Biosolids Manager

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: CCm Technologies
Contact name: Ryan Ohara

Contact email: ryan.ohara@zero-global.com
Job ref: 235
Published: 11 months ago
JOB TITLE                             : Biosolids Manager

DEPARTMENT                       : Delivery

LOCATION                             : Swindon (National Travel Required)




COMPANY OVERVIEW

Zero Global has partnered with CCm Technologies, an environmental technology company based in Swindon.  Founded in 2011, CCm has developed from a research company to a commercial organisation, with initial sales to several large multinational customers. The CCm vision is the realisation of a low carbon circular economy for its customers, globally.
CCm's world leading technology utilises captured CO2 and other waste materials converting them into value-added products with multiple uses across the global priority sectors of food/agriculture, advanced materials, water utilities & energy storage. 
CCm is currently involved in the design and deployment of pilot/demonstration and full-scale plants at a number of customer sites. The patented process is based on high primary capture efficiencies from novel cellulose/amine capture material which retain 95% of flue sourced CO2. Other applications for the technology include heat storage and power generation.
CCm has developed a supportive, responsive and hard-working culture where all employees are valued and work together as a team for the shared success of the Company. CCm is committed to training and developing its employees so that individual growth can match the growth of the Company.


ROLE SUMMARY
CCm is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Biosolids Manager to join our team. The Biosolids Manager will be responsible for sourcing and securing waste-based nutrient feedstocks for CCm projects, specifically focused on sustainable fertiliser production using anaerobic digestates and a range of waste and non-waste resources.
Reporting directly to the Delivery Director, the successful candidate will play a critical role in ensuring the availability of suitable feedstocks for our operations.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

The role holder will be expected to:
Develop and implement a strategic sourcing plan to identify and secure Digestates and waste-based nutrient feedstocks for CCm projects
Build and maintain relationships with waste management companies, municipalities, agriculture organizations, and other relevant industry partners to secure suitable feedstocks
Collaborate with the technical team to define the specific requirements and quality standards for the feedstocks, ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines
Negotiate contracts and agreements with feedstock suppliers  
Monitor market trends, legislation, and emerging technologies related to waste management and nutrient recovery, providing insights and recommendations to the management team
Coordinate with internal teams, including operations, engineering, and research, to optimize feedstock utilisation and support the development of sustainable fertiliser production processes.
Track and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) related to feedstock sourcing
Stay informed about industry best practices and advancements, incorporating relevant knowledge into the company's strategies and operations
Ensure compliance with all health, safety, and environmental regulations in the handling and transportation of feedstocks

ESSENTIAL SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
 
Bachelor's degree in environmental science, agricultural sciences, waste management, business or a related field and /or significant experience in the placement / management of Biosolids / digestates to land
Excellent negotiation and communication skills
Excellent Time Management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively
Self-motivated with a passion for sustainability and circular economy practices
Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment
A full UK driver’s license and willingness to travel
 
DESIRABLE
 
Familiarity with relevant regulations, standards, and guidelines governing waste management and nutrient recovery
Ability to analyse data, evaluate feedstock suitability, and make informed decisions based on technical and commercial considerations
Proven experience in waste management, feedstock sourcing, or related roles, preferably within the agriculture or fertiliser production industry
Strong networking and relationship building skills
Experience with MS Project