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about 1 year ago
Location: Kent
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Engineering
Category: Cleaner Coal Jobs
Job Title: Lead Mechanical Engineer – Rotating Plant

Location: Medway Power Station, Kent

Salary: up to £63,500 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus of up to 15% and excellent benefits

Permanent | Full Time Hours

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Lead Mechanical Engineer will build an inclusive and high performing team, across disciplines and departments, as required to deliver the role.

Some of your other main responsibilities may 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

These accountabilities are in relation to the mechanical rotating plant assets of the power plant.

Your Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role you will ideally be educated to degree level in a mechanical discipline or similar, however consideration will be made for candidates with an HND qualification. You’ll have operated within a similar role in the electricity, or a comparable engineering industry, and experience of working with GE 9FA Gas Turbines & Steam Turbines or similar would be advantageous. Due to your background, you’ll have good knowledge of contract legislation, regulation relating to Health and Safety and legislation for mechanical systems.

Good communication skills are essential, and you will have a demonstrable record of building teams, with 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 core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable, affordable & environmentally friendly (sustainable) way. We are the 30th largest company in the FTSE 100 with around 21,000 Employees based through UK and Ireland, the broadest based energy company & the second largest utility in Ireland. We are a responsible company who make ethical, responsible, balanced decisions to support environmental, social and economic wellbeing for current and future generations.

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: 19th August 2018

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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