Plant Manager - Energy from Waste Power Plant

Plant Manager - Energy from Waste Power Plant

Job Title: Plant Manager - Energy from Waste Power Plant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lanark, South Lanarkshire
Salary: Car + Bonus + Benefits
Reference: BBBH12663_1541587999
Contact Name: Daniel Grosvenor
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 07, 2018 10:53

Job Description

Plant Manager - New Build Power Station

Lanarkshire - Scotland

Competitive Salary & Benefits Package


Astute Technical Recruitment are working with the O&M contractor on a 12.5MW energy from waste facility near Lanark in southern Scotland. This facility has been designed to export over 75GWh of electricity and 30GWh heat per year, in turn supplying the electricity needs of nearly 18,000 homes.

This is a fantastic career opportunity for someone with extensive UK power generation experience to work alongside the client to develop an O&M strategy to be implemented on this facility and future stations being developed in the UK.

The Company

They are a €2bn business, headquartered in Finland with over 4900 employees operating on a global scale, with offices in the EU, Americas, Middle East and Asia. In 2015 alone, they have won 12 major projects ranging from £10 Million to £100 Million, these include power stations and mineral processing plants. Their business model is to build, operate, and maintain projects / facilities across their core divisions that include Minerals Processing and Metals Energy & Water.

Within their Energy division, they pride themselves on being able to support projects by providing the boiler island or entire power plant as part of an EPC package. They have tried and tested combustion and gasification technologies that can run on a multitude of fuels including waste, wood, and traditional fossil fuels.

The Levenseat project is their first in the UK, however recent project wins have seen them add sites in Boston, Barry and Hull to their O&M fleet. They are also providing technology on a number of sites across the UK and have plans to build a second EfW next door in Levenseat.

The Job

As the Plant Manager on this new build energy from waste facility, you will be heavily involved in working alongside the project team and the EPC Contractor to manage the full life cycle of the site through construction, commissioning and into commercial operation.
Other duties will include.

  • Ensuring that the facility is operated efficiently and that all performance targets are met or exceeded.
  • Managing HSE, Quality and Environmental systems in accordance with OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
  • Managing the site's budgets and taking financial responsibility for the plant.
  • Working closely with Outotec to ensure that the businesses operating model is implemented across the facility.
  • Tracking costs for capital project and outages.
  • Managing and developing site personnel.
  • Reporting on QEHS, Financial, Operations and Maintenance issues.
  • Recruiting Operations, Maintenance & Support staff.

The Candidate

Candidates will ideally have a proven track record gained within the power generation sector. This is likely to include experience gained at a Plant Manager / Operations Manager / Maintenance Manager level. Those with plant mobilisation experience would be at an advantage, although this is not essential.
Candidates will ideally hold a Degree in Engineering (Power Plant / Process / Mechanical / Electrical)
However those with a strong work history in the power sector without this could be considered.

What's in it for you?

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is looking for a new challenge in the power sector. This role gives the successful candidate the opportunity to work closely with the EPC Team and provide guidance on their growing UK portfolio of power plants.
On offer is an attractive salary and benefits package alongside future progression possibilities.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a copy of your CV to Alternatively, please call Dan Grosvenor on 02392 288 286.

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