Wednesday, 14 May 2014 15:22

Many jobs are up for grabs at a new multi million Essex waste treatment plant

With construction almost complete on Basildon's new residual waste treatment facility at Courtauld Road, Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB) the company contracted by Essex County Council to manage and operate the new state-of-the-art facility, has started a major recruitment drive to secure its workforce in readiness for the facility's commissioning in July 2014.

Over sixty positions are being advertised now with details available on UBB's website ( ). Recruitment to skilled and unskilled roles includes hands-on roles such as recycling operatives, shift supervisors, plant operators, technicians, mechanical and electrical maintenance posts to office-based administrative and communication staff.

UBB's application form together with details for all the available jobs can be found at . CVs in place of a completed application form will not be accepted. Completed application forms can be emailed or posted to UBB, details can be found on the website. The closing date for all positions is Wednesday 30th April 2014.

John Robinson, Plant Manager for the new facility said, "We know there is a lot of talent available locally and we are looking forward to securing the best team possible for our new Essex facility."

Councillor Sandra Hillier, Chairman of the Community Liaison Group for the project, comments, "At a time when jobs are scarce this is a great opportunity for local people and a huge boost to the local Basildon economy.'

Cllr Roger Walters Portfolio holder for Waste at Essex County Council also commented, "Not only will the Courtauld Road facility promote a more environmentally friendly way to deal with Essex and Southend's waste in future but through its visitor centre and viewing gallery it is hoped the wider community will want to come and see what happens to their waste. I look forward to the day the facility is fully operational in July 2015."

Over £120 million has already been spent on construction of the facility with £6 million of this investment being spent with local companies and suppliers for the new residual waste treatment facility which will process household waste generated by residents in Essex and Southend-on-Sea.