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Senior Engineer

North East England

  • Reference: 382236
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £Competitive + Pension + Bonus + Relocation Support
  • Location: Ashington

The Company

EPH is a long-term strategic investor in the energy sector. It is a vertically integrated energy utility company covering the complete value chain from lignite mining through power and heat generation to electricity and heat distribution, including supply and trading platforms on the one hand and gas infrastructure businesses on the other. The EPH group currently consists of more than 50 companies operating in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Poland and the UK. As of 31 December 2015, total equity exceeded €2.7 billion, total assets equalled €11.3 billion and EBITDA stood at €1.6 billion. Currently, EPH group employs almost 25,000 people.

EPH is a privately-owned company.  EPH founder and Chairman of the Board, owns 94% of shares and holds sole control. 

EPUK Investments (EPUKI) was established in 2014 as the platform for expanding the group into the UK Energy Market. Part of the portfolio is Lynemouth Power which began a 420MW biomass conversion project in 2016.  

The bio-mass conversion is one of the largest civil engineering projects in the UK, with multi millions invested by EPH at the Lynemouth Power Plant in Northumberland.  This has included the construction of six new silos, the development of bespoke large-scale handling facilities at the Port of Tyne, resurrection or the trainline from the port direct to Lynemouth Power Station and a comprehensive overhaul and modification of all on-site equipment.  The conversion project is in the final stage of commissioning.  

The Role

Reporting to the Engineering Director, you will have ownership for managing the complete lifecycle of the Turbine and Auxiliary Plant, consisting of three Parsons Turbo-generators with a combined output of circa 420MW.  

You will provide the knowledge and expertise to maximise performance through the plant to pro-actively manage the lifecycle of the assets. You will also identify opportunities for innovation and new technology to continue to ensure the plant continues to increase flexibility, efficiency, availability and reliability. You will look to develop an effective asset management strategy for the Plant that underpins the wider Lynemouth Strategic Plan, but also work closely with your team to support Operations and maximise output.  

The Person

As a degree qualified Mechanical Engineer, you will have a proven track record in delivering a high-quality engineering service to a large complex plant with turbines or rotating equipment. You will demonstrate a wider range of communication skills and the ability to provide advice and challenge to the site Senior Management Team, but also build effective relationships with Operations to drive performance for the Lynemouth Plant.  

With previous management experience, you will have the ability to coach, mentor and develop your team to reach their full potential. You will have extensive previous experience in the development and delivery of an effective strategic and tactical asset management plan, but also have a pro-active inquisitive engineering mind to identify future technological solutions as this is the first conversion plant of its kind in the UK. Your drive and enthusiasm to add value will enable you to make a real contribution to the Plant.  

This is a rare opportunity to join a plant that has seen unrivalled investment in the North East that is passionate about its people, contribute to the performance optimisation and support the drive to embed a culture of improvement throughout the plant. 

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