Asset Engineer

leeds, United Kingdom

Job Reference 1188434

Location leeds, United Kingdom

Industry Renewables - Biomass

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Permanent

Date Added July 4, 2023

Asset Engineer – UK
Location: United Kingdom
Language: Fluently in English both written and oral
Timeframe: The role has full sign-off and budget
Salary/Package: Competitive salary and benefits on offer

Recruitment Partner: Airswift                                                          
ey Words: Asset Engineer; Maintenance, Heavy Industry, Plant Operations, Cost Reduction, Safety, EU, Renewable Energy, Compliance.

Company summary:
We are proud to be retained by a major participant of the market, committed to reducing carbon emissions and providing renewable energy solutions to their customers. In addition to biomass, they also generate electricity from other sources such as hydro and gas, and offer various services related to energy and technology. The company prides itself on its diverse and inclusive workforce, and their commitment to safety, sustainability, and innovation.

Due to recent growth, the company is looking for an Asset Engineer to support their operations in their plants, and help them in assuring Health, Safety, Engineering, Environmental and Quality are being properly followed and executed.

Job summary:

The team’s task is to engage in the preservation of the Plant, minimizing costs and delivering an engineering and maintenance strategy that supports the long-term commercial operation of the Plant.

Asset Engineer are mainly responsible for delivering compliance against legislative, statutory, corporate and site policy and procedures.

Will also deal with providing engineering expertise and ownership for contract management and the delivery of assigned budgets.

  • Must have relevant Engineering qualifications minimum HND, and / or equivalent experience.
  • Recognized HSE qualification.
  • Must have served a recognized apprenticeship and be qualified to a minimum level of NVQ level 3 (or equivalent).
  • Significant experience in a plant area of the power station and would be classed as a subject matter expert in their field of competence.
  • Previous experience of working in a technical role in either mechanical, electrical or control and instrumentation discipline.
  • Detailed knowledge of managing contractors and have the skills and have the ability to lead a team.
  • Experience of managing multiple budgets for OPEX and CAPEX.
  • Experience of managing multiple contracts as a contract owner.
  • Be able to responds and adapt to change with a positive attitude.
  • Strong team and relationship building skills.
  • Able to work in an environment of continuous improvement, looking to identify causes of poor reliability, prioritizing and progressing the solutions.
  • Knowledgeable and competent in the use of IT systems (Excel, Word, Maximo WMS).
  • Fluent English: both written and oral.


  • Subject matter expert with plant area responsibility and ownership.
  • Initiate contracts and contract awards.
  • Initiate and deliver major and minor projects in line with the plant area business plan.
  • Ensure engineering contribution to the cross functional maintenance reliability groups.
  • Work collaboratively and cross functionally across all maintenance functions.
  • Work management ownership for the respective plant area.

The above tasks are not exhaustive. Together with your line manager you have some room to fill in the job description to what you think is important in your job. After all, you are the expert!


The company offers a market conform salary package with extra-legal benefits with relocation services in case relocation is needed.

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