Control and Instrumentation Engineer

Staythorpe, Newark
Competitive Salary, 15% bonus, 25 days annual leave, Private Medical, Generous Pension Scheme
08 Aug 2019
05 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a C&I Engineer to join us at our Staythorpe Power Station on a permanent full time basis. 

As the C&I Engineer you will provide the expertise and assistance to ensure that the correct standard of engineering is applied to all aspects of operational, maintenance and engineering work at Staythorpe Power Station. You will also provide technical support within the fields of control systems and instrumentation maintenance and engineering to all of the stations departments. This support is expected to involve an element of ‘hands-on’ engineering. Although your base location will be Staythorpe, occasional travel to other RWE sites may be required on request. 

If you are passionate about joining one of leading power generation companies in Europe, where we value and recognise immensely the contributions of our workforce, then we want to hear from you.

Role Accountabilities

  • Providing technical support daily to the operational and maintenance teams, fault diagnosis, rectification and improvement. This will involve ‘hands-on’, control system IT maintenance, instrumentation engineering and software support.
  • Line management responsibilities for two Maintenance Technicians, including all HR tasks.
  • Engaging and assisting appropriate specialist maintenance and engineering support, internal and external.
  • Working on and delivery of Control and Instrumentation Engineering projects and development of C&I capabilities throughout the station.
  • Setting the engineering standards to ensure station compliance with statutory and mandatory requirements
  • Developing the plant asset strategies for control system and instrumentation engineering equipment, based upon the station’s C&I strategy, safety and commercial risk assessment.
  • Role of Technical Officer for contracts including outage activities.
  • Identifying Plant Improvements and contributing to relevant scheme papers
  • Contributing to the station’s plant history/plant status documentation system.
  • Inputting to the Systems Modification procedure
  • Lead the C&I Technicians and technical management of the C&I craft staff
  • Act as first point of contact for C&I related major plant issues out of hours, which will involve telephone support and occasional site attendance.

Skills and experience

  • You will possess in depth knowledge and a practical experience of automated control systems, industrial networking, field instrumentation and final elements.
  • Possess a good appreciation of power plant operational processes and continuous control systems.
  • You will hold an engineering qualification to the minimum level of HNC or equivalent in an electrical/electronic/control or relevant engineering discipline.
  • Be competent in contract management and contractor supervision.
  • You should be commercially aware and capable of operating with the minimum of guidance and supervision, and be able to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • You will be highly motivated, well-organised and be capable of providing support to the greater station team
  • You will also be fully committed and flexible to meet the business requirements as this role will involve out of hours working and weekend working.

What we offer our people

As well as a competitive salary and impressive benefits package which includes a 15% bonus opportunity, pension, healthcare and 25 days holiday, you’ll also get the opportunity to craft the future of our business. Along the way, we’ll give you all the support you desire to develop your skill set and achieve your long-term objectives.

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Equal Opportunities

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing the contribution that our employees make. We welcome and respect differences in culture, background, working style, education and other less obvious differences.

Our company

RWE stands for security of energy supply and provides flexible capacity, making it a key partner to enable the transition to a low carbon electricity future. RWE is the United Kingdom's second largest generator, supplying around 10% of the UK's electricity with over 8.5GW of installed capacity. RWE owns and operates the UK's largest fleet of gas-powered stations, along with a small amount of coal and biomass stations. RWE’s sites are located across England, Wales and Scotland and the business provides around 1,600 highly skilled jobs in the UK. RWE invests significantly in new technologies and in modernising its existing fleet to ensure it can remain a provider of security of supply both now and in the future.

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