Careers

Agrivert is a dynamic organisation and recognises that the quality, skills and motivation of our staff directly impact our ability to provide products and services effectively and efficiently.

Agrivert is committed to providing employees with a professional but relaxed working environment where hard work and commitment is encouraged and rewarded. We are proud of our extremely low rate of staff turnover.

As Agrivert grows and opens more facilities, we will be seeking new people to join our team and to help us become the UK's leading organic waste management organisation.

Embracing diversity helps Agrivert attract, retain and develop the best people, who collectively support and contribute to a creative and innovative working culture. It is our unique culture that enables Agrivert to continuously deliver creative and innovative solutions to our customers. Our aim is to create an environment where everyone is welcome and where everyone can be the best they can be. We do not discriminate on any basis including the 9 protected characteristics as defined within the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Jobs at Agrivert

We are currently recruiting for the positions listed below.

To apply for any of these roles please email your CV and a covering letter to Harry Waters, Commercial Director: hwaters@agrivert.co.uk or Andrew Simm, Commercial Manager: asimm@agrivert.co.uk

Position: Biogas Plant Manager

Reporting to: Area Manager

Location: Colchester, Requirement to live within 30 minute drive of CO6 3AQ

About Agrivert

Agrivert provides sustainable and cost effective organic waste management solutions. Operating across the UK, Agrivert is a market leader in anaerobic digestion, in-vessel composting and green waste composting. Agrivert is working on projects in the UK and throughout the world, particularly in the Far East and Australasia. With a pipeline of design, build and operate projects to deliver, Agrivert is strengthening its core staff.

Competitive basic salary, 24 days holiday + bank holidays (some B/H in lieu), 5% pension, life assurance and health care plan.

Role Overview

The Biogas Plant Manager will be responsible for a 350m3 Anaerobic digestion plant. You will ensure that your plant is operated as efficiently and safely as possible, in compliance with relevant regulation; and that it delivers outstanding service to its customers. You will be instrumental in ensuring that the plant reaches its milestones and operates at capacity.

You'll normally work around 40 hours a week. Extra hours of work may sometimes be necessary to meet deadlines. You will also be required to provide occasional weekend holiday cover for your colleagues. During your working days you may also be required to be on call when covering for your colleagues.

Major Responsibilities:

You will be the Operations Manager, first point of contact for the plant, liaising with the O&M team, farmers and all third parties;

  • Ensure the plant is run in line with relevant legislations, planning permissions, operating permits, and H&S regulations;
  • Management of two supporting plant operators working a 4 days on / 4 days off shift pattern;
  • Organise and manage third party workers and contractors where necessary;
  • Document and report all onsite activities including reporting KPIs, and daily site performance data;
  • Minimising and reporting all breakdowns, damages and incidents;
  • Maintain site security and access, including visitor and subcontractor inductions;
  • Monitor the plant control system (SCADA);
  • Monitor feedstock quality and digestate volumes; conducting basic feedstock sampling and testing, reviewing biological data and reports;
  • Control spares inventory and consumables;
  • Other duties as required.
  • Relevant HND/HNC/City & Guilds qualification in an engineering discipline would be an advantage;
  • hands on experience of agricultural engineering would be acceptable;
  • Proven experience in an industrial related field, such as agriculture, wastewater or recycling;
  • Understanding of process plant engineering and systems;
  • Basic maintenance/mechanical skills;
  • Experience of operating either agricultural or plant machinery;
  • Health, safety and environmental awareness
  • Have a good basic knowledge of AD/biogas/feedstock
  • Excellent communications skills and a personable manner;
  • Computer literacy is essential. Must be able to complete spreadsheets, reports, emails and operate the SCADA system.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Relevant HND/HNC/City & Guilds qualification in an engineering discipline would be an advantage;
  • hands on experience of agricultural engineering would be acceptable;
  • Proven experience in an industrial related field, such as agriculture, wastewater or recycling;
  • Understanding of process plant engineering and systems;
  • Basic maintenance/mechanical skills;
  • Experience of operating either agricultural or plant machinery;
  • Health, safety and environmental awareness
  • Have a good basic knowledge of AD/biogas/feedstock
  • Excellent communications skills and a personable manner;
  • Computer literacy is essential. Must be able to complete spreadsheets, reports, emails and operate the SCADA system.

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