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  • West Sussex, UK
  • 3 weeks ago

Role: Deputy Engineering Manager

Location: West Sussex


Job Purpose

To provide day to day management to the Engineering Team at the Brookhurstwood MBT ensuring the highest engineering standards and best practice in all engineering activities carried out across the site.

Principal Accountabilities

1 To Implement and monitoring of predictive/preventative maintenance plan for all plant and equipment. To ensure this planning is managed and resourced in order to deliver 85% plant availability.

2 Promote, monitor and improve the safety culture (reducing incidents and accidents). Monitoring compliance and setting achievable targets for improvement, including managing the production of engineering risk assessments and procedures.

3 To assist with ensuring accurate reporting of maintenance KPIs.

4 To ensure all direct report HR administrative tasks are completed and accurate as company processes require.

5 Assist in developing and implementing new technologies and processes.

6 Promote tight cost control, and liberate synergy savings as part of margin improvement.

7 Provide a focal point and become a mentor/role model for maintenance personnel and to develop an effective system of performance management within their team. Also to ensure adequate training plans in place to improve and refresh technical skills within the team. Also to promote a culture of continuous improvement within the maintenance department.

8 Lead specific strategic groups in order to improve plant reliability and performance.

9 Assist with the stock management system, ensuring process adherence and the holding of adequate stock items.

10 Assist with reviewing and negotiating SLA’s periodically with the aim of optimising cost and service.

Nature and Scope

The specialist and technical substance of the job would be mechanical and electrical maintenance, project operations, continuous improvement and development work on the site.

The constraints that are on the job include industry operating procedures and developing site based procedures and policies.

The complexity of the job challenges are best described as complex and specialised. The post holder requires very good technical knowledge.

The key internal and external interfaces in the role are the site operations team (internal) and the managed service (external).



Here at Biffa, we have a friendly, open, honest culture that’s based on mutual trust and respect. Safety is our number one priority and we look out for each other.

We’re very proud of what we do and are continually striving to be better. We listen to our employees and we care about what our employees think. At Biffa, we encourage our people to take responsibility. You’ll have a real opportunity to make a positive contribution to our business, our customers and to the communities in which we operate.

We’re committed to helping our people fulfil their potential. You’ll find many exciting opportunities and challenges with us and people are rewarded fairly for their efforts, recognising the valuable contribution that everyone makes to our business.

Biffa – Valuing Difference:

We believe that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results. Biffa is therefore committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas and places great importance on ensuring it is a diverse and fulfilling place to work.