Plant Operations Engineer - Combined Heat & Power
Nottingham, £25, 295
- Authorised as a SAP (senior authorised person) under the site safety rules.
- Responsible for maximising the availability of the plant and taking proactive measures to improve plant reliability.
- Fully responsible for the control and safe distribution of steam from the FCC Incinerator plant, working in communication with their Shift Plant Operators to best serve the needs of the heat station and its customers. Configure the steam system to suit the requirements of the heat station in respect to operations, permit to work, emergency situations or any other reason. Remotely control the Heat Recovery System at FCC to minimise the amount of heat wasted at the Heat Station.
- Co-ordinating safety with regard to work activities, releasing plant for maintenance and carrying out isolation, high voltage switching and preparation and issue of safety documentation in line with the safety rules.
- To manage, monitor and control the District Heating system ensuring the heat requirements of the scheme are met, using gas boilers if required with due regard to the environmental and financial implications to ensure contractual obligations are satisfied.
- To be responsible for the safe operation and control of the Steam Turbine Alternator. Carry out high voltage switching. Synchronise the alternator / station to the grid.
- Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the plant during start up shutdown and emergency situations.
- To manage, monitor and record requirements for all the applicable Environmental Permits, ensuring the heat station is in full compliance.
- First point of contact out of hours, managing the call out of support staff in the event of incidents/emergencies with the District Heating Network or Heat Station on a 24/7 basis
- Provide leadership and direction to the Shift Team, including managing individual and team performance.
- Manage the Plant Operation Technicians and their workload to ensure that there is 24/7 coverage at the Heat Station, plus their duties and responsibilities are carried out fully and in compliance with operating permits and local procedures.
- Supervise the production of treated water to replace losses on the Heat Station, District Heating Network and FCC Incinerator. Manage water analysis contractors whilst on site.
- Manage, improve, operate and control the Permit to Work System ensuring all operations impacting the Heat Station are delivered safely and in compliance with established procedures. Ensure that the isolations are carried out as specified on the Permit to Work, locks are fitted as required and all involved personnel are briefed and signed onto the Permit before any work is carried out.
- To be responsible for the identification and ordering of parts, in conjunction with the Maintenance Manager.
- Participate in outage planning, scheduling and co-ordination.
- To be responsible for the completion of shift logs, event logs and data collection for billing and auditing purposes.
- To support the management team in the development of Health & Safety management policies, business continuity plans and risk registers.
- To provide continuous operational cover 24/7/365 with flexibility to change working pattern when necessary to meet operational and business needs.
- Manage and ensure all work/operational changes to the water, steam, district heating and electrical systems are controlled 24/7.
- Modernise, maintain, write, review and develop all operational records, documents, procedures, work instructions and risk assessments. Includes electronic and physical information relevant to Operations.
- To review data gathering processes and implement improvements in processing and reporting packages relating to monitoring the scheme's heat and power infrastructure network.
- To prepare and present operational, management and technical reports plus briefings, including identification of efficiency's, fault analysis and the reliability of plant for the management team.
- Ensure all pertinent operational information is clearly communicated to the oncoming shift team via the shift handover.
- Contribute to the development, implementation and administration of the Planned Preventative Maintenance programme (PPM).
- Demonstrate strong people management skills in supporting the Plant Operations Manager in the development, attendance management and performance management of front line colleagues in line with current legislation, the city's competency framework, policies and procedures.
- A minimum ONC/Level 3 but would prefer a HNC
- Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role
Kelly Services are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this role. Should you choose to apply, your information will be processed in accordance with Kelly's Privacy Statement.
As an Equal Opportunities employer we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.