Production Team Leader - Biomass Power Station

+ Bonus + Benefits
20-07-2020 08:42 AM

Production Team Leader - Biomass Power Station
East Anglia
Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

The role...
Our client is a leading producer of Renewable Energy in the United Kingdom and has assets with a generation capacity of over 150MW. This Biomass plant uses poultry litter as it's primary fuel source and has been in operation for over 20 years.

We are recruiting for a Production Operator to join their Operations Team to operate the 12MW Biomass Power Station as part of an Operational Shift Team.

Role & Responsibilities
As Production Team Leader / Shift Team Leader, reporting to the Operations Team Leader, you will be responsible for:

    • The day to day management of the Shift Operations Team who will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the plant.
    • Acting as a site Senior Authorised Person (SAP) complying with the company safe systems of work.
    • Investigate plant problems and liaising with the maintenance team to arrange timely repairs.
    • Assist the Operation Team Supervisors to plan maintenance and shift work, ensuring cover for sickness, holidays and training.
    • Maximising fuel input and energy production
    • Supervising contractors when carrying out activities on site
    • Ensuring all activities are carried out in a safe manner in line with the businesses HSE policies
    • Working with the maintenance department when required to ensure maximum plant availability

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
We are looking for someone with the following:

    • A relevant technical qualification such as an ONC/HNC/HNC/Degree in an engineering discipline
    • At least 5 years' experience in an operational environment on a power station. This could be Energy from Waste, Coal, CCGT, Biomass, CHP or Nuclear.
    • Senior Royal Navy Marine Engineers with significant Watch Keeping experience will also be considered, ideally with Steam Raising plant
    • Candidates with experience working in high voltage plant or with SAP status will be preferred
    • Ideally an IOSH or NEBOSH qualification
    • Excellent proven leadership skills

Package and benefits

    • What's on offer for you:
    • A competitive starting salary
    • Benefits including pension, holidays and more
    • An opportunity to join a Biomass Power Station

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 02393 910 033 and ask to speak to Megan who can tell you more.

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