Iberdrola USA Mechanical Technician in United States


At ScottishPower we know that our people are our strongest asset, so we’re always looking for individuals whose energy, intelligence and passion can help us reach our goals.

At the heart of all business visions and activities are the people whose individual efforts and performance make it happen. We encourage our people to be proud of where they work, to share their ideas and to own their careers. We promote a safe working environment and push people to shape and progress their careers so that we grow our talent within the company.

We’re able to continue our recruitment drive because the demand for energy keeps growing. As well as this, our investment in our network and continual search for innovative ways to generate and distribute energy means we can offer a wide range of exciting careers in a stable industry.

Business and Department

Our Generation business ensures we have enough power to continue delivering the energy needed. We deliver competitive energy from across our generation portfolio of hydro and gas-fired generation, while minimising the environmental impact.

Shoreham power station is a 400 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station which was constructed during 1999 and began commercial operation in the summer of 2000. The station uses a Gas Turbine along with a Steam Turbine to power a 500MVA generator to provide a highly efficient form of thermal electricity generation. The station is located on the Sussex coast approximately four miles to the west of Brighton & Hove, on the edge of the South Downs National Park.


The main role of the Mechanical Technician is to maintain plant equipment that is currently installed and operational within Shoreham Power Station. You will assist the UK Thermal Engineering group on projects to improve reliability, flexibility and replacement of assets. You will develop and support, short, medium and long term strategies. You will also develop, plan and undertake works inclusive of Management, Control and Supervision of Contractors, including development of work specifications as required. Your tasks will include:

  • Ensure consistent high levels of House-keeping and Safety

  • Support the Workshop and Engineering Governance Programme

  • Prepare and manage required contracts in support of the UK Thermal Region Stations.

  • Deliver Service and Maintenance Best Practice across all stations.

  • Ensure all Station issues are progressed effectively

  • Provide support to the UK Thermal Engineering, Production and Business Service teams in the UK Thermal Group

  • Provide supervision of designated people during plant overhauls

  • Assist in the implementation of the Workshop strategy in line with the business plan.

  • Proactive and creative approach to fault diagnosis and problem solving

  • Ensure maintenance plans and targets for the team are achieved safely, on time, at or below budget, to the correct quality and within the environmental limits of the station

  • Support and deliver the Process Safety KPI’s associated with areas of responsibility



  • Experience in Mechanical Maintenance of large generating plants (CCGT or generating plant desirable).

  • Educated to ONC/HNC standard or equivalent qualifications/experience.

  • Knowledge of health & safety, environment and employment law legislation.

  • Knowledge of budgets and contract management.

  • IOSH Entry Level Qualification to Managing Safely.


  • Experience in Mechanical Maintenance of large generating plants (preferably CCGT or generating plant).

  • Educated to ONC/HNC standard or equivalent qualifications/experience.

  • Computer literacy.

  • Understanding of financial, procurement and contractual processes.

  • Valid Driving Licence.

  • Salary from £33600 per annum

  • Bonus: Up to 10%

  • South East Allowance, £2000 per annum

Location: Shoreham Power Station

REFERENCE: 5093536903

Publication date: 12.06.2018

No of Vacancies: 1

Contract Type: Permanent

Employment Status: Full Time

Selection Method: Competency Based Interview

CLOSING DATE: 13th July 2018