Wind Farm Manager - Cambridgeshire

24 Jan 2014
16 Feb 2014
Full Time
Contract Type

Wind Farm Manager - Cambridgeshire


Company Overview

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 Cambridgeshire.

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, Control Centre 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 for a number of sites in Cambridgeshire.  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 Control Centre 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 onshore and offshore 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 (near March).  You will be required to be part of an on call rota to provide 24-hour technical assistance to these wind farm sites.

Qualifications and Experience

You have an engineering qualification and able to demonstrate significant experience and knowledge of the major electrical and mechanical components of wind farms or similar technical environment.  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 and for offshore working.

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 offer a positive working environment; relaxed in terms of dress code and some of our approaches, yet highly professional with excellent support mechanisms in place to develop your knowledge and career. 

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 16th February

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