Operations Engineers (wind/solar) in UK (Bramhall,Greater Manchester)

The WPO Group is an independent European platform of renewable energy expert-services. Our clients are asset owners, investors, lenders and insurers. By providing asset management services on 5GW of wind and solar sites with a capital value of €7bn generating €900m of electricity sales annually, WPO is a market leader in France, UK, Ireland and Sweden. Our integrated service offering also includes technical due-diligence, asset inspections, testing and insurance brokerage. WPO currently operates across 10 European countries through 27offices or service point.

The role :

Responsible for the technical operation and management of wind farms/solar parks in the UK and Ireland. Working in a small team of Engineers you will be responsible for a number of wind farms/solar parks ensuring that our clients achieve maximum output. Working closely with other internal departments such as Health and Safety and Site Services you will assist in carrying out technical inspections, maintain contractual relationships with various service providers and ensure compliance with regulatory and legal requirements

The person :

To apply, you must be educated to at least degree level in a relevant Engineering or Technical area. The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail as producing reports, data gathering and continuous monitoring of sites need to be accurate at all times. Ideally, you will also have relevant wind/solar industry experience however, this is not essential. All WPO employees are eligible for life assurance, private healthcare, pension and 25 days annual leave
All WPO employees are eligible for life assurance, private healthcare, pension and 25 days annual leave.

Job description :

• Working with all parties to ensure that contractual obligations are fulfilled on a day-to-day basis
• Liaison with technical services teams to ascertain the cause failures, response times and works undertaken
• Keeping all appropriate records of operations and maintenance activities on site
• Compiling and verifying accurate monthly operations reports for presentation to the customer (wind farm/solar owner)
• Developing systems and procedures to ensure asset optimisation
• Liaison with & reporting to clients and asset owners.

Duties also include, but are not limited to:
• Data gathering, distribution and proactive monitoring of operating sites in conjunction with other team members
• Daily Reporting & Monitoring
• Performance, Downtime and Availability Analysis
• Prepare & issue Preliminary Reports, help train others to compile these report
• Prepare & issue Monthly Reports, help train others to compile these reports
• Follow up any performance issues
• Obtain all current service/maintenance records
• Maintain site activity records
• Monthly & annual availability performance and any subsequent claims
• Reacting to alarms from monitoring systems and reporting all concerns raised by proactive monitoring and the general operation/maintenance to both the owner and the maintainer as appropriate
• Work with site/field based staff including WPO Site Managers in the organisation of repairs/statutory inspections as appropriate
• Maintaining a calendar of servicing plans, weekly movements, statutory inspections etc.

Personal Skills / Attributes:

You must have excellent attention to detail as producing reports, data gathering and continuous monitoring of sites need to be accurate at all times. You’ll be working in a small team within a fast paced environment, so having a good sense of humour and being able to work in an organised manner is a key requirement.

Education and Qualifications:

You must be qualified to at least Degree level in a relevant Engineering / Technical area. Travelling to sites will be a requirement of this role so you will need to hold a current, full drivers licence.

A proven record of accomplishment and experience from within the renewable industry, especially wind power /solar energy will be highly advantageous.

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Operations Engineers (wind/solar) in Greater Manchester (Bramhall) and Paris

The role :

Responsible for the technical operation and management of wind farms/solar parks in the UK and Ireland. Working in a small team of Engineers you will be responsible for a number of wind farms/solar parks ensuring that our clients achieve maximum output. Working closely with other internal departments such as Health and Safety and Site Services you will assist in carrying out technical inspections, maintain contractual relationships with various service providers and ensure compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.

The person :

To apply, you must be educated to at least degree level in a relevant Engineering or Technical area. The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail as producing reports, data gathering and continuous monitoring of sites need to be accurate at all times. Ideally, you will also have relevant wind/solar industry experience however, this is not essential.

All WPO employees are eligible for life assurance, private healthcare, pension and 25 days annual leave.

Job description :

• Working with all parties to ensure that contractual obligations are fulfilled on a day-to-day basis
• Liaison with technical services teams to ascertain the cause failures, response times and works undertaken
• Keeping all appropriate records of operations and maintenance activities on site
• Compiling and verifying accurate monthly operations reports for presentation to the customer (wind farm/solar owner)
• Developing systems and procedures to ensure asset optimisation
• Liaison with & reporting to clients and asset owners.
Duties also include, but are not limited to:
• Data gathering, distribution and proactive monitoring of operating sites in conjunction with other team members
• Daily Reporting & Monitoring
• Performance, Downtime and Availability Analysis
• Prepare & issue Preliminary Reports, help train others to compile these report
• Prepare & issue Monthly Reports, help train others to compile these reports
• Follow up any performance issues
• Obtain all current service/maintenance records
• Maintain site activity records
• Monthly & annual availability performance and any subsequent claims
• Reacting to alarms from monitoring systems and reporting all concerns raised by proactive monitoring and the general operation/maintenance to both the owner and the maintainer as appropriate
• Work with site/field based staff including WPO Site Managers in the organisation of repairs/statutory inspections as appropriate
• Maintaining a calendar of servicing plans, weekly movements, statutory inspections etc.

