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Station Manager - Power & Relay Station

Brentford, London

Full package available upon request


Sector: Power

Posted: 19/10/2023

Ref: BBBH23790_1697717050

Station Manager - Power Station & Relay Station
Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean
Competitive salary & benefits package (relocation, accommodation, vehicle, flights etc)
About the role:
Astute's Power team are working with a global technology provider who operate a relay station & power station located in the Ascension Islands.

This unique opportunity is responsible for overseeing the operation & maintenance of the relay station which provides Southern Africa with the BBC World Service as well as an Island generating station comprising of 5 diesel engines, five wind turbines, four reverse osmosis plants and 8 water storage tanks.

In the near future they are looking at installing battery storage systems and solar panels to further reduce their reliance on diesel generation.
Responsibilities and duties:
As the Station Manager you will be:
  • Responsible for the safe & effective management of the islands Relay & Power Station including staff & families.
  • Ensuring compliance with contractual obligations & SLA's.
  • Acting as Technical Authority for all engineering matters across Electrical, Mechanical, RF, Water & Power issues.
  • Overseeing all legislative requirements including compliance with H&S Act 1974, COSHH, PUWER, EAWR, LOLER, Working at Height etc.
  • Act as the client lead representative on the Island working with key stakeholders including the BBC, Local Government, Military Forces as part of a wider island Forum.
  • Support with wider engineering issues such as Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode Effect and Criticality Analysis.
  • Involved with the ongoing development of island staff.
  • Responsible for budget management.
Professional qualifications:
We are looking for someone with the following:
  • Ideally educated with a HNC / HND in an Electrical or Mechanical Engineering field
  • At least five years management experience
  • Prior working experience in a power station or similar heavy engineering process plant
  • IOSH or NEBOSH qualified would be advantageous
  • Qualified as a HV SAP
Personal skills:
The Station Manager role would suit someone who is:
  • Familiar with budgets & commercial decision making
  • Able to act as an ambassador
  • Able to support and coach staff at varying technical abilities
  • Capable of living on a remote island with a lack of home comforts
Salary and benefits of the Station Manager role:
  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation assistance
  • Flights to & from the UK
  • Living allowances
  • Vehicle
  • Four bedroom furnished home
  • Further benefits available upon discussion
How to apply?
To apply for this unique opportunity simply send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter to or call 02392 288 286 to speak to Dan Grosvenor 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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