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Site Electrical Engineer


Urmston, GB, M31 4AJ

Req ID:  84107
Facility:  Carrington-530
Department:  Electrical
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu

We are seeking to recruit a Site Electrical Engineer at our Carrington Site. 
Carrington Site is located approximately 10 miles from the City of Manchester, England, and covers an area of 300 acres.
The site began operations in 1949, and today produces polypropylene resins used for a wide variety of products. Our polypropylene plant produces resins for use in carpet fibers, ropes and textiles, molded products such as food containers, crates, chairs, car components and film for many packaging applications.


Basic Function

The purpose of the role is to be the Site Electrical Duty Holder with responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the site electrical infrastructure and optimising the performance of the site electricity import and distribution system. 

The ideal candidate will be have relevant experience in a similar environment, leading the electrical discipline for the site with proven ability in managing budgets, projects and teams to maximum efficiency and cost in a timely manner.  The ability to prioritise own workload and that of multiple projects will be essential.  

Roles & Responsibilities

  • To be the Site Duty Holder for Electrical
  • Member of the Site Duty Rota for emergency cover (Must live within 1hr of the plant for this purpose)
  • Ensure site electrical systems and work thereon complies with appropriate UK, EU (BS EN Standards) and Corporate legislation.  Continuously monitor all legislation updates to ensure continuing compliance. 
  • Technical support to area management teams on electrical power issues
  • Line responsibility / contract manager for managing electrical power content of projects; submit technical proposals and cost estimations, co-ordinate project team activities to ensure successful completion
  • Management of key sub-contractors at the site
  • Budget accountability for electrical discipline 
  • Responsibility for assessing the competency of site personnel undertaking electrical work
  • Review working practices in the light of incidents (internal and external) along with HSE recommendations and best practices 
  • Line management responsibility for operation and maintenance of the site electricity supply network, site radio systems and site telecoms network infrastructure
  • Maintain the site Electrical Engineering manuals and procedures; control their distribution
  • Conduct audits of site working practices to ensure adherence to the Electrical Engineering procedures 
  • Ensure that electrical incidents – affecting personnel safety and plant operation – are investigated and reported
  • Monitor and review electrical aspects of Site Safety procedures and Permitry
  • Nominate and mentor suitable personnel as ATSE (Authorised Technical Signatory Engineering) – Electrical
  • Interview, appoint and review Competent/Authorise Persons for work associated with electrical systems
  • Participate in technical audits of plants, sites etc. as required
  • Commission new works 
  • Maintain an active CPD
  • Support, mentor and develop members of the site electrical team
  • Use of SAP for electrical purchase requisitions, departmental budgets and statutory inspections
  • These duties do not represent an exhaustive list; it is expected that the role will adapt to meet the needs of the business by responding to challenges in a proactive and effective way when required. 

Education and Work Experience

  • Minimum requirement for Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Member of Institute of Electrical Engineers / MIET, ideally Chartered or working towards
  • Qualified for HV switching to 33kv
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience with Petro-Chemical associated electrical power systems or similar environment.
  • To have held the position of ‘Senior Authorised Electrical Person’ for working on HV equipmentPlease enter minimum qualifications here.


  • Authoritative knowledge of Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Practical experience of High Voltage system operation and maintenance including C&G 6037 qualification 
  • Authoritative knowledge of the selection and use of electrical equipment in hazardous areas
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, as well as SAP
  • Excellent communicator and relations builder
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in an organised, effective and timely manner
  • Fluency in written and oral English is essential 

Terms and Conditions

Starting salary c £70,000 dependent on skills & experience

We offer a generous package including an annual bonus opportunity of 15%, based on company, site and individual performance

The role also attracts a disturbance allowance of £1,032 and a Duty Rota Allowance, the current rate of which is £2,338, once participation on the Duty Rota has commenced.

Working hours are 5 days/week, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm with a half hour unpaid break for lunch.

25 days' paid holiday per year plus bank holidays increasing to 29 with service.

Defined contribution pension with employer contributions of up to 10% matching double employee contributions.

Private Health Insurance, Group Life and Group Income Protection Insurances, Health Cash Plan Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Employee Share Purchase Scheme.


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