Senior Service Engineer


Sales & Management


Newton Abbot

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We are seeking a UK Resident Senior Service Engineer to provide an efficient and effective service to our Customer Support Division. The post is predominantly UK based but overseas working may be required. The post will be home based although you will be expected to attend the Newton Abbot site on occasion.


To carry out all aspects of service and maintenance activities to ensure the highest quality of support for the customer at all times. The role is multi-disciplined and includes mechanical, electrical and electronic skills. The work is usually carried out at the customer's site so the engineer must be able to work on his own initiative and with minimal supervision. As a senior engineer you must also demonstrate leadership, a willingness to accept responsibility and the ability to supervise, control and develop other engineers.


  • Attending site to carry out regular maintenance inspections.
  • Fault diagnosis and repair on all equipment.
  • Maintaining a good working relationship with the customer.
  • Available for direct customer contact out of hours including weekends on an ‘On-call’ rota basis. This involves providing technical support and mobilisation out of hours.
  • You will need to be available for weekend working for up to two weekends in four.
  • Ability to adequately plan and prepare for allocated tasks both for yourself and for others.
  • Preparation of accurate reports and timesheets using the clients current system.
  • Work within the current quality management system requirements.
  • Supervision, control and development of other engineers.
  • Assisting Service Supervision to plan, prepare and delegate work.
  • Supervision and control of sub-contractors, to ensure that the work is completed to the necessary quality standard and timescale.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Qualified to HNC/HND level in Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Siemens 501 engine removal and installation, including calibration and performance test.
  • Siemens 501 engine strip, repair and rebuild to turbine 2nd stage vane level.
  • Siemens 501 engine bearing replacements.
  • In depth fault diagnosis and repair on any client supplied equipment, Including Digital control systems and main reduction gearbox.
  • Basic fault diagnosis and knowledge on equipment not supplied by the client but associated with the CHP installation.
  • Vibration survey on engine, gearbox and generator, the analysis of the results, and the recommendation of any corrective action as necessary
  • Supervision and control of sub-contractors, to ensure that the work is completed to the necessary quality standard and timescale.
  • Principles of operation for Gas Turbines Engines and advantages of CHP installations.
  • Knowledge and experience of High Voltage Generator control, protection and Synchronising
  • Methods and systems of emissions control.
  • Understand the differences between various maintenance contracts and the resulting consequences for both the customer and the client.
  • Understand the Companies' Policies on health & safety, quality, and the environment and ensure that other employees work within these policies.
  • Be aware of the health & safety of yourself and of others, identify hazards, carry out a risk assessment and prepare a method statement.


  • Competitive Salary plus On Call Supplement
  • Service Vehicle
  • 25 days holiday
  • Death in Service & Medical Benefits
  • Pension Scheme

Thrive Talent is operating and advertising as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for interim/contract/temporary positions. Thrive Talent is an Equal Opportunities employer and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds.

Contact Information

  • Dean Clarke House, Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1AP
  • +44 (0)333 3444 228
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