Our client, headquartered in the North West, with offices in Glasgow undertakes sales, projects and service for the Onshore Wind industry in the UK and Ireland.
To lead the Project at the Wind Farm site:
Supporting the Project Manager with site planning, preparation and execution
Overseeing and controlling civil and electrical BOP works in anticipation of turbine delivery
Leading the arrival at site, erection and commissioning of the turbines, so that the wind farm can be handed over to the customer and the Service team on time, and to a high standard
Managing all aspects of safety and environmental requirements at the wind farm site
Building a strong relationship with the customer and other partners at the wind farm site
Managing all suppliers at the site, including erection & transportation companies
Creating a successful and enjoyable team with team members drawn from various support
departments, including erection supervisors and commissioning engineers from our site
management team in Europe, and local service engineers
Provide the Project Manager with all necessary reporting and support. This will include: reporting
of progress; support for claims for extension of time and/or costs to our customers and suppliers; feedback of data on the installed equipment; and formal feedback on quality issues at site.
Work within company processes to manage and report progress on the project. Provide constructive
suggestions on how the process can be improved and work on specific process improvement
actions as part of the group Project Management teams.
The position reports to the Site Operations Manager, who in turn reports to the Head of Projects for Northern Europe.
When working on a specific project, the Site Manager reports to the Project Manager for that project for all project related activities.
The job will be located primarily at Wind Farm sites. Durations at site can range from a few days to over a year, but are typically 9 months.
There will be occasions where opportunities emerge for site managers to support other parts of the organisation worldwide - particularly in Scandinavia.
The candidate may maintain a home location anywhere in the UK and Ireland, although there is an advantage to be based in the areas of our major project sites - Northern England, Wales, Scotland
We look for the following in our Site Managers:
Energy and dynamism
Self reliance. Although Site Managers receive specialist support from the rest of the team,
they will often be under pressure in remote areas with a small team
The determination, creativity and good humour to work through the inevitable challenges we
face in a rapidly growing and changing business & market
Leadership and team forming skills, including good communication
Planning and risk management. The ability to define, delegate and communicate objectives.
A practical, technical appreciation of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering (LV and MV),
an understanding of heavy lifting operations and working at heights
The ability to learn quickly about all aspects of wind farms, including the technology of wind
turbines, and the company way of working. Although site managers are supported by internal
specialists, we expect our site managers to build an excellent knowledge of the turbines
The ability to work with team mates and partners from different countries in Europe
The ability to work as a team member, and to help us to create a strong, successful, and enjoyable team
Ability to work in a structured way ensuring that necessary quality control and safety processes
A good appreciation of health safety and environmental issues in a site environment. SMTS
or IOSH qualification is an advantage.
A good head for heights
- 9 months ago