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Origen Power – Job Description – Role: COMMISSIONING ENGINEER

Overview of Company

At Origen, our vision is the atmosphere, restored. We aim to be the global leader in carbon dioxide removal solutions.

To achieve this, we have developed technology to decarbonise the global lime industry, which can be modified to enable at scale carbon removal. In addition to avoiding 400 million tonnes of CO2 from the lime industry, we will be able to remove billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air.

We have recently closed a significant seed funding round from several prominent family offices, have won two large government grants focused on decarbonisation and carbon removal, and have an exciting pipeline of projects in front of us.

Our flagship project is the build and operation of a pilot plant. In partnership with Singleton Birch, the UK’s leading independent lime manufacturer, the plant will demonstrate Origen’s core technology, the production of zero-carbon lime. This can then be scaled for commercial application.

The second project, working with Tate & Lyle Sugars, involves an engineering study for the complete decarbonisation of a sugar refinery. This will pave the way for the possibility of carbon-negative sugar production.

Origen will be scaling rapidly and growing the team through 2021 and we are always looking for the best talent.

The Role

The primary function of this Commissioning Engineer is to provide engineering and technical support. You will be responsible for commissioning and overseeing the installation of the prototype product This role is key to the technical delivery which will include providing update reports, conducting audits, help with troubleshooting, perform tests, and keep track of progress for the entire life cycle of the project. You will be working in collaboration with the engineering team, partners, and stakeholders. You will be required to travel to partner/ client sites. (Approx. 30%)

What you’ll be doing

Pre-Go live

  • Before a project even begins, you will be proactive in providing the engineering team with guidance on areas such as drawings, technical expertise, process and procedural modifications. 

Go Live

 You will review the project technical documentation and the contractual requirements and make improvements to, and offer advice about, operational procedures.

  • Working in conjunction with the Project Team in scheduling and coordinating work that’s to be carried out, providing clear and achievable timelines.
  • You will be working in collaboration with the engineering team both in-house and external to ensuring that equipment works to its specification.
  • You will create and carry out test procedures, reporting the findings and outputs.
  • Identify problems, diagnose them and offer technical advise for remedy and alternative solutions
  • Write reports and documentation and providing technical support.
  • Ensuring safe working conditions at all times

Post project

  • At the end of the project, you will analyse and interpret everything that happened over the course of the project and provide recommendations for ways to improve the design, process, procedure and efficiencies identified through out the project life cycle.

Who you are

  • Our ideal candidate will have proven experience in a business management role, in a fast-paced start-up environment, with a special focus on building business processes and operational effectiveness.
  • You have excellent communication skills and experience building relationships across teams and solving conflicts.
  • You pay attention to detail and are strong at execution, working independently and proactively to deliver on your objectives.
  • You are flexible and enthusiastic and are prepared to get the work done that is required to ensure the business meets its objectives.
  • You have the desire to grow with the organisation and expand your role as the business grows
  • You have the ability to maintain good judgment in fast-paced, growth environments.
  • You have the ability to excel in what can at times be an ambiguous environment with curiosity to learn and adapt as required.

Skills & Experience

  • You must be highly organised with excellent communications (both verbal and written)
  • You are technically capable and delivered projects in SME’s and rapid scale up businesses.
  • Possess strong Interpersonal, as you will be interacting with clients and all comfortable talking with other people.
  • In order to make sure that every aspect of a project is properly assessed and recorded, you need to be able to write clearly and concisely.
  • The ability to problem solve and trouble shoot- It’s rare that a project will be completed with no hiccups from start to finish!
  • In addition to your other skills, you must also be able to understand the commercial impact and been commercially minded.
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