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Engineering Manager - Energy from Waste

Belvedere, Kent

Car, Bonus & Benefits


Sector: Power

Posted: 03/11/2023

Ref: BBBH23580_1699009744

Engineering Manager - Energy from Waste
Competitive basic salary plus excellent benefits package

What's the job?
We have an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Manager to join one of the largest Energy from Waste power stations in the country. This plant processes 785,000 tonnes of waste each year, generating 85MW of electricity to export to the National Grid - enough to power roughly 100,000 homes. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing long term strategic engineering solutions for all areas of plant in line with the business strategy from 6 months - 15 years.

In addition to the existing plant, they are constructing a new build next door of similar size & scale as well as implementing a district heating scheme. This is a unique opportunity to join one of the industries leading employers and be involved in the full mobilisation & commissioning of a brand new facility, whilst looking after their existing plant.

What will I be doing?
Reporting into the Plant Manager the Engineering Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Demonstrating an effective health, safety and environmental culture for all personnel, plant and processes
  • Developing the asset maintenance schedules for 6 months - 15 years, taking into consideration: statutory regulations, resilience of the assets (availability & reliability) obsolescence, sustainability (waste, water, electrical consumption / preservation) and influence on company policies and procedures
  • Directing the Engineering team to deliver on financial and technical performance objectives
  • Preparing and managing an annual opex and 15-year capex budget (reviewed annually) that includes obsolescence, resilience, life cycle and plant improvements
  • Managing a team of professional engineers; including the recruitment, appraisals, training, professional development, disciplinary, grievance, and annual progression reviews of team members
  • Developing and maintaining the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) System for the business
  • Developing and signing off functional specifications for maintenance contracts, long-term service agreements (LTSA) and consolidated maintenance contracts for the site
  • Managing and delivering the planned major outages from the planning to demobilisation and review phases ensuring that all site works are completed safely and in accordance with CDM regulations and the site rules
  • Deputising for the Plant Manager and covering the Maintenance Manager when required

What do I need to be considered?
To be considered for this exciting opportunity candidate should have:

  • A minimum BEng or BSc degree in an engineering discipline
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience gained in the power generation sector, ideally Energy from Waste. Candidates with experience in other large heavy process plants will also be considered - biomass, chemical, steel, pharmaceutical, refinery etc
  • A competent understanding of all Engineering disciplines (mechanical, electrical and C&I)
  • A health and safety related qualification such as NEBOSH or IOSH
  • Candidates must have a flexible approach and be available out of normal working hours to attend site during major outage periods and in the event of unexpected breakdowns
  • Experience in the planning and execution of major projects including Outages
  • Budget experience

What's in it for me?
This role offers a very comprehensive package including:

  • A highly competitive basic salary
  • A generous bonus scheme & car allowance (E/V)
  • Additional benefits including medical cover, pension and 25 days holiday + 8BH
  • A chance to join one of the largest and newest energy from waste power stations in the country
  • For further information on the package please get in touch

How do I apply?
Simply send your CV with a brief covering letter to or for more information call 02392 288 286 and ask to speak with Dan Grosvenor.


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