Ref No. Job Reference No. - 23271
Biogas AD Plant - Head of Operations job - Norfolk
East & East Anglia

Day to day running of the Anaerobic Digestion Plant. The role encompasses a wide variety of responsibilities including problem solving and using the plant control system. There are a range of daily operational and maintenance duties including completing daily and weekly site checks to monitor the health of the plant to ensure optimum performance. There will be scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and an importance of maintaining safety at all times. Environmental consideration will be important in meeting the requirements of the environmental permit.

Responsibilities include maintaining feedstock records, feedstock mix parameters and feedstock feeding and ensuring agreed targets and goals are achieved with maximum output and minimum downtime.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Anaerobic Digestion Plant & Personnel SAFETY

Responsible for ensuring:

Personal safety, Safety of others, Plant safety

To ensure ALL safety features & monitors are serviceable

Ensure an Emergency Action plan is in place

Routinely update DSEAR risk assessment & other safety procedures

PPE is warn at ALL times

The site is secure when not manned

2. Anaerobic Digestion Plant ENERGY PRODUCTION

Responsible for ensuring the plant :

Feed twice a day to give maximum energy production in the form of Electric & Heat

Solid waste is carted out to fields

A suitable mix of feedstock is utilised

Daily, Weekly, Monthly checks are carried out including Phostac readings

Sufficient feedstock is planned for the year

3. Anaerobic Digestion Plant EFFICIENCY

Responsible for ensuring the plant :

Produces 703KW of Electric + 599KW + 199KW of HEAT

Minimum flare time

Minimum Feedstock

Clark Efficiency data

Feedstock waste

Minimising Breakdowns

Running Costs

Planned Maintenance

Set KPIs

4. Anaerobic Digestion Plant MAINTENANCE

Responsible for ensuring the plant :

Daily, weekly, monthly checks

Completing 6 month Thioni Action plan for maintenance

Carry out ALL routine maintenance (Period based, hour based)

Carry out maintenance of JBC, Defacer and other Aux equipment

5. Anaerobic Digestion Plant ENVIRONMENTAL

Responsible for ensuring the plant :

Adheres to the Mere Farm Environmental Permit

Has all relevant testing at the required periods

Is audit ready at a very short notice period

6. Anaerobic Digestion Plant MISCELLANEOUS

Responsible for ensuring the plant :

All relevant documentation is kept up to date

Tidiness of site at ALL times

Feedstock covers checked

Lagoons checked

Perimeter checks

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: From £36,000 per year based on experience

Job Length



Start: 6/06/2021,
Finish: Not Specified


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Full UK Driving Licence

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