Mechanical Engineer

  • Location

    Cheshire, England

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    Mechanical Engineering

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    £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ian C Hull BA (Hons) Dip RP

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Mechanical Engineer - Permanent position, Northwich

Tata Chemicals Europe - Energy Business:

Tata Chemicals Europe operates a stand-alone energy business in Northwich, Cheshire. It's main plant, Winnington CHP is a state of the art gas-fired CHP and is one of the biggest and most efficient in UK.
Winnington CHP is a growing and exciting business and is now looking to expand and as a result we have a new permanent job opportunity within our energy team.

The role will report into the Energy Technical Manager and key responsibilities include: Technical and mechanical lead for energy projects, from feasibility study through to sanction and delivery/commissioning.
Key projects at present include TA3 vent, consolidation of CHP assets on the Winnington site, future-proofing of package boilers and major gas turbine overhauls. The role will project manage some activities and will be involved in setting the right contract philosophy.
Energy team Technical management for OMA Operator (E.ON CHP) in relation to CHP plant operations.
This includes energy efficiency plans, plant configuration discussions/decisions based on CHP plant issues (e.g. operational problems / plant failures, or TCE steam demand), winterisation, GT open cycle operating decisions, and TRIAD response.
Some budget management for CHP fixed expenses and Capital projects, including helping the setting and monitoring the OMA default budget, assessing capital project financial requirements and managing spend to budgets.
Using / developing existing models, and developing new models as needed, analyse the CHP plant /TCE operations, and Middlewich plant.

Required Knowledge:
Mechanical Engineering Degree with a minimum 2 years of post-graduation experience. Strong spreadsheet skills.

Desirable knowledge:
Understanding of power and heat generation, and steam.
The energy team is embarking on a digital transformation and all team members play an active role in this.

Key behaviours:
The team is small and team working is essential. The successful applicant will need to fit into the team seamlessly and ideally add a new strength.
Key behaviours required to work in the energy team include: Initiative Flexibility Innovation Decision making Complex problem solving

This opportunity is unique and represents a one-off opportunity to join a growing and successful team, which combines with the operation and maintenance of high end power generation technology and with an opportunity to learn from power industry experts.