Plant Manager - Anaerobic Digestion

Plant Manager - Anaerobic Digestion

Job Title: Plant Manager - Anaerobic Digestion
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Inverness, Highlands
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum + Company Benefits
Reference: BBBH10783_1498741036
Contact Name: Becki Wensley
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 29, 2017 13:57

Job Description

Qila Energy
Company Profile
Formed in April 2012 Qila Energy is a British biogas engineering company building CHP and biomethane gas to grid Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants. A renewable pioneer in the UK market with strong investment backing and support, we are developing a network of renewable energy anaerobic digestion power plants across the UK.
Job Description & Key Responsibilities
The purpose of this role is to be responsible the day to day smooth and efficient running of the Gas to Grid Anaerobic digestion plant, completing a 5 day working week including working at least 1 weekend in 3 (to be confirmed).

  • Manage site in line with legislation, planning permissions, permits H&S and Qila manuals and documents;
  • Be first point of contact for all site queries; liaise with the ops team, farmers and all third parties;
  • Document and report all onsite activities;
  • Creating KPIs;
  • Completing daily checks and log book, visitors sign ins;
  • Reporting all exceptional circumstances; including breakdowns, damages, performance and incidents;
  • Maintain site security and access, including visitor inductions;
  • Management of staff on site including overseeing third party workers and contractors; monitoring and reporting their performance in line with SLAs;
  • Monitor plant control system (SCADA);
  • Monitor feedstock quality and digestate volumes;
  • Be available for training to become TCM (completing WAMITAB L4);
  • Basic maintenance of equipment and plant, reporting breakdowns to maintenance team;
  • Basic feedstock sampling and testing; reviewing biological data and reports;
  • Control spares inventory and consumables;
  • Fill the hopper in line with feed ration;
  • Operate and maintain weighbridge on site;
  • Other duties as required.


  • Have a good basic knowledge of AD/biogas/feedstock
  • Be fully conversant in process plant engineering
  • Possess strong IT skills (Microsoft Office etc.)
  • Relevant HND/HNC/City & Guilds qualification (e.g. Electrical/mechanical engineering)
  • Have a good understanding of all health and safety regulations
  • Be organised and an excellent communicator

Tornagrain Gas Mill, Inverness
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £35,000.00 /year
Job Location:

  • Inverness, Highland

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