About our Business
SSE Thermal is on a mission to deliver the flexible energy needed today while powering the transition to net zero. Our 600+ employees play a crucial role in keeping the lights on across the UK and Ireland and we're rising to the low-carbon challenge with our teams at the cutting-edge of vital technologies. We're developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage projects and progressing plans for what could be the world's first hydrogen-fired power station, as well as a major hydrogen storage facility and exploring other exciting options as we decarbonise. We've already achieved a lot - but we're just getting started. As part of SSE, which is investing £24bn this decade, we're at the forefront of the energy transition - so come join us as we continue to grow and power change.
To find out more, read this blog from Catherine Raw, our Managing Director, on our critical role in delivering net zero.
About the Role
Base Location: Medway Power Station
Salary: £53,100 - £79,700 + performance related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.
Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time Flexible First options available
Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Lead Rotating Equipment Engineer will build an inclusive and high performing team, with responsibility for the management of the power station rotating assets including two GE 9FA gas turbines and a D11 steam turbine.
In addition to leading the Rotating Plant team, some of your other main responsibilities will include;
-Technical governance, compliance with industry best practice and delivery of engineering solutions for rotating plant assets.
-Delivery of an effective outage strategy and management of outages, optimising the planned maintenance strategy to meet with the needs of our stakeholders to maximise reliability and minimise plant downtime.
-Budget ownership and contract management of key strategic suppliers and management of our rotating equipment contract partners.
- Provide technical expertise and advice to other departments in relation to rotating plant , with emphasis on maximising efficiency, plant performance and safety.
These accountabilities are in relation to the rotating plant mechanical assets of the power station.
What do I need?
To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:
-Experience within a similar role in the electricity, or a equivalent engineering industry and experience of working with gas and steam turbines.
-Extensive engineering knowledge in relation to gas turbines and steam turbines and familiar with the types of systems and equipment used in power generation.
-Educated to degree level or equivalent in a engineering discipline or equivalent relevant working experience
-Excellent communication skills and ability to successfully manage teams and outages.
-A good knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and regulations in relation to mechanical systems and a passion for safety and successful delivery against key stakeholder requirements.
What's in it for you?
We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.
As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.
What happens now?
All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.
If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Hannah on .
Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.