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Senior O&M Engineer

We are searching for an experienced Senior O&M Engineer at our Grimsby office or your home address.

What we offer you……

As a company, leading the way to ensure everyone has access to affordable zero carbon energy, RES is proud of its diverse workforce and supports a healthy work-life balance. We offer private healthcare, discounted green travel, 25 days holiday with options to buy/sell 5 days per annum, enhanced family leave and 4 volunteering days.

Reporting to the Operations Manager Offshore Transmission, the primary responsibility of the role is to manage maintenance services to offshore transmission and wind farm assets. The Senior O&M Engineer shall ensure that these services are delivered safely and in accordance to specified contractual standards and specifications. The Senior O&M Engineer will provide support across all OFTO projects.

Organisational Context

  • Regular communication with RES’ clients, external contractors and suppliers
  • Working closely with other teams within offshore and also RES departments including Onshore O&M and Onshore Asset Management

  • Key Accountabilities

  • Provide technical advice and support on O&M matters to the O&M Engineers, other team members and the wider O&M department
  • Taking a lead role in supporting the Offshore O&M department in the execution of contracts on both client and RES managed offshore assets, including but not limited to:
  • Delivering a high standard of HSQE requirements and ensuring all contractors adhere to these standards at all times
  • Managing the delivery of project work against contract requirements including KPI performance
  • Planning for the delivery of work against the maintenance plan
  • Producing and reviewing maintenance plans, reports, procedures and RAMS
  • Maintaining the asset register & the project database
  • Develop active and effective stakeholder relationships
  • Carrying out minor corrective and preventative maintenance tasks in line with their current and future capabilities
  • Contract management – understanding RES’ contractual obligations and support team members to comply
  • Support creating AS and MAS proposals. Review of AS and MAS proposals created by O&M Engineers
  • Support accounting processes – e.g. invoicing, accruals, work order management, budgeting etc
  • Standing in for the Operations Manager Offshore Transmission where required e.g. meetings
  • Standing in for the Operations Manager Offshore Transmission where required e.g. meetings
  • Competency and skills to:
  • Project manage and lead maintenance activities at onshore and offshore sites
  • Manage and oversee sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Collate site and network technical information to facilitate effective decision making within the department
  • React to emergencies, site outages and unplanned events
  • The Senior O&M Engineer will look after projects and project work when the O&M Engineer/project lead is unavailable
  • Take a lead on training new team members including mentoring and helping them to embed into the team. Supporting the recruitment of new O&M Engineers.
  • Identify areas where the team is weaker from a technical point of view, training the team in these areas, including proposing and organising external courses.
  • On-Call: The Senior O&M Engineer will manage the on-call rota and is also expected to participate in the on-call rota to provide emergency response outside of normal working hours.
  • Support the Operations Manager Offshore Transmission to identify and implement improvements in the delivery of services.
  • Managing spares & equipment at the O&M base and identify strategic procurement opportunities e.g. supply chain gap analysis, implementing framework agreements.
  • Designated Person Ashore: undertake this role when required if the marine-co-ordinator is not available.
  • The role also includes the following department responsibilities:
  • Support the Offshore O&M department in the production and review of procedures, processes and technical literature, including taking a lead on some reviews and identifying and implementing improvements as required
  • Support the Offshore O&M department in the management of project spares, equipment, tools and consumables
  • Support as required other projects and departments within RES in line with their current and future capabilities

  • Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of UK Health & Safety legislation
  • Working knowledge of UK Health & Safety legislation
  • Working knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems and components
  • Good knowledge of Offshore Wind and the HV transmission systems

  • Skills

  • Ability to work safely at all times
  • Technical aptitude for the analysis of complex equipment
  • Project management
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Capable of working offshore and at height
  • Physically fit, the role will require climbing / transferring to offshore structures
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)

  • Experience

  • Experience of Wind energy / Renewables or Power Generation Industry (required)
  • Experience of using SCADA systems for the remote monitoring and interrogation of assets (required)
  • Experience of managing and delivering site scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities
  • Experience offshore (desirable)
  • Experience of working in multidiscipline teams

  • Qualifications

  • An HND in engineering, or equivalent qualification, but proven working background in the Wind energy / Renewables or the Power Generation Industry (required)
  • Safety qualification, IOSH or equivalent (required)
  • GWO Training (desirable, however full training will be given)
  • Hold a full clean driving licence
  • Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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