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Deputy Engineering Manager - West Sussex

Horsham, West Sussex
23/04/2019 - Expiring soon!
Biffa Waste
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Deputy Engineering Manager - West Sussex

Biffa plc is the leading nationwide integrated waste management business providing collection, treatment, recycling and technologically-driven energy generation services. Through the expertise of our people and investment in technology we promote and deliver sustainable waste management solutions.

Our cutting edge Mechanical & Biological Treatment plant in Horsham has the capacity to process over 310,000 tonnes of waste per year. The facility includes the mechanical recovery of both recyclable material and residual waste for RDF with any biodegradable material being treated within the AD plant to generate electricity. The plant has the ability to produce up to 4.5MW of electricity to power the MBT facility and export to the national grid.

Job Purpose

To provide day to day management to the Engineering Team at the Brookhurstwood MBT ensuring the highest engineering standards and best practice in all engineering activities carried out across the site.

Principal Accountabilities

1 To Implement and monitoring of predictive/preventative maintenance plan for all plant and equipment. To ensure this planning is managed and resourced in order to deliver 85% plant availability.

2 Promote, monitor and improve the safety culture (reducing incidents and accidents). Monitoring compliance and setting achievable targets for improvement, including managing the production of engineering risk assessments and procedures.

3 To assist with ensuring accurate reporting of maintenance KPIs.

4 To ensure all direct report HR administrative tasks are completed and accurate as company processes require.

5 Assist in developing and implementing new technologies and processes.

6 Promote tight cost control, and liberate synergy savings as part of margin improvement.

7 Provide a focal point and become a mentor/role model for maintenance personnel and to develop an effective system of performance management within their team. Also to ensure adequate training plans in place to improve and refresh technical skills within the team. Also to promote a culture of continuous improvement within the maintenance department.

8 Lead specific strategic groups in order to improve plant reliability and performance.

9 Assist with the stock management system, ensuring process adherence and the holding of adequate stock items.

10 Assist with reviewing and negotiating SLA’s periodically with the aim of optimising cost and service.

Nature and Scope

The specialist and technical substance of the job would be mechanical and electrical maintenance, project operations, continuous improvement and development work on the site.

The constraints that are on the job include industry operating procedures and developing site based procedures and policies.

The complexity of the job challenges are best described as complex and specialised. The post holder requires very good technical knowledge.

The key internal and external interfaces in the role are the site operations team (internal) and the managed service (external).

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications:

IOSH managing safely

Predictive maintenance training

Computer literate in all Microsoft packages including Microsoft project

HNC in mechanical/Electrical engineering

NEBOSH National General Certificate


Working in a high pressure highly flexible environment.

Promoting best practise models of predictive/preventative maintenance

Assisting with Management of change (MOC)

Implementing lean methodologies to drive performance improvements

At least 5 years in a similar role

Technical Knowledge:

Experience in a heavy Industrial and /or materials handling environment

Extensive Mechanical & Electrical Experience

Pump types, fault finding, component identification. Identifying pump types for the correct applications

Conveyor Systems mechanical systems

Screw Conveyors

Lifting Plans

Heavy industry

Motor gear box drives ranging from 1.5kW to 132kW

In return we offer a competitive package, excellent benefits and real career progression.

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