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Plant Controller

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: West Midlands - Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 13/05/2015
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The Role:
Our client is looking for a Plant Controller for Combined Heat and Power (CHP), to help them to drive success by providing stakeholders with performance transparency and decision guidance, and by proactively making recommendations to support our operations and ongoing development.

Plant Controller will work closely with the finance teams to oversee budgets and expenditure for the CHP plants, and to validate the reasoning behind budgetary decisions.
Candidate will also need to work with site-based teams to get the financial details you need – often virtually. This means both gravitas and excellent relationship building skills are essential. Approachable but also firm when needed to be, Candidate should be as comfortable working with hands-on teams on site as he is communicating complex financial information in a clear, straight forward way to key stakeholders.

On a day-to-day level, this role will involve everything from preparing plant-related Medium-Term Plans, forecasts and budgeting through to managing the month-end financial closure of the sites’ accounts.

Selected candidate will also work in a more consultative capacity and provides financial process expertise to the teams on site, offer the kind of commercial business support that will drive performance, and identify financial risks and opportunities, seeing them through to a resolution.

Our client will need the plant controller to ensure that all critical success factors are understood by our site teams, to use your understanding of each site’s financial drivers to manage their financial controls, and to brief the site management team on any issues. Across everything he does, he will look for opportunities to drive standardisation and simplification, remove duplication and add real value to our business.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Previous relevant experience within a multi-site operational business – probably in engineering, manufacturing or construction.
• The open, confident approach and strong communication skills it will take to build relationships with diverse stakeholders, especially those from a non-finance background.
• A sharp commercial awareness, an analytical mindset and a passion for empowering performance and driving change – you won’t be afraid to challenge the status quo.
• A solid SAP (CO/FI) knowledge and MS Office skills.
• A high level of integrity, reliability and a strong team focus.
• Flexibility, especially when it comes to business travel.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• A degree in Business Administration, a recognised accounting qualification or relevant long-term experience.
• An understanding of power station processes.
• A background in energy generation.
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