Assistant Shift Team Leader

Brigg, Lincolnshire
17 Mar 2021
09 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen within BWSC O&M at Brigg Renewable Energy Plant, a straw-fired power plant supplying over 40MW of clean renewable electricity in North Lincolnshire for an Assistant Shift Team Leader

Reporting to the duty Shift Team Leader, the Operations Technician and ASTL are responsible for ensuring the safe and environmentally compliant operation of the plant at all times, whilst maximising availability, reliability and efficiency.

As part of a shift team the Operations Technician and ASTL will actively deliver, using ‘on-shift’ resources, the planned and reactive first line maintenance, operational routines and testing requirements, to achieve availability and reliability targets required.

The ASTL will be expected to undertake the role of Shift Team Leader and as such be authorised to Safety Controller Plant and HV apparatus under the BWSC Safety Rules.

To work flexible working patterns in support of the business and be able to change working patterns where necessary to meet the needs of the business.

Carry out other such responsibilities and duties commensurate with the position as required by the company.

Some occasional and ad-hoc national travel may be required.

Specific Deliverables:

  • Ensure the plant is operated with respect to safety, environmental and operational limits at all times, whilst maximising availability, reliability and efficiency. This will be applied during all steady state, start up, shutdown and emergency situations, working from either the Control Room and/or plant as required.
  • Operate the plant to allow it to be dispatched in line with the PPA/DNO requirements.
  • Ensure, through correct operation and monitoring, the compliance with all aspects of the Environmental Permit; reporting any potential and actual incidents to the Shift Team Leader.
  • Undertake routine plant inspections, operational routines, adjustments and testing alongside the collecting and recording of plant data.
  • Undertake general defect rectification, planned and first line reactive maintenance and fault finding, to achieve availability and reliability targets required.
  • Monitor plant performance, identifying and taking proactive measures to improve performance shortfalls.
  • Adopting and enacting role(s) within the site safety rules, including the isolation of mechanical plant and LV electrical apparatus, as per site designated authorisations. In addition, ASTLs are expected to become Safety Controllers to support and deputise the STL on occasion.
  • Support the STL/ASTL with the testing of the site emergency/abnormal condition plans and undertaking associated identified role(s), to manage all site emergencies safely and in line with local procedures.
  • Provide operational support for the maintenance and fuel handling teams to maximise plant performance and safety, particularly during fuel delivery and by-product removal periods.
  • Provide support for the receipt of all plant operational chemicals onto site.
  • Maintain an accurate and comprehensive shift log and ensuring all defects/works are recorded within the sites CMMS.
  • Adhere to health, safety and environmental management policies and assist in the creation/development of all site operations procedures, so they remain accurate, suitable and sufficient.
  • Provide operational support for all planned outages as required, which may require periods of ‘Day working’.
  • Adhere to all Company Policies & Procedures (including but not limited to) those specified in the Employment Handbook, H&S Policy, IMS System and any financial/accounting systems.



  • ONC / C&G / NVQ level 3 in a craft (Mech/Elec/C&I) skill is preferred, along with a high level of practical thermal/process plant operational experience.(Qualifications below this may be acceptable if accompanied by suitable experience). A good understanding of all HSE aspects is a fundamental requirement, with IOSH Managing safely a preferred requirement.
  • Qualifications in the use of Counterbalance FLT/Front Loader/Telescopic Handler and Grab Crane
  • A good understanding of all HSE aspects is a fundamental requirement with IOSH managing safely a preferred requirement.    

Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of operating biomass or thermal power plant processes, safe systems of work, electrical distribution, boiler chemistry and combustion techniques.
  • Possess a trade background in either mechanical, electrical or C&I.
  • General knowledge and experience of steam turbines, combustion systems, steam cycle chemistry, WTP, generators, flue gas emission abatement and overall plant performance monitoring.
  • Experience of operating a ‘soft desk’ HMI DCS.
  • Full understanding of P&IDs.
  • Computer literate with Microsoft Office suite and ideally previous CMMS and Nisoft Eclipse experience and ideally a broad understanding and appreciation of an Integrated Management System.
  • Good verbal/written communication skills in English.
  • Good interpersonal skills, self-motivated, flexible and committed attitude.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.
  • Previous power generation experience is a must for the ASTL position.

Personal Attributes:

Self-motivated individual with exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills, suited to an entrepreneurial, fast paced, value-driven culture, with very high corporate performance and ethical standards.

The individual will need to be comfortable working in a lean structure, should be highly customer focused, possess strong ethical and moral standards and be willing to assume significant personal accountability.

Key characteristics of the successful candidate:

•       The ability to work unsupervised and take responsibility including                    during dynamic situations.

•       Completer/Finisher able to deliver results on schedule.

•       Affable and flexible personality.

•       Ability to work with all levels of the organisation and possess a strong            work ethic

All interested applicants should email their CV and covering letter to Mr Lee Rhodes by clicking 'Apply'

The closing date for applicants is 9th April 2021.