Senior Recycling Operations Manager

  • Job Reference: R24695
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Employer: Anglian Water
  • Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £75,000
  • Sector: Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Salary up to £75,000 per annum, salary depending on skills and experience
Full time/37 hrs a week/permanent
Based Location can be one of our sites across the Anglian Water region.

Anglian Water offers a flexible working approach; this role provides you with the opportunity to combine working from home and from an Anglian Water site/Office. Your base location can be one of our sites across the Anglian Water region.

For a great career, just add water

Looking for more than another job? We're looking for an ambitious individual to step into the pivotal role of Senior Recycling Operations Manager, where not only will you be required to utilise your exceptional operational and delivery skills but you will also have the chance to stretch yourself, acting as the Head of Departments firm number two, as well as helping to shape our future strategies through the insight you gain at Water Industry Network events.

Managing a team of nine you will be responsible for seamless and sustainable recycling and disposal operations for waste and products generated from water, water recycling, and sludge treatment processes. Contract management. SLA setting, financial reporting, and quality system development are a few of the tasks that form part of the day job.

And when you're not overseeing the tactical operations we'll be asking you to be at the forefront of driving revenue and seizing non-regulatory business opportunities, all while navigating the ever-evolving landscape of environmental, economic, and corporate regulations.

As a valued employee you'll be entitled to:
-Competitive pension scheme - Anglian Water double-matches your contributions up to 6%
-Personal private health care
-Annual bonus scheme up to 15% of Basic Salary per year
-26 days leave, rising with service + Bank Holidays, with the option to swap Christmas and Easter holidays for those celebrated by your religion
-Life Cover at 8x your salary
-Personal Accident cover - up to 5x your salary
-Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing and lifestyle
-Lots of great benefits including 20% off new EE mobile contracts, discounted cinema tickets and a Cycle2Work scheme
-Free parking at all offices, site and leisure parks

What you'll be doing:
- Responsible for overseeing tactical operational management across all aspects of the team's activities, in accordance with the Circular Economy business plan.
- Develop, negotiate & implement contracts in conjunction with ISC team & Legal as necessary
- Support the development of levels of service requirements in conjunction with Water Recycling teams & the Head of Circular Economy, and incorporate into contracts/procedures as necessary.
- Support the provision of accurate financial and volumetric reporting in relation to Circular Economy activities, in conjunction with Management Accountant and relevant Water and Water Recycling teams.
- Monitor financial performance of Circular Economy operations against contracts and budgets, identify problem areas and instigate remedial or recovery actions as necessary.
- Manage operational compliance of Biosolids storage areas, including ensuring appropriate auditing and liaison with site owners & others is in place, to ensure sufficient contingency storage provision is appropriately maintained.
- Ensure the continued development & maintenance of the Circular Economy Quality & Environmental Management system, to meet changing requirements in terms of legislation, standards & best practise.
- Ensure systems are in place to manage auditing & feedback to the team, to ensure continued compliance with all procedures and instructions within the scope of the teams activity and to ensure that the teams activities remain fully compliant with all relevant legislation, and align with business targets.
- Attend relevant Water Industry Network &/or other meetings, to proactively assist in the development of industry standards associated with waste related activities, such as the BAS standard and to ensure such developments are then incorporated into Anglian Water systems accordingly.
- Manage the licensing of domestic waste customers, to support continued final effluent compliance at water recycling centres.
- Manage the invoicing of domestic waste, sludge & biosolids customers, to maximise overall revenue generation.
- Liaise with STC team in relation to sludge trading requirements and respond accordingly.
- Manage sludge trading negotiations, including; rates, sampling & analysis, liaison with STC team regarding capacity & legal team regarding contract terms.

What does it take to be successful?
- Proven ability to lead and motivate teams to achieve exceptional results.
- Excellent communication skills with a track record of effectively influencing diverse stakeholders.
- Demonstratable knowledge & experience of biosolids, waste management, haulage, storage and recycling essential.
- Financial management & reporting essential.
- A depth of experience of working within the organic waste recycling industry, in an operational &/or compliance management role essential.
- Detailed knowledge & experience of the legislative requirements associated with waste handling, recycling & disposal operations essential.
- In-Depth Knowledge & experience of the legislative requirements associated with sewage sludge recycling operations.
- WAMITAB, FACTS, IOSH in Health and Safety, and NEBOSH qualifications would all be advantageous but failing that an appetite to obtain them once in post is all re require

- Formal qualification in quality & environmental systems/auditing an advantage

Inclusion at Anglian Water:
Join us and make a difference. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and we think our workplace should reflect that. We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Together with our fellow water companies, we are committed to the Social Mobility Pledge; we are also a signatory to Business in the Community's Race at Work charter; we hold the Armed Forces Gold Covenant for Employers; we are an accredited Disability Confident employer and we play a leading part in the Women's Utility Network.

Closing date: 20th June 2024