Offshore Wind Operations Technician

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Suffolk
Categories: Engineering, Offshore, Renewables

Job Title: Offshore Wind Operations Technician

Location: Lowestoft

Salary: SSE6 £31,345 – £44,396 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits

Permanent Full Time Hours

The Role

As Operations Technician, you’ll report into the Operations Supervisor of the Wind Farm, operating in accordance with corporate standards, policies, procedures and best practice guidelines to ensure protection of the owner’s investment.

The position will require working to a 4 days on / 4 days off shift pattern.

Some of your main accountabilities will include;

-Provide safety coordination and operational experience for all site and offshore works across the windfarm and OFTO assets.

-Performing operations and maintenance duties such as planned servicing and reactive works on the wind farm balance of plant assets, along with wider wind farm infrastructure, including the Siemens 3.6MW wind turbine generators and associated auxiliary plant, to produce the most generation possible - safely.

-Providing field and onshore support to the wider operations team, supporting all BOP, WTG and OFTP maintenance campaigns.

-Own the investigation of operational issues from inception through to completion, following a robust reporting process.  

-Provide safety from the system and escorting contractors around site under the relevant operational safety and wind turbine safety rules. 

-Collate alarm action data, gathering as much information as possible to improve procedures and onward offshore activity, ensuring safe operations and the increase of first time fix rates which will contribute to fault analysis and rectification

 - Build and document a knowledge base of technical information to assist with daily decision making

Your Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone with operations-based experience coupled with an engineering background. You’ll have knowledge of operational wind farms and associated onshore and offshore infrastructure, as well as an understanding of control room functions and related outputs.

Being authorised in Operational Safety Rules and SSOW, you’ll be capable of performing duties as a CP/AP/SAP and/or an AT in the WTSR’s. You should also have a full understanding of offshore work requirements and SHE risks and be familiar with emergency response handling and contingency planning. A working knowledge of BOP, WTG and OFTO, along with rotational plant and turbine technology such as Converter and LV systems will be required.

As a person, you’ll use your strong interpersonal skills to provide leadership on the safe approach to site works. The ability to prioritise your work load effectively will be essential, and you’ll have the aptitude to quickly identify and resolve issues in a timely manner.  The ability to write procedures and reports to consistently high standard will also be required.

Our Company

Renewable Operations operates and maintains sites across GB and ROI; we’re the UKs largest generator of electricity from renewable sources (wind and hydro), owning and operating almost half of the UK's total renewable generation capacity.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

Closing date for applications is: 22nd November 2018         

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.resourcing.team@sse.com

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

 

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