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Team Leader - Organic Energy

Date:  13-Nov-2022
Company:  DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig Welsh Water Plc
City:  Cardiff

Cardiff, Wales, GB, cf245sb

Job Requisition Number                              Team Leader – Organic Energy                                                     
Work Type Permanent
Job Function Commercial/Sales
Salary Range £29,131 - £34,404
Base Cardiff East / Tremorfa (Cardiff)
Closing Date  23:55 on 11/11/2022

Who we are


Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water keep 3 million people healthy each day with safe, reliable water, and take away wastewater to clean, before returning it safely to our beautiful rivers and seas.

To be able to deliver high quality, essential services which help to protect the health of our customers, colleagues and our environment, we need the right people to deliver on our vision.  This is achieved by living our core values and demonstrating the core behaviours that underpin them.  The security of our people, assets and information is key to us, so we are looking for people who understand and comply with the company’s required security objectives.

We know that the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Welsh Water. We want every individual to feel confident, proud and able to bring their whole selves to work. 

To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBT+, non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents each customer we serve.

In essence, ours is a company based on trust, openness, respect, commitment and honesty. A company that our colleagues are proud to work for.

What you’ll be responsible for


As a Team Leader you will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Food Waste Treatment Facility, working to agreed standards to ensure the organisation meets its health & safety, contractual, regulatory, operational and financial targets. 

Ensuring compliance with the Environmental Permit (NRW), Animal by Products (ABP), DSEAR and PAS110 regulations is key to the role. 


Alongside this, your role will also include: 

  • To monitor, manage, maintain and adjust process parameters to ensure compliance whilst maximising process efficiencies (gas generation) and minimising negative impacts and outputs (waste) to ensure the highest possible rate of recycling is achieved. 
  • To provide technical support and advice on matters related to the Anaerobic Digestion (AD) process to site staff and relevant stakeholders.
  • Being the point of contact for the operational team, maintenance teams and external contractors in relation, risk management, preparation of safety documents (permit to work), contingency planning and identifying and driving sustainable cost savings.
  • Playing a key role in developing and leading the operational team by undertaking regular Personal Management Reviews and individual monthly 121’s, whilst developing team members understanding of process control, plant and equipment operation and maintenance through a combination of onsite personal interaction, instruction and training.
  • Actively taking the lead on key issues such as Health & Safety, ensuring that all incidents/accidents/near misses are recorded and undertake investigations
  • Identifying, reporting, and resolving shortfalls in process operation, ensuring a safe working environment and be proactive in approach to un/planned events.
  • Organising shift rota, ensuring adequate cover is provided at all times.
  • Taking a rigorous approach to day-to-day operational procedures whilst being able to deal with complex customer and asset issues.
  • Ensuring that all instruments and control systems are maintained through interrogation of SCADA and trend analysis, so that the overall process is operating as efficiently as possible, and maximise the performance of the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit by liaising with the CHP Manager /call desk, engineers, and Energy Team.
  • Ensuring compliance with all QMS procedures, including the creation and regular review of work instructions, procedures, and risk assessments. Where required, inclusion with the preparation of and undertaking of audits.
  • Engage with existing and new suppliers always maintaining strong working relationships whilst identifying and communicating methods for ensuring business continuity, specialist advice/services, service improvement and cost-saving opportunities.
  • Undertaking any other duties as required to meet the needs of the business.

Who you’ll work with



  • Senior Management Teams
  • Plant Management & Operators
  • Maintenance Teams
  • Energy Team
  • Company Training & Development Team
  • Company Health & Safety Team



  • Regulatory Bodies (NRW; APHA; OF&G; ISOQAR)    
  • Contract Representative (CCC & VoG)
  • Suppliers & Specialist Contractors
  • Customers

About you



  • Operational experience working within a waste, water or Anaerobic Digestion industry (or similar operational industry)
  • Enthusiastic about putting our customers first every day
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation and its application
  • Appreciation of waste or water treatment processes 
  • Ability to prepare, issue and manage work permits 
  • A future-focused individual who can anticipate and influence positive changes within the team
  • Strong leadership capabilities and have ability to develop and mentor team members
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated, you will be able to work under your own initiative and be able to demonstrate a proactive and flexible approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills which will enable you to liaise effectively with colleagues, customers, partners and site visitors
  • Good analytical problem solving skills and process understanding
  • Strong IT skills


  • Previous experience in use of SCADA or alternative control system architectures
  • Knowledge of a regulatory working environment
  • Experience of working with mobile plant 
  • Understanding of gas and fluid Systems and DSEAR
  • Electrical / mechanical maintenance experience

Good to know


The role is site based, working 37 hrs per week on a rotating shift pattern of 07.00 – 15.00: 14.00 – 22.00. There is a requirement to participate in a standby rota and having a flexible approach to accommodate shift cover when required.


Please note, we reserve the right to close this role sooner if required. We also reserve the right to extend the original closing date.



As well as a market competitive salary and 33 days annual leave (pro rata, including public holidays), we offer a range of employee benefits including:


  • Variable pay schemes (your salary will always stay the same, but depending on the performance of the company you could receive a yearly bonus)
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions – Up to 11%
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Progression opportunities, including the ability to apply for funded training and coaching and mentoring programmes
  • Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car-leasing scheme
  • Health CashBack scheme
  • An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family


Whilst also working for a not-for profit company that truly cares about earning the trust of customers every day and about looking after our beautiful environment.





Dŵr Cymru Cyf, a limited company registered in Wales No. 2366777. Registered office: Linea, Fortran Road, St. Mellons, Cardiff CF3 0LT

© Dŵr Cymru Cyf 2019.

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