Astute are working exclusively with Covanta to support the ongoing recruitment at their flagship plant in Bedford. The plant went fully operational in January and will provide a vital outlet for the sustainable disposal of over , tonnes of residual waste per year and will generate over 60 megawatts of low carbon energy – enough electricity to meet the needs of over , homes.

We are specifically looking for an experienced EC&I Team Leader who will be involved supervising and managing the day to day activities of the EC&I Team (Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Technicians) within the Maintenance Department.

Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Maintenance Manager as EC&I Team Leader, you will be responsible for:

  • The day-to-day management of “short term / preventative” maintenance activities to ensure maximum plant availability.
  • Assist in the delivery of the overall maintenance & engineering strategy, implementing new maintenance techniques & approaches and management of the EC&I budget.
  • Work alongside the Mechanical Team Leader to ensure work is appropriately allocated and delivered in addition to developing the sites CMMS.
  • Act as the EC&I lead during planned outages, manage specialist contractors on site.
  • Ensuring all activities are carried out in a safe manner and in line with company safety policies, safety rules and relevant H&S legislation.
  • Act as the sites Authorised / Nominated Person.
  • Deputise for the Maintenance Manager as and when required.
  • Skills & Qualifications
    We are looking for someone with the following:

  • HNC / ONC or similar Engineering qualified in a relevant EC&I discipline which could be Electrical, Control Systems, Process, Automation, Instrumentation etc.
  • Proven supervisory / management experience from an Energy from Waste plant or similar Process Industry such as – Waste to Energy, Biomass, Cogeneration / CHP, CCGT Power Station, Refinery, Pharmaceutical etc.
  • Experience in maintaining and working on a variety of instrumentation, electrical and control system equipment (DCS, Siemens PLC, temperature, level, pressure, flow, switch gear, motors, drives, transformers etc).
  • Ideally SAP / Senior Authorised Person for HV activities.
  • Contract management experience.
  • Experience of maintenance techniques including vibration analysis, laser alignment, thermography, oil analysis etc.
  • IOSH / NEBOSH or similar H&S qualification.
  • Salary & Package
    What’s on offer for this exciting role:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Excellent Benefits package.
  • A performance related bonus.
  • Opportunity to work on a new build Energy from Waste Power Station.
  • Involvement in full commissioning activities
  • How to apply
    If you would like to discuss this role further, please get in contact with Ruth Winter on or email a CV & Cover Letter to .


    Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government’s Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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