Year in Industry Student Placement

RWE npower
Glenrothes, Fife
15000 - 20000
12 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Please note: The closing date for this vacancy is 31 January, despite being stated otherwise at the top of this page. You will hear back following this date.

We have a thrilling Year in Industry placement opportunity, to provide scientific support within our Power Station Performance and Regulation Team at Markinch CHP. Ideally you are currently studying Chemistry, Chemical Process Engineering, Environmental Science or a similar technical or scientific subject.

Your opportunity:

In this dynamic role, you will to respond to how the Power Station is performing each day. Working as part of a team, you will manage asset health and integrity by:

  •  monitoring plant performance through data analysis & interpretation
  •  collecting samples and undertaking chemical testing
  •  providing recommendations for improvements, with support from colleagues
  •  implementing systems and solutions to improve asset operation
  •  managing/participating in a chemistry based project that will improve site monitoring and operation

RWE is investing in Markinch CHP. The state-of-the-art Energy Centre will be able to provide local district heating as part of the Glenrothes Energy Network, this first project of its kind for RWE in the UK. This placement will include project support opportunities, increasing your exposure and experience in delivering a high value project through all stages of design, construction, commissioning and commercial handover.

How will we support you during your placement?

You will attend courses, workshops and on the job training for your own personal development.

You will have opportunities to travel and work at other sites and RWE central labs, where more advanced analytical techniques can be employed in a demanding environment.

Who are we?

RWE stands for security of energy supply and provides flexible, firm capacity, making it a key partner to enable the UK to transition to a low carbon future.

We are the UK’s second largest energy generator, with over 8.5GW of installed capacity. RWE Markinch Biomass CHP is the largest of its type in the UK. RWE’s UK sites are located across England, Wales and Scotland and the business provides around 1,600 jobs in the UK.

We are committed to continuous improvement, and continue to invest in plant, property and equipment to modernise our existing fleet and invest in new technologies. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing the contribution that our employees make.

We build trust. We deliver performance. We inspire passion

Why work with us?

As well as a competitive salary and impressive benefits package you’ll also get the opportunity to really shape the future of our business. Along the way we’ll give you all the support you need to develop your skill set and achieve your long term ambitions.

Assessment Centres will be held on 6 March 2019. Please ensure you keep this date free in the diary, to ensure you are able to attend if invited. Ideally, the successful candidate will be available to start on 1 July 2019.

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