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Embedded Offshore Wind Turbine Technician

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Offshore Wind Technician to join our Operations and Maintenance team at our Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm project based in Mostyn, North Wales, UK

Working as part of a small team that operate and maintain the Gwynt y Mor Wind Farm which consists of 106 Siemens 3.6MW Wind turbines and associated balance of plant, you will carry out scheduled, unscheduled and proactive maintenance on wind farm assets, including fault finding, repairs and trouble shooting. You’ll contribute to our aim of optimising performance through continual improvement and doing the right job, right the first time.  You will be working offshore in all weathers and at heights of up to 100m, using heavy, complex electrical equipment, so you will demonstrate a high-level commitment to Health and Safety in all aspects of your work.


Role description


  • Electro/Mechanical problem solving of wind turbines and associated plant, working in pairs at heights up to 100m offshore with user manuals \ and or electronic devices to trace\ repair \ record issues
  • Cost/benefit decision making of changing a component before failure or allowing it to continue until complete failure
  • Work at height, using heavy equipment and electricity therefore experienced in understanding all Health, Safety and Environmental considerations
  • The technicians will be working offshore and are required to plan in advance what tools, spares, manpower and personal planning is required for each job they do.
  • Fault finding and diagnostics of the wind turbine to determining if site repair is possible or whether unit requires exchange
  • Inspection of blades and performing minor repairs as applicable then writing condition reports
  • Heavy lift planning where component failure has failed catastrophically and cannot be removed using the normal method
  • Support as required Marine Control, Wind farm control and works control.
  • During major component exchange, may be responsible for up to 8 technicians working at height in a hazardous environment
  • Working safely individually and as a team
  • Focus on high quality maintenance activities, doing the right job, right, first time.


Required skills and experience


  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to work and be prepared to work alone or as part of a small multi-disciplined team
  • Demonstrate good communication skills and cross functional working
  • Ability to maintain quality under peak workloads
  • Have a working knowledge of plant control and monitoring systems
  • Have the capacity to manage a demanding and fluctuating workload
  • Demonstrate a good level of numeracy and literacy skills
  • Assist other team members as required and promote high quality working within the team
  • Work to a high standard with minimal supervision
  • Own and work towards fulfilling an agreed personal development plan and demonstrate a willingness to learn
  • An experienced Mechanical \ Electrical Craftsperson \ Technician \ Operator \ Engineer.
  • Familiar with wind turbine OEM and WTG blade composites, inspections and repairs.
  • Knowledge of the wind industry would be an advantage but not necessary as training will be provided
  • Capable of working in isolation and solving problems with an analytical approach, you will be confident at planning your own workload and capable of working well with all types of people, including industry specialists
  • Naturally flexible as we operate the wind farm 24 hours a day seven days a week
  • Knowledge and experience of safety rules systems


Why you should apply

As well as a competitive salary and impressive benefits package you’ll also get the opportunity to really shape the future of our business. Along the way, we’ll give you all the support you need to develop your skill set and achieve your long-term ambitions.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing the contribution that our employees make. We welcome and respect differences in culture, background, working style, education and other less obvious differences.  


Salary and package details


Competitive Salary

Shift and offshore allowance

Up to 15% Pension

25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays

Life insurance/Death in Service

Eye Test/Flu Jab Vouchers

Discount scheme



There will be an expectation to travel to other offices and sites outside of your base location (including Europe/Overseas) which may involve overnight stays



Our company


innogy SE is Germany’s leading energy company, with revenue of around €44 billion (2016), more than 40,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe. With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, innogy addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world.

We plan, build and operate plants to generate power and extract energy from renewable sources. Part of our portfolio are wind and hydro power plants as well as solar and biomass plants. Currently, We are particularly strongly represented in our home market, Germany, followed by the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Italy.

Our aim is to expand renewables worldwide, both on our own and working with partners. We believe that working together in this way is the key to making the energy transition a success.

innogy is one of the major operators of offshore and onshore wind energy in Europe. In addition to wind power, we also want to grow utility-scale solar power plant. In addition to our core markets, we are already active in new markets such as the USA, Australia and Canada.


Closing date on this role is 02/10/19, Please apply online and contact Lisa Phillips if you have any queries or questions










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