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Biomass or Combined Heating and Power Manager

£55-65,000 plus attractive package
Closing date
16 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Senior Management

Job Details

Our client is a leading manufacturer and processor who pride themselves on being a leader in the Green Tech industry. Their business is a growing, dynamic and innovative organisation with ambitious growth plans, and this is why they are currently looking to appoint a CHP Manager at our facility in Ayrshire.

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Operations, the Biomass Energy / CHP Manager will be expected to contribute towards the achievement of the company's strategic and operational targets. The role carries managerial responsibility for all phases of plant operations including material handling, plant process, electrical generation, maintenance, quality control and health and safety and environment. The role is to increase reliability and consistency of operation, efficiencies, and measurement through the development of people, plant, and process.

The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge and experience as CHP Manager with a proven track record in biomass and energy production. The CHP Manager will become part of the Management team. The site is an integrated site with the CHP plant responsible for processing the Co-products and generating thermal and electrical energy for the site plus the sale of energy products to 3rd parties.


Health & Safety

* Encourage a safety culture which promotes safe systems and work and ensures that all Health and Safety procedures and policies on site are adhered to, creating a safe working environment
* Share the best practise, learning, and opportunities for improvement with other business departments within the Group.


* Full management responsibility for ensuring the CHP unit and associated plant and equipment is operational, reliable, and available for service
* Ensure the plant is operated and managed in a way that meets all statutory obligations within environmental regulations
* Ensure production and generation targets are met in line with budget commitments
* Work with peers on other CHP plants within the Group, to develop an internal benchmarking system and to promote the best practise between sites
* Contribute to the strategic development of the site through the submission of capital projects, combined with identifying and producing plans for possible diversification and expansion opportunities for the business. Plan and effectively execute maintenance shutdowns to ensure safety, quality, completion of work and cost management
* Maintain and develop the CMMS (Computerise Maintenance Management System)
* Analyse the cause of unplanned outages to reduce the likelihood of repetition


* Lead and manage a team of CHP operators and support staff working a 24/7 shift pattern.
* Lead and support the people on site from a recruitment, onboarding, development, and employee engagement perspective in conjunction with HR.
* Form strong working relationships with the team to support them in their roles and to enable them to share knowledge and best practices. Oversee all the staff scheduling time off request and overtime
* Conduct formal performance reviews as per company policy

Financial Control

* Take all necessary actions to manage production costs and improve profitability
* Ensure inventories are satisfactory and accurate records are maintained
* Preparation and continual review of budgets
* Continually challenge the norm and take full accountability for all cost centres, including challenging and corrective of variances

General and administrative

* Ensure the site is compliant for all audits in Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental and proactively take any improvement opportunities identified
* Ensure all reporting information in respect of OFGEM, FMS, BSL, RHI, ROCS and CHPQA submissions are accurate, and available when required, including any necessary calibrations
* Manage key customers, internal and external, to ensure that expectations are met
* Manage and liaise with key suppliers for the CHP Plant to ensure competitiveness and quality.
* Produce monthly reports covering operational activity, P&L, H&S, maintenance works, plant run hours.

Skills Profile

* Qualification in Biomass, Energy, Engineering or related field or equivalent knowledge and experience.
* Minimum 5 years' CHP Management experience or relevant experience in a process plant, preferably with steam raising equipment and electrical generation
* Knowledge and experience to promote a safe working environment and ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory standards, including in depth knowledge of PSSR and BG01
* Reduces complexity and increases efficiency in processes to maximise outcome/return.
* Leads, for example, with a "can do" approach, passion, energy, and a strong work ethic.
* Very strong organisation skills and attention to detail.
* Drive to exceed goals and push self and others towards high levels of performance.
* Makes good decisions and delegates responsibility and accountability to the appropriate level.
* Understands the importance of managing and developing people.
* Creates a climate in which people can do their best.
* Open to change with a capacity to deal comfortably with risk and uncertainty.
* Strong communication skills with the ability to build trusted relationships.

If you are Biomass / Environmental Manager looking for your next career move with this international company and interested in joining a highly driven team - please contact me on the below details to discuss your current situation confidentially and if the role might be of interest:-

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