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Plant Manager – Anaerobic Digestion

Plant Manager - Anaerobic Digestion

  • Role type : Permanent
  • Location : Sheppey
  • Salary : £50,000
  • Sector : Renewables
  • Ref : 24907
  • Salary: £50,000
Astute’s Renewables team is working with an established business who run and operate a portfolio of anaerobic digestion plants. They are looking to recruit Plant Manager for their site in North Kent.

The Plant Manager plays a vital part in ensuring the site is running at its optimal level and ensuring high standards of health & safety are maintained. The role comes with a salary of up to £50,000 and an excellent benefits package.

If you’re an experienced Plant Manager and are looking to work for an established and growing business within the renewables sector, then submit your CV to apply today.

Responsibilities and duties

Reporting to the Area Manager, you will:


  • Run the anaerobic digestion plant/site on a day to day basis
  • Lead a small team of Operators and Weighbridge personnel
  • Lead continuous process improvement projects on site
  • Understand, lead and contribute to the ongoing execution of the business strategy
  • Maintain compliance with the EA, the National Grid and all regulatory bodies
  • Maintain a high standard of site health and safety and instil positive attitude across the site, leading from the front
  • Assisting with the day to day operations on site, including running the plant via the SCADA system and assisting with maintenance activities where necessary
  • Being accountable and responsible for the site P&L and ensuring staff are meeting KPIs
  • Having an active input in writing and reviewing RAMS
  • Recruiting, training and mentoring staff
  • Working with the senior team in both personal and site development
  • Delivering production on budget for the plant, working with the internal finance team to assist with financial control
  • Attending call outs when necessary
  • Other duties as required
Professional qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:


  • Qualification in a relevant engineering discipline, such as chemical or mechanical is an advantage
  • WAMITAB AD is hugely desirable
  • IOSH/NEBOSH is an advantage
  • Mobile Plant (telehandler, loading shovel) licence or time served experience
  • A valid UK driving Licence
Personal skills

The role would suit someone who is:


  • Experienced in AD at a managerial or supervisory level
  • Hands on and leads by example
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • A mentality towards a continuous improvement and a genuine passion for the industry
Salary and benefits of the Plant Manager role


  • A salary of £40,000 – £50,000 depending on experience
  • Company benefits including life insurance and private healthcare
  • A chance to drive forward an already successful business and be a key figure within the business

To apply for this Plant Manager - Anaerobic Digestion opportunity, please complete the form below. Alternatively, send a copy of your up-to-date CV to or call 02393910033 to speak to Aaron Rayner who can tell you more. You can also connect with Aaron on LinkedIn to view other jobs they are recruiting.

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