Site Mechanical Engineer

Adepto Technical Recruitment Consultancy
Widnes, UK
04 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Site Mechanical Engineer--- Chemicals Manufacturing--- Widnes--- Salary range £50k to £60k depending on experience

Due to a restructure at my clients chemical manufacturing plant in Widnes they have a newly created permanent Site Mechanical Engineer role.

For this role it is essential to have previous experience working on a top tier COMAH chemical manufacturing facility.

The role is plant based and the successful applicant will be expected to manage sub-contractors and construction project work as well as work with different plant based departments. This role won't involve sitting behind a desk all day, a large part of it will be out on plant, as such my client is really looking for someone with this type of experience.

Ideally you will be a chartered, degree qualified engineer but people that are not will still be considered as long as you can demonstrate a number of years relevant work experience.

Purpose of the role

To provide support to site operations in line with production demands and business goals by delivering an effective and efficient service across all areas related to Mechanical Engineering. This role requires the use of practical skills to implement projects, plant changes, plant improvements and compliance activities.

Role specific responsibilities under COMAH:

·To provide specialist support and advice to Site Management on engineering matters at all stages of the Company's operations to mitigate against major accident or incident.

·Implementation and control of standards used in the construction, inspection, operation and maintenance of plant and equipment to maintain the appropriate level of integrity.

·Liaison with statutory, industry and academic bodies on matters relating to construction, inspection, operation and maintenance of chemical manufacturing facilities.

·Responsible for the installation of new plant, and changes to existing plant and equipment, to appropriate standards within the Management of Change system.

·To act as the facilities subject-matter-expert on matters of mechanical integrity, including providing an appropriate review of 3rd party equipment assessment reports.


·To ensure that all assets have suitable care programmes and effective routine maintenance plans set up in accordance with regulatory requirements and best practice - including site utilities and services to ensure the efficient use of energy.

·To ensure that an appropriate spares strategy is in place and maintained.

·To ensure that all necessary inspection records, drawings, etc. are maintained up to date.

·To implement, report on and drive improvements to appropriate KPI's to enhance functional performance.

·To manage capital projects and associated budgets and deliver on time in full.Oversee similar work undertaken by other personnel.

·To proactively identify Continuous Improvement opportunities to enhance business performance.

·To provide specialist support as necessary to assist in the safe and efficient operation of the production units to ensure production plans are met.

·To be the go to functional expert for all Maintenance, Reliability and Mechanical issues

·Maintain and communicate knowledge of best practice, new regulations and standards to ensure Site Operations meet regulatory requirements.

·Review and approve placement of contracts, initiating/managing negotiation of contracts for services required to support Site Operations.

·Responsible for the development of the Maintenance function's annual budgets and for the monitoring and control of maintenance expenditure by ensuring efficient work management and cost control/cost reporting by the Maintenance department.

·Approve, initiate development, audit and monitor departmental procedures and work methods to ensure consistent controlled productive application.

·Responsible for technical leadership of mechanical supervisor, construction supervisor, embedded contract team and any 3rd party contractors.

·To undertake other duties as may be required.

Experience: (industry and job specific)

·A minimum of 5-10 years' experience in Maintenance/Reliability and Projects within Chemical/Petrochemical environment

·Wide knowledge of engineering practice and chemical plant maintenance

·Management of maintenance and project activities

·Contractual administration and financial/budgetary control and management

·Communication with Local Authorities, Health and Safety Executive, Contracts and Consultants

*This is not an exhaustive job specification. If you are initially interested in this vacancy, please apply and I will be able to provide further details and talk through what my client is specifically looking for in more detail.

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