Plant Manager - Small scale Biomass

Plant Manager - Small scale Biomass

Job Title: Plant Manager - Small scale Biomass
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH9570
Contact Name: Daniel Grosvenor
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 13, 2016 13:00

Job Description

Biomass Plant Manager - Power Generation

£45,000 - £55,000


We are recruiting for a Plant / Utilities Manager to work on a small scale Biomass Plant just North of Bedford. The Plant uses Waste Wood through a Steam Turbine to generate 3.4MW of Power.

What will I be doing?

Reporting in to the Managing Director, the Plant Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing the output of a 3.4MW plant
  • The day to day management of operations, engineering and maintenance staff responsible for the continuous operation and maintenance of the Biomass plant.
  • Identify and undertake projects designed to improve plant performance, productivity and efficiency as appropriate.
  • Liaising with the Commissioning Manager, Shift Staff and the Managing Director to ensure the Plant and outages are planned for and executed appropriately
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual departmental budgets
  • Ensure all operations and maintenance activities within the Plant are carried out with the highest regard for health & safety.

What experience does the role require?

  • At least 4 years of experience in the power generation industry in operations or maintenance at a supervisory or management level. This could be from energy from waste, biomass, CCGT, CHP, nuclear etc. Candidates with a marine engineering background from the Royal Navy would also be suitable for this - Chief Petty Officer / Warrant Officer level
  • A relevant engineering qualification at HNC / ONC level or equivalent. Qualifications below this may be acceptable with significant experience
  • A relevant health and safety qualification is desirable e.g. IOSH, NEBOSH

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Dan Grosvenor on 02392 288 286 or send a CV and Cover letter to

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