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Operations Manager - Energy from Waste

Northwich, Cheshire

Car & Bonus & Benefits


Sector: Power

Posted: 06/11/2023

Ref: BBBH23483_1699264569

Operations Manager - New Build Energy from Waste Power Station


Competitive Salary full benefits package

Role Introduction…

Astute Technical Recruitment are looking for an Operations Manager to lead the day-to-day Operational activities on a brand new Energy from Waste Power Station. This power station, currently under construction, is able to process over 600,000 tonnes of waste per year which produces enough power for over 125,000 homes in the local area.

The Operations Manager position is a key hire and will also oversee the plant mobilisation & commissioning. Whether you're a Shift Team Leader looking to take that first leap into management, or an accomplished Operations Manager / Production Manager

Roles & Responsibilities
As the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Overall responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of the plant
  • The day to day management of 20 + operations staff including shift teams and operations day staff
  • Ensuring the facility operates and complies within environmental regulations at all times
  • Liaising with the Maintenance Manager and other relevant personnel regarding projects maintenance, outages, and programming of plant improvements
  • Overseeing 3rd party contractors
  • Preparing the annual budget for the operations department for review and work within this budget
  • Liaising with company directors and managers as well as external stakeholders
  • Working with the Facility Manager and Maintenance Manager in the recruitment of staff
  • Deputising for the Facility Manager when required

Skills & Qualifications

We are looking for someone with:

  • Ideally qualified with a degree in a relevant engineering field
  • At least five years operational / engineering management experience on a large process plant, ideally Power Generation - Candidates from other sources of Power, Utilities, Refineries, Petrochemical, COMAH etc will also be considered
  • At least five years in a senior position with supervisory experience as well as budget / commercial experience (forecasting, P/L, contract management).
  • Candidates with experience in plant mobilisation / seeing plants through commissioning to handover will be deemed highly advantageous.
  • Relevant qualification in Health & Safety such as an IOSH / NEBOSH

Salary & Package

What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • Opportunity to manage a new build Energy from Waste power station.
  • Working for a sustainable Energy company.
  • Competitive basic salary.
  • Full benefits package including car allowance, competitive pension, medical and bonus scheme plus more.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 02392 288 286 and ask to speak to Dan Grosvenor 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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