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Wind Farm Site Manager

Durham / Scotland

£ Competitive

OPERATIONS

For allocated sites (initially Kype Muir Ext and Heysham South):

1. Proactively manage the health and safety on operational projects ensuring that the relevant Banks Group health and safety policies are applied. Review Risk Assessments and Method Statements, deliver Site Inductions, Supervise Contractors where required and carry out sample safety audits.

2. Proactively manage the environmental and community impact of the operational projects and ensure that ‘Development with Care’ and the relevant Banks Group environmental policies are applied. This is deliveredwith support from the Community Team

3. Maximise the long term financial returns of the operational projects by maximising power generated and controlling operational costs.

a. Carry out monthly site and HV equipment inspections
b. Produce manage and supervise the annual maintenance plan
c. Co-ordinate all works on site with support from the Control
Room
d. Keep the site clear of waste
e. Provide a 24 x 365days emergency response service on a rota
basis with a maximum of 4 hour response to site.
f. Provide a 0600 – 2200 x 365days HV call out service on a
rota basis with a maximum 4 hour response to site.
g. Perform HV switching, isolation and safety documentation
issue as an Authorised Person for OEM and Balance of Plant
maintenance and fault repair works
h. Keep site asset registers, risk registers and action plans
up to date
i. Report on performance and delivery of plans to stakeholders
j. Support handover process of wind farms from Construction to
Operations

4. Support the development of Operations towards a class leading 280MW+ renewable operation.

5. Manage stakeholder relationships on the operational projects including community liaison and management of complaints. This is delivered with support from the Community Team. Manage the local operational interface with Landowners.

6. Feedback lessons learnt from operational projects to the Development and Construction teams.

7. Support other Wind Farm Site Managers with management of their sites, covering holiday, sickness, HV work or peaks in workload.

8. Within the skills and capabilities of the job holder; support the Renewables Development team and or other Group companies with progressing projects. Examples could include site finding or assessment, property site inspections or monitoring.

9. Report progress against agreed objectives to the Operations and Grid Director. Ensure that management information and KPI’s in respect of your responsibilities and work are produced monthly to show progress against targets.

10. Analyse operational performance and take action on results including feedback of learning to development teams

11. Actively promote the image of the Banks Group to ensure we are regarded as a first class company.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:

• Turbine availability: Achieve Warranted (96/7%) Real: Within
1% of Warranted level
• Ensure value added turbine efficiency improvements of x%
• Manage maintenance spend within agreed budget (£xxxs) and
compliance with all timelines.
• Achieve all required response times
• Zero RIDDORs on all site work
• Delivery of Habitat Management Plan
• 100% site safety audit completion and follow up
• 100% contractor & sub-contractor site inductions

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Regular travel will be required between the operating windfarm sites in Scotland and the North West. Occasional travel to operating wind farm sites in the North East and Yorkshire and the Meadowfield and Hamilton offices will also be required. The incumbent will be expected to undertake light manual duties whilst on site as required and may occasionally be required to work at height. He/she will also be expected to create accurate and timely asset efficiency reports and attend review meetings with all internal and external stakeholders. The Site Manager will operate with minimum supervision, and the freedom to make decisions based upon technical and operational knowledge/guidelines and safe working practices.

CONTACTS:

Internal: Daily contact with the Operations and Grid Director. Regular contact with Renewables technical personnel and development team for projects in development. Occasional interface with Estates Manager to ensure landowner relationships are well maintained.

External: Siemens Gamesa and Nordex regional manager & equipment engineers. Point of contact for all contractor services personnel, including field engineers. Landowners/tenants of sites. HMP contractors. Control Room personnel.

TECHNICAL SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/EDUCATION REQUIRED:

• Minimum of HNC Electrical Engineering/Electronics or an
equivalent
• Authorised Person HV Switchgear [or capability to achieve
this status]
• IOSH Managing Safety or equivalent qualified
• Proven track record of managing or supervising sub-
contractors
• At least 2 years’ experience in a field-based role
• Experience of renewable project performance analysis and
improvement
• Experience in a process or power generation environment is
desirable
• Experience of Solar, Wind, or Storage operations or
development is desirable
• Full, clean driving licence

PERSONAL QUALITIES/COMPETENCIES:

• Self-starter capable of working remotely, and as part of a
team
• Excellent communicator at all levels
• Diligent; good attention to detail; thorough in approach
• Good planning & organising skills
• Exercises sound judgement & composure under pressure
• Flexible & responsive (comfortable with potential call
outs)
• Comfortable with regular travel, sometimes at short notice

IMPORTANT DATES:

The deadline for applications is Friday 17 June 2022. Interview process comprises of first and second stage interview, both of which will be face-to-face at our Head Office.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your relevant experience to: applications@banksgroup.co.uk For further information contact The Banks Group Human Resources Department on 0191 378 6100.

The Banks Group is committed to equality of opportunity.

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