Operations Technician – EfW renewables

Job Title: Operations Technician – EfW renewables
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England,
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + 5% annual bonus + 5% pension + car
REF: BBBH19154
Contact Name: Boris Grigorov
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Job Published: over 4 years ago

Operations Technician - EfW renewables


Our client is an international clean energy operator 900MW of power generation in two core business areas - Remote Energy and Clean Energy


Health, Safety, and Environmental

  • Actively pursue the culture of zero harm
  • Participate and comply with all statutory / corporate health safety and environmental incentives.
  • Report hazards, accidents and incidents promptly in line with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Carry out Hazard inspections, safety audits, and other inspections when required
  • Take immediate corrective action to prevent injury or prevent recurrence of at-risk behaviour to staff or contract personnel.
  • Handle all hazardous and waste materials, oils etc. in line with company procedures, COSHH legislation and relevant environmental legislation

Maintenance & operations

  • Take a leading role in mechanical / electrical systems maintenance which includes reciprocating engines, gas plant, ancillaries, LV and HV apparatus. including fault finding, and commissioning, to improve power station performance and revenue
  • 24 / 7 Operation of the power station generating units and ancillary equipment per standard procedures, and to support generation of maximum revenue through improving efficiency and performance
  • Carry out planned & corrective maintenance on all mechanical / electrical equipment to improve reliability /productivity and minimise downtime of generating units
  • Follow maintenance & operational procedures
  • Develop solutions to operational and engineering problems, and implement solutions and /or modifications, ensuring company management of change processes are followed.
  • Identify and recommend spare parts holdings for critical mechanical or electrical assets
  • Maintain accurate and thorough records of all maintenance work carried out, and all operational issues impacting engine downtime and load
  • Responsible for management of appropriate maintenance contracts and projects
  • Supervise contractors

Team working

  • Participate in shift roster systems as required and change working patterns where necessary to meet the needs of the business
  • Support the technical and operational needs of other sites as required


  • Support the delivery of the site generation plan
  • Utilise the maintenance management system to raise purchase orders as required
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings and make recommendations for implementation of same
  • Monitor and control costs
  • Take appropriate care of company property such as plant, vehicles and tools


  • Experience with rebuilds, overhauls and maintenance on Duetz, Caterpillar and jenbacher gas engines.
  • A significant knowledge of, Mechanical Plant Maintenance, HV / LV Electrical distribution systems and Operations gained in a heavy engineering industry such as Renewable Energy, Power Generation, Petrochemical, Marine Engineering (Royal Navy) or Chemical Production, preferably with a strong electrical background
  • A time severed apprentice with a recognised qualification in an appropriate engineering subject such as a NVQ Level 3 / HNC / HND is preferred but qualifications, skills and suitable experience below this will be considered.
  • A proven record of commitment to safety.
  • A proven ability to operate in a climate of continuous improvement and work in a highly focused team
  • Ability to participate in a multi skilled environment
  • An understanding of computer based maintenance management systems. Such as Maximo, SAP, JDE
  • Experience with operational systems, such as Bailey / SCADA processes.
  • Experience and relevant competence in HV switching, instructions and supervision
  • In depth understanding of process control systems, PLC's etc.
  • Flexible attitude to varying requirements to suit the business needs.
  • The ability to communicate with management, team members, external parties in a professional and effective manner.
  • Ability to learn all areas of Company's LFG sites - i.e. gas fields, gas plant, power plant and administrative responsibilities.
  • Able to work as part of a team or as an individual.
  • Willingness to complete both technical and non-technical aspects on a day to day basis.
  • Team orientated approach along with an ability to work autonomously.
  • Computer literate, able to use MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Access data bases.
  • A valid UK Car Driving License