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Lead Plant Operator

Job Type
Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff
From £500 per day
Job Ref
Date Added
April 4th, 2024

Role: Lead Plant Operator

Location: Rhondda Cynon Taf

Length of role: 7-8 months

Rates: Up to £500 per day.

Method of pay: Any of PAYE/Umbrella/Outside IR35/CIS

Start Date: ASAP

Lead Plant Operator required for a gas power project in South Wales
Role description
Be part of the commissioning team for a new gas power project in the UK, until successful handover to the customer. Operating the plant under its commissioning phase and leading and supervising the Plant Operators team. The scope of activities will be:

  • Thorough understanding of plant mechanical and electrical systems and components and hands-on operation through DCS / PLC and any other applicable HMI and/or control system
  • Aligns plant equipment; makes necessary adjustments to plant systems / equipment as directed by the Commissioning Manager or the Lead Mechanical and Electrical Engineers. Operates various manual valves and/or circuit breakers throughout the plant site.
  • Managing and leading the team of plant operators, preparing their working schedule and shifts. Participate in the Plan of the Day meeting daily providing resourceful inputs on plant operation issues and objectives.
  • Assists others in performance testing of equipment / systems and on-the-job training of other Operators.
  • Troubleshoots plant equipment to resolve operational problem.
  • Plan and organize plant preservation and preventive maintenance, while keeping the appropriate records
  • Monitors and records data available using various instruments, recording charts/graphs and other monitoring devices onto shift logs as directed by plant operational procedures.
  • Follows safety / environmental rules and regulations. Implements project safe work practices and immediately identifies hazards and recommends and / or implements repairs.
  • Understands and executes the equipment clearance (LOTO) procedure, as well as Job Safety Analysis / Work Authorisation / Confined Space / Hot Work Permits.
  • Participation in the walk-downs for Turnover from construction to commissioning, identifying open items that prevent system start-up.
  • Provide theoretical and practical training to customer personnel and operators.
  • Report to the Lead Process Mechanical / Electrical Engineers, the Commissioning Manager, and the Head of Commissioning where necessary


  • At least 7 years working experience in operation of large power stations with demonstrable experience in a leading role in projects of similar relevance.
  • HNC /HND in Mechanical / Process / Electrical engineering is preferred.
  • Strong team spirit, working with an international team and other cultures.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Fluent spoken and written English

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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