Site Manager Waste Water

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
Via MS Teams
£35,000 to £45,000 + Company Car + Up to 10% bonus + Benefits
Summary of vacancy

When you join SUEZ Industrial Water, you get more than a brand-new role. Your work will help us deliver innovative and environmentally responsible solutions for water and waste management.

You will get a chance to help us preserve and restore our planet’s natural capital for future generations. It’s a career that’s not only exciting, but full of opportunities as well as professional and personal fulfilment.

About the role

About the role

  • The Site Manager ( Operations Manager)  is responsible for operating, optimising and improving the water and wastewater assets at a number of customer sites.  This will involve all aspects of the plant – process operations, maintenance and asset care, development projects, resource, risk, cost management and control and overall optimisation.
  • The Site Manager is expected to drive operational excellence and ensure high reliability and efficiency of the water and wastewater systems.  This site manager will be responsible for taking ownership of day-to-day and medium term activities on our SUEZ contract sites.
  • The role will be based mainly in the UK although travel to other areas of the NEU may be required.

What will I be doing?

  • Co-ordinate and implementation of HSE systems
  • Visible leadership on HSE issues at all levels both in the client organisation and within SUEZ
  • Ownership and effective stewardship of local permitting
  • Act as a member of the management on-call team
  • Control of Operational Budget and site performance action trackers
  • Control of costs on projects - suppliers and subcontractors
  • Recognition of risks to SUEZ contract and operation
  • Analyse operational and processing risks within the context of long term site service contract and manage to minimise
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with Customer personnel, SUEZ teams and sub-contractor staff
  • Gain recognition by the customer as the key person with respect to SUEZ’s activity on site
  • Build recognition with Customer for high performance plant operations
  • Ensure team exhibit proactive attitude and approach to maintaining and improving plant performance
  • Recognise gaps and opportunities in the operation of the plant
  • Recognise opportunities for SUEZ at customer site through close working with Development Team
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Ensure proper resources are available
  • Efficient plant operations
  • Effective and suitable monitoring including quality control of lab work
  • Involvement and proactive management in/of asset care planning and feeding through maintenance priorities (risk management)
  • Collaborate with NEU Support functions (O&M Performance, Contract Performance, Asset Care Coordinator & Fulfilment CoE)
  • Lead / manage incidents in conjunction with Area & Territory Managers
  • Highlight and fill in gaps associated with technical documentation and procedures required at plant
  • Upholding staff welfare
  • Support the development of training and competence material
  • Carry out ‘on the job’ training of technicians (supported by Contract Manager)
  • Support the development of the ‘SUEZ’ culture of ownership, involvement and accountability for plant operations

What are the requirements?

  • Water / waste water experience performing in a leadership role
  • To be able to demonstrate through previous work experience technical and operational knowledge one or more areas of water / waste water treatment
  • Experience working directly with a Customer including attending, facilitating and contributing to meetings
  • Leadership experience in the management of a team of operators, skilled technicians and engineers
  • Project management experience beneficial
  • PC literacy
  • Time management skills
  • Sludge disposal / waste management
  • Background in Waste water treatment/Chemistry / Chemical engineering
  • Certificate/training in Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety system

Who we are

SUEZ Industrial Water Ltd. is a rapidly growing industrial and environmental service business managing contracts in across many industrial sectors in the UK. SUEZ business model is based on long term service agreements with permanent site presence. Contracts typically cover the complete water cycle including site operations and maintenance as well as project development and delivery.

The company offer considerable development and progression opportunities in multiple locations in all ranges of roles – engineering, consultancy, operations, maintenance, project management, general and profit centre management.

SUEZ Water were awarded "Water Company of the year" for 2018 at the Global Water Summit in London. The Group also received two distinctions in the "Desalination plant of the Year" and the "Industrial project of the Year" categories.

SUEZ Industrial Water UK are an equal opportunities employer.


Job Description
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