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Natural Power Consultants are 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 Two Wind Farm Managers for sites in the Scottish Highlands (Elgin and Wick).
Our Asset Management company provides management services on approximately 1.2GW of wind energy in the making us the leading provider of wind farm management services in the UK. We provide these services for utilities and independent power producers including; award winning Health & Safety management, HV system management, site performance analysis and optimisation, WindCentreTM 24/7 monitoring, commercial back office services. Natural Power continue to lead the industry in developing innovative procedures, systems and management tools for wind farms with the aim of ensuring our clients have a safe and productive site. Our managers on the ground are a key part of the team, supported through WindCentreTM, our central 24 hour management and control team who provide essential support to our wind farm managers throughout the UK.
Due to our continued success in the industry, we are seeking Two Wind Farm Managers for sites in the Scottish Highlands (Elgin and Wick). Your primary role will be to perform technical, administrative and safety management duties, including:
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 WindCentre 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 and the wind farms, however you will be called upon to support other operations in the UK, and should be prepared to spend several weeks a year working on other sites in other regions should the need arise. You must live within a reasonable commuting distance of the primary sites. You will be required to be part of an on call rota to provide 24 hour technical assistance to these wind farm sites.
You will be able to demonstrate significant previous engineering qualification and experience with knowledge of the major electrical and mechanical components. 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 licence and will be able to maintain a reasonable level of personal fitness for the safe climbing of Wind Turbines
Salary will depend on your experience and background. We offer a variety of company benefits including, membership to our group personal pension scheme, childcare vouchers, life assurance, critical illness cover and income protection.
How to apply
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Closing date: Wednesday 12th December