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Technical Director

Position Type
Strategy and Business Improvement
Business Area:
Board of Directors
Our Story

For over 35 years, Mick George Ltd has been the driving force behind a vision for growth, expansion and diversification.

Today we are a major supplier to the UK construction industry, providing a broad range of services from Skip Hire and Waste Management, Aggregates & Concrete Supply right through to Earthworks, Asbestos Management and Demolition. Our Facilities Management division offers a wide range of services to commercial and residential clients for reactive and planned maintenance, right through to refurbishment and building installation.

We know our people are our greatest asset, and that is why we invest in making sure we have the best people throughout the business. We encourage and support every employee in achieving their career aspirations; propelling the business forward and enabling us to achieve the high standards our customers expect throughout their Mick George journey.

Role Insight

Due to further growth of the business, we are now recruiting for a highly experienced Waste & Compliance professional to join the group. As Technical Waste Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all legal compliance and legislative requirements relating to our hazardous and non-hazardous waste business.
Responsibilities will include:

• Ultimate responsibility for waste compliance across the whole business including in the region of 34 waste facilities. This includes ensuring permit compliance is met at all times.
• Daily management of the existing office team of Technical Sales Assessors. Support with the analysing of soil report and ensure best practice is exercised throughout the department.
• Work closely with the Planning Department with regards to applications of permits and variations.
• Completion of Landfill Tax Returns.
• Production of Risk Assessments for waste treatment and bio-remediation.
• Build and maintain a solid working relationship with Local Authorities.

• Liaise with the board to make decisions on operational activities and set strategic goals.
• To safeguard and augment the efficiency of the company’s operations to facilitate accelerating development and long- term success.
• Play a key role in the acquisition and set up of new facilities.
• Evaluate the efficiency of business procedures according to objectives and apply improvements where necessary.

Key Skills/Qualifications required
• A technical professional within the Waste industry, with a minimum of 10 years’ experience working within senior management.
• Chemistry degree qualified or equivalent.
• WAMITAB in Treatment & Transfer of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Landfill, with continuing competence.
• Proven experience in the leadership of multi- disciplined teams, encompassing operational functions.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the hazardous waste industry at present, including legal compliance and best practice. 
• Confident, decisive and ambitious with the ability to thrive under pressure
• Strong team leadership and development skills
• Organised, professional and methodical approach to work
• Possess a challenge mentality and a desire to continually improve.
• Must hold a well-established and excellent working relationship with local authorities such as local Council’s and the Environment Agency.
• Proven influencing and negotiating skills
• A trustworthy and ethical approach, exercising discretion where required
• The ability to remain composed under pressure in a fast-paced working environment
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to present technical information, present arguments and influence.
• This position will sit on the board for MG Recycling Ltd.
• The successful candidate will report directly into the CEO of Operations and the Managing Director.
• Direct reports will include a team of Technical Assessors and Environmental Technicians