Shift Plant Operator - EFW Power Station

Shift Plant Operator - EFW Power Station

Job Title: Shift Plant Operator - EFW Power Station
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Derby, Derbyshire
Salary: Up to £40000 per annum + 10% bonus + pension
Reference: BBBH12562_1539264280
Contact Name: Jane Walsh
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 11, 2018 14:24

Job Description

Shift Plant Operator - New Energy from Waste Power Station

The Midlands

~£40,000 + Benefits (Bonus, Overtime etc)


We are currently recruiting for a Shift Plant Operator to join a newly constructed Energy from Waste Power Station in the Midlands. The plant consists of a Mechanical Biological Treatment Plant, Material Recovery Facility and an Advanced Thermal Treatment Plant to process up to 190,000 tonnes of waste per year, producing enough power to supply 14,000 homes.

The Shift Plant Operator will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Power Station end of the plant which comprises of the fuel feed, gasifier, water treatment system, boiler, steam turbine and auxiliary plant.

Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Shift Team Leader, as Shift Plant Operator, you will be responsible for:

  • The safe and efficient operation of the plant, ensuring all activities are carried out in line with HSE requirements
  • Utilising the Distributed Control System to operate a gasifier, steam turbine, boiler, generator and auxiliary plant etc.
  • Monitoring temperatures, flows, emissions and trends
  • Working with the Shift Team Leader to ensure compliance with all aspects of the plant environmental permit, reporting any non-compliance to the STL
  • Supervising contractors when carrying out activities on site
  • Performing routine plant inspections and walk rounds
  • Commissioning activities

Skills & Qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • An engineering qualification such as a HNC/ONC/NVQ in an engineering discipline. Qualifications below this level will still be considered if candidates can demonstrate extensive experience
  • Previous experience in operations / production role in the power generation sector. This can include energy from waste, biomass, coal, CCGT or CHP etc.
  • Knowledge of environmental permits, H&S issues and safe working environments
  • A good understanding of health, safety and environmental aspects. An IOSH is preferable but not essential
  • Involvement in plant mobilisation and commissioning experience is desirable but not essential

Salary & Package

What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • A highly competitive salary inclusive of shift allowance
  • Overtime
  • A contributory pension
  • The chance to join a brand new EFW facility at the very start

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 023 939 10039 and ask to speak to Jane Walsh who can tell you more.

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