Shift Team Leader - Biomass Power Station

Shift Team Leader - Biomass Power Station

Job Title: Shift Team Leader - Biomass Power Station
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Salary: Benefits
Reference: BBBH13643_1558082091
Contact Name: Daniel Grosvenor
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 17, 2019 09:34

Job Description

Shift Team Leader - Biomass Power Station
Salary ~£42,50

We are actively recruiting a Shift Team Leader to join a brand-new state of the art 10MW Biomass power station in the Leicestershire area. The Shift Team Leader will report in to the Plant Manager and be responsible for effective maintenance planning and execution to ensure a high level of plant availability, efficiency and performance.

Role & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Operations & Maintenance Manager, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring compliance with all aspects of the site Environmental Permits
  • Operation of the Gasification plant through the SCADA system
  • Operation of plant and equipment as required by the operational demands of the W2E
  • Implementing emergency procedures and instructions calmly and effectively in pressure situations
  • Supervision and deployment of manpower as appropriate to ensure cost effective, safe and efficient operation of all activities on site within all operational procedures
  • Technical supervision and assistance where necessary for Company and contract staff engaged in work at the Gasification Facility
  • Provide effective training and monitoring of shift staff to ensure personnel are competent to undertake their duties
  • To be aware of and work within the Company Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Systems
  • Liaise with other Company staff as required to provide efficient work scheduling and planning to ensure minimum turnaround times during plant outages
  • Provide out of hours support by telephone and/or attend site at short notice to cover absences and ensure continuous operation of the Gasification facility
  • Assist and advise with plant improvements and modifications

Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate with the following knowledge / qualifications:

  • An experienced Engineer / Technician ideally having completed a recognised Engineering Apprenticeship / Training.
  • HNC/ONC or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering discipline
  • IOSH or similar Health & Safety qualification
  • Knowledge of Environmental Compliance and Regulatory requirements
  • Experience of running a Permit to Work System
  • Strong knowledge of Safe Systems of Work

The ideal candidate will be have:

  • Broad experience gained through shift working in a continuous process industry, preferably in a Waste to Energy environment or Engineering
  • Ability to lead an operations shift team to ensure adherence with procedures and effective utilisation of staff
  • Ability to work a 12-hour shift rota including bank holidays and weekends
  • Management or supervisory experience preferred

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

  • Salary around £42,500
  • Pension, Overtime & Benefits
  • Commissioning experience
  • Opportunity to join a new build power station

If you are interested in this role, please contact Dan Grosvenor at Astute Technical Recruitment on 02392 288 286 or email a CV to

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. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.