Operations Technician

  • Job Reference: 525050
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2020
  • Employer: SSE PLC
  • Website: https://sse.com/careers/
  • Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk
  • Salary: £32,851 to £43,385
  • Sector: Engineering, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Base Location: Lowestoft

Salary: £32,851 - £43,385 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE Renewables is the UK and Ireland's leading renewable energy company. Our aim is to be the largest and most efficient developer of onshore and offshore wind in the UK and Ireland. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets in GB, Ireland and internationally. In order to contribute to a low carbon future we have committed to treble our current Renewables output by 2030.

Our Renewables Operations teams are responsible for operating our onshore and offshore wind and hydro fleet safely and efficiently. We carry out essential operations and maintenance to maximise asset value in a dynamic energy market.

What is the Role?

Reporting to the Operations Supervisor of the Wind Farm, you'll ensure adherence to corporate standards, policies, procedures and best practice guidelines at all times to ensure protection of the owners investment.

You'll be responsible for operations and maintenance duties, such as planned servicing and reactive works on the wind farm balance of plant assets and wider wind farm infrastructure, including the Siemens 3.6MW wind turbine generators and associated auxiliary plant, to ensure safe and efficient generation of energy.

Some of your other main accountabilities will include;

-Providing field and onshore support to ensure compliance across the fleet.

-Providing safety from the system and escorting contractors under the relevant operational safety rules and wind turbine safety rules.

-Building and documenting a knowledge base of technical information to assist with daily decision making and alarm action handling and will be a key input in fault analysis and rectification.

-Investigate operational incidents, gathering as much information to improve on procedures
and onward offshore activity, ensuring; safe operations, first time fix rates increase and that they
can be completed in a safe and timely manner.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, we are looking for you to have the following;

-Extensive experience within an operations and/or engineering environment.

-A solid understanding of Control Room functions and the required deliverables

-Authorisation within Wind Turbine Safety rules and Safe Systems of Work

-The ability to perform duties as a Senior Authorised Person and/or Authorised Technician in connection with WTSRs

-Full understanding of Offshore work requirements and associated SHE risks

-Working knowledge of BOP, WTG and OFTO systems

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications must be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require to submit your application please get in touch with Jenna Jackson. Well let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.