Shift Operations Technician

Little Barford, Cambs
£30-40k plus shift allowance
23 Aug 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
RWE Generation are looking to recruit multiple Shift Operations Technicians on a full time contract, these roles will be based at Little Barford power station, Cambridgeshire. There may be travel required to other RWE sites on request.

We will be holding an Assessment Center on the 8th December, within the Cambs area.

Main Purpose of Job:

Little Barford CCGT Power Station plays a key role in the UK energy market delivering almost 730MW of power capability, as well as multiple ancillary services to support the national grid. As part of our recruitment strategy are currently looking to recruit a Shift Operations Technician to join our team at Little Barford Power Station in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to make a significant contribution and build their experience. In this exciting position you will undertake a wide range of activities both as part of a small integrated shift team and within a close station team environment to ensure the challenges of commercial operation are overcome, and operational milestones are achieved. Highly motivated, with a technical background, you will contribute to the ultimate success of this CCGT power station.

Role Accountabilities: Respond effectively to operational demands, assist in achieving safe and efficient generation, and conduct start up and shut down of plant; giving due regard to all site authorisations and within prescribed limits to ensure the process is operated safely at all times.

Identify operation outside of prescribed limits and ensure corrective action is taken.

Operate flexibly and without close supervision within the constraints of competence and accreditation.

Participate in fault finding, problems solving, and first line maintenance ensuring that work is carried out to the appropriate standards.

Suggesting and promoting modifications and Continuous Improvement Initiatives.

Continually review work and processes and determine whether improvements could be made.

Support outage teams including Operations, Engineering and Maintenance within the constraints of competence and accreditations.

Participate in re-commissioning activities post outage.

Develop and maintain operational documentation, records and procedures

Authorisation under the company safety rules to ensure plant and apparatus is safe to be worked on.

To undertake the role in line with organisational values and critical behaviours

Take on other roles as required by business need, e.g. First Aid team member, Safety Controller, Plant Area Team activities and Project Work

This role will involve out of hours working and weekend working in line with the adopted shift pattern.

Knowledge and Skills Be able to fully integrate and contribute to a small shift team compliment.

Have experience of process or power plant operations and a recognised engineering background, or craft skill in electrical, mechanical, C&I or Operations discipline.

Have good communication and numeracy skills

Have commercial awareness and an understanding of BETTA/REMIT

Be competent in the use of applicable business IT systems

Why RWE Generation? RWE Generation are always looking for talented people to join their teams across the UK on a full time permanent basis. RWE Generation UK operates a fleet of coal, gas and biomass Power Stations and expects to play a significant role in the UK capacity market. To ensure that we have the very best people and skill base to support our operations we constantly review our succession plans and actively develop our own expertise through a wide range of development programmes.

Company overview Our newly formed pan-European energy company, RWE Generation, has one of the largest power portfolios in the world, with over 40 GW of generating capacity. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RWE AG.