Net zero O&M manager: recruiting now

Applications close on August 19 for this one-off role.Applications close on August 19 for this one-off role.
Applications close on August 19 for this one-off role.
A rare opportunity to help deliver Net Zero from an offshore wind farm’s O&M base in Berwickshire is up for grabs.

Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Farm is looking for an operations manager to work from its new base in Eyemouth.

Initially working out of Edinburgh, the right candidate for the job will ultimately be based locally, and the successful candidate will lead the O&M (Operations and Maintenance) team in Eyemouth while recruiting the best colleagues to join them. They will also be a community champion for the NnG offshore wind farm in the local area.

Low carbon credentials

NnG, jointly owned by EDF Renewables UK and ESB, will supply enough low carbon electricity for around 375,000* homes, while having a capacity of c. 450 megawatts (MW) of low carbon energy and offsetting over 400,000 tonnes of Co2 emissions each year.

The Operations Manager will help to assemble and lead the team for the wind farm project’s new O&M (operations and maintenance) base, currently under construction at Eyemouth Harbour. When completed, the Eyemouth facility will provide a long-term base for servicing of NnG, which is currently under construction, once the wind farm is fully operational.

The right candidate

The Operations Manager will be qualified and experienced in engineering or business to degree level, with understanding of electrical and/or mechanical engineering principles with proven experience in offshore wind energy.

Matthias Haag, NnG project director, said: “NnG is a fantastic project for Scotland, providing not only a significant new supply of renewable energy, but offering highly specialised local jobs over the wind farm and O&M base’s 25-year lifespan.

“We’re looking for people in Eyemouth and the local area to fill this specialist role, one which will contribute directly to the potential of this exciting project, as we support the national drive towards net zero.”

The package

The right candidate must be able to work initially in Edinburgh, then be based in Eyemouth. It’s a full-time role with competitive salary and benefits. The package includes a market-leading company pension scheme, a company incentive bonus plan, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as health cover, financial wellness, a cycle to work scheme, gym membership and childcare vouchers.

The role in detail

The operations manager will lead the O&M team at the site, starting with site setup, working closely with the construction team and getting the site ready for operations. They will build a talented team, and work closely with project partners to create an inclusive performance culture, reaching into the wider business to set up processes and procedures needed to operate and maintain the site safety and efficiently.Mr Haag added: “The success of our mission and purpose is underpinned by our core values, our DNA; working together, being open, having passion in what we do, growth as a company and as individuals, and resolve, remaining determined even in challenging environments. If you share these values and have a passion for Net Zero, we would love to hear from you.”

Why EDF Renewables?

EDF Renewables’ purpose is to accelerate a net zero future where clean energy powers our lives, making net zero happen as fast as it can. The firm is upsetting the status quo and combating climate change.

MR Haag added: “Our mission is critical in the pursuit of our purpose; we will lead the way in the delivery and operation of renewable technologies. We are proud to utilise fully our EDF heritage and place ourselves at the core of the industry.”

The closing date for applications is August 19, 2021. Find out more detail about the role and information on how to apply here.

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