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Operations Manager – Biomass Power Station

Operations Manager - Biomass Power Station

  • Role type : Permanent
  • Location : Moray
  • Salary : £67,000 per year
  • Sector : Power
  • Ref : 25180
  • Salary: £67,000 per year
Astute’s Power team is exclusively partnered with Rothes CoRDe to recruit an Operations Manager for their Biomass Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Station in Rothes, Scotland. The plant process c.130,000 tons of biomass per annum which exports just over 7MW of electricity to the grid, enough to power 9,000 homes.

The vital Operations Manager role comes with a salary of up to £67,000 + 13% Pension + relocation assistance (if needed) + benefits.

If you’re an Operations Manager, or an experienced Shift Team Leader, and are looking to work for an organisation that puts integrity and people at the forefront of everything it does then submit your CV to apply today.

Responsibilities and duties

Reporting to the Plant Manager you will be responsible for:


  • The day-to-day management of the full operations team to ensure safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the station.
  • Ensuring the power station always operates and complies within environmental regulations.
  • Liaising with the Maintenance/Engineering Manager and other relevant personnel regarding projects, maintenance, outages, costing and programming of plant improvements
  • The day-to-day monitoring of plant efficiency and directing the operations staff to optimise the power station accordingly.
  • Preparing the annual budget for the Operations department for review and work within this budget – including fuel supply, consumables, etc
  • Carry out annual performance reviews with operations staff
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies such as the HSE, SEPA, FEMAS, etc
Professional qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:


  • Ideally an HNC, or above, in a relevant engineering discipline
  • An IOSH or NEBOSH qualification will be advantageous.
Personal skills, prior experience, and knowledge

The Operations Manager role would suit someone who has:


  • Prior experience in the power generation sector such as Biomass, CHP, Energy from Waste, Coal, CCGT, etc
  • Knowledge of environmental permits, H&S issues, and safe working environments
  • Extensive experience with Safe Systems of Work (SSOW) procedures
Salary and benefits of the Operations Manager role


  • A basic salary of up to £67,000
  • Relocation assistance can be offered on a case-by-case basis
  • Excellent pension scheme of 13% (EE is 3% minimum with ER being 10%)




To apply for this Operations Manager - Biomass Power Station opportunity, please complete the form below. Alternatively, send a copy of your up-to-date CV to or call 02393910034 to speak to Megan Balmer who can tell you more. You can also connect with Megan on LinkedIn to view other jobs they are recruiting.

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