Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity


Gateshead, England

Operations Manager 

Location: Gateshead, NE10 0ES
Salary: Competitive
Contract: Permanent, Full Time


  • A competitive salary in a growing company committed to our people.
  • 29 days holiday incl. bank holidays.
  • Holidays increase with length of service.
  • Pension contributions.
  • Health scheme benefits.
  • Life Insurance (x 3 times salary).
  • Free on-site parking.

Due to continuous growth, we have a new opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our National Operations Team.
Operations Manager - The Role:

To ensure the safe, efficient and effective day to day running of the Gateshead waste transfer station.

To ensure all site activities are in compliance with Environmental Permit.

To oversee and manage efficient day to day operational aspects of waste transfer station and effluent treatment plant. Coordinate and ensure consistent priorities and performance across multiple operator disciplines.

Specific focus will include operational safety and efficiency, personnel development and performance, project management, asset performance and maintenance, change control process, supplier and contractor safety performance. 

Ensure all operations are documented within management systems including ISO9001, 14001 and 45001.

Site Manager - Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the highest standards of health and safety, promoting a positive health and safety culture at all times.
  • Working closely with the Transport team and external third parties, ensuring that all loads are accepted in a timely manner with a customer service focus.
  • Responsibility for maintaining operational performance in line with cost budget.
  • Responsibility for performance and review of operational procedures and risk assessments.
  • Maintaining and improving department performance levels to maximise efficiency of production and yard operations in line with departments KPI's.
  • Responsible for planning, programming and coordination of site activities.
  • Deliver accurate reports on service delivery and performance as required.
  • Responsibility for asset management and maintenance, including responsibility for register of safety critical equipment.
  • Communicate company standards to staff at all levels, monitor and enforce.
  • Managing and implementing strategies and training to maintain a productive, highly skilled and motivated workforce.
  • Responsible for all aspects of resource management within defined area of responsibility, including planning, resourcing and recruitment.
  • Manage all aspects of employee related budgets and headcount plans ensuring balance between cost efficiencies and work requirement.

Knowledge, Training, Experience, Technical and Personal Skills:

  • NEBOSH General Certificate (or equivalent) as a minimum, experience with operational safety including completion of risk assessments and procedural documentation.
  • WAMITAB COTC Hazardous Waste Treatment and / or Transfer.
  • Proactive and safety focused approach.
  • Hands on and methodical, organised with attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good people manager, proven experience of leading operational teams.
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise effectively and to plan and manage own agenda.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective and positive working relationships within and outside of the department
  • Highly focused on delivering results and objectives with a strong personal commitment to supporting the business in achieving its goals in a changing environment.
  • Logical in approach with the ability to analyse data and formulate action plans.
  • Must demonstrate high levels of integrity and adopt a professional approach in all interactions – should be transparent, open and honest in all dealings
  • Experience in implementing lean production.
  • Experience in implementing kaizen in production management.
  • Experience of asset management / maintenance.
  • Experience of managing / implementing change control processes.
  • Strong PC and technical knowledge and skills with a good working knowledge of the Microsoft packages including Word and Excel.

If you have the required skills and experience, click on APPLY and forward your up to date CV.
Please be advised due to the high number of applications should you not hear from us within 4 weeks, your application on this occasion has been unsuccessful. We thank you for expressing your interest in this role.

No agencies please