Plant Director (Operations & Maintenance) – Project Eugenie

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Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Dates that interviews will take place
Interview dates will be confirmed shortly
Summary of vacancy

Experienced Plant Director ? You can help create a greener world. A greener, more environmentally-friendly world is possible – and we’re making it happen.

As our Plant Director at SUEZ you’ll be contributing to an ever growing established company that’s helping customers reduce their impact on the environment, conserve natural resources and reduce landfill.

About the role

The Plant Director (Operations & Maintenance) is a subject-matter expert who will upgrade Project Eugenie’s hazardous waste plant operations, maintenance and asset management. The plant is an industrial hazardous waste incinerator (capacity 150,000 tons per year, 120 FTE), processing mainly petrochemical hazardous waste. The plant is already operational.

What will I be doing as a Plant Director (Operations & Maintenance)?

Set up a continuous improvement action plan:

a.      Review of the existing O&M procedures and operating standards.

b.      Define the needs of new O&M procedures or rewriting procedures.

c.      Define a schedule for implementation of changes including training and tracking.

The plan will include:

- Operations improvements

- Maintenance improvements

- Asset Management improvements

- Health, safety, environmental and regulatory compliance

Manage the day to day operations of the plant in close collaboration with the General Manager.

Supervise the activities of the departments under the responsibility of Operations & Maintenance including Asset Management.

Produce an improvement plan of hazardous waste operations processes and procedures with a continuous improvement dynamic.

Safeguarding of assets and planning their regular and contingent maintenance.

Ensure the availability or provision of physical resources and of qualified employees for implementation. Propose training, reorganization or necessary recruitment.

Set up long-term relationships with Project Eugenie’s management team members.

Ensure local acceptance of the improvement plan and mobilization of the team for implementation.

Improve and track HSE performance and overall performance (KPIs).

What are the requirements?

  • Minimum 5 years’ professional experience in a similar position as head of a hazardous waste incineration plant; minimum 15 years’ total work experience within the industry
  • Strong technical and operational experience in a similar plant: Plant management – team management – maintenance management – commissioning - processing of hazardous materials – quality management systems and ISO standards 9000-14000-18000
  • Education background in Engineering Sciences, knowledge of mineral and organic chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, metallurgy, incineration.
  • International exposure. Relevant Middle East experience would be a plus.
  • The experience and the know-how are leading criteria
  • The candidate shall be immediately available.
  • A short training will be provided by Suez at similar facilities/plants either in France or in China.
  • Fluent in English and French; other languages a plus.

Our approach

With over 6,000 members of staff working across a whole range of business areas, our people are the company’s greatest asset and we are proud to be an Investor in People.

In 2018 we were awarded by Best companies as one of the top 25 companies in the UK for employee engagement.

As well as our competitive salaries and benefit packages we are able to offer long-term career development within a friendly and supportive environment.

With our collaborative engaging culture, our employees join us and grow with us.

We believe creativity, clear communication and our drive for excellence are the keys to our success. We also expect our people to be enthusiastic and responsible.

We understand that the richness of the diversity of our employee’s experiences enables us to harness more creativity, innovation and opportunities.

If you share our thinking – and have the qualities we’re looking for – you could play a big part in our dedicated team.

Join us and be part of the Resource Revolution.

SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK is an equal opportunities employer.

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About the role


Closing Date
This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.