Gas Systems Manager

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Douglas, Isle of Man

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience but likely to be ex-MEA Grade 6 or 7 (£46-67k).

Benefits: Relocation package & will be eligible to join the Public Sector Pension scheme

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week

Start Date: ASAP


Overview:


The client is a £100 million turnover organisation, with a dedicated team of 360 people; a diverse and highly skilled workforce, who are committed to providing high quality utility services to customers.


Their purpose is to supply households, businesses, public and third sector agencies on the Isle of Man with high quality, reliable electricity, clean wholesome water, and a sewerage network and treatment system to take sewage and surface water away and return it safely to the environment. In addition, the client also provides natural gas transmission and telecommunications services.


The position:


  • Line manager is the Executive Director

  • Responsible for operation & maintenance of the client’s natural gas system to provide a safe and secure supply of gas to stakeholders

  • You will be based at Pulrose Power Station but expected to work at any of the client’s location


Terms:


Your salary and terms will be negotiable depending on experience but likely to be ex-MEA Grade 6 or 7 (£46-67k). This role will attract a relocation package and cannot be undertaken remotely. You will be eligible to join the Public Sector Pension scheme.


Policies:


Every job role supports the achievement of key policies:


  • Health & Safety

  • People

  • Environment

  • Quality

  • Assets

  • Governance


The daily duties will include:


  • Departmental head of the gas team with responsibility for circa 6 members of staff

  • Ensure effective implementation of company policies and that department’s activities are conducted in full compliance of relevant legislation, industry best practice, and internal company procedures

  • Represent the department on the company Health & Safety Council and local Health & Safety Committee, at all times promoting a positive health & safety culture

  • Provide input to the Environmental Management System (EMS) Implementation Team and help to drive and implement the establishment of an EMS

  • Ensure effective management of health, safety, and environmental risks associated with the department’s activities

  • Ensure operational performance of the MU gas transmission & distribution system is maintained, and ensure safe operations at all times

  • In fulfilment of a contract with GNI, ensure operational performance of GNI’s gas transmission assets is maintained, and ensure safe operations at all times

  • Ensure implementation of an effective maintenance programme to maximise gas system availability, optimise asset performance, and ensure the reliability of safety systems

  • Review and maintain a suite of statutory compliance documents and emergency operating procedures for the natural gas system

  • Maintain gas system emergency preparedness resources and fulfil role of Emergency Response Manager when available

  • Prepare, review, and/or authorise non-routine procedures, work procedures/method statements and risk assessments and provide supervision when required

  • Identify and implement necessary improvements or modifications to system assets

  • Produce annual revenue and capital budgets and forecasts (circa £2.0M per annum), and control expenditure within these

  • Arrange for development and maintenance of appropriate risk control systems and safe systems of work

  • Fulfil roles of Authorising Engineer and Control Person in accordance with the gas Permit to Work system

  • Organise, plan and control department’s activities and monitor and review performance

  • Manage fulfilment of department’s human resource requirements

  • Identification and delivery of training needs

  • Procurement of materials / services (financial authority limit of £25,000)

  • Ensure gas system 24-hour response available

  • Engage contractors where appropriate and manage their performance

  • Maintain liaison with key stakeholders including GNI, Manx Gas, MU colleagues, landowners, developers, the

  • Health & Safety at Work Inspectorate, the emergency services and other government departments

  • Fulfil role of organisation’s Pressure Systems Engineer – providing technical support and authorising pressure tests

  • Deputise for other members of the local senior management team in their absence

  • Undertaking training & development as appropriate

  • Maintain a flexible attitude to work and willingness to participate in a variety of the company’s activities

The successful candidate will have the following:


Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Degree in engineering discipline

  • Qualified to Chartered Engineer status

  • Current driving licence

  • A minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience, with at least 5 years in a managerial position

  • Effective senior management skills including management of people and finances, and effective organisation to achieve objectives

  • Setting short-, medium- and long-term objectives in accordance with business needs; measuring team and individual performance: reviewing performance against declared targets; identifying and implementing corrective action where necessary

  • Monitor and review performance of systems employed by department

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • An in-depth knowledge of operation and maintenance of gas system assets

  • Perform accident, incident, and near-miss investigations and provide learning opportunities


Essential:


  • Degree in engineering discipline

  • Qualified to Chartered Engineer status

  • A minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience

  • At least 5 years in a managerial position

  • Demonstrable gas industry experience ideally including gas system design, construction, maintenance, operation, and emergency response

  • An in-depth knowledge of operation and maintenance of gas system assets

  • An in-depth knowledge of applicable legislation, gas industry standards, and safety requirements

  • Effective senior management skills including management of people and finances, and effective organisation to achieve objectives

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders

  • Able to demonstrate an attitude and behavioural traits that align with company values


Desirable:


  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health


Applying


Contact for this job: Lisa Doyle

Method of application: CV

Email address to send applications to: recruitment@wilcock.co.uk