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Lead Mechanical Strategy Engineer

Lead Mechanical Strategy Engineer

  • Role type : Permanent
  • Location : Rochester
  • Salary : £71,000
  • Sector : Power
  • Ref : 24998
  • Salary: £71,000

Astute’s Power team is partnering with a leading power company in the UK to recruit a Lead Mechanical Strategy Engineer for its Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) site in Kent. 

The Lead Mechanical Strategy Engineer comes with a salary up to £71000 + private medical + benefits package.

If you’re a Mechanical Engineer with experience building long-term maintenance strategies, writing contract specifications and planning outages then submit your CV to apply today. 

Responsibilities and duties 
 Reporting to the Mechanical Team Leader you will: 

  • Develop and implement engineering and maintenance strategies, policies and procedures to achieve measured station performance.
  • Carry out the assessment of critical plant and use of reliability centred maintenance techniques to review and optimise all planned and preventive maintenance activities on plant area of responsibility.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement plan, conducting root cause analysis where required.
  • Develop medium- and long-term improvement and investment strategies, including plant outage strategy, projecting major parts replacements.
  • Manage the site’s Asset Risk database to reflect significant changes.
  • Mentor other strategy engineering within the team and provide technical support to the mechanical delivery team, who carry out day-to-day maintenance tasks on site.  
  • Design and delivery of technically complex project, with delegated management of outage and project work, ensuring it is completed within budget, and quality standards.
  • Be the lead reviewer for plant modification, coordinating technical design reviews and approval for implementation.
  • Work with operations, delivery and contracting teams to ensure maintenance strategy and running regime are optimised.

Professional qualifications 
 We are looking for someone with the following: 

  • A HND in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a maintenance environment in a heavy industrial environment (power station, refinery, petrochemical etc).
  • Experience writing contract specifications, carrying out long term maintenance strategy planning and overseeing risk management in a similar environment.
  • A strong understanding of power station operations, specifically Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGT).
  • Ideally hold an IOSH or NEBOSH certificate.

Personal skills 
 The Lead Mechanical Strategy Engineer role would suit someone who: 

  • Has a good working knowledge of QHSE legislations and standards.
  • Has a passion for fault-finding and problem solving.
  • Has excellent planning and organisational skills.

Salary and benefits of the Lead Mechanical Strategy Engineer role 

  • Starting Salary of £60,000 – £71,000
  • Benefits package including private medical insurance and 12% pension contributions.
  • External training for staff that includes funding further qualifications (degree, project management (APM) etc).
  • Opportunity to join a CCGT Power Station  

To apply for this Lead Mechanical Strategy Engineer opportunity, please complete the form below. Alternatively, send a copy of your up-to-date CV to or call 02392288212 to speak to Ruth Winter who can tell you more. You can also connect with Ruth on LinkedIn to view other jobs they are recruiting.

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