Plant Manager - New Biomass Power Plant

Plant Manager - New Biomass Power Plant

Job Title: Plant Manager - New Biomass Power Plant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cheshire, England
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH12469_1536928575
Contact Name: Daniel Grosvenor
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 14, 2018 13:36

Job Description

Plant Manager - New build Biomass
Competitive Salary & Benefits Package

As the Plant Manager on this new build biomass power station, you will be heavily involved in bringing the plant through commissioning and into commercial operation. Utilising gasification / advanced thermal treatment technology, the site uses waste wood as it's primary fuel source to produce up to 21.5MW of power, enough to provide power for over 40,000 homes.

Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the UK General Manager, as Plant Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • The safe and efficient operation of the power station
  • Ensure compliance with environmental permits and other relevant legislation
  • Management of the sites annual budget
  • Work alongside the Maintenance and Operations Department to plan shutdowns, outages and maintenance work to ensure maximum plant availability against the commercial contract
  • Liaise with project and engineering teams to ensure the delivery of the O&M strategy
  • Managing HSE, Quality and Environmental systems in accordance with OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
  • 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.

Skills and Qualification
The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 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.
  • Working experience in a Power Station environment; CCGT, Biomass, Energy from Waste, CHP would be strongly considered.
  • Relevant working experience from Refinery, Chemical Plant or Steelworks etc would also be considered.
  • Those with plant commissioning experience would be at an advantage, although this is not essential.
  • A strong understanding of Health & Safety, relevant legislation (PSSR, LOLER, PUWER etc) and Environmental Permits will be required
  • Candidates will ideally hold a HNC / HND or a Degree in Engineering (Power Plant / Process / Mechanical / Electrical).

What's in it for you?
This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is looking for a new challenge in the power sector. On offer is an attractive salary and benefits package alongside future progression possibilities.

How to 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 288 286 and speak to Dan Grosvenor who can tell you more.

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