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Assistant Plant Manager / General Manager - Renewables

  • Location: Rotherham
  • Salary: Market related per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Renewables
  • Function: Engineering
  • Contact: Lee Elwell
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446154
  • Expiry Date: 09 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 61393

Title: Assistant Plant Manager / Assistant General Manager  

Location: Rotherham

Salary: Competitive Salary


We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Plant Manager / Assistant General Manager to work for our client at their facility in Rotherham. The role will be supporting the current Plant Manager / General Manager across the renewable facility and will be involved in key contract such as Fuel Supply Agreement, O&M contract and Power Purchase Agreements.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To work closely with the Plant Manager/General Manager and supporting the O&M contractor on side, including power station operation, maintenance, health and safety and environmental issues.
  • Monitoring key plant performance data and secondary contractual obligations (e.g. spares management). 
  • The Assistant General Manager can be expected to lead on other ad-hoc capital or commercial projects that will enhance plant operations. 
  • Provide leadership in safety throughout the company's business, supporting the O&M Contractor, Fuel Supplier and other site-based Contractors to establish industry leading safe systems of work and safety culture through commissioning and into operations and then to constantly improve on these through the operational phase of the project.
  • Assist the Contracts Manager in ensuring that there is a highly effective system for receiving, checking, weighing and sampling of around 50 loads per day of wood chip using the employer’s fuel team.
  • Working with the General Manager, discharge of the employer's accountabilities under the main plant contracts (including the O&M Contract, the Fuel Supply Agreement and the Ash Removal Contract), the Grid Connection Agreement and the Permits and co-ordinate the activities of the O&M Contractor, the Fuel Supplier and MGEL's other main Contractors.
  • Encourage, monitor and support performance initiatives by the O&M Contractor and ensure its compliance with the O&M Contract and continuous improvement.
  • Monitor and encourage the discharge of the long term capital improvements at the plant, to be commissioned directly on behalf of the owner or via variations to the O&M Contract.
  • Maintain relationships with the plant’s other key stakeholders including Ofgem, the Environment Agency, the network operator, Insurers and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Where relevant, support the O&M Contractor in establishing and managing their relationship with these
  • same key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that an on-site fuel testing laboratory works safely and reliably.
  • Ensure high standards of record-keeping.  Analyse performance and financial data so that this can be disseminated effectively to the plant owners in reports and at Board meetings.
  • Support companies Finance Manager as required in assessing the financial impacts of technical decisions and issues.
  • Deputise for the General Manager during periods of absence.

Qualifications & Education:

  • At least 5 years’ experience of large scale process plant operation, ideally power generation.
  • Experience of managing complex contracts with sophisticated counterparties.
  • Track record of partnering with contractors to deliver a high performing, joined up organisation with shared vision and objectives and of driving business performance improvements through the activities of contractors
  • Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and multi-task in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Strong relationship management, interpersonal and networking skills, a proactive and co-operative way of working and well developed political antenna.
  • Professional demeanour with the ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Good team player with a desire to work in a diverse international team

If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.