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Electrical Engineering Staff

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Date: 20-Nov-2022

Location: Ratcliffe-on-Soar, GB

Company: Uniper




At Ratcliffe, we play a key role in the transition to a low carbon future, generating electricity when there is insufficient renewable power and providing security of supply to the UK. Ratcliffe is the UK's cleanest ever coal fired power station, fitted with SCR de-NOx technology and Flue Gas Desulphurisation.

The Electrical Team at Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station are looking for experienced Electrical Engineers to fill discipline specific roles. This is an exciting time for Ratcliffe and represents a great opportunity for the right individuals to work with a diverse mix of both established and new plant and technology on a modern advanced power station. This is a tremendous opportunity to be part of one of the biggest generating assets operating in the UK, offering development and experience on a massive scale.


So, if you're up for the challenge and want be part of one of the biggest generating assets operating in the UK, we would like to hear from you!



What we offer

At Uniper, we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work. We offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Enhanced company pension – Upto 12% company contribution
  • 26 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Performance related benefits
  • Wide range of flexible benefits such as Holiday purchase, Dental & Cycle to Work scheme
  • Job related personal development
  • Future career opportunities (UK & International) – It’s not just about the short term, we are committed to your long term future at Uniper!



How we work
Our people are key to our success. Our core objective is to provide them with a supportive and entrepreneurial work environment that fosters collaboration. This allows our people to take responsibility and make optimal use of their skills. Together, we want to shape the future of energy.



What we are looking for

We are looking for people who can bring a flexible, enthusiastic approach, are highly self-motivated, conscientious and can demonstrate ownership of issues through to the implementation of solutions.

You will be capable of demonstrating and deploying extensive knowledge and skills in a range of varied Electrical Engineering and Maintenance work activities of a complex and non-routine nature in such a way as to maximise resource utilisation and plant availability. You must display capacity for individual responsibility and autonomy while demonstrating exemplary standards of safety culture.


Key Activities

  • You will demonstrate safety leadership and drive safety performance as the number one priority.
  • You shall contribute to the leadership of a diverse team of engineering, maintenance and contract staff, driving quality and technical performance.
  • You will ensure the delivery of strategic outage and routine maintenance on the electrical systems to ensure compliance with statutory and company requirements. 
  • You will take ownership of critical defects and notifications on electrical plant and apparatus to ensure station performance and business continuity are unaffected.
  • You will produce contract specifications and manage contractor services associated with the engineering and maintenance of the electrical plant and apparatus.



Who we are seeking


  • Applied experience of power plant electrical engineering and HV distribution systems. Maintenance of and risk management is essential.
  • A sound understanding of Power Station operations, knowledge of current regulations and policy which affect the management and operations of power plant engineering assets.
  • Contract Management skills and experience to appropriately challenge contractors on the methods, quality, and standards of work.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to enable effective working relationships within the team, across functions and with senior stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills to include effective prioritisation and resource management.


  • Educated to a Higher National Diploma or Degree level in an Engineering discipline, supported with a sound technical knowledge of engineering and maintenance practices gained through experience.
  • National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health Certificate (NEBOSH) or equivalent qualification. With demonstrable experience and management of health, safety and environmental practices.
  • Advanced planning and resource control techniques.
  • Use and knowledge of best practice tools for resolving engineering issues to root cause level.




Should you have any questions about this opportunity, or are interested in joining Ratcliffe Power Station, please do contact the UK Talent Acquisition Manager;  James.Seymour@Uniper.Energy


Please note, all applications should be completed via our online careers page, any CVs sent via email will not be taken into consideration. 



Job information

Contract type: Unlimited  
Working Hours:     Full time,  
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: £49,047 to £80,447 (Experience & Skill Dependent)




Uniper is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and suitable candidates regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, worldview, sexual identity or family status. We promote diversity, equality and flexible working.