Title:  Plant Manager ERF



The Opportunity


With a workforce of 4000, Veolia ANZ's largest environmental service provider and has been selected to operate and maintain the first Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Australia.  The new $400m state-of-the art plant will start to generate approximately 40 MW of clean energy and will provide a more sustainable solution for the effective management of waste.  We have an opportunity for a Plant Manager to be part of the newly formed and dynamic team.

About the role


Reporting to the Energy From Waste Project Director and with initially 3 direct reports, Veolia operates over 60 Energy from Waste projects globally and the purpose of this role is to provide Plant Management services for the O&M of what will be the first Energy from Waste Facility in Australia. The Plant Manager will support the Project Director with all remaining input into design, validation of construction, mobilisation and commissioning of the facility and the implementation of Veolia processes, systems and procedures in order to establish profitable operations that are safe, compliant, efficient and environmentally and ethically responsible.

What you'll need to be successful

  • Extensive practical engineering experience with a minimum of 5 years in a senior engineering/management role gained in a continuous process industry

  • Preferable - Degree qualified Engineer

  • Good knowledge of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Commercial and Industrial (C&I)  Incineration and Power Generation, preferably with experience at a Management level in one of these areas

  • Preference for experience in Waste to Energy/ Energy From Waste / Energy Recovery Facility

  • Good knowledge of steam generation including high temperature boiler operation

  • Working knowledge of Environmental Permits and other relevant legislation

  • Experience of formulating and managing budgets

  • A proven team leader with good communication and organisational skills, able to manage, coach and motivate the operations teams 

  • Familiarisation with Google Suite and Microsoft Office - Intermediate to Advanced

  • High Risk Licences (Advanced Boiler & Turbine) an advantage

A Veolia career


Here, you’ll join a team of passionate innovators... and good humans. Our environmental solutions help customers preserve and renew our natural resources, creating a better future for our planet. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to build your career, and a more sustainable world. 

In this role you'll discover


  • Great people... and a company that cares
    From your teammates in the Engineering team, to colleagues and partners across Veolia, you’ll find people who care about doing a good job. And you’ll belong in a company that truly cares - about the customer, the community, the environment... and you.


  • ‘Team’ works here - it’s who we are
    You’ll develop excellent relationships with cross-functional partners so your team effort creates a best in class project experience.  And you’ll learn from your team mates, as much as they’ll learn from you. 


  • Stimulation and challenge, delivered
    Your day-to-day work will centre on best practice project strategies in order to achieve project milestones that contribute to our new Waste2Energy business stream as well as establishing a plant that’s the first of its kind in Australia. 


  • Opportunity and growth, there for the taking

As a Plant Manager within Veolia ANZ, you’ll experience the key ingredients of a Project team that provides best practice solutions. You’ll extend and finesse your skills to help us keep growing - and exceed our goals. Professional development opportunities offered include diversification into new business streams and potential to tap into our best in class Energy From Waste project teams in France and UK, which will prepare you for an ongoing career in this space.


At Veolia we value diversity, equality and inclusion, we are committed to providing working environments where everyone is included and treated fairly and with respect. We welcome and encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.