Position: Shift Operations Technician
Salary: GBP31972 - GBP42224 per annum + bonus
Ref: 523111_1578579625
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 09/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Medway Power Station

Salary: £31,972 - £42,224 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 Hours

About the Department

Thermal complements our renewables business to support the transition to a low-carbon economy by 2030. We embrace an innovative and inclusive culture and operate a flexible generation fleet that can respond quickly to market changes.

The Role

As Shift Operations Technician, you'll be a key member of a shift team tasked with delivering the safe operation of the stations generating plant to a continuously high standard of performance, at optimum plant efficiency with maximum availability in order to achieve the stations business plan targets and objectives.

Some of your main accountabilities will include;

-Operating the control systems to achieve successful plant start up, shut down & testing.

-Monitoring plant locally to ensure that it is not in distress.

-Completing the shift rounds and reporting any issues / adverse trends.

-Ensuring that the station consumables are kept at a level which does not pose a risk to the Operation of the plant and re-ordering as required.

-Ensuring all defective equipment is effectively reported.

-Keeping an accurate record of plant status visible in the CCR.

-Acting as Incident Controller

-Housekeeping within the allotted shift team plant area and the central Control Room

-Provide feedback on Optimisation and ideas on plant improvement.

What skills and experience will you need?

Due to the nature of this role, we are looking for some specific skills and experience including;

-A qualification to a minimum of HNC level in a relevant engineering discipline showing a good technical understanding of steam & power systems.

-An understanding of the processes and systems necessary to operate and control power plant.

-The ability to operate the plant safely

-Knowledge of the Grid Code, SSOW & REMIT

-An understanding of alarm management (DCIS, MK6e, CEMS).

Good communication skills will be essential to ensure you can work across multidiscipline teams, as well as build and maintain relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. It will also be essential that you are comfortable with, and capable of, working to tight deadlines.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please contact sse.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if its not safe, we don't do it.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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