Operations Engineer

The opportunity

Due to the company’s continuing growth, we require an Operations Engineer to strengthen the existing Project Delivery team.

  • location
    Location Drakelow Site
  • salary
    Salary Competitive depending upon experience

About the role

Primarily you will be required to lead the function of Permit office and provide leadership and instruction to the operations department in the company’s Safe System of Work. You will be required to be authorised and enact the role of Senior Authorised Person under the Vital Energi Generation Safety Rules including Authorised Person, and Competent Person applying Safety Precautions including LV and mechanical isolations, Gas Testing & Confined Space AP reports. You will also be required to oversee and give guidance to the operations teams in creating standard operating procedures, Risk Assessments and Method Statements for the safe operation of the plant. You will undergo self-learning via on-the-job training in the Vital Energi Generation Safety Rules and Safe System of Work and will be expected to learn the operation of the facility.

Key responsibilities

  • Under the Vital Energi Generation Safety Rules, enact the roles of:
    • Competent Person for receiving Permits,
    • Authorised Person for applying Safety Precautions on LV apparatus, mechanical plant, gas testing and confined spaces.
    • Senior Authorised Person, writing Permits, identifying safety precautions required to be applied and instructing or carrying out the Safety Precautions required to achieve “Safety from the System”
  • Providing leadership, direction and training to the Shift Team Leaders, Plant Operators, and Operations & Maintenance Assistants in the application of the Safety Rules and the Safe System of Work.
  • Planning, implementing, and monitoring work and processes through good practice to maximise efficiency and ensure health, safety, and environmental compliance.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of Nisoft E3 electronic permit system
  • Contributing to the development of effective O&M procedures, operating instructions, and RAMS for the facility.
  • Being responsible for the assessment of Work Orders, and RAMS
  • Building and maintaining relationships with colleagues to ensure effective communication across the site.
  • Proactively searching for site defects, raising awareness, reporting and seeking rectification.
  • Planning and management of plant outages and major overhauls.

What you will need


  • salary
    Competetive Salary (depending upon experience)
  • pension
    Contributory Company Pension Scheme
  • insurance
    Non-contributory death-in-service insurance
  • holiday
    33 Days Holiday including BH
  • people
    Employee Assistance Programme
  • location
    Discounted gym membership across the UK
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