Environmental Technician

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    Gloucestershire, England

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    Megan McLeod

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    15 days ago

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Environmental Technician - New Energy from Waste Power Station
Competitive salary + benefits

We are currently recruiting for an Environmental Technician to join a new Energy from Waste power station in Gloucestershire. This Environmental Technician will work closely with the QHSE Manager and O&M Teams to ensure the site is environmentally compliant always.
This plant will combust residual waste at a rate of 190,000 tonnes per year and produce more than 14 MW to export to the grid, enough to power over 25,000 homes.

What will I be doing?
Reporting to the QHSE Manager typical duties will include:

  • Monitoring water treatment, steam quality and combustion products
  • Perform routine checks and testing of boiler/steam/water chemistry
  • Routine checks on the continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) over the past 24 hours
  • Carrying out the stations EA routine reporting as necessary
  • Working with the Shift Teams to monitor levels of lime, carbon etc
  • Interrogate the CEMS to develop reports on the environmental performance of the plant
  • Provide regular reports on emissions monitoring and environmental legislation
  • Monitor facility drainage for debris, algae and contamination

What does role require?
To be considered for this vacancy it's important you meet certain criteria including:

  • A degree / HND / HNC level qualification in a relevant environmental / scientific subject e.g. chemistry, environmental science etc
  • Experience in waste management, power generation or a similar process industry with a focus on environmental compliance/testing etc.
  • A good appreciation of health and safety aspects.
  • An IOSH qualification is preferable but not essential

What's in it for me?
Successful candidates will receive:

  • A competitive starting salary
  • A company pension
  • A chance to join one of the UK's newest Energy from Waste facilities

To apply for this exciting opportunity simply send a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter to mmcleod@astutetechnical.co.uk or alternatively you can call 02393 910 033 and speak to Megan McLeod.

Astute Technical is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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