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6 months ago
Location: Kent
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Engineering
Category: Geothermal Energy Jobs
Job Title: Lead Mechanical Engineer – Rotating Plant

Location: Medway Power Station, Kent

Salary: Competitive depending on skills and experience + annual bonus and excellent benefits

Permanent | Full Time Hours

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you’ll be fully accountable for building an inclusive and high performing team, encompassing multiple disciplines and departments, with an emphasis on maximising efficiencies to achieve optimum plant performance.

Focusing on the mechanical rotating plant assets of the power plant, some of your other accountabilities will include;

-Management of works to ensure a safe working environment;

-Technical governance & guidance for your plant area;

-Delivery of compliance with legislation and industry best practice;

-Management of Projects;

-Delivery of an effective outage strategy;

-Optimising the maintenance strategy to meet with the needs of our customers / stakeholders;

-Leading root cause analysis and engineering solutions to defects;

-Driving innovation to achieve improvements in plant performance;

-Contract management of strategic suppliers and management of our Contract Strategy;

-Budget Management

Your Skills & Experience

We are looking for someone who has operated in a similar role in the electricity or comparable engineering industry. Ideally, you’ll be educated to degree level in a mechanical discipline or similar, however we will consider candidates who hold an HND qualification with extensive demonstrable experience.

Due to the size and nature of this role, your background must encompass the following;

-In-depth operational knowledge of large rotating plant such as Gas Turbines & Steam Turbines along with major outages.

-Budget Management

-Contract Management and negotiation

-Contract legislation

-Operational strategy

-Regulation and legislation relating to health and safety of mechanical systems.

-People leadership and evidence of successfully managing teams.

Good communication skills will also be essential, and most importantly you’ll have a passion for safety and successful delivery against key stakeholder requirements.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

* Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

* Great share plans

* Group Pension Plan

* One day paid volunteering

* Tailored internal development opportunities

Our Company

SSE’s Wholesale business is responsible for Electricity Generation, both operational and construction, Gas Production and Storage, Electricity and Gas trading to meet the requirements of SSE Customers & Business Energy sales. The Generation division of Wholesale operates our assets generating across gas, renewables and coal. Medway Power Station forms part of our Generation division and is a combined cycle gas turbine asset. It’s recently undergone upgrade works encompassing gas turbines, steam turbines, boilers and process control systems, resulting in higher operating efficiency in line with our trading requirements.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 21st February 2019

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.resourcing.team@sse.com

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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