Power Plant Operator

Location Redruth
Discipline: Engineering , Construction & Skilled Trades
Job type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: From £30,000 - £38,000 per annum doe
Contact name: Danielle Hubbard Assoc CIPD
Contact email: danielle@smithandreed.co.uk

​​​Are you a electrical-electronics engineer, mechanical engineer or energy engineer looking for you next role in the Geothermal Industry? My client, a small but growing team pioneering geothermal power development in the UK, is looking to recruit a full-time Power Plant Operator to join their small but growing team, pioneering geothermal power development in the UK. The role is an exciting opportunity and will involve learning how the first geothermal plant in the UK will operate and then taking responsibility for operations at the end of construction in late 2024.

You will be perfectly positioned to take on the Plant Manger responsibilities and be responsible for a small team of operators.

You are required to submit a covering letter to be considered for this role. Please attach when applying.

This is a full-time permanent role working 40 hours per week. The role is paying £30,000 to £38,000 per annum subject to experience, plus benefits. There will be the need for flexibility to accommodate outside of these times. A full job descritpion is available on request.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing all Electrical, Mechanical and Administration required to ensure the smooth and uninterrupted running of the Power Plant.

  • Preparing daily and weekly production reports and escalating to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Understanding errors and malfunctions determined in the controls and undertaking action for resolution.

  • Correct and create work procedures and instructions, and manage the need of consumables and spare parts for the power plant.

  • Appropriate Health and Safety management.

  • Additional ad hoc duties as and when required.


  • Able to read and interpret process, mechanical and electrical project drawings.

  • Experienced in fault resolution and troubleshooting.

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy, and able to stay calm in any situation.

  • Keen interest in learning about renewable energy and associated technology.

About You

  • Degree in either Electrical-Electronics, Mechanical Engineering or Energy Engineering or equivalent.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in the field of Electricity Generation Facilities.

  • Interest in renewable energy and Cornwall’s move to net zero carbon by 2030.

  • Ability to learn new processes and apply these to company strategy in a fast-moving environment.

  • Capable of working to tight deadlines and budgets.

  • Available for night shift on call.

  • A full UK drivers licence.

If this sounds like you next role do not hesitate to contact us.


​​Smith and Reed Recruitment embraces diversity, equality and inclusion and aim to promote the benefits of diversity in all our business activities. Smith and Reed will treat everyone equally and will not discriminate on the grounds of an individual’s “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) which are age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability, or sexual orientation. All candidates will be assessed solely on their ability to carry out the job in question based on skills, experience, and qualifications.