Process Optimisation Manager NOT AVAILABLE

  • Location : Linlithgow , United Kingdom

  • Salary : Competitive

  • Posted : 08-07-2022

  • Position: Full time

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Process Optimisation Manger to join Levenseat for an 18month period to lead the commissioning and optimisation of a newly installed facility.

Reporting to the operations Director, the Process Optimisation Manager will form part of the commissioning team and on completion of commissioning will lead the optimisation of this new facility.

The Process Optimisation Manager will work with the site operations team to develop robust operational procedures and a preventative maintenance plan to ensure a safe operation that meets availability targets. This role will play a key part in mentoring and developing the site operations team to ensure that they are knowledgeable, trained, and competent to take over the plant. Further, you will play a key role in developing and leading the optimisation of the HSE and quality, environmental, and economic performance of the new facility, whilst ensuring legal compliance.

The main elements of the role are to:

  • Support the project manager in the commissioning phase of the facility.
  • Lead and develop key team members of the site operational team to enhance technical skills and develop their understanding of the new facility.
  • Leading safety in the operations team, demonstrating a clear commitment to achieving zero harm on the plant. Ensuring that high safety standards are met, coaching and challenging others to work safely.
  • Analyse plant technical information on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to advise production, quality, environment, systems, and maintenance departments on improvement opportunities.
  • Advise and coach the operations team on plant running parameters/targets.
  • Organise and contribute to the implementation of process inspections (both running and stopped) on plant as per contractual requirements and plant needs. Report the findings and liaise with relevant departments so that findings and recommendations are followed-up and actions progressed.
  • In partnership with site operations team, develop and update the maintenance activities / standard operating procedures for control room and plant operators so that the plant is running at optimum level at all times.
  • Contribute to root cause analysis process for stoppages related to process/production issues.

We welcome applications for this Process Optimisation Manager role form candidates with experience in the following areas: Optimisation Manager, Process Manager, Process Engineer, Experienced Optimisation Manager, Commissioning Manager, IT, MS Office, Communication Skills.


We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including:

  • pension
  • health cash back plan
  • death in service cover
  • employee assistance programmes

Essential Skills

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Processing Engineering / related degree or extensive experience in this field.
  • IOSH Managing Safely as minimum but will ideally have a NEBOSH qualification.
  • 10 years proven experience in the process or manufacturing industry is required for this role.
  • In-depth knowledge and direct hands-on experience of the manufacturing process (or minerals processing).
  • Waste processing knowledge and experience would be advantageous.
  • Excellent analytical skills, and ability to deal with complex matters involving a lot of data.
  • Strong IT skills, in particular proficient use of MS office packages
  • Environmental awareness in relation to developing a positive impact on the business.
  • Good knowledge of process control methods and statistical methods for troubleshooting.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Competent to assist the development of production operators to enhance the effectiveness of the process.
  • High safety standards and a wide knowledge of health and safety management techniques (e.g. Risk Assessments).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

About Company

Levenseat is a leading resource management company providing recycling, energy recovery, and waste management services to both local authority and commercial customers.

Set to manage 750,000 tonnes of recyclates and resources per year, we are committed to developing new solutions to recover the best resources and provide customers with environmental and economic solutions.

With 35 years of experience, we are very proud of the company we have grown into. We are an industry leader in the field of resource management, and we are very clear on the role we expect to play in continuing to lead the way. 

We also play a key role in educating communities, businesses, and councils on the value of resource and the part they can play to reduce waste and embrace the principles of a circular economy.

There is a shift in attitudes towards waste and recycling and there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the industry. With a strong work ethos and collaborative environment, we are looking for proactive and focused people to join an expanding team.

We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members. 

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