Wind Farm Manager

South-West Englang/South Wales
Dependent on experience. Further benefits.
20 Mar 2014
06 Apr 2014

Natural Power is a leading international renewable energy consultancy. We provide expert services to the renewable energy industry in the development, construction and operational phases of renewable energy projects. To facilitate the growth of our Asset Management business we are currently recruiting for a Wind Farm Manager for a number of sites in the South-West England/South Wales area.

Our Asset Management department provides management services on approximately 2.6GW of wind energy, making us the leading provider of wind farm management services in the UK. We provide a range of services for utilities and independent power producers, including award winning Health & Safety management, HV system management, site performance analysis and optimisation, ControlCentre 24/7 monitoring, commercial and financial services. 

The Opportunity

Due to our continued success in the industry, we are seeking a Wind Farm Manager for a number of sites in South-West England/South Wales. Your primary role will be to perform technical, administrative and safety management duties.

Technical: Following training you will manage the High Voltage (HV) operations on site. You will be expected to achieve Senior Authorised Person (SAP) status for HV management up to 33kV within 18 months. You will be willing to work at heights of up to 80m for the inspection of Wind Turbines. You will be expected to obtain a good understanding of the main systems and components of wind turbines. 

Administrative: You will work with our ControlCentre team to ensure all works on site are effectively planned, administered and recorded. You will manage operational budgets and complete reports for the site owner. You will support our analysis team in providing information to assist in site performance analysis.

Health and Safety: You will review safety documentation and personnel capabilities as required in advance of any site works, performing audits and checking the operations of contractors on site.

The position will be primarily based from home with regular travel to the wind farm(s), however you will be called upon to support other operations in the UK, and should be prepared to spend time working on other sites in other regions should the need arise. You must live within a reasonable commuting distance of the primary site (around 10 miles west of Cardiff). You will be required to be part of an on call rota to provide 24-hour technical assistance to these wind farm sites.

Qualifications

You have an engineering qualification and able to demonstrate significant experience and knowledge of the major electrical and mechanical components of wind farms. Previous High Voltage operation and maintenance experience would be advantageous but not essential. You will be expected to have a strong awareness of health and safety with the strength of character to manage the safety of contractors performing maintenance and inspection works. A formal safety qualification would be an additional benefit. Good communication skills, computer literacy and administrative skills are essential. 

You must hold a full UK driving license and will be able to maintain a reasonable level of personal fitness for the safe climbing of Wind Turbines.

Remuneration

Salary offered will be dependent on your experience and fit for role. Further to salary benefits include; generous holidays, group personal pension scheme, childcare vouchers, bike to work scheme, discounts on related companies, life assurance, critical illness cover and income protection. 

Additionally, you will have the use of a 4X4 vehicle which can be used for personal mileage (at a cost). Natural Power also offers learning and development opportunities and promotes professional qualifications where possible.

Full details on the post are available on our website. Please apply online by uploading your CV and cover letter. Please include information such as; your notice period, availability to interview, current salary, salary sought and where you saw the vacancy advertised.