Head of Infrastructure and Low Carbon

10 Jun 2024
13 Jun 2024
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

About Safran Nacelles Ltd
Safran Nacelles is a worldwide leader in aircraft engine nacelles. Our products and services equip all aircraft types; regional, business, short, medium and long range commercial aircraft. Our expertise covers nacelle design, manufacturing, integration, maintenance and services. We were voted the 28rd best worldwide employer in 2022 by Forbes. Our site in Burnley provides employment to almost 700 people and we are proud to be one of the largest private sector employer in Burnley.

Our Four People Fundamentals underpin life at Safran, and our culture is built on the following principles;

Promoting diversity and inclusion
Developing skills and building opportunities
Creating a trustworthy work place
Promoting collaboration and mutual support

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What will I be doing?
This role will be responsible for ensuring the site's infrastructure and investment plans are aligned to our strategic and operational objectives; that we have effective plan for space optimization/utilization on the site; and that there are robust risk management and business continuity plans in place to protect our employees, our assets and our customer commitments.

The mission also includes responsibility for decarbonizing our activities on site so that we reduce our carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 (from a 2018 baseline) and to net zero by 2050.

o Develop and maintain a site infrastructure plan for the Burnley site, showing proposed development of the site's infrastructure and industrial footprint to meet both current and future business needs.

o Develop and maintain a strategic Capital investment plan to ensure delivery of the infrastructure plan.

o Ensure that colleagues are supported to develop robust business cases for individual capital requests (incorporating needs such as digitalisation, low carbon, HSE, and ergonomics), and that they are successfully developed through the internal approval processes

o Be responsible for the management of the internal CapEx approval process.

o Work with colleagues in the Operational and Facilities teams to ensure that robust business cases are prepared for each element of the CapEx plans.

o Ensure opportunity for IT, low carbon and digital transformation input into site's CapEx proposals (both the scope of current projects, plus future projects)

o Work with the Operations, Logistics (internal and external) and project teams to develop a site optimisation plan for Burnley, ensuring that there is clearly planned and identified space for various site activities.

o Deliver a strategy and a programme of activity to lead the site's reduction in energy use/carbon emissions, and improve the awareness of energy/environmental issues which will drive behaviour change.

o Lead the submissions and evidence required for Safran's annual Low Carbon / Energy audits.

Exceptional Company Benefits
Competitive salary
37 hour working week over 4.5 days with a 1pm finish on Friday
Flexi–time scheme that allows you to take two half days or one full day off per month
33 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
Option to purchase an additional 5 days of annual leave
10% employer pension contribution
5% employee contribution with the option to increase this voluntarily through tax efficient salary exchange
4 x life insurance benefit as a member of the pension scheme
Non–contributory BUPA private medical insurance plan
Group income protection scheme paying 50% of your salary in the event that you are too ill to work
Support for your continuous professional development and career development
Enhanced sickness, maternity, adoption and paternity leave
Excellent on–site catering facilities offering subsidised hot and cold breakfast and lunch
Option to purchase Safran shares with additional free shares from the Company
Corporate membership at Crow Wood Hotel & Spa to use the fitness suite, classes, pool and sauna, offering 54% discount as a gold member
Wellbeing support through our employee assistance programme offering mental health support through a confidential 24/7 helpline, access to remote GP appointments, medical second opinions and physiotherapy
Cycles to work scheme
Discounts on your high street purchases through our benefits platform
Long Service awards providing you with a monetary award and additional annual leave

What do you need from me?
Experience of strategic infrastructure planning, ideally in a manufacturing/operational environment.

Experience of leading and developing teams, ideally in a cross–functional environment.

Experience of building relationship with and influencing stakeholders, ideally in a multi–site environment.

Development of ROI calculations to justify and prioritise investment.

Risk analysis, risk planning and development of business continuity plans, and experience of crisis exercises.

Knowledge of low carbon technologies, and of strategies to decarbonise energy use in manufacturing/operational environments.

Utilisation of Return on Investment methodologies to support investment opportunities
Understanding of appropriate technology and successful approaches to reduce carbon/energy use on an operational site.
Project management methodologies
Impact analysis
Risk management tools
Business continuity planning
MS Office suite

Capable of communicating clearly and concisely
Able to escalate at the right time and at the right level
Capable of making decisions
A good team player
Able to negotiate well with internal contacts and external suppliers
An ambassador for the company and able to articulate its position
Ability to drive the supply chain to ensure delivery against contract objectives

Strategic mindset to analyse an interpret short, medium and long–term operational and strategic objectives
Capacity to analyse a complex problem, sum it up and find solutions
Capacity to analyse the information supplied by other departments
Ability to gauge the importance of drifts and to anticipate the consequences

What's my next step?
Please apply by uploading a CV, and if your experience matches what we're looking for, one of our recruitment team will give you a call

Diversity & Inclusion
We want Safran Nacelles to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential.

We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Safran Nacelles an inclusive place to work.

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