Wind Farm Manager
Wind Farm Manager
Key words: Asset Management, High Voltage, HV, Electro-mechanical Systems, Central Scotland, Scotland, Renewables, Renewable Energy, Jobs, Careers, Vacancies,
Natural Power is an independent renewable energy consultancy and service business with over twenty years of in-house project experience. We provide expertise in every stage of the development and operational project lifecycle: from feasibility, development, pre-construction, construction, post-construction, operations and re-powering and through all elements of due diligence. Natural Power's 360?? lifecycle experience spans more than 800 projects, with our team of 320 experts. Our lifecycle approach to consultancy services allows us to focus on reducing interface risk and working smarter from day one of your power project.
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, turbine servicing, site performance analysis and optimisation, ControlCentre 24/7 monitoring, commercial and financial services. Due to the continued growth and success in the industry, we are looking to recruit a Wind Farm Manager for Central Scotland
Reporting into the Wind Farm Area Manager and with the support of the wider Operations and Asset Management department you will primarily be responsible for technical, administrative and safety management duties on various sites. Further detail on these includes:
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 nominally based from home with frequent travel to Wind Farms primarily in Central Scotland. In addition to this, you may be called upon to support other operations in the UK and abroad, therefore you should be prepared to spend time working on other sites in other regions should the need arise. Due to the location of primary and other operational sites in the area, ideally you will be located in Central Scotland . 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
Ideally you will be qualified in an engineering discipline and be 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. An electrical engineering or electrician background is preferred. 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.
You will possess excellent communication skills being able to convey clear and concise information in both written and verbal format to staff, clients and third parties alike. You will have an ability to work as part of a team but equally show strong initiative, ability and confidence to make decisions. Basic I.T. and computer literacy is required.
Due to the nature of the role you may be required to work occasional evenings and weekends, including standby weekend cover in order to maintain productivity. Your health is important to us and due to the nature of the role, you will be expected to complete a pre-start medical as well as regular health checks. It is essential that you are able to maintain a reasonable level of personal fitness for the safe climbing of the wind turbines.
It is essential that you live within a reasonable commuting distance of primary site and possess a full driver's license.
Salary offered will be dependent on your experience and fit for role. Further to salary, other benefits include:
• Generous holidays that increase with tenure;
• Access to group personal pension scheme;
• Life assurance, critical illness cover and income protection;
• Access to extensive Employee Assistance Programme;
• Elective benefits such as: childcare vouchers, bike to work scheme and discounts on related companies;
• The use of a 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 safety qualifications, HV Operations, Working at Height, First Aid At Work, Wind Turbine Safety Rules, E&M Safety Rules and 4x4 Off Road Driving.
How to Apply
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. Our software uses CV parsing technology, so please ensure that information extracted is correct before submitting your application.
Closing date: Sunday 2nd October
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