Plant Optimisation Engineer - Biogas

West Midlands
Renewable Energy
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + van & benefits
10-06-2021 04:43 PM

Plant Optimisation Engineer - Biogas
£40,000 to £45,000 + van and benefits

Astute are working with a green energy business who operate a portfolio of plants and they're looking for a key member of staff to join the team. We're looking for a Gas to Grid Engineer / Plant Optimization Engineer to operate across three sites in the Midlands area, with circa 80 miles being the longest distance to travel between plants.

Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Process & Commissioning Manager, as the Gas to Grid Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • The provision of technical knowledge and support in optimising the gas to grid plants by assisting the operations and maintenance teams
  • Being the liaison between the O&M teams and senior management when it comes to gas to grid maintenance and optimisation
  • Optimising methane gas and air systems with pressures up to around 20 bar
  • Lead in fault diagnosis and rectification of issues across these gas to grid plants
  • To operate and maintain biomethane upgraders ensuring maximum asset performance and output
  • Optimising, comparing, investigating, assessing and adjusting plant settings to maximise energy output
  • Managing and coordinating specialist external contractors
  • Participating on an on call rota
  • Other duties required

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

  • Experience of working on biomethane upgraders
  • Experience of fault diagnosis through analysing SCADA data
  • A relevant qualification in an engineering discipline
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience in Anaerobic Digestion
  • IOSH General
  • LV/HV experience would be ideal (HV SAP would be fantastic)
  • Gas Safe registered would be ideal, training could be given
  • Full UK driving licence is absolutely essential

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

  • An excellent salary relevant to your experience
  • Excellent employer pension
  • Performance-related bonus
  • Overtime, to be discussed at interview
  • Share buying opportunities
  • Wellbeing programmes

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 02393 910108 and ask to speak to Tim Norford who can tell you more.

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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