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Assistant Shift Team Leader

Assistant Shift Team Leader

  • Role type : Permanent
  • Location : Rotherham
  • Salary : Salary on application
  • Sector : Power
  • Ref : 25068
  • Salary: Salary on application
Astute’s Power team is partnering with a global O&M Contractor on a Biomass Power Station located in Rotherham. This plant is capable of producing ~41MW of power, enough to supply 78,000 home in the local area.

As an Assistant Shift Team Leader / Control Room Operator, you’ll be responsible for the safe & efficient operation of the plant including startup & shutdown operations, plant inspections as well as ensuring compliance with Health & Safety legislation.

The ASTL role comes with a competitive salary inclusive of shift allowance, development plan as well as company benefits.

If you have the relevant experience (please see below) and are looking for a rewarding role in the Power sector, then please apply.

Responsibilities and duties:
As the Assistant Shift Team Leader you will be:

  • The day to day management of Plant Operators who will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the plant when stepping up in to the STL role.
  • Using a DCS system you will be required to start, stop and monitor turbines, boilers, pumps, water treatment plant and more.
  • Ensuring the plant is operating within its parameters whilst complying with strict HSE rules and regulations as well as company policies and procedures.
  • Providing technical supervision and assistance where necessary for company and contract staff engaged in work.
  • Taking part in first line maintenance activities, including plant inspections and ensuring maximum availability.
  • Working within the Company Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems.
Professional qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Ideally a relevant technical qualification such as an C&G/NVQ/ONC/HNC in an engineering discipline
  • At least three years’ experience in an operational environment on a power station or heavy process facility with steam raising plant. This could be energy from waste, coal, CCGT, biomass, CHP, nuclear or utilities. Senior Royal Navy Marine Engineers with significant watch keeping experience will also be considered at PO level
  • Ideally an IOSH or NEBOSH qualification
Personal skills
The ASTL role would suit someone who has:

  • Ambition to develop into a Shift Team Leader
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a shift team
  • Able to carry out extended plant walks including working at height
Salary and benefits of the ASTL role:

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Development scheme
  • Bonus
  • Overtime
  • Other benefits


To apply for this Assistant Shift Team Leader opportunity, please complete the form below. Alternatively, send a copy of your up-to-date CV to or call 02392288286 to speak to Dan Grosvenor who can tell you more. You can also connect with Dan on LinkedIn to view other jobs they are recruiting.

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