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Control Room Operator

Control Room Operator

  • Role type : Permanent
  • Location : Belvedere
  • Salary : Salary on application
  • Sector : Power
  • Ref : 25158
  • Salary: Salary on application


Astute’s Power team is partnering with the owners of the UK’s largest Energy from Waste Power Station to recruit a Shift Plant Operator for its Erith site in Kent.

The Shift Plant Operator role comes with a highly competitive salary, excellent bonus opportunity and benefits including private medical.

If you’re a Shift Operator and are looking to work for an organisation that  then submit your CV to apply today.

Responsibilities and duties

Reporting to the Shift Team Leader you will:


  • Operate the plant in a safe and efficient manner which includes during normal running, start-ups, and shutdowns along with emergency situations.
  • Monitor the plant through the distributed control system (DCS) to ensure regular supply of fuel into the boiler, maintaining steam pressure and production of power in line with contractual obligations for the client.
  • Ensure the operational demands of the plant are met along with monitoring the plants emissions to comply with the Environmental Permit and reporting any issues to the Shift Manager.
  • Supervise and direct the Assistant Plant Operators, Contractors, and other staff as and when required.
  • Support the maintenance team during outages / shutdowns.
  • Assist with developing operating procedures.
  • Work within the company’s safe systems of work, SHEQ systems and relevant legislation.
  • Conduct front line maintenance, plant inspections, fault finding and fault reporting.
Professional qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:


  • Ideally qualified with a HNC / ONC in a Process/Engineering/Operations discipline.
  • Completed an apprenticeship and/or three years in a Power Generation/Heavy Process/Maintenance role (Royal Navy Marine Engineers will also be considered)
  • Previous experience working with steam plant including boilers, heat recovery steam generators, turbines, and associated equipment.
  • Familiar working on a SCADA/PLC/DCS System
  • IOSH/NEBOSH or a Health & Safety Qualification.
  • Flexibility to work Shift Patterns including nights and weekends
Personal skills

The Shift Plant Operator role would suit someone who is:


  • Self-motivated and looking to progress.
  • Able to manage their time well.
  • Has good attention to detail.
  • A good team player
Salary and benefits of the Shift Plant Operator role


  • Highly competitive starting salary
  • Clearly defined progression with salary increases.
  • Excellent bonus opportunity
  • Private medical & further benefits
  • Opportunity to join a leading Energy from Waste Power Station with a sister site being built next door.


To apply for this Control Room Operator opportunity, please complete the form below. Alternatively, send a copy of your up-to-date CV to or call 02393910034 to speak to Megan Balmer who can tell you more. You can also connect with Megan on LinkedIn to view other jobs they are recruiting.

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