Wind Turbine Inspection Engineer

Company 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.

Job Overview

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.

Department:

Optimised Energy

Employment Type:

Full-time & Permanent

Location:

National

Compensation:

Dependent on experience

Reporting To:

Wind Turbine Director

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

  • 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.

Experience & Qualifications

Experience

  • Demonstrate previous project engineering experience

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

  • Demonstrate extensive engineering experience within Mechanical/Electrical or Hydraulics.

  • Expert knowledge of WTG blades, gearboxes/drivetrains.

Qualifications

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

  • Degree qualified in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

Skills & 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.

Teamwork

Willing to be part of an organisation big enough to be accountable and small enough to care. 

Innovate

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

  • 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

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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.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

 

Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better companies.

 

More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.