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Job Ref:  204664673
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Hessle
Post Code:  HU13
Salary:  £45000 - £55000/annum plus benefits
11/10/2016 08:59
Purpose of the job

The Mechanical Engineer is a key engineering role responsible for the development and delivery of the mechanical engineering systems for the bio-refinery. The role will be responsible for setting up and maintaining high standards of safety, statutory compliance, maintenance and continuous improvement to enable safe, legal operation at 95% availability from the plant assets.


• The Vivergo Business will produce 420m litres of bio-ethanol and 500kte of animal feeds. The capital cost of the Vivergo Project phase is ~£350m with an anticipated turnover of >£250m.
• The role has no line reports.

Principle Accountabilities:

The Mechanical Engineer sits within the Development Team and is responsible for setting and maintaining the mechanical engineering standards for the Vivergo plant. They will do this through writing and maintain procedures, approving modifications, accepting project design proposals and providing technical support the Maintenance Team.

Key areas of accountability will include, but not limited to:

 Defining procedures to ensure compliance with all relevant statutory regulations including:
o LOLER regulations
o PED / PSSR regulations
o LEV regulations
o DSEAR regulations (mechanical aspects of gas and dust)
o COMAH permit obligations
 Ensuring Mechanical Engineering compliance with all VFL management systems including those associated with ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001
and FEMAS.
 Setting the strategy for equipment condition monitoring
 Controlling abnormal situations and emergencies
 Implementing the key risk control systems necessary for the control of major
 hazards
 Ensuring all inspections and maintenance procedures are in place to meet regulatory requirements.
 Mechanical approval for all plant modifications.
 Mechanical design approval for projects.

Freedoms and limitations:

The Mechanical Engineer will be seen as a mechanical engineering authority for the business and therefore must be confident to take all decisions within his/her area of responsibility on behalf of the business.
Experience & expertise (refer to the job not the incumbent)

The Mechanical Engineer will possess detailed knowledge of mechanical equipment used in continuous processes and will have experiences and a proven track record (typically in excess of 5 years) of working in a similar technical position on a large scale COMAH process site. The job holder will also be highly competent in interpersonal, coaching, team leadership and analytical skills.

The following list of qualifications defines the level of underpinning knowledge to support the contribution required of the role of the Mechanical Engineer.

 Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
 Chartered Engineer & Member of Institution
 NEBOSH certificate or equivalent

Special characteristics:

The job holder may be part of the Vivergo Emergency Response team and may be called upon to be part of the Saltend Site Incident Management Team.

The job holder will need to be prepared to provide out of hours technical support to plant breakdown situations
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