Shift Team Leader - Power Station

Job Title: Shift Team Leader - Power Station
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Sussex, England
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + 15% bonus, pension
REF: BBBH14467_1568989851
Contact Name: Steve Utton
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 20, 2019

Job Description

Shift Team Leader - Energy from Waste Power Station

Circa £51,000 + 15% bonus + benefits

East Sussex area


We are currently recruiting a Shift Team Leader to join the Operations Department of an Energy from Waste power station in the East Sussex area. The Shift Team Leader will be required to supervise and provide direction to the Shift Operators and day operations staff ensuring the day to day operation of the plant is carried out efficiently and as safe as possible. You will form part of a shift pattern that covers days, nights, weekends and public holidays.


The Shift Team Leader will report in directly to the Operations Manager and be responsible for:

  • The day to day management of Shift Operators who will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a high-pressure boiler, generator and auxiliary plant.
  • Ensuring the plant is operating within its parameters whilst complying with strict HSE rules and regulations as well as company policies and procedures.
  • Maximising waste input and energy production
  • Chairing daily meetings after a shift handover to review health, safety & environmental issues, overnight activities and plans for the shift ahead.
  • Acting as a HV Senior Authorised Person for the purpose of issuing permits, switching and carrying out mechanical and electrical isolations.
  • Working with the maintenance department when required in order to ensure maximum plant availability.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience...

To be considered for this position we are looking for candidates with:

  • At least 5 years' experience in an operational environment on a power station. This could be energy from waste, coal, CCGT, biomass, CHP or nuclear. Senior Royal Navy Marine Engineers with significant watch keeping experience will also be considered (CPO level)
  • An HNC/ ONC or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline
  • A NEBOSH or IOSH qualification would be desirable
  • Excellent proven leadership skills

Package and Benefits...

  • A starting salary of circa £51,000
  • 15% bonus opportunity
  • Company pension
  • The chance to join the growing EFW sector

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV along with a brief cover letter stating details of your current salary and package to or call 02392 288 215 and speak with Steve.

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