Biomass Engineer Vacancy

A new opportunity has arisen with re:heat.  Ideally based in Northumberland, but working across the UK, we are looking for a Biomass Engineer with 3 or more years previous experience and an electrical bias.  The ideal candidate will be able to contribute enthusiastically to the wide variety of opportunities that re:heat are actively working on – from boiler installations through to consultancy, and providing first class support to our many customers across the north of England and Scotland.

The successful candidate would be primarily based at our office in Alnwick, but be willing and able to travel as required by the role.  We would also consider suitable candidates who may not be based in, or be willing to relocate to Northumberland.

The duties of the Biomass Engineer will include :

  • Installation and commissioning of biomass boilers throughout the UK.
  • Providing phone support to customers and other engineers working on fault finding.
  • Working on domestic, commercial and industrial biomass boilers.
  • Working independently for small commercial and domestic jobs.
  • Working as part of a team to assist in the installation of large commercial and industrial projects.
  • Carrying out programmes of remedial work on third party installations.
  • Servicing and maintaining customers’ biomass boilers.

For the role of Biomass Engineer, the candidate is expected to :

  • Ideally, have prior experience of installation and commissioning of biomass boilers.
  • Be electrically biased, and be able to fault find electrical and control systems.
  • Be experienced on biomass boiler controls and their integration with heating control systems.
  • Be prepared to work long hours when necessary, as well as travel throughout the UK.

Candidates with experience of working on ETA, Fröling and Herz equipment would be at a particular advantage, but we work with a wide range of systems from other manufacturers, and full  training would be provided.

If you would be interested in joining a small, friendly company with an excellent reputation, and growing within the biomass industry, please contact Ben Tansey ( for an informal and confidential discussion.

We offer a competitive salary and contributory pension scheme, training with leading manufacturers and a varied and stimulating work environment.

Historic National Trust estate will feel the heat from 21st century technology

Wallington Hall estate in Northumberland, a historic mansion house and gardens dating back to the 17th century is set to be heated by the latest green technology.

Following a competitive tender process, North East-based biomass specialist, re:heat has been appointed to remove the estate’s inefficient oil fired boilers and install a cost-effective renewable fuelled heating and hot water system.

Owner the National Trust have appointed re:heat to deliver the project as part of its environmental commitment to substantially reduce carbon emissions at its properties by switching to more renewable energy sources and deliver 50 per cent of its energy from renewables by 2020.

The complex project will see the installation of two 130kw wood pellet fired biomass boilers which will deliver heat and hot water to the main hall, estate cottages, offices, gift shop and café.

This is the second time the National Trust has appointed re:heat to install renewable heating technology and oversee the removal of oil from one of its sites.

In August this year the re:heat team installed two wood pellet fired biomass boilers at Nunnington Hall, near York. Ben Tansey, re:heat director, said: “We are delighted to be working with the National Trust again. They are a prestigious client and Wallington is a sensitive site, steeped in history with a high specification in order to meet its present and future needs.”

Wallington Hall was originally built by Sir William Blackett around the core of an earlier medieval house and pele tower. Blackett was a wealthy shipping magnate and mine owner from Newcastle, and he intended Wallington to be a country retreat.

In 1777 the Blackett line died out and the estate passed to the Trevelyan family, who created a magnificent walled garden, reached by sinuous paths through the woodland. Sir Walter Trevelyan was an avid plant collector and he gathered a collection of rare species from around the globe.

National Trust project manager, Adrian Fox, said: “This is a major project with multiple drivers for us and we are looking forward to working again with re:heat to deliver it. Most of the work will be done while the estate is open which means it has to be managed around visitors, staff and regular deliveries and we know re:heat can handle these challenges.

“In addition to reducing impact on the environment by removing the oil powered system, switching to biomass affords us a level of security in no longer responding to fluctuating oil prices and the money saved can be used in the continued conservation of the property.”

re:heat was founded in 2011 by Neil Harrison and Ben Tansey to assist businesses of all sizes convert from fossil fuels to sustainable, low carbon wood fuel heating systems. The firm’s team of experts can help clients with buying a boiler, designing systems, fuel supply logistics and material handling, fault-finding and problem resolution, and specialist training.

National Trust historic home enjoys 21st Century heat

An historic mansion housing one of the world’s finest collections of antique miniatures is reaping the benefits of being heated by the latest in 21st Century green technology.

Northumberland-based re:heat has installed two wood pellet fired biomass boilers to supply renewable heat to keep visitors, staff and the valuable collections in Nunnington Hall, near York, at the optimal temperature.

re:heat expansion into Scotland

re:heat have made a key appointment to its business and opened a Scottish office as it continues to drive forward ambitious expansion plans.

Respected biomass energy expert Steve Luker has joined re:heat as principal consultant to add extra weight to its comprehensive portfolio of services, supporting client demand for green heating and leading work to drive up industry standards.

Training for biomass operators

re:heat are using their expertise to raise professional standards in the wood heat industry; providing assessments and reviews of biomass boiler operators and their regular activities. The team are being called upon for specialist training as more schools, hospitals and major businesses move away from traditional fossil-fuelled systems towards biomass. Improving safety, system efficiency and updating key-skills of operators have been focus this work.