Company Background

Role Definition
Site Business Manager –
Lillyhall, Bennett Bank &
Cumbria Closed Landfills
Company Background
FCC Environment (FCC Environment is the trading name for FCC Environment (UK) Limited
and FCC Environment Services (UK) Limited) is a leading UK waste and resource management
company, which is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for
communities and businesses. Our vision is to be the environmental company of choice,
delivering change for a sustainable future.
FCC Environment’s core business centres on collection, resource recovery and renewable
energy providing services for local authorities and commercial customers. To make our skills
and expertise easily accessible to our customers, our business is grouped into five core
Municipal services – household waste collection, street cleansing, parks and gardens
Business waste solutions – waste collection and recycling services for small and large
Recycling – material recycling facilities, household waste recycling centres.
Green energy – recovery of energy from waste.
Waste Processing – industrial waste treatment, hazardous wastes and landfill disposal.
We operate over 200 facilities in England, Scotland and Wales and employ around 2,500
employees. We recycle 1.2 million tonnes of waste each year.
FCC Environment is part of the FCC Group which is a leading international infrastructure,
environmental services and green energy company present in 56 countries with 80,000
Role Purpose
Management of the operational Lillyhall and Bennett Bank Landfill sites. Management of the
closed Kendal, Ormsgill, Todhills, Willowholme and Deerplay Landfill Sites.
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Explore and develop opportunities to optimise the sites to greatest commercial benefit; through
additional consents, specialist activities or other alternative site uses.
To ensure that the Sites are operated in an efficient and safe manner with proper regard to
environmental compliance, customer service levels and the needs of the local community.
To ensure all Sites manage and organise the efficient and safe handling / treatment of waste
material, the adoption of best practice principles and the control of operational costs
within/below budget.
Enable landfill gas to be extracted efficiently to maximise environmental compliance.
To ensure that the Company pursues best practice with regards its policies and procedures,
development of industrial relations and legislative compliance within an open and empowered
Key Responsibilities
To implement the FCC Environment’s Health and Safety Policy, SHEQ Manual and
statutory regulations on all sites and ensure they are communicated effectively.
To facilitate the development of an open culture that is conducive to all colleagues
making maximum contribution to the business within their range of skills and abilities.
Monitor and control operations to ensure the achievement of budgeted revenue,
operating profit and cash targets.
To manage and control all capital and provisions expenditure on the sites in order to
deliver the required EBITDAP less capital and provisions site performance.
To carry out regular security inspections on all Sites and take remedial action where
To agree and monitor cell development and void usage in conjunction with the Regional
To maximise the use of void by optimising compaction density.
To agree format of tipping with the Regional Engineering Manager and take responsibility
for tipping to correct profile.
To manage the Engineering team in the development of the Site by reviewing tender
documents, attending pre-contract meetings and controlling contractors on-site.
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To manage the site technicians and regional engineers so as to deliver a fully functional
and CQA approved leachate extraction system in accordance with the site permit as cost
effectively as possible.
To manage the site technicians to deliver all the monitoring requirements in accordance
with the site permit as cost effectively as possible.
To manage the Compliance Advisors to deliver all aspects of the leachate strategy plans
while continuing to ensure environmental compliance is optimised.
To ensure provision of all necessary internal road materials, site cover materials,
restoration materials, all non-engineering bunds for waste disposal operations.
To maintain as-built drawings on-site of all developments, design criteria/performance
criteria/CQA documents for current cell and previous cell.
To ensure that operational activities and maintenance are carried out within budgeted
levels of expenditure whilst achieving minimum downtime of plant vehicles.
To control the repair and maintenance procedures of equipment on-site including the
sourcing of spares, maintenance programming and expenditure consistent with cost
effective and efficient operations in consultation with FCC’s Plant Dept.
To carry out operational cost reporting.
To participate in the preparation of forecasts and budgets.
To ensure the accuracy of inputted information from the Weighbridge for invoicing
To ensure that the necessary complement of well-trained and motivated staff is regularly
in attendance working safely to achieve the Site’s objectives.
To select and retain the necessary complement of operatives to achieve the Site’s KPI’s.
