Shift Team Leader X5 - Gasification Power Generation

Shift Team Leader X5 - Gasification Power Generation

Job Title: Shift Team Leader X5 - Gasification Power Generation
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Reference: BBBH9477
Contact Name: Daniel Grosvenor
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 07, 2016 17:24

Job Description

Shift Team Leader x5 - Gasification Power Generation
Salary circa £40,000

Our client are in the process of constructing a 10MW Gasification Biomass Plant in the Leicestershire area and require 5 Shift Team Leaders to join this plants early stages and get involved with the setting up and commissioning of the plant.

Whilst the plant is being constructed you will be trained and based at their existing plant in Tyseley, South East Birmingham. Once the site is completed you will then be moved to the new Gasification plant, working rotating shift patterns which include weekends and public holidays.

Reporting directly to the Operations & Maintenance Manager, you will be responsible for the following (not all duties listed:

  • 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

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

If you are interested in this role, please contact Dan Grosvenor or Steve Utton 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.