Plant Manager

SRS Partnership are looking for an experienced Plant Manager where you will be responsible for all phases of the CHP plant operation including material handling, process plant, 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.

We are ideally looking for someone who has in-depth knowledge and experience as a CHP Manager or similar, with a proven track record in biomass and energy production.

You will be an integral part of Management Team at our clients Troon facility which is an integrated site with the CHP plant responsible for processing the Sawmill Co-products and generating thermal and electrical energy for the Sawmill plus the sale of energy products to 3rd parties.

Key Responsibilities

  • Encourage a safety culture which promotes safe systems and work and ensure that all Health and Safety procedures and policies on site are adhered to, creating a safe working environment.
  • Share best practise, learnings, 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Take all necessary actions to manage production costs and improve profitability.
  • Preparation and continual review of budgets.
  • 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.

Skills/Experience Required

  • Qualification in Biomass, Energy, Engineering or related field or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ CHP Management experience or relevant experience in process plant, preferably with steam raising equipment and electrical generation.
  • Understands the importance of managing and developing people.
  • Open to change with a capacity to deal comfortably with risk and uncertainty.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build trusted relationships.
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