Facility Manager

Rialto - California - United States - Industry - Energy Power Plants - Operations & Maintenance - Academic Bachelor

Every day this waste-to-resources plant will be converting 1,000 tons of waste into clean energy, fertilizer and recycled water.

You’ll be running the show.

Join an organization that uses breakthrough technologies to bring wastewater and solid waste into a single category. This is a permanent role based in California.

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Michika Garton, Account manager

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About this role

As Facility Manager you’ll be leading operations, overseeing all aspects of a major site, leading the team, maintaining safety standards and maximizing production.

This is a permanent role, based in California, where you will be working for a global leader in resource recovery, with operations across North America serving municipal, industrial, commercial, and agricultural markets.

There’s three main aspects to this role.

Firstly, there’ll be a strong focus on building, coaching and leading a team of operations, maintenance, and plant support employees at the site. Your previous experience managing effective teams, handling conflicts, and creating a culture of collaboration will be invaluable in this role. You’ll have previous experience running a facility (Administration, Operation and Engineering). You will bring your understanding of issues and resolutions through preparation and contingency planning. As the leader on site, you have responsibility for establishing and maintaining world class safety and environmental standards for the entire operation, while driving a strong culture of operational discipline.

Secondly, as Facility Manager you will have overall responsibility managing all aspects of the site. This ranges from safety, environmental, financial, HR, administration, legal, engineering, operations, maintenance, and project management. You’ll be developing, reviewing and implementing procedures to improve operational efficiencies for every function. You’ll identify and implement Best Practice while maintaining safety standards and all regulatory compliance requirements. Whether you’ve come up through operations, HR, another field, or you started with a college degree, it’s your hands on experience that’ll count here. Technical expertise is important, and your experience will ideally include at least one of: Anaerobic Digestion, Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Processes, Solid Waste and/or Power Production.

Because this plant is so large, this role will report directly to the Vice President of Plant Operations. So the third aspect is the major component of business leadership. The Facility Manager needs to meet financial, operational, and performance goals for the facility and manage contractual matters for the site.
Through a combination of personal skills, expertise and authority, the Facility Manager will develop and deploy lean, efficient production. With your attention on operational excellence, quality improvement, customer and supplier engagement, enhanced equipment reliability, optimal repair and maintenance practices, business process consulting, supply chain development and alignment of the production line, you will successfully achieve every goal on new product quality and developments.

About you


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in business or technical field (12+ years of progressive relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree)
  • At least 8 years of Facility Management experience (Administration, Operation and Engineering)
  • Experience of similar facilities including Anaerobic Digestion, Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Processes, Solid Waste and/or Power Production is highly desirable

Your Skills:

  • Able to handle changing situations, always looking ahead proactively
  • Able to make critical, time-sensitive decisions to resolve issues that will impact daily operations
  • Team-oriented, with excellent communication and customer service skills

What we offer

Why apply through Brunel? Finding the next step in your career can be a fulltime job in itself. We take time to understand what can’t necessarily go on the resume – including your motivations and goals. We manage the application process for you, from submitting your resume to coordinating interviews to negotiating offers and assisting with on-boarding. Let us get you going so you can get on with the job.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.

This role is based at a significant plant built to address specific waste management problems in Southern California: food waste diversion from landfills and biosolids management. Waste will be converted into renewable natural gas, renewable electricity and organic fertilizer. This is a world-class global organization looking for people with similar goals – if you want to make an impact and help make ambitions real, we want to hear from you.


  • Vacancy number: PUB224361
  • Location: Rialto
  • Market: Industry
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Energy Power Plants
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Operations & Maintenance
  • Closing date: Sunday, September 15, 2019
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Feel free to contact


Michika Garton

Account manager Brunel Energy USA Houston

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