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3 Roles, Senior Commercial Manager. Hydro Engineering Manager. Hydro Senior EC&I Engineer.

Are you interested in working towards a lower cost, zero carbon future?

Drax is a global business engaged in renewable power generation, the production of sustainable biomass and the sale of renewable electricity to businesses.

We’re now recruiting exciting opportunities across our generation portfolio of sustainable biomass, hydro-electric and pumped hydro storage power stations in Scotland.

Senior Commercial Manager – up to £85,000

Senior Commercial Manager

As Senior Commercial Manager, you’ll maximise the financial contribution from our Scottish Hydro and OCGT (open-cycle gas turbine) assets by effectively coordinating Opex and Capex across the sites. You’ll also manage the commercial contract for SMW, a subsidiary business based at Daldowie.

Excitingly, you’ll play a key commercial role as we launch a new fleet of OCGTs across England and Wales, taking responsibility for a multi-million-pound third party O&M contract.

Reviewing and negotiating strategic contracts that deliver value for the business and suppliers, you’ll ensure that we have the right commercial structures in place.

To be successful, you’ll need to work closely with our Group Finance, Commercial, Legal and Procurement teams. The role will involve strong engagement with a wide range of stakeholders internally and externally including partners, suppliers and industry bodies.

You’ll also lead, motivate, and develop a small team deliver the asset business support functions.

Hydro Engineering Manager – up to £85,000

Hydro Engineering Manager

As an Engineering Manager for our Hydro sites, you’ll report into the Head of Hydro and have a responsibility for a team of around 10 direct reports.

Day to day you’ll have engineering responsibility for the hydro sites and look after the investment plans, reliability plans and provide technical support to the sites. You’ll be involved in lots of different projects and liaise with senior stakeholders at our other plants to ensure consistency across all the different sites within Drax Group. You’ll also have to support other locations as needed.

You’ll support the business plan and provide effective leadership and strategic direction that ensures short, long and medium-term performance of the Engineering team to deliver best in class performance that ensures that risk, contribution and expenditure are optimised to meet the prevailing economics.

You’ll be evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness and delivery of the maintenance strategy deployed at each site by the Operations & Maintenance Manager, and manage the technical risk process and engineering standards.

Hydro Senior EC&I Engineer – up to £75,000

Hydro Senior Engineer

You’ll provide immediate authoritative technical advice to the Hydro fleet whilst identifying and delivering the Electrical, Control & Instrumentation engineering aspects of the long-term plant investment plan for the business.

You’ll be passionate about what you do and will strive to maximise plant availability by providing EC&I Engineering authority for the coordination of outages and projects. Technical supervision, design review and governance of engineering projects are key deliverables for this role.

Your active engagement with the behavioural safety programme through leading safety tours with staff and contractors will help drive continuous safety improvements.

You’ll also be responsible for technical fault finding, making recommendations and implementing technical solutions to engineering problems, including the co-ordination of external technical support providers.

Your attention to detail will be critical in this role as you’ll provide compilation of submissions to legislative or licensing bodies, including representing the Hydro Group on industry advisory & working groups. 

Time management and leadership will also be a feature within this role, as you’ll organise your own and your direct reports workload to meet the expectations of all stakeholders. We want you to inspire your team and by agreeing performance plans with your direct reports you’ll be setting the direction over the short and medium term.




3 Roles, Senior Commercial Manager. Hydro Engineering Manager. Hydro Senior EC&I Engineer.

United Kingdom
3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 30 Jan 2023

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