Leave your mark, not your footprint
How do we bring new life
to our coal-fired power stations? Or capture the carbon we produce to reduce our impact on the environment? You'll help us find the answers.
We want to make our UK coal fired power stations as efficient as possible; in fact Ratcliffe-On-Soar Power Station, near Nottingham, is one of the UK's most economical generators of energy and is currently undergoing a major environmental upgrade project. Working towards the European Union's Large Combustion Plant Directive, your vision and drive will help to see us develop state-of-the-art technologies to burn our coal even more cleanly - giving our plants a new lease of life and your career a clear sense of purpose. You'll have opportunities to work with the latest technologies and be part of an innovative and collaborative team. So ours is the perfect environment in which to protect our environment.
Check out our locations page to find out where you could be working.
Our recruitment process is designed to ensure both that you are right for the role and that the role is right for you. So there are no trick questions and no attempts to catch you out. It's purely a chance for you to show us what you can do, while getting a better feel for what's involved.When you're ready to apply, simply click here to send us your CV and complete our online application form. After that, the process is simple.
Firstly, we'll email you to confirm we've received your application. (If you don't receive this acknowledgement, please phone us on 02476 190125).
You'll receive a second email after we've reviewed your application. If we think you could be right for the job, we'll invite you to interview but either way, we'll let you know.
If successful, one of our hiring managers, and sometimes someone from HR, will interview you. You'll need to bring your passport or birth certificate and also your National Insurance number as this is now UK immigration policy. We'll be in touch before the interview to give you the full details, including anything else you may need to bring or prepare and who you'll be meeting on the day.
For some roles you may need to complete verbal reasoning tests, numerical tests or personality questionnaires. You'll either be sent an email from SHL, our testing provider, with a link to these, or you'll complete them here at interview. If you'd like to practise similar tests at home to help you prepare, you can try a example one here.
SHL practice tests
For some roles, testing forms part of our assessment centres, where you might also be asked to take part in group exercises or prepare a presentation. Of course, we'll let you know well in advance if we're planning to run assessment centres or further exercises.
We may invite you to a second interview. If this is part of the process your recruiting manager will let you know in advance. We'll call you and let you know if we're offering you the job. Again, we'll be in touch either way and we're always happy to provide feedback to explain our decision and to give you some advice for the future.
If successful, hopefully you'll be pleased with our offer. Let us know you'd like to accept it and we'll send out your contract.
Throughout the process, you can contact us for updates on your application. If you have any special requirements or would like us to many any special arrangement, please let us know in advance so we can make sure we have made the best preparations for you. Simply phone 02476 190125. Good luck!
Martin Taylor, Mechanical Engineer, Killingholme Power Station
Hello I'm Martin Taylor and welcome to Killingholme Power Station, which you can see in the background. I'm a mechanical engineer here. Over the years I've been working on gas turbines, boilers, steam turbines. I'm looking at what we're going to be doing for the future of the station, including what equipment will be required to re-furbish, overhaul and also planning for our major outages over the next few years.
As well as the power stations, there's various aspects of E.ON. There's E.ON Engineering, who provide a lot of the high spec technical services to us. There's Central Networks, there's the trading side, there's the retail side. There's many aspects of it, not just power stations. We're not just about producing electric, we go all the way down the chain.
There's no really typical day for me. Over a month I could be having contractors meetings, writing technical specs- some of them only for a few thousand pounds a year, some of them are for hundreds of thousand pounds a year.
Joining E.ON, one of the first things I had to learn about, even though I'd done some of it as I say, with the armed forces in facilities management was contracts management. E.ON put me on a course; put me on their own in house course on how they do contract management. Over the past few years I've been to gas turbine conferences in Poland, Dubai, Berlin.
What's it like working for E.ON? It's good, it's varied. It's challenging as the business is continually changing. It's a private company; we've got to make money so we have to keep changing as the market dictates.
No job's perfect. Some of it is, it's not what I would say down sides, it's more frustrations. As I say, the company's continually changing, evolving so I may be working on something, I may have done all the background work to a specification, however because the business is changing we aren't gonna go down that route. We have to look at another route and I have to start again. So, there's frustrations as with any job.
Health and Safety is the top priority within E.ON. And, that's not just within E.ON UK, that's E.ON worldwide. We have a mantra here called Rule One 'We will not hurt people who work on our sites; we need your help to achieve it'. That is because we don't want to hurt anybody. The nature of the business is high risk, therefore we have to have all the measures in place to protect ourselves, protect our operations staff, protect our contractors. People come first before plant.
Well I think that's enough from me now. I've got a contract specification to complete. So, if you're thinking about joining E.ON, looking further, it's a good company to work for. Good bye.
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