Station Chemist

Markinch Power Station
Up to £55k + Package DOE
11 Jan 2017
18 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role objectives To provide definitive advice to the Station management team and operating teams on environmental and plant chemistry issues.

To operate an environmental management system which ensures the Station complies with its Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Permit.

To ensure the Station complies with environmental and relevant health and safety legislation.

Accountabilities Inform and advise the Station management team on environmental management and plant chemistry issues.

Provide definitive advice to the PPC Permit Duty Holder over compliance with Permit conditions and reporting requirements. Personally lead the station's response and recovery from all incidences of non-compliance with PPC Permit conditions.

Define and maintain the Stations Environmental Management System (EMS) to the ISO 14001 standard, define the methods of compliance and lead the Stations efforts to maintain the accreditation.

Manage specified budgets, e.g. chemicals, and the associated impact on our cost of production.

Provide technical advice to operations and maintenance teams on plant chemistry, environmental issues and incident management.

Influence and shape the attitudes of those with environmental responsibilities who you do not line manage through advice, briefings and the delivery of station specific training.

Manage all off-site complaints regarding environmental issues and noise

Support a portfolio approach to working by providing definitive technical support to our other power stations.

Be personally accountable for compliance with the legionella Approved Code Of Practice, the Control of Noise at Work Regulations and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, amongst others. The COSHH Regulations are particularly pertinent in the context of fuel handling.

Ensure the Station meets its responsibilities regarding occupational health and hygiene issues, along with the Safety Advisor and Occupational Health Nurse.

Problems Solving and Complexity 1. The postholder will be the most qualified and experienced member of staff at the power station regarding environmental, chemistry and occupational health and hygiene matters. As such, it is unlikely that detailed technical advice will be available locally.

2. The role also involves influencing those who you will not have direct line management authority over.

3. You will also need to work with people who may not immediately recognise the urgency or importance of environmental considerations when set against day-to-day priorities. You need to be able to challenge or accept their views as the situation demands.

Why work for us As well as a competitive salary and impressive benefits package youll also get the opportunity to really shape the future of our business. Along the way well give you all the support you need to develop your skill set and achieve your long term ambitions.

Knowledge and Skills The successful applicant will possess an engineering or scientific qualification of HNC level or above.

Professional experience in roles which include both chemistry and environmental responsibilities is essential.

Experience of dealing with a broad spectrum of stakeholders who require different approaches is important.

A thorough knowledge of environmental and relevant health and safety legislation is essential.

Being fully committed and flexible to meet the business requirements is essential.

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