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Mechanical Engineer - Energy from Waste

  • Location

    Belvedere, Kent

  • Sector:

    Power

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    + Benefits + Bonus

  • Contact:

    Daniel Grosvenor

  • Email:

    dgrosvenor@astutetechnical.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH15156_1581600211

  • Published:

    7 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-03-14

  • Startdate:

    01/04/2020

Mechanical Engineer - Energy from Waste
East London
Competitive Salary & Excellent benefits


Introduction…
Astute are working with the owners of the UK's largest Energy from Waste Power Station. We require a Mechanical Engineer to join their Engineering Department to support the development of the strategic elements and resilience of the business. They will plan and develop major outage projects as well as provide technical support to the Maintenance Team when required to help maintain high plant availability.

Ideally, you'll be degree qualified and familiar with LTSA agreements, Steam Boilers, PSSR legislation and have proven supervisory experience in managing a team.

The plant is capable of processing 750,000 tonnes of waste per year and through utilising the River Thames and its own barge fleet is able to remove 100,000 truck movements off of London's roads every year. With a sister plant due to be constructed next door, this is an excellent opportunity to join one of the UK's busiest sectors.


Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Engineering Manager, as a Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • 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:

  • An degree in a relevant Mechanical Engineering qualification or at least working towards a degree. Qualifications below this level will still be considered if candidates can demonstrate extensive experience.
  • Ideally, solid knowledge of pressure systems safety regulations (PSSR), LOLER, PUWER, HAZOP, HAZID, CDM, rotating plant and boilers etc.
  • Knowledge of mechanical process plant maintenance gained in a heavy process industry, ideally power generation. Other industries such as chemical, refining, steel will also be considered.
  • Working experience of Condition Monitoring Systems including reports and data extraction.
  • Conversant in the use of MS Office, MS Project and CAD packages.
  • · Technical report writing.


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

  • A competitive salary
  • Site bonus
  • Overtime
  • A contributory pension


How do I apply?
To apply for this exciting opportunity simply send a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter to dgrosvenor@astutetechnical.co.uk or alternatively you can call 02392 288 286 and speak to Dan Grosvenor

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.

Become part of something great

  • I have received nothing but the heartiest welcome into the Business. Not your normal recruitment agency. Firstly, you receive thorough training. Instantly you get the welcoming atmosphere and there is great team morale. Management listens, Colleagues listen and my opinion and any offering I contribute, I feel is valued and taken seriously. I really enjoy the level of support I receive as a newbie to both Recruitment and the world of Technical and I genuinely feel valued. I would highly recommend and already have to many of my contacts!

  • A friendly environment that takes work seriously. Everyone at Astute seems to very much enjoy being here and that reflects on the atmosphere in such a positive way. No one ever seems to have an issue with lending a helping hand when it is needed. The way that the staff on the floor are very focused and hardworking spurs you on to be the same. The saying "Work hard, play hard" could not apply more to the lovely bunch I have the pleasure of working with. I really feel as though I have fitted in well at Astute.