Operations Manager - New EFW Power Station

Operations Manager - New EFW Power Station

Job Title: Operations Manager - New EFW Power Station
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gloucestershire, England
Salary: car, bonus, pension
Reference: BBBH11480_1513957167
Contact Name: Steve Utton
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 22, 2017 15:39

Job Description

Operations Manager - New Energy from Waste Power Station


Competitive Salary + car/car allowance + bonus + benefits


We are currently recruiting the Operations Manager to join the new Javelin Park Energy from Waste plant in Gloucestershire. The Operations Manager will form part of the Senior Management Team and will be responsible for overseeing all operational aspects of the plant and processes on site ensuring the plant is compliant with environmental legislations and permits.

The Javelin Park EFW 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. This plant will also cut carbon emission by 40,000 tonnes and save local taxpayers £150million.

What will I be doing?

Reporting in to the General 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 20 + operations staff including shift teams and operations day staff
  • Ensuring the EfW plant 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 such as contractors, principal client and the environmental agency
  • Working with the General Manager and Maintenance Manager in the recruitment of the O&M Teams
  • Deputising for the General Manager and Maintenance Manager when required

What experience does the role require?

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

  • Extensive operations experience in the power generation sector. This can include energy from waste, CCGT, coal or biomass
  • A relevant technical qualification such as a degree/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

What's in it for me?

The successful candidate will receive:

  • A highly competitive basic salary
  • A company car or car allowance - details TBC
  • A performance related bonus
  • A contributory pension
  • The chance to join a brand new EFW facility at the very start

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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