Operations Manager - Energy from Waste Power Station

Operations Manager - Energy from Waste Power Station

Job Title: Operations Manager - Energy from Waste Power Station
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Southampton, Hampshire
Salary: £53000 - £55000 per annum + car, bonus, pension
Reference: BBBH11575_1517489281
Contact Name: Steve Utton
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 01, 2018 12:48

Job Description

Operations Manager - Energy from Waste Power Station

£55,000 + car/car allowance + bonus + benefits

Southampton area


We are currently recruiting an Operations Manager to join an operational 17MW energy from waste power station in the Southampton area. This plant processes approximately 165,000 tonnes of waste per year which is enough to power over 22,000 homes. The Operations Manager will be responsible for overseeing the 24/7 operation of the plant ensuring the site is compliant with environmental legislation whilst operating at maximum efficiency.

What will I be doing?

Reporting in to the Plant Manager, typical duties of the Operations Manager will include:

  • Overall responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of the plant
  • The day to day management of operations staff including Shift Team Leaders, Plant Operators and operations day staff
  • Ensuring the EfW plant operates and complies within with the environmental permit of the site
  • Liaising with the Maintenance Manager and other relevant personnel regarding projects maintenance, outages and programming of plant improvements
  • Overseeing 3rd party contractors
  • Assisting in preparing the annual budget for the operations department for review and work within this budget
  • Lead, manage and motivate the team and take responsibility for the professional development of individuals
  • Working with the General Manager and Maintenance Manager in the recruitment of the O&M Teams

What experience does the role require?

In order to be considered for this opportunity it's important you meet certain criteria including:

  • Extensive operations experience in the power generation sector. This can include energy from waste, CCGT, CHP, coal or biomass
  • A relevant technical qualification such as an HND/HNC in an engineering discipline e.g. mechanical, electrical or C&I
  • Experience in managing budgets and in the training and development of staff
  • Knowledge of environmental permits, H&S issues and safe working environments
  • Strong leadership and management skills

What's in it for me?

The successful candidate will receive:

  • A salary up to £55,000
  • A company car or car allowance
  • A performance related bonus up to 20%
  • A contributory pension
  • The chance to join the growing EFW sector

How do I apply?

To apply for this exciting opportunity simply send a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter to or alternatively you can call 02392 288 215 and speak to Steve Utton.

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