Lead Maintenance Engineer

26 June 2024
Eccleshall, United Kingdom
Job Type


Lead Maintenance Engineer sought by a Renewable energy organisation, backed by a leading private equity group, which invests in clean, sustainable energy businesses.
This role is based at the Eccleshall plant, with occasional travel (circa every two months) to the Darlington (1 day) and Isle of Wight (overnight stay) sites.
The Role:
Reporting to the Technical Director, the Lead Maintenance Engineer is focussed on management of projects as and when they arise and the smooth running of the maintenance of the plant, processes and procedures in conjunction with the Plant Manager.  The Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for scheduling, coordinating and budgeting maintenance works within the Company, including:

  • Preparation of the annual maintenance budget for the assets in the group
  • Scheduling and planning of the outage works in conjunction with the site managers to ensure safe and efficient use of resource and contractors to complete the maintenance works to time and budget
  • Development of the maintenance management records and forecasting to undertake preventative planned maintenance
  • Development and review of maintenance procedures complete with COSH and RAMS, and to ensure these are implemented by staff and contractors
  • Ensure the maintenance standards set ensure the assets comply with the regulatory requirements and Company standards
  • Assist with front line and routine maintenance
  • Undertake ‘Housekeeping’ and maintain a safe and clean workplace

Your key day-to-day duties of the Lead Maintenance Engineer will include:

  • You are a direct support to the Plant Manager in the co-ordination of maintenance procedures
  • Schedule and plan maintenance activities ensure spare parts, equipment and manpower is available to undertake the work programme within the timescale and cost
  • Ensure adequate spare stock holding is maintained for critical spare parts to prevent unnecessary downtime
  • Undertake critical spare analysis and ensure redundancy where possible to maintain operational output
  • Assess and develop maintenance system to avoid unscheduled outages due to plant or component failure
  • Development and implement condition based monitoring that incorporate OEM recommendation to maintain asset life but reduce unscheduled breakdowns with a systematic approach to eliminating unscheduled outages and reducing maintenance costs
  • To implement Company Health & Safety Policy and development of Safe Working Practices for all aspects of Asset to relevant HSE standards, Risk Assessment, COSHH requirements and good industry practices
  • To set standard of overall cleanliness and housekeeping of the Plant facility, safe operation of the process plant, safe installation and commissioning of all new plant and equipment
  • To ensure that all employees, visitors and contractors are working in a safe manner
  • To report and rectify any unsafe equipment, acts or dangerous occurrences

The successful Lead Maintenance Engineer will demonstrate:

  • HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Know of Control systems and Instrumentations, Scada and PLC programme and electrical power distribution and control systems, maintenance management system
  • Team player able to integrate with operational staff
  • Problem solver and finisher
  • Project management, contract negotiation, technical specification and planning and scheduling work
  • Experience in industrial boilers and reciprocating diesel or gas fuel engines
  • Happy to travel occasionally to Darlington and Isle of Wight sites
  • Full UK driving licence and vehicle required due to plant location

Benefits Package:

  • £50,000 - £60,000 depending on experience
  • 40 hours per week 8am-5pm
  • Occasional travel to other sites (circa every 2 months)
  • Travel expenses
  • Nest Pension scheme
  • Holiday allowance

Lead Maintenance Engineer
Eccleshall, Staffordshire
£50,000 - £60,000 depending on experience + benefits

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