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8 months ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Engineering
Category: Wind Energy Jobs
Job Title: Wind Mechanical Team Leader

Location: Dublin OR Glasgow OR Perth

Salary: £36k - £47k OR €52K - €63K depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 38 hours per week

Our Role

To manage the Wind Mechanical Engineering team to ensure that mechanical assets across the fleet of onshore windfarms are managed safely and effectively for both routine maintenance activities and defect resolution activities. The role can be based from out Dublin office, Glasgow office or Perth office

1. Safety, Health & Environment

Ensuring that SSE’s Management Standards and good industry practices are considered in addition to legislation, with the overall intention of ensuring that employees, the general public and the environment are not “at risk” with the operation of SSE’s Wind Turbine assets. Completing safety incident investigations as required.

2. Asset Integrity Management and Maintenance Delivery

Supporting O&M teams delivery of maintenance scopes on wind turbine assets within a given financial year and ensuring that maintenance standards are consistently applied across the fleet. To continuously challenge “the norm” and ensure that innovative maintenance practices are considered and implemented into procedure, where deemed relevant / cost effective. Providing planned and unplanned technical support including technical investigations. Monitoring plant health and ensuring appropriate response to emergent issues with potentially significant safety and business implications on a risk management basis.

3. Contract Management and Project Management

Performing all elements of contract management from specification/scope writing, technical evaluation of contractor’s proposal, through to planning, setting to work and continuous monitoring of safety and performance as well as claim disputes. Providing direct project management delivery service for specific activities required by the business, including safety, reliability and design improvement.

4. Reactive Work

Reacting effectively to non-routine occurrences at sites, i.e. mechanical failures, requests from 3rd parties, etc. Ensuring that solutions identified are technically correct and cost effective to maximise safety and production. To ensure that any “regular” failures are considered and solutions put forward to management to reduce the operating impact with proactive measures where possible.

5. Budget Delivery and Planning

Collaboratively work with Commercial team to identify resource requirements to ensure delivery of budget submissions within a given financial year. To build budget submissions for upcoming financial years that consider the following: routine maintenance activities, rectification of defects / regular issues, implementation of innovative ideas to improve safety and / or operating performance.

6. Business Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement

Ensuring that safety issues identified either within or outwith the business are communicated effectively with control measures outlined. Ensuring that plans are in place to minimise downtime for failed assets and that these plans are communicated to management. Ensuring that outputs of safety / technical workgroups are communicated to the wider SSE business and external businesses, where applicable. To maintain regular contact with key stakeholders to ensure that the Wind Mechanical Engineering team is delivering an effective service.

7. Line Management

Perform line management duties for team of Mechanical Engineers, including: identification of objectives that benefit both the business and personal development goals of the individuals, performance management reviews and identification of personal development opportunities. Understanding the challenges with operating a geographically diverse fleet of assets and ensuring that human factors are considered when approaching routine & non-routine work.

Your Skills and Experience

-Experience managing teams in engineering / utility environment would be an advantage, but not essential.

-Degree qualified in a core engineering function, or the ability to demonstrate suitable experience in a similar role.

-Ability to perform both safety, environmental and technical risk assessments to ensure that activities are managed safely and effectively, without unnecessary overreactions.

-Competent in discussing machinery safety legislation and implementation of such through recognised safe systems of work.

-Competent in discussing technology that the successful candidate will have asset management responsibility for (gearboxes, bearings, blades, etc)

-Ability to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

-Ability to be innovative to ensure that SSE’s Wind business is aware of emerging best practices, technologies, etc.

Our Company

SSE is Ireland’s second largest energy utility and the leading developer and investor in cleaner energy infrastructure. SSE owns and operates over 2,000MW of generation capacity on the island of Ireland, of which 718MW is from renewable sources. Sitting within our Wholesale business, SSE Airtricity supplies greener electricity, natural gas and essential services to over 770,000 homes and businesses. Since 2008, SSE has directly invested over £2bn in growing its Ireland energy business including investment in large-scale, cleaner energy infrastructure. As a result of that investment SSE has contributed over €5bn to Irish Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since 2010, demonstrating the scale of economic activity that SSE’s operations support across Ireland.

SSE Ireland has been certified by Business in the Community Ireland to the Business Working Responsibly Mark, the gold standard for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in Ireland. The Mark is presented to companies that represent best-in-class leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in CSR and Sustainability including employee engagement, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.

Our Benefits

We employ 1000 individuals doing everything from helping customers with their bills to the creation of clean, green renewable energy. Our people are important to us and we go to great lengths to extend the values of our award winning customer service to our employees to ensure that as part of our diverse workforce, you have the flexibility and opportunity to develop to your fullest potential.

In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy 25 days’ annual leave entitlement, with the option to buy up to 10 extra days and will also be eligible for a host of other lifestyle benefits. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.

Next Steps

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

Closing date for applications is: 27 May 2018

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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