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

Location: The position is based out of the company’s office in Radford, Oxon which is likely to change in May to a location close to Radford. The role may involve travel across the UK and internationally in support of the company’s projects.

Reporting To: Commercial Manager, Agrivert Ltd

Background of role

Agrivert operates in the organics recycling, water and energy-from-waste sectors. Over the last two decades it has developed technical solutions and recycling facilities that are recognised as best in class by the industry. Agrivert has traditionally operated a design, build and operate model but now wishes to actively market its design and construction expertise in the UK and abroad.

Role

The successful candidate will manage the production of technical bids which will include both responses to tenders and proactive proposals. There will be a requirement to coordinate design meetings and then manage the process of collating and presenting information required to make comprehensive and compelling proposals. This candidate will be expected to have a significant input into the design and costing of proposals and will work closely with the Agrivert engineering and commercial teams.

Major responsibilities

  • Evaluating requests for tenders against our assessment criteria
  • Identifying critical success factors for bids
  • Developing detail of preferred solution into bid submission
  • Briefing colleagues in other departments on supporting material needed e.g. costings, compliance issues, engineering constraints/drawings, energy ratings, P&IDs and other technical information
  • Managing colleagues, and collating bid data required from them
  • Getting board sign off on key contractual terms
  • Copy writing
  • Proof reading
  • Liaise with suppliers and partners to secure costing and technical information
  • Refining Agrivert’s technical proposition to build technical differential advantage
  • Assembling, publishing and submitting tender documentation.

Competencies for success

Skills:

  • Problem solving
  • Strategic thinking
  • Design skills
  • Costing skills

Experience/qualifications:

  • Mechanical or Civil engineering qualification and experience
  • Design experience
  • Worked in sales/ tendering environments

Attitude:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • Work independently
  • High work output
  • Thorough & accurate
  • Takes the initiative

Key relationships to maintain

Internal:

  • Directors
  • Commercial team
  • Engineering team

External:

  • Current/ potential customers
  • Potential technology partners
  • Equipment suppliers

Reporting to: Engineering Director

Location: Bloxham, Oxfordshire

Role Overview

The Planning Engineer will be responsible for setting up and generating detailed project execution plans for design, procurement, installation and commissioning of process plant in order to assist project management in identifying the most economic and timely methods, sequences, disciplines, key milestones and critical tasks.

The Planning Engineer will establish a project baseline plan and seek actual progress information from all parties to measure and report project progress.

The development of plans will include estimating timescales, man hours, effort and cost information for in-house engineering disciplines and JV partners. Information from contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers will also need to be incorporated into the overall plan.

Plans will need to be constantly kept up to date by contacting inhouse departments, JV and all external parties.

The Planning Engineer will monitor day-to-day work progress for a project, collate the appropriate information from the project teams and subcontractors and accurately reflect progress on the project plan.

The Planning Engineer will also identify slippages, delays and any other project risks, quantify them in terms of schedule, manhours and/or cost impact, and clearly and concisely communicate this to the Project Manager for reporting.

You'll normally work around 40 hours a week. Extra hours of work may sometimes be necessary to meet deadlines.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • An honours degree in an Engineering discipline, or similar qualification
  • Project management certification or qualification preferred (e.g. Prince 2, APM, PMP)
  • Full understanding of planning for the design, installation and project management of biological process plant and systems
  • Proven experience within a similar role
  • Strong working knowledge in computer-aided planning software such as Primavera P6
  • Experienced in all Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, Visio & PowerPoint
  • Exceptional standards of spoken and written English
  • Able to give presentations to senior managers, clients and other external bodies
  • Practical experience working within a similar highly regulated environment
  • Proven ability to manage costs; and demonstrable commercial awareness
  • Health, safety and environmental awareness

