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Technical Operator (Biomass Operation & Maintenance) - MT0029RDM

University of St Andrews - Estates/ Trades

Location: St Andrews, Hybrid
Salary: £30,487 to £36,024 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 19th March 2024
Job Ref: 420214

Start Date: As soon as possible.

We are looking to appoint a Technical Operator (Biomass Operation & Maintenance) to join our multi-disciplinary maintenance team responsible for the operation and maintenance of a wide range of services throughout the University Estate.

You will be responsible for the delivery of all day-to-day operational and maintenance activities on our 6.5 MW Biomass Plant located at our Eden Campus at Guardbridge, the 26 Km of District Heat Pipe Network delivering heat energy to St Andrews to our 41 connected University school and residence building’s plantrooms This is an existing role that will report directly to the Biomass Team Leader. You will be working to ensure a safe, reliable, and compliant operational process. You will also be responsible for identifying and implementing process improvement initiatives to improve efficiencies and reduce operating costs. As a key member of the Biomass O&M team consisting of 1 Team Leader, two technical Operator’s. You will support the Team Leader to deliver all operational KPI’s and support the delivery of the strategic plan.

The role will primarily be based at The Eden Energy Centre at Guardbridge; however, the role will require you to regularly travel into St Andrews to support of the operation of the District Heat network and therefore a full driving licence is essential.

Your responsibilities are primarily to support the operational and maintenance activities of the Biomass Operations Team at the Eden Energy Centre and District Heating Network and it is envisaged that your time will be split between ensuring continuity of supply of heat energy to all buildings connected to the district heat network and ensuring reliability of the EEC and District Heat network.

You should be flexible in your approach to work, and have a strong background in engineering, with. If you are a creative thinker, a problem-solver, and are eager to contribute to the development of clean energy solutions, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. You must have excellent communication skills and a keen and helpful manner. The ability to cope well under pressure, and the ability to demonstrate a flexible approach without supervision is essential. To be able to work effectively both independently and as a team. If you are eager to contribute to the development of clean energy solutions, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Excellent terms and conditions apply. The employee’s working hours will normally be 36.25 hours per week, working any 5 days of the week (Monday-Sunday) on a five out of seven rota. 30 days annual leave plus 5 statutory days; contributory pension scheme.

Precise days and daily times will be laid down by the Line Manager or his/her appropriate delegate. For the avoidance of doubt, the Line Manager or his/her appropriate delegate has the right at any time to change the days/hours on which the employee works, to suit operational needs of the business, subject to provision of reasonable days’ notice.

You will be required to participate in the Estates Emergency Call Out Service.

Closing Date: Tuesday 19 March 2024

Please quote ref: MT0029RDM

Further particulars: MT0029RDM FPs.doc

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