To provide training to ensure that the operatives possess the necessary range of skills to
produce the required results.
To ensure that flexible working arrangements are in operation in order to maximise
operational efficiency.
To ensure that all operatives are well and regularly briefed about the Company and Site’s
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To ensure that disciplinary matters are dealt with firmly and fairly and that grievances are
resolved as close as possible to their point of origin in consultation with FCC’s HR Dept.
To discuss with employees matters affecting efficiency and productivity as and when
To be fully aware of planning consents and waste disposal permits relating to the Sites
and ensure they are not breached.
To ensure that the Site is operated in compliance with all relevant Company and
statutory environmental requirements, e.g. abstraction licences, discharge consents, duty
of care for disposal of waste, etc.
To maintain day-to-day contact with Environment Agency & undertake regular liaison
meetings on matters such as site permits, waste types and compliance issues.
To recommend any necessary modifications to the Site permit and site management
system (SMS).
To protect the reputation of the Company in the community in which it operates by
adopting demanding standards of tidiness and care. Communicate the company's
philosophy and examples of it in action locally to community representative bodies and
actively participate in the quarterly public liaison meetings.
To be aware of customers' needs on all Sites in achieving best practice vehicle times
without damage.
To liaise with customers to ensure their needs are met on site.
Support all internal departments to improve site compliance, and to develop future
To ensure the efficient use of the performance management system in order to improve
performance, identify training needs and facilitate succession planning.
To ensure that accurate and up to date personnel records for kept for all colleagues of
the Company, making sure the Company is compliant with Data Protection laws.
Qualifications and Experience (preferred)
Degree educated with a proven track record in environmental management roles, in
particular landfill.
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Health & Safety Qualifications.
Applicable CoTC / CCS Qualifications.
CPC Qualification (an advantage).
Numerate and IT literate, with the ability to use management information effectively.
Experience of a professional and disciplined approach to management, working
alongside operational teams ensuring performance expectations, service standards and
people development are met.
Demonstrable skills in achieving demanding work requirements and ensuring customer
needs are met.
Evidence of the ability to identify and implement change programmes that have a positive
impact on operational and business requirements.
Personal Qualities
Strong leadership skills involving a multi-disciplined team.
Commitment and determination to meet personal objectives. Strong drive and resilience.
Proven ability to select and build strong teams. Strong leadership qualities, skilled in
delivering measurable results through others.
First class communication skills, written and oral. Confident spokesperson, credible as a
representative of the company with external contacts, such as Environment Agency,
other regulatory bodies and community groups.
Adept at leading a team, with the drive and enthusiasm to inspire operations personnel to
achieve leading-edge standards.
Commercially astute and results orientated.
Decisive and comfortable with responsibility, but recognises the value and contribution of
regional and central specialists.
A highly credible leader, with strong people skills capable of developing and motivating
widespread teams.
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Good people development skills and leadership qualities; able to coach and inspire staff
to broaden their outlook and raise their expectations.
Ability to work collaboratively at all levels in a capacity of adding value to the decision
making process.
Ability to re-evaluate priorities, responding quickly and positively to change is imperative.
Along with a committed to finding better ways of doing things.
Proven success of influencing at the highest level both internally and externally.
Performance driven with the ability to deliver added value and assist in the improvement
of operational performance.
Sufficiently resilient and robust to effectively manage third parties.
Well developed interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and develop successful long
term employee and industrial relations.
Ability to assist in the operational strategic direction of the business.
Intellect, business skills and ambition to progress beyond the initial job in time.
Other Information
Location – Bennett Bank / Lillyhall, along with regional and occasional national travel
Reporting Into / Line Manager – Area Manager – Landfill North
Direct reports:
1 x Lillyhall Site Supervisor
1 x Bennett Bank Site Supervisor
1 x Lillyhall Plant Operative
1 x Bennett Bank Plant Operative
2 x Weighbridge Clerks – Bennett Bank and Lillyhall
1 x Compliance Advisor – Cumbria Sites
Indirect reports / Site employees (Part-Time & Full Time):
Deerplay LTP Manager
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