experience manager, ideally with 3-5 years.
  • Engineering background
  • Great work ethic, and looking for longevity
Salary and benefits of the Operations Manager role:
  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • Other benefits discussed at interview
How to apply?
To apply for this Operations Manager opportunity, then simply send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter to or call 02392 288 284 to speak to Kyle Shinn who can tell you more.

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