Senior Operations & Maintenance Engineer

26 May 2020


Job Title: Senior O&M Engineer

Location: UK - Home based initially but will move to London when appropriate

The position will be working in the O&M package of a major Wind Farm project Offshore UK.

The O&M team are responsible for taking the project through the Pre-FID stages and readiness phases to ensure the project is fully prepared for operation.

The project OPEX business case and overall O&M strategy needs to be developed for the FID in 2021. The main purpose of the O&M Engineer role is to assist the Lead Project Manager Interfaces in the development and documentation of the OPEX model, logistic strategy, Operations facilities and Yield in the pre-FID phase. This role will also work closely with the O&M commercial department in developing the business case for the project. Tasks will include input into modelling of logistics scenarios, fuel estimations and transport mean capabilities analysis and documenting OPEX assumptions and cost information in preparation for the FID investment dossier.

The job holder will be required to:

  • Work with the Project Manager interfaces in developing the project factbook, including the identification of issues with highest risk or items for escalation
  • Work with the Commercial department on updating and re-drafting of the project Factbook
  • Help to develop operational strategy with regards to the Service contracts negotiated
  • Assist in the development and execution of the Operation and Maintenance Strategies for both the Windfarm and the transmission assets.
  • Maintenance strategy development throughout WTG Group
  • Development of Yield on the pre-FID phase.
  • Ensuring the O&M facilities and assets meet the operational requirements.
  • Must have sound knowledge of Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding negotiation of large commercial contracts.
  • Highly developed communication skills and interpersonal, particularly related to multicultural relationships, and ability to present effectively to management teams.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing working environment and demonstrate a positive approach to change.


  • Must have an engineering orientated Bachelors (BSc/BEng) degree level or demonstrate significant experience in a relevant discipline
  • Minimum five years offshore wind experience is preferred, alternatively significant experience in a relevant discipline
  • Offshore wind experience is preferred


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