Wind Farm Manager

South East England / Chelmsford, Essex
Dependent on experience
23 Jul 2014
10 Aug 2014
Wind Energy
Full Time
Permanent

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 East of England.

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 looking to recruit a Wind Farm Manager to support Wind Farms operations in the South East of England (Chelmsford is centrally located to sites). 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 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 will ideally be located somewhere near to Chelmsford. 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 or knowledge of the major electrical and mechanical components of wind farms. Previous High Voltage operation and maintenance experience would be highly advantageous although 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.

Further details

Salary offered will be dependent on your experience and fit for role. Further to salary benefits include; generous holidays that increase with tenure, group personal pension scheme, childcare vouchers, bike to work scheme, discounts on related companies, life assurance, critical illness cover and income protection. We will provide you with a full home office including; desk, laptop, iPhone, broadband, branded PPE, company credit and fuel card. Furthermore you will have the use of a Toyota Hilux 4X4 vehicle which you may use for personal miles (please note there will be Tax implications).

We offer a positive working environment, with a relaxed internal culture yet highly professional external reputation with excellent support mechanisms in place to develop your knowledge and career. We invest heavily in terms of our training, including: HV Operations, Working at Height, First Aid at Work, Wind Turbine Safety Rules, Electrical & Mechanical Safety Rules and 4X4 Off Road

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Full details are available on our website. Please apply online by uploading your CV and cover letter; this should clearly set out why you are suitable for the role. Please note that our recruitment software uses CV parsing technology; as such, please ensure that information extracted is correct before submitting your application.

Closing date: Sunday 10th August