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Technical Manager - Onshore Wind

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6 Sep 2022
Role: Technical Manager (Onshore Renewables) Location: Cheshire Package Details: Competitive Salary Introduction My client is at the forefront of wind energy development in the UK with over 1GW built, under construction and in development. They are proven renewable energy specialists, experienced in the identification, design, development, construction and operation of onshore wind farms and they are looking to recruit a Technical Manager with Electrical Project Management experience. Roles & Responsibilities As the Technical Manager, you will be responsible for: Grid Connection delivery (managing risks for the Client by maintaining good communications, project planning and troubleshooting issues as they arise, to ensure that Grid Connections are delivered on time for projects); Wind Turbine delivery (assisting with specifications, contract reviews, scheduling of work, contract performance and delivery meetings, to ensure that Wind Farm equipment is delivered in timely fashion and operates to the Client's expectations); and Electrical and Balance of Plant delivery (as above, but with a focus on the electricity substation, cables and on-site network equipment).Support will be provided for all the above, utilising the company's experience of the construction process for its eight wind farms. The role is predominantly carried out at the company's HQ in Frodsham, Cheshire however during the year of site works, regular visits to site are required for project management purposes and testing. While the above is the main focus of the role, the Technical Team provides support across the business, providing services from Development activities e.g. by carrying out wind and solar resource modelling, maintaining and collecting data from meteorological masts at sites, down to installing solar and electric vehicle charging at HQ. This is an exciting opportunity to work on full lifecycle wind farm projects in the UK and a candidate who has previous experience of managing contractors working on electrical/renewable projects is required. Skills & Qualifications We are looking for someone with the following: Project management techniques Coordination of projects involving multiple contractors Carrying out risk assessments and assessing activities involving work on electrical systems An understanding of renewable energy technology or electrical equipment such as transformers, rotating machinery, battery storage and inverter systems - their physical principles Experience of using a range of techniques to check designs such as use of Excel calculations Taking responsibility for actions, disseminating, and tracking to ensure completion; and To prepare technical and non-technical reports and report to the Technical Director.Key qualifications Technical degree or HND in Engineering, Science, Physics or Maths Strong command of English, both verbally and written Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills with attention to detail Full and valid driving licence is essential Willing to travel regularly (e.g. monthly) to attend meetings and wind farm sites in the UK. Desirable Skills Membership of Professional Institution e.g. Chartered or Incorporated Engineer Experience of working within the Renewables or power generation industry Knowledge of generation connection processes Experience of data gathering and analysis and Experience in commercial and contractual aspects of engineering Salary & Package What's on offer for this exciting role: Competitive Salary How to Apply If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to (url removed) or ring (phone number removed) and ask to speak to Sue Greeff who can tell you more. INDREN Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful
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  • Job Reference: 705456639-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Astute Technical Recruitment Ltd
    Astute Technical Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Cheshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent