Mechanical Team Leader - New Energy from Waste

16-09-2020 04:55 PM

Mechanical Team Leader - New Energy from Waste Power Station
Competitive Salary & Benefits

We are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Maintenance Team Leader / Mechanical Engineer for a new build Energy from Waste Plant. This is the first plant to be built in Great Britain as part of a pipeline of 6 plants (including an operational facility already built in Ireland).

The plant is capable of burning over 545,000 tonnes of residual waste per year, which is enough to produce 60MW of energy to supply over 112,500 homes.

A vital role within the Power Station, you'll be responsible for all Mechanical equipment across the plant in addition to the project management of plant upgrades, asset integrity and statutory inspections along with outage planning, ultimately to increase reliability, availability and efficiency.

Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Maintenance Manager, as the Mechanical Maintenance Team Leader, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Maintenance Manager with plant mobilisation / start up activities including writing policies & procedures, commissioning and training.
  • Providing engineering and technical support to the site maintenance technicians
  • Assisting with the development of longer-term maintenance strategies focusing on statutory regulations, plant improvement projects, outage planning, asset integrity, sustainability and obsolescence.
  • Scheduling, planning and optimising all mechanical maintenance activities in a safe and efficient manner including shutdowns / outages.
  • Management of inspections, condition monitoring and reliability works, performance testing and ensuring all documentation / reports are up to date, this includes a variety of approaches including International Standards for Asset Management, RCM and TPM.
  • Assisting with the management of the maintenance budget, liaising with other discipline Engineers to ensure costs are controlled.
  • Supervising and directing contractors and third party LTSA agreements.
  • Working closely with the operations department to assess and review plant performance shortfalls and how these can be rectified.
  • Assisting in the management and development of the sites Computerized Maintenance Management System.
  • Ensuring that all activities are carried out in a safe manner and in line with company Health, Safety and Environmental policies.

Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Minimum HNC / ONC in a Mechanical Engineering field.
  • Qualifications below this level will still be considered if candidates can demonstrate extensive experience (with NVQ / NVQ / Apprenticeship).
  • Knowledge of mechanical process plant maintenance gained in a heavy process industry, ideally an Energy from Waste plant. Other industries such as traditional Power Generation (CCGT / Coal) chemical, refining, steel will also be considered.
  • Knowledge of pressure systems safety regulations (PSSR), LOLER, PUWER etc
  • Familiar with Steam Boilers, Rotating Plant, Conveyors, Cranes, Pumps, Valves, Fans etc.
  • At least three years in a supervisory position, leading and directing teams to increase plant availability
  • Holder of an IOSH / NEBOSH Health & Safety qualification

Salary & Package
What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • A competitive salary
  • Overtime
  • A contributory pension
  • Opportunity to work on a brand new, state of the art Energy from Waste Power Station

If you're interested in this position and wish to apply or discuss further, please get in touch with Dan Grosvenor or Kyle Shinn on 02392 221 600 or email a CV to /

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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