Site Business Manager

  • Job Reference: 00010293-1
  • Date Posted: 1 April 2021
  • Employer: FCC Environment
  • Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Main purpose and scope of job
The Site Business Manager Landfill is responsible for; the health and safety of all staff, contractors to site and visitors to site, the minimisation of impact to the environment whilst operating the site, delivering customer expectations in terms of service and product quality, and operating the site in an efficient and effective manner in line with the annual budget.

Duties and key responsibilities - Operational
Managing Landfill sites.
• Develop, manage and control the site(s) operations to achieve agreed revenue and profit targets, through efficient operating practices and excellent customer service.
• Progress and build upon defined standards of operation, safety and compliance – ahead of statutory requirements.
• To ensure the Site(s) manage and organize the efficient and safe handling of waste material, the adoption of best practice principles and the control of operational costs within/below budget.
• Enable landfill gas and leachate to be extracted efficiently to maximise environmental compliance.

Key Responsibilities
• To implement the Group’s Health and Safety Policy, SHE Manual and statutory regulations on Site.
• Monitor and control the landfill disposal operations to ensure the achievement of budgeted revenue, operating profit and cash targets
• To manage and control all capital and provisions expenditure on the site in order to deliver the required EBITDAP less capital and provisions site performance.
• To carry out regular inspections of the security of the Sites and take remedial action where necessary. Insure installation checklists are completed.
• To manage the Compliance Advisor and regional engineers so as to deliver a fully functional and CQA approved environmental infrastructure including leachate extraction system in accordance with the site permit as cost effectively as possible.
• To be fully aware of planning consents and waste disposal permits relating to the Site and ensure they are not breached.
• To ensure that the Site is operated in compliance with all relevant Company and statutory environmental requirements, e.g. abstraction licenses, discharge consents, duty of care for disposal of waste, etc.
• To maintain day-to-day contact with the Environment Agency + undertake regular liaison meetings on matters such as site permits, waste types and compliance issues.
• To agree and monitor cell development and void usage in conjunction with the Regional Engineer.
• To maximise the use of void by optimising compaction density.
• To agree format of tipping with the Regional Engineer and take responsibility for tipping to correct profile.
• To manage the Engineering team in the development of the Site by reviewing tender documents, attending pre-contract meetings and controlling contractors on-site.
• To ensure provision of all necessary internal road materials, site cover materials, restoration materials, all non-engineering bunds for waste disposal operations.
• To maintain as-built drawings on-site of all developments, design criteria/performance criteria/CQA documents for current cell and previous cell.
• To ensure that operational activities and maintenance are carried out within budgeted levels of expenditure whilst achieving minimum downtime of plant vehicles.
• To control the repair and maintenance procedures of equipment on-site including the sourcing of spares, maintenance programming and expenditure consistent with cost effective and efficient operations.
• To carry out operational cost reporting.
• To participate in the preparation of forecasts and budgets
• To ensure the accuracy of inputted information from the Weighbridge for invoicing purposes.
• To ensure that the necessary complement of well-trained and motivated staff is regularly in attendance working safely to achieve the Site’s objectives.
• To select and retain the necessary complement of landfill operatives to achieve the Site’s KPI’s.
• To provide training to ensure that the landfill operatives possess the necessary range of skills to produce the required results.
• To ensure that flexible working arrangements are in operation in order to maximise operational efficiency.
• To ensure that the landfill operatives are well and regularly briefed about the Site’s objectives.
• To ensure that disciplinary matters are dealt with firmly and fairly and that grievances are resolved as close as possible to their point of origin.
• To discuss with employees matters affecting efficiency and productivity as and when required.
• To recommend any necessary modifications to the Site permit and site management system (SMS).
• To protect the reputation of the Company in the community in which it operates by adopting demanding standards of tidiness and care. Communicate the company's philosophy and examples of it in action locally to community representative bodies and actively participate in the quarterly public liaison meetings.
• To be aware of customers' needs on Site in achieving best practice vehicle times without damage.
• To liaise with customers to ensure their needs are met on site.
• Work with development team to achieve added value across closed sites.
• Work with ecologist to ensure interface on FCC site ecological management plan.

• Educated to at least A level standard; ideally a graduate in business or environmental disciplines.
• Knowledge of Environmental Permitting.
• Relevant CoTC or equivalent desirable.
• Strong reputation for consistent delivery of projects on time and to budget within a demanding environment.
• Successful in managing a similar sized team of professionals whilst also demonstrating an ability to deliver value through influence at a local level.
• Operational and environmental management within a sector where compliance with regulatory controls is an important factor.
• Well developed management skills and a track record of delivering to targets.
• Accustomed to preparing and working to budgets.
• Proven ability as a line manager; able to recruit, develop, motivate and control operations and technical staff working in a processing, extractive industry or utility environment.

Personal attributes and other requirements
• First class communication skills, written and oral. Confident spokesperson, credible as a representative of the company with external contacts, such as Environment Agency, other regulatory bodies and community groups.
• Commercially astute and results orientated.
• Decisive and comfortable with responsibility, but recognises the value and contribution of regional and central specialists.
• Numerate and IT literate, with the ability to use management information effectively.
• Adept at leading a team, with the drive and enthusiasm to inspire operations personnel to achieve leading-edge standards.
• Embraces change, committed to finding better ways of doing things.
• Intellect, business skills and ambition to progress beyond the initial job in time