Profile of Martin Jenkins, BSc (Hons), MIET, MCMI, AMIMechE, Consultant Electrical Power Engineer

Martin has worked in the electrical power industry throughout his career. He trained as an engineer with the CEGB and worked in operations at a number of power stations in the UK and followed this with a two-year secondment to the Electricity Supply Commission of Zimbabwe.

He returned to the UK in 1985 and shortly afterwards commenced a twenty-one year period at Drax Power Station in Yorkshire. During this time he undertook part-time study for which he was awarded a First Class Honours degree in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering.

During his time at Drax, Martin held senior management positions in Operations, Maintenance and Engineering before becoming the Engineering Manager. He experienced several changes of ownership and financial restructurings and he was an integral part of the team that turned the power station into a listed company.

In 2007 Martin formed Martin Jenkins Power Consulting Ltd which provides a range of managerial, technical and business services into the power industry.

Career Experience

2007 to date                         Consultant Engineer                         MJPC Ltd

2001 to 2006                        Engineering Manager                        Drax Power Station

2000 to 2001                        Outage Manager                               Drax Power Station

1995 to 2000                        Shift Manager                                    Drax Power Station

1986 to 1995                        Operations Engineer                        Drax Power Station

1985 to 1986                        Operations Engineer                        Hartlepool Power Station

1983 to 1985                        Control Room Engineer                   Hwange Power Station, Zimbabwe

1978 to 1983                        Operations Engineer                        Skelton Grange Power Station

1973 to 1978                        Technical Staff Trainee                     C.E.G.B.


BSc (Hons) First class with honours in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering

Certificate in Management

Full Technological Certificate in Mechanical Plant Engineering