Reporting to: Engineering Manager

Location: Bloxham, Oxfordshire

Role Overview

The Mechanical Engineer will play a leading role in the development of all mechanical equipment and systems in Agrivert’s future projects. As a Mechanical Engineer you should have a broad range of experience of all stages of a typical EPC project, from conceptual studies to detailed design, procurement, installation and commissioning. You will have a proven track record of working on projects of different sizes and experience of interfacing with other disciplines such as Process, Civil, Structural and Electrical. Experience with anaerobic digestion and organic waste would be a distinct advantage.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Undertake the design of major plant mechanical equipment (including rotating, static & package equipment and piping design) throughout the Preliminary and Detailed Design, Procurement, and Construction phases
  • Main areas of responsibility include CHP, boilers, hydraulics, compressors, fans and blowers, piping design, mixers and stirrers
  • Prepare and issue schedules, procedures, calculations, data sheets, requisitions in accordance with project requirements
  • Ensure all Mechanical Equipment conforms to all applicable codes and standards as well as specifications and client requirements
  • Prepare Functional Specifications for major equipment, review supplier / vendor proposals and documentation, and co-ordination with various other disciplines for data inputs
  • Provide technical input in the development of 3D design
  • Provide direction and guidance on all technical queries relating to mechanical disciplines
  • Provide technical assistance, coordination and liaison with other discipline engineers on all aspects of technical matters and audits
  • Liaise with Independent verifiers in demonstrating fitness for purpose and provide clarification and justification
  • Participate in all project safety and design / HAZOP / HAZID & constructability reviews as necessary
  • Participate in equipment procurement activities such as witness of inspection and testing
  • Provide technical support to maintenance and operation teams, carry out trouble shooting, resolving technical problems and failure investigation
  • Co-ordinate with equipment suppliers to resolve issues in plant design, manufacturing, shipment, installation and commissioning
  • Prepare engineering reports, method statements and Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality analysis (FMECA) reports

Experience & Qualifications

  • Substantial proven experience in an engineering design company
  • Proven track record working in an EPC project and a multi-discipline team environment
  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline (Mechanical engineering preferred)
  • Membership of a recognised professional institute preferred
  • Strong and broad range of mechanical engineering skills, familiar with common engineering practices such as hand-calculations, mathematical simulations and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools
  • Knowledge of CHP design and specifications
  • Experience of participation in HAZOP/ HAZID/ SIL Rating workshops
  • Experience dealing with independent certification bodies
  • Experience with various mechanical equipment suppliers / vendors
  • Exceptional standards of spoken and written English
  • Practical experience working within a similar highly regulated environment
  • Working knowledge of the application of DSEAR and ATEX in industrial facilities
  • Proven ability to manage costs; and demonstrable commercial awareness

Role Overview

This role will be responsible for collating, checking, analysing and reporting on a range of daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly data generated from the operation of Agrivert’s anaerobic digestion plants. The data is used to provide management, investor and regulator reporting and information on plant operating performance, feedstock quality and inventory levels and Ofgem subsidies (ROCs, FITs and RHI).

You'll normally work around 40 hours a week (on a full-time basis), mostly from the office. Visits to farmers, plants and investors may occasionally be necessary (across the country). Extra hours of work may sometimes be necessary to meet deadlines.

Major Responsibilities:

• Maintain daily plant KPI data ensuring it is collected by plant operators accurately and reported on time

• Produce weekly summary reports on plant performance for senior management and investors commenting on trends and performance issues

• Collate and check month end data requirements for audit and subsidy reporting purposes

• Produce, validate and submit Ofgem subsidy reporting data

• Produce monthly and quarterly reporting to senior managers and investors on revenue generation

• Liaise with operations team and farmers to maintain feedstock inventory records

• Liaise with farmers to collate and check feedstock sustainability data for RHI reporting

• Calculating and reporting on appropriate amounts to pay farmers for feedstock supplied

• Provide feedback to stakeholders on approaches to optimise RHI claims through effective use of feedstocks with reference to sustainability data

• Other duties as required

Experience & Qualifications

Essential

• An analytical mind and able to process and analyse large amounts of data

• Commercial awareness and ability to read and interpret contracts

• Excellent time management and the ability to manage multiple workstreams and hit deadlines

• Excellent communication skills to be able to report on what can be complex supply arrangements

• Good computer skills are required to maintain records and produce reports

• Excellent attention to detail

• Able to develop constructive working relationships with multiple suppliers

Desirable

• Previous experience of Ofgem reporting, particularly for crop-fed anaerobic digestion

• An understanding of agricultural production processes


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