Plant Manager - New Build Energy from Waste

Plant Manager - New Build Energy from Waste

Job Title: Plant Manager - New Build Energy from Waste
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH10684_1497625980
Contact Name: Daniel Grosvenor
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 16, 2017 16:13

Job Description

Plant Manager - New Build Power Station
East Yorkshire
Competitive Salary & Benefits Package


Astute Technical Recruitment are working with Outotec in an exclusive agreement to supply a Plant Manager / Station Manager for a ~10MW energy from waste facility on the bank of the Humber in East Yorkshire. This facility has been designed to treat around 86,000 tonnes of waste wood per annum, utilising Gasification Technology (Advanced Thermal Treatment).

This is a fantastic career opportunity for someone with extensive UK power generation experience to work alongside Outotec to develop an O&M strategy to be implemented on this facility and future stations being developed in the UK. With one site already under construction in Scotland and three more in the UK this is an exciting time to join as they look to become industry leaders in UK ATT Plants.

The Company

Outotec is 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, Outotec 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 Job

As the Plant Manager on this new build energy from waste facility, you will be heavily involved in working alongside the Outotec project team to manage the full life cycle of the site through construction, commissioning and into commercial operation.
Joining at the beginning of the project, you will play a key part in developing the facilities standard operating procedures, maintenance strategy, HSE systems and KPI's.

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 Outotec 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 for this exciting opportunity simply send a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter to / or alternatively you can call 02392 221 600 and speak to Dan Grosvenor or Steve Utton who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK.