Plant Manager

Location
Simpsons Malt, Berwick Upon Tweed


Overview

Here at AMP, we are committed to supporting the energy transition by funding, developing, and delivering flexible energy solutions and helping businesses decarbonise. 

Our mission is to create a smarter energy future. We are relentless in our focus on tackling the central challenge of our age – the energy transition.

The size and scale of the challenge means we must continually grow our team, bring in new ideas and new approaches and be ready to push the boundaries.  At every level, we are looking for bold, ambitious, bright, and collaborative people that share our commitment to making a difference. 

.About the Opportunity

Our site in Berwick Upon Tweed is a state-of-the-art energy centre that will house electric and biomass boilers. Sustainable, locally sourced biomass fuel will provide the baseload decarbonisation and the electric boiler will kick-in when there is more wind energy being generated than the electricity system can use. This excess wind energy would otherwise be wasted. This ensures that the products leaving the site, carries a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

To ensure the efficient running and management of this site, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a Plant Manager to join our Industrial Biomass team.

As Plant Manager you will Report to the Head of Industrial Biomass and will lead the onsite team including the site supervisor, on-site boiler operators, and any third-party contractors.  You will be responsible for the running of all site operations.

The successful candidate will be joining us during an exciting phase which will be the commissioning stage of the project.  There will be involvement with the commissioning team to test the plant, fuel requirements, assisting the commissioning team with operational tasks as well as learning the plant operations. Involvement at this stage will be key to support the transition from the project installation phase, through to the Operation and Maintenance phase, resulting in a smooth handover.

Interested? If you have strong leadership skills and the ability to effectively manage and build key relationships at all levels – AMP can offer you the challenge and opportunity you’re looking for.

The role will involve

Key Responsibilities:

  • Running of all site operations, including the biomass and electric boilers and associated plant installed at the site, ensuring target levels of heat production, asset availability, budgetary performance, fuel management and maintaining a high HSEQ standard.
  • Leading the on-site in-house maintenance team, providing line management, direction, and mentoring, ensuring that they are clear on their targets and performing and developing in their role
  • Effectively managing planned shutdowns for maintenance, inspections, testing and pipework periodically throughout the year ensuring asset availability is maintained
  • Ensuring ongoing compliance with the regulations that govern LTHW, MTHW, steam, electrical generation, and high voltage equipment
  • Ensuring the teams on call rota is managed to ensure an efficient response to heating outages, loss of service or emergencies out of hours, maintaining the continuity of energy supply for our clients and optimising asset performance
  • Responding to occasional out of hours calls where an operator requires assistance, and to attend site to support where necessary
  • Ensuring plant defects are logged within the warranty period and liaise with the Projects team to assist in getting defect resolved.
  • Overseeing spares stock at the plant managing this in a proactive manner to minimise plant ‘down time’ and to ensure the Site Manager reports stock levels to Head of Biomass Operations and facilitates any agreed actions
  • Overseeing biomass fuel supply to the site, managing suppliers to ensure a continuous supply of correct specification fuel, compliant with RHI and emissions requirements
  • Ensuring operation, maintenance, and the testing regime complies with Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme and environmental permitting, recording progress and feeding back results to the Head of Biomass Operations
  • Ensuring a high level of health and safety management on site, encouraging a strong health and safety culture and adherence with legislation and Company policies, including conducting regular audits and completing risk assessments and method statements and escalate any serious Health and Safety concerns to the Head of Industrial Biomass Operations UK and HSEQ Manager
  • Managing day to day relations with the clients’ engineering and maintenance teams and maintain excellent level of communication.

What are we looking for?

An individual who has experience managing a heat and steam generating plant and equipment within a large industrial site with a continual heat demand, with a keen interest in developing their knowledge and implementing improvements to drive efficiency, the successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Mechanical/electrical engineering qualification
  • Health and safety training or qualification such as NEBOSH or IOSH
  • Valid UK driving licence
  • Experience and a strong understanding in LTHW, MTHW, HTHW, steam and power generating plant equipment and systems including pumps, valves, hydraulics, controls
  • Familiar with SCADA to obtain data, to produce trends/performance graphs
  • Proven ability to manage spend within an allocated budget
  • Previous experience in successfully managing an engineering team
  • Excellent leadership skills to take charge, provide clear direction and drive high team engagement and performance in a positive way
  • A strong decision maker, to be able to assess a situation, problem solve and confidently come up with the best course of action possible
  • Dependable and approachable to assist the team when problems arise
  • Honest and respectful towards others
  • Ability to go above and beyond to support business needs, including being adaptive to change and assisting the team where required.

What we will offer in return

We’ve built a culture founded on honesty, working hard, and enjoying ourselves.  And we have created a workplace where everyone feels more connected, heard, and valued.  You’ll receive, ongoing training and development, be encouraged to work towards relevant accreditations and be able to map out a clear journey of progression within your role. Our employee benefits include:

  • 26 days annual leave entitlement plus 8 days for public holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Employer pension contribution
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Access to advice, counselling, and support
  • Access to GP services
  • Wellbeing tools and resources
  • Shopping and lifestyle discounts
  • Discounted gym membership

Additional information

  • Competitive salary to be discussed at interview.
  • Hours of work: 40 hours per week

Site Based Initially will spend time on other sites, travel will be required

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