Wind Turbine Inspection Engineer

Job Overview

Founded in 2002, Optimised Energy is a leading energy services company providing a range of strategy, consulting, and managed services across energy and renewables. We work with large private and public sector energy users and generators to develop and implement energy strategies from procurement and asset optimisation and everything in between. The managed services and technology approach enable our clients to reduce cost and maximise asset performance. With a combined team of highly trained analysts, engineers and technologists, the company operates from three office locations in Blackpool, Bristol and Dumfries providing national coverage. Optimised Energy is a certified B Corp, which means it has met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency which represents its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.


Optimised Energy is looking for a Wind Turbine Inspection Engineer to join our full service, energy consulting business. They will be responsible for carrying out a range of wind turbine inspection services from visual to blade and gearbox inspections and providing a range of specialist services to the on and offshore wind industry.


Principle Accountabilities

  • Execution of all WTG inspection activities, ensuring required standard of service is achieved and maintained whilst ensuring efficient completion.

  • Performing onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections.

  • Performing gearbox & bearing endoscopic inspections.

  • Preparation of inspection reports as required.

  • Continually developing and improving the reporting processes.

  • Keeping up to date on all technical matters relating to all existing and latest turbine technologies.

  • Auditing wind turbine and related component manufacturing QA systems, including factory visits during manufacturing and on-site inspections.

  • Carry out wind farm and Balance of Plant inspections and produce reports.

  • Understand the technical and commercial interactions to identify potential risks and develop/propose mitigations.


Person Specification

Education, Qualifications, Training

HNC/HND in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and/or apprenticeship and relevant experience.

Degree qualified in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

Specialist Knowledge Skills and Competencies

Demonstrate extensive engineering experience within Mechanical/Electrical or Hydraulics.

Expert knowledge of WTG blades, gearboxes/drivetrains.

Previous Experience

Demonstrate previous project engineering experience

Specific experience of conducting EoW, Due Diligence and ageing asset inspections on WTGs.



Ability to maintain high level of quality whilst working under pressure.

Excellent time and organisational skills, with an ability to think proactively and prioritise work.

Expected to respond positively to short notice projects, which could be overseas, or at weekends.


Skills and Competencies

Customer Intimate

Willing to create deep and long-lasting client partnerships built on mutual benefit.


Do the right thing

Will uphold the highest standards of integrity even in the face of adversity.

Own the outcome

Will maintain quality standards, with the aim of improving service levels and customer value.


Willing to be part of an organisation big enough to be accountable and small enough to care. Can work cohesively as part of a team as well as demonstrate strong initiative in prioritising duties, problem solving and excellent communication skills.


Willing to embrace change and constantly seek improvement.

Continuous improvement

Constantly aim to reduce clients’ impact on the environment, as we strive towards greater well-being and a better world.


What we offer you:

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary and lots of benefits.

  • Competitive salary

  • Company pension scheme

  • Private medical insurance

  • 25 days annual leave increasing to 30 with length of service

  • Option to buy or sell up to 3 days’ holiday per year

  • 1 day to volunteer for a charity of your choice

  • Opportunity for progression, including a designated training budget

  • Friendly, flexible, and dynamic team working environment

  • Opportunities to work with people at all levels of the organisation


Salary: Dependent on experience

Reports to: Wind Turbine Director

Location: National

Employment Type: Permanent

Please apply by attaching a copy of your current CV and a covering letter detailing why you feel you would be suitable for this role.

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to everyone. If you have not heard back from us with 14 days

your application will not have been successful.

We celebrate diversity and value equal opportunity;

We want to build a team which represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills, and we decide employment based on merit and potential.

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