Position: Plant Operator
Salary: Shift allowance & Performance related bonus
Ref: 543618_1674058023
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 18/01/2023
Expiry Date: 15/02/2023
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

About our Business

SSE Thermal is on a mission to deliver the flexible energy needed today while powering the transition to net zero. Our 600+ employees play a crucial role in keeping the lights on across the UK and Ireland and we're rising to the low-carbon challenge with our teams at the cutting-edge of vital technologies. We're developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage projects and progressing plans for what could be the world's first hydrogen-fired power station, as well as a major hydrogen storage facility and exploring other exciting options as we decarbonise. We've already achieved a lot - but we're just getting started. As part of SSE, which is investing £24bn this decade, we're at the forefront of the energy transition - so come join us as we continue to grow and power change.

To find out more, read this blog from Catherine Raw, our Managing Director, on our critical role in delivering net zero.

About the Role

Base Location: Peterhead Power Station, Aberdeenshire

Salary: Circa £27,000 (Plant Operators) - Circa £40,000 (Unit Operators) depending on experience + shift allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Full Time | Permanent | Shift Rota

SSE Thermal have various opportunities available at our Peterhead Power Station for Plant Operators and Unit Operators. The successful candidates will be responsible for undertaking operational duties on a range of plant equipment, monitoring its operation and condition as required to meet production requirements in line with safety, environmental and company standards.

Key Responsibilities:

- Undertake pre-start checks on plant after outages and maintenance as well as routine plant checks, ensuring all safety and environmental aspects are addressed before operation.

- Local operation of plant in accordance with operational instructions, noting and responding effectively to plant status changes.

- Undertake plant condition monitoring, fault diagnosis and accurate defect reporting on operated plant.

- Complete all work in compliance with the safe systems of work.

In addition to the above, Unit Operators will be responsible for;

- Operating plant and undertaking station panel operations in accordance with station operational instructions.

- Monitoring plant operations, plant condition and operating parameters.

- Accurate log and report writing in accordance with statutory and company requirements.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Relevant technical plant operator qualifications such as NVQ with previous industrial experience.

- Working knowledge of environmental permit requirements.

- Commitment to safe working practices, demonstrating the Company Values in all activities.

- Good interpersonal skills with colleagues and the ability to work as part of a team.

- To be considered at Unit Operator level, candidates must have significant operational experience in a power plant or similar environment and awareness of the wider power industry including electricity trading arrangements, the operation of the grid transmission system and the REMIT regulations.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days equivalent holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Hannah on 01738 341147.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

Job Benefits:

Shift allowance & Performance related bonus