Production manager (biomass power station)

Job Title: Production manager (biomass power station)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Scotland,
Salary: £47000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: #10518553_1520076114
Contact Name: Ashley Williams
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 03, 2018 11:21

Job Description

Production Manager (Biomass Power Station) - package to £50,000 including base salary and bonus. Killin, Stirlingshire, Scotland. UK

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced power station professional to take a pivotal role in the commissioning and subsequent operation of a significant (5.5MWe) Biomass CHP Project in the Trossachs National Park.

About you

We're looking for a high calibre engineer (preferably HV SAP status) with solid operational experience in thermal power generation to manage the plant on an on-going basis.

Experience of Biomass CHP and / or Advanced Gasification Technology is particularly attractive.

You'll live within a daily commutable distance from the site in Killin.

Main Responsibilities

  • Oversee testing of plant systems and components during the commissioning phase and to ensure efficient and safe operation of the plant.
  • Develop and implement the long-term operational plan of the power station consistent with local and national regulations and good industry practice.
  • Responsible for electrical and thermal power production.
  • Responsible for the daily plant generation reports, reporting for regulatory purposes (output and emissions) and daily Grid Nominations.
  • Responsible for System safety in accordance with H&S policy / procedure including regular reporting to management
  • Develop and implement System optimisation plan.
  • Provide out of hours / absence / leave cover as required.

Essential requirements

  • It's imperative that you can attend the site on a daily basis, the site is at Killin, north of Glasgow and Edinburgh and approximately 1.5 hours hour's drive from each.
  • Education to degree level or equivalent in related field of engineering
  • Professional experience in a biomass / syngas power generating station, including time spent in a management role.
  • Highest standards, of safety and environmental compliance.
  • HV Senior Authorised Person qualified (training can be provided)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent IT and report writing skills
  • Fluent in English.
  • Right to work in UK.


This role is offered on a fully employed basis, with a competitive base salary (negotiable based on experience and value) likely around £50,000 plus a discretionary bonus scheme linked to operational performance.