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Senior Hydro Mechanical Engineer

Competitive salary
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Senior Hydro Mechanical Engineer 
Location: Cruachan Hydro Power Station, Scotland 

Are you looking to develop and accelerate your Engineer Career? Do you want to work within one of the most unique environments – within a mountain? Do you want to be involved in Engineering Excellence?  

If yes, then this might be the role for you!!  

This is a fantastic opportunity – spanning from design through to full operation, and you’ll be involved in all of it! As the Senior Hydro Mechanical Engineer, you’ll be responsible for managing the E, C&I Engineering on the upgrade of Cruachan Power Station on units 3&4.   

This is a permanent role, based at our Cruachan Power Station. You’ll be reporting into the Senior Project Manager and leading a team to deliver critical engineering upgrades. You will be building on the shoulders of giants who constructed the original site back in the 1960’s!  

Take a look at what Jamie has to say about working within our Hydro sites:

About the role 

This is a significant investment project that will involve the replacements of generators, turbines and main inlet valves.

As the Senior Hydro Mechanical Engineer, you will ensure that all of the electrical, control and instrumentation works on this project meet the relevant standards to ensure the new units will deliver the required performance.

You’ll provide guidance in the development of specifications and project technical support for the supporting contracts  

You’ll also be providing authoritative technical advice PUWER, PSSR, LOLER and other legislative and Business requirements with regards to turbines, valves, pumps and associated mechanical equipment.   

Drawing on your experience, you’ll be responsible for financial control of capital expenditure within budget area, including, preparation, and developing expenditure requirements for the Business Plan, and ultimate delivery of projects as per the Procurement Plan.  

About you 

Essentially, you’ll be qualified (Honours Degree) in a relevant engineering discipline (Mechanical) and ideally hold Chartered membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (or equivalent).

You’ll demonstrate your extensive relevant work experience in the Mechanical Engineering industry and hold NEBOSH or IOSH certificate in Health & Safety or equivalent. 

Communication and Collaboration is key, you’ll have highly developed communication and negotiation skills with the ability to form effective working relationships and persuade others to help them solve problems!  

Leadership and a strong teamwork ethic will be crucial to this role, as well as the passion to challenge and develop your own knowledge, skills and innovation!  

If you want a role that’s unique in technology, that is part of the net zero transition, that challenges you from a logistical, technical and operational perspective – as well as enabling you to leave a legacy – then this is the project for you!!!  

The good stuff to know 

If you would like more information on this role, please reach out to .

This is a permanent role, based in Cruachan. We understand that even though this role may not be in your current location, here at Drax we are able to support with relocation.

Why not attend our open day at Cruachan Power Station on the 23rd April.  At the open day, you’ll be able to find out more about Drax, Cruachan Power station and this fantastic opportunity as well as meet some of the team and hear from them first hand all about this innovative project!  If you would like to attend the open day, please complete this short form – so that we can email you some really good information and what you need to know about the open day.

Interviews and assessments for this position shall be held on the 29th and 30th May at Cruachan Power Station.

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