Coryton, Stanford-le-Hope, England, United Kingdom


The Controls & Instrumentation Technician will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operational safety, generation and environmental performance of the power station.

Job Summary

Principal responsibilities are described below:

  • Maintain, repair and improve site Control and Instrumentation equipment and systems to provide high reliability and availability for operational requirements
  • Utilise the site Maintenance Management System to prioritise, schedule, plan and record maintenance activities.
  • Produce work-packs and RAMS documents to meet planned and unplanned maintenance activities.
  • Ensure compliance with Company policy, procedures and standards to maintain compliance with Environmental & HSE legislation.
  • Provide supervision of the contract workforce as required.
  • Support delivery of priorities to maximize plant availability and reliability whilst carrying out all activities safely
  • Supporting the Loss of load investigations to determine root cause and deliver actions as required
  • Work proactively with the Line Manager to ensure technical and safety competencies are maintained in order to fulfil the role and attend training as required
  • Responsible for planning, co-ordination, execution & supervision of contract support organisations to deliver allocated tasks during outage
  • Participate in meetings to support delivery of the daily activities in line with Operational priorities.
  • Review and develop Site Maintenance Procedures
  • Maintain Site System drawings and documents to reflect current plant configuration.
  • Contribute towards delivering site budget requirements and identifying opportunities to improve value
  • Actively participate in company/site HSE initiatives including the HSE forum activities and procedure reviews.
  • Develop and deliver minor C&I projects to improve equipment reliability and availability
  • Provide out of hours call-in response to meet operational requirements.
  • Provide support for out of hours planned maintenance activities to meet the business requirements.
  • Proactively support the staff appraisal process and ensure the agreed targets and the training needs are delivered.
  • Occasional deputise for the C&I Lead Technician
  • Willingness to cross train in Electrical skills.

Skills / Competencies

Key characteristics of the successful candidate will include:

  • Self-motivated, proactive with strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and motivational skills with a flexible, enthusiastic and committed approach to work.
  • Diagnostic, analytical approach to problem solving
  • Able to work under own direction as well as in a Team environment
  • Competent in the use of IT Applications

Knowledge / Experience

  • A minimum of five years Power Plant O&M experience would be desirable but experience within heavy industry and/or technical production environments would be considered.
  • Knowledge of CCGT power plant operations and maintenance associated with gas/ steam turbines, permit for work systems, reading of technical drawings, computers, computer applications and computer aided Maintenance Management applications. Experience with control systems (DCS, SCADA, PLC’s), instrumentation (flow, pressure, temperature, level etc.) and vibration monitoring equipment
  • Preferable experience of minor Electrical equipment maintenance and willingness to improve knowledge
  • A good understanding of all HSE aspects is a fundamental requirement, NEBOSH or IOSH qualified is preferable and a good, practical working knowledge of Power Plant Performance would be viewed positively.
  • Good knowledge of control systems and instrumentation


  • Preferred HNC in an Engineering discipline with demonstrated practical maintenance experience/knowledge (Qualifications below this may be acceptable if accompanied by suitable experience).


  • Infrequent

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