Principal Electrical Engineer - Power Generation

Job Title: Principal Electrical Engineer - Power Generation
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Central Belt, Scotland
Salary: car, bonus
REF: BBBH14313_1566578100
Contact Name: Steve Utton
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 23, 2019

Job Description

Principal Electrical Engineer - Energy from Waste

£50,000 - £60,000 + car + bonus + additional benefits

UK - North - Central belt of Scotland, Manchester


We are currently recruiting a Principal Electrical Engineer to join a market leader in the Energy from Waste sector. The Principal Electrical Engineer will provide technical support across a fleet of EfW power stations across the North, from Manchester area to Scotland. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business with a growing number of EfW plants in the UK. As this is a roaming role a considerable amount of travel between the sites will be required.

What you will be doing…

Reporting to the Engineering Support Manager, the Principal Electrical Engineer will be based from their nearest Energy from Waste Power Station and will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical support to each energy from waste stations engineering and maintenance team on all electrical plant matters
  • Assisting in the planning and management of plant outages
  • Working with the site Maintenance Manager to develop plant modification work and improvement projects
  • Reviewing PPM schedules and implement best practice of all maintenance related work
  • Ensuring all work is completed to the highest of standards whilst complying with health and safety standards at all times

What you will need…

In order to be considered for this role it is important you meet certain criteria including:

  • A degree/HND/HNC in electrical engineering or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience in an engineering role in power generation/energy from waste
  • Experience in the testing, repair, maintenance and root cause analysis of all electrical equipment found on a modern day energy from waste plant including switchgear, motors, transformers and HV/LV plant
  • A full UK driving licence is required for this position as it is covering numerous plants

What's in it for you…

  • A basic salary up to £60,000
  • A car/car allowance
  • A performance related bonus
  • Additional company benefits

For more information please get in touch.

How to apply…

To apply for this role, please call Steve Utton on 02392 288 215 or send a copy of your CV to

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