npower is part of the RWE Group of companies which includes RWE Generation. They operate and manage a flexible portfolio of coal, oil, biomass and gas-fired power stations producing more than 10% of the electricity used in Great Britain. This also includes the management of a portfolio of cogeneration plants.
With such a variety of power stations, the areas of work within this side of the business are just as diverse. From power plant operators and technicians to maintenance and specialist engineers, there's something to suit every engineering and technical professional within these teams.
Here are some examples of the kinds of power plant job opportunities on offer:C&I Engineer
Controlling both budget and contracts, you'll provide engineering guidance and manage the risks associated with C&I plant and equipment. Managing major overhaul work, recommending and delivering schemes for improvements as appropriate, you'll also ensure compliance with safety legislation and directives.Training Officer
Responsible for delivering the Station's training and development strategy, you'll also manage the on site training team of co-ordinators. Acting as the point of contact for all issues relating to employee development, this will involve resourcing and organising courses and workshops; assisting with the co-ordination and employment of graduates and apprentices; and reviewing and evaluating learning activities.Mechanical Engineer
Working towards actively maximising the availability and efficiency of all of our power stations, you'll troubleshoot a broad range of operational issues and develop cost effective solutions for plant improvement schemes. You'll also assist with new project developments, specifying and assessing new plant and equipment related to process feed water and condensate and cooling systems.Maintenance Support
In this exceptionally varied position, you'll drive and operate mobile plant, assist maintenance colleagues in workshops and other areas, diagnose faults and organise spares and equipment. This will also involve working at height with our overhead cranes.Lead Maintenance Engineer
Managing, organising and developing a maintenance team, you'll keep power stations operating safely and efficiently. You'll handle everything from recruitment and selection through to prioritising maintenance activities and ensuring compliance. Implementing Maintenance principles and Plant Condition Monitoring regimes, you'll also develop Maintenance Strategies and contribute to station steering groups and forums.
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