Engineering Manager

Argent Energy
Cheshire, UK
04 Oct 2019
16 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Argent Energy has an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Manager to join the team based in Stanlow. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and you will receive a highly competitive salary.

Argent Energy pioneered the large scale commercial production of bio diesel in the UK and is now the UK's foremost sustainable biodiesel producer and fuel supplier. We specialise in the supply of high grade, sustainable diesel for fleet operators, delivering to over 100 UK depots from Kent to Dundee. We aim to provide the best economic value to our customers and, with a range of greenhouse gas savings from our products, we can also provide best environmental value.

Our Engineering Manager is a reliability and production driven role, with responsibility for the full maintenance programme (including preventive, risk-based, condition-based and corrective maintenance) for the site. There is a significant focus on improving the reliability of the plant to safely deliver the production plan.

The role will bring professional mechanical engineering experience to the site, and to the wider group. There is a need to apply appropriate mechanical engineering standards to balance production with integrity and risk management.

Key responsibilities of our Engineering Manager:

- Lead a multi skilled (mechanical, electrical, instruments, control systems) maintenance organisation that supports safe and reliable operations to achieve production targets.

- Manages the use of third parties to deliver maintenance. Ensures the site has the right contracting strategy to support the production plan, at the right value.

- Implement and improve fundamental maintenance and reliability processes including planned and predictive maintenance, shutdown maintenance, criticality analysis, maintenance prioritisation, operator led maintenance, spare parts management, root cause analysis.

- Ensure that all regulatory maintenance commitments are executed safely and efficiently. This will include scheduled inspections and processes to manage HSE critical equipment.

- Management of minor project construction activities, ensuring contractor HSE compliance and adherence to QA in project planning and execution.

- Assure and develop the competence of the maintenance team and support development of operator competence for maintenance activities.

- Provide mechanical engineering support for day-to-day activities at Stanlow and at other Argent sites, implementing appropriate standards to ensure mechanical integrity.

- Act as mechanical engineering technical authority for management of change and projects at Stanlow and across other sites.

What we're looking for in our Engineering Manager:

- Chartered Mechanical Engineer or equivalent

- Previous experience working in a multi skilled maintenance management role essential

- Previous experience of working on a high hazard process plant

- Previous people management experience is required; ability to manage, organise and engage individuals

- Knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements, pressure systems and mechanical systems

- IT literate with knowledge and understanding of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems

- Candidate must be tenacious, focussed, solution driven and organised with the ability to roll to get stuck into any problems the plant might throw at them - high levels of energy, commitment and sense of urgency required in an ever-changing environment

If you have the skills and qualifications needed to become our Engineering Manager then please click 'apply' now! We'd love to hear from you

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