Electrical Technician - New Build Energy from Waste

Job Title: Electrical Technician - New Build Energy from Waste
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dunbar, East Lothian
Salary: £34000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH10794_1499091586
Contact Name: Arjun Patel
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 03, 2017 15:19

Job Description

Electrical Technician - New Energy from Waste Power Station
East Scotland
Up to £37,000 + Bonus + Benefits

We are currently recruiting for an Electrical Technician to join the maintenance department of a new build Energy from Waste Power Station on the east coast of Scotland. The Electrical Technician will play an integral part in ensuring the plants Electrical equipment are maintained and in working order to ensure maximum availability.

Using state of the art technology, this plant will combust municipal waste at rate of 300,000 tonnes per year and produce in excess of 30 MW to export to the grid, enough to power over 39,000 homes.

This is a rare opportunity to join the Maintenance Department during the Plant's commissioning, giving you the chance to gain valuable experience in how the plant is put together and operated.

Reporting in to the Electrical Engineer, typical duties will involve:

  • Performing pre-planned and reactive maintenance tasks on a range of electrical equipment including motors, switchgear, transformers, LV and HV equipment, and variable speed drives.
  • Assisting during major maintenance periods (shut downs, outages etc.) when required to ensure maximum plant availability and efficiency
  • Carrying out fault diagnosis on a range of equipment and effect immediate repairs
  • Maintaining accurate maintenance records using the site CMMS
  • Supervising and directing on site contractors when required
  • Working within the company health, safety and environmental processes and procedures at all times.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience...

  • A relevant technical qualification such as a C&G/NVQ/ONC/HNC/HNC/Degree in an Electrical discipline
  • Marine Engineers such as Merchant/RFA/Royal Navy experience would be ideal
  • At least three years' experience in a maintenance department in a Process Environment with hands on experience of electrical equipment equipment
  • Ideally an IOSH or NEBOSH or Health & Safety Qualification

Package and Benefits...
We are offering a competitive salary and benefits package for this role as follows:

  • A salary up to £34,000
  • Company pension
  • Excellent holidays
  • The opportunity to join a brand-new facility

If you are interested in this opportunity or would like to find out more information, call Astute Technical Recruitment and speak to Steve Utton or Arjun Patel on 02392 288 282 or email your CV and Cover Letter to

Astute Technical is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.