Operation Manager - Engineering & Energy

Lanesra Technical Recruitment
Hay Mills, West Midlands (County)
£55000 - £65000/annum DOE, bonus, car and excellent benefi
Closing date
Mar 26, 2023

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Energy Engineering
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Organization Type
Position: Operations Manager

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £55-65k (Neg DOE), £6.6k car allowance, 20% discretionary bonus and excellent benefits

Hours: 40 hours per week Monday - Friday

Our Client: Is the UK leader in Environmental Solutions. They offer services and expertise in waste, water and energy management helping to build a more sustainable future. As a global organisation, their work focuses on delivering simple but innovative solutions to preserving natural resources, reducing pollution and protecting our environment.

The Site: Is an Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) operates 24 hours a day for 365 days a year (except for planned shutdowns for maintenance). It is a two-stream plant with each boiler designed to process 23.5 tonnes of rubbish per hour.

It takes 350,000 tonnes of rubbish each year and converts it into electricity. It has a turbo-generator which exports 25MW to the National Grid, after providing for on-site needs. Council. The ERF also recovers several thousand tonnes a year of ferrous metals for recycling from the process.

Duties: Manage the operational aspects of the facility and processes on site ensuring that the plant operates within the requirements of the Environmental permit and other environmental legislation

Work closely with the plant manager and the maintenance manager to deliver robust engineering solutions and to meet plant availability targets.

Undertake all aspects of staff management for direct reports.

Produce, maintain, commission and authorising site-specific risk assessments and work instructions.

Lead by example and support the site management team to show, promote and acknowledge positive behaviours and develop a proactive safety culture.

Deliver an effective safety and environmental compliance culture for all plant and processes on site>

Direct the operations to deliver on financial and technical performance targets.

Manage all material flows both in and out of site.

Lead and contribute to projects on site.

Ensure downtime of the plant is minimised.

Report on plant performance including budgets, plant availability and project progress (including outages)

Deliver operational efficiencies and cost-saving solutions.

Maintain and review technical, operational and financial KPI's.

Manage the ERF in line with ERF Safety Rules, Environmental Permit requirements and relevant ISO standards.

Ensure required inspections are completed and actions closed out in timely manner.

Liaise with relevant experts within your region and across the business to design and implement technical solutions.

Identify opportunities for innovation and process improvement.

Develop site knowledge and procedures for abnormal and emergency situations to allow effective management of such scenarios i.e. troubleshooting, breakdowns

Deliver technical and non-technical presentations; host visits and tours to serve current and potential customers and other interested parties.

Manage the operation of a Clinical Waste Incinerator

Supporting the Environmental Compliance Engineer to ensure compliance to regulations relating to Clinical and Hazardous waste that is permitted to be processed on site.


Essential: Experience of managing a team of people including coaching and motivating

IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent

Mechanical/Electrical Engineer to HNC

Experience of operations and site management

Desirable: C&G Small Thermal Plant Operation

Leadership training (CMI or ILM)

Fundamental of pressure systems

Boiler house water treatment

High voltage operational safety

NEBOSH Certificate

City and Guilds Confined Space

Senior Authorised Person

Benefits: 25 days of holiday alongside an extensive benefits package, which includes a market-leading pension and share scheme, alongside a range of employee discounts.

Provision of mental health and financial support

Key Words:

Operation Manager

Operations Management

Operational Management

Site Manager

Site Management

Plant Manager

Plant Management

Energy from Waste

Energy Recovery

Power Generation




Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineering




Themal Plant


Steam Plant

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