Personal Skills / Attributes:

You must have excellent attention to detail as producing reports, data gathering and continuous monitoring of sites need to be accurate at all times. You’ll be working in a small team within a fast paced environment, so having a good sense of humour and being able to work in an organised manner is a key requirement.

Education and Qualifications:

You must be qualified to at least Degree level in a relevant Engineering / Technical area. Travelling to sites will be a requirement of this role so you will need to hold a current, full drivers licence.

A proven record of accomplishment and experience from within the renewable industry, especially wind p ower /solar energy will be highly advantageous.

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2 Operations Engineer/Country Manager - Ireland

The WPO Group is an independent European platform of renewable energy expert-services. Our clients are asset owners, investors, lenders and insurers. By providing asset management services on 5GW of wind and solar sites with a capital value of €7bn generating €900m of electricity sales annually, WPO is a market leader in France, UK, Ireland and Sweden. Our integrated service offering also includes technical due-diligence, asset inspections, testing and insurance brokerage. WPO currently operates across 10 European countries through 27offices or service point.

The role :

Responsible for the technical operation and management of wind farms in Ireland. The Country Manager is the main point of contact for WPO’s Irish clients and will be pivotal to the growth of our operation in Ireland.
You will be responsible for several wind farms ensuring that our clients assets achieve optimum performance in a safe working environment. Working closely with other internal departments such as Health and Safety and Site Services you will assist in implementing a safe system of work, carrying out technical inspections, maintaining contractual relationships with various service providers and ensuring compliance with contractual, regulatory and legal requirements.

Job description :

· Ensuring HSEQ compliance in collaboration with WPO’s HSEQ department;
· Working with all parties to ensure that contractual obligations are fulfilled on a day-to-day basis;
· Being identified by the Clients as preferred entry points at WPO regarding Technical Management matters;
· Liaison with Sales & Business Development department;
· Participating in wind conferences.;
· Team management and budget follow-up;
· Participating to the global improvement of the service in Europe;
· Liaison with technical services teams to ascertain failure cause, response times and works undertaken;
· Keeping all appropriate records of operations and maintenance activities on site;
· Performance monitoring, Downtime and Availability Analysis;
· Developing systems and procedures to ensure asset optimisation.

Personal Skills / Attributes:

The successful candidate will have significant experience of working within wind or power generation coupled with a proven track record of successfully managing client contracts. As this role has responsibility for generating and reviewing technical reports you will have excellent attention to detail. Ideally applicants will have experience of identifying and generating new business opportunities.
All WPO employees are eligible for private health insurance (BUPA), life assurance, 5% contributory employer pension scheme, flexible working times, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and the ability to purchase up to 5 additional days of annual leave per annum.

Education and Qualifications:

To apply, you must be qualified to at least Degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering/Technical area. Travelling to sites will be a requirement of this role so you must have a full current full drivers' licence.

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Stage de fin d’études Ingénieur d’Exploitation (H/F)

WPO est une plateforme indépendante de gestion d’actifs renouvelables d’envergure européenne.
Complémentaire, l’offre de conseil et d’audits techniques de WPO inclut la négociation de contrats, les audits de performance, les inspections techniques, les expertises de site, et le co-courtage d’assurance.
Forte d’une décennie d’expérience et d’une équipe de 70 collaborateurs, WPO est présente dans 22 implantations en France, en Allemagne, au Royaume-Uni, en Irlande et en Suède. WPO est le premier exploitant indépendant pour le compte de tiers dans ces pays.
Le personnel WPO évolue au rythme de sa croissance, dans un environnement à taille humaine, convivial et flexible, proposant des missions à forte valeur ajoutée. Chacun a la possibilité de valoriser et développer ses compétences qui s'alimentent au contact d'une équipe passionnée et motivée pour contribuer au développement des énergies renouvelables.

Descriptif du poste :

La société WPO recrute un(e) stagiaire Ingénieur d'Exploitation dont la mission principale est d'assister l'équipe d'ingénieurs qui gèrent et contrôlent l’exploitation technique des sociétés de production d’énergies renouvelables (éolienne/solaire) placées en régie chez WPO, en étroite collaboration avec les Techniciens présents en région.
Le/la stagiaire ingénieur basé(e) au siège, dans le centre de Paris, interviendra sur les différents cycles du reporting éolien/solaire à destination des clients. Il/elle sera pleinement intégré(e) à l'équipe qui supervise les parcs éoliens et les centrales solaires:
· Superviser les parcs éoliens multi-constructeurs (Nordex, Enercon, Siemens Gamesa, Senvion, Vestas) et les centrales photovoltaïques
· Suivre la relation contractuelle avec les différents interlocuteurs (Enedis, prestataires de maintenance, etc.)
· Respecter et faire appliquer les lois et réglementations en vigueur relatives à l’exploitation des sites, en particulier en termes d’Hygiène, Santé, Sécurité et Environnement, en collaboration avec le Technicien en région
· Participer à l’élaboration et validation des rapports techniques mensuels
· Piloter les sujets techniques du portefeuille (éventuels dysfonctionnements, sous-performances, bris, dégâts, etc. affectant les équipements et leur infrastructure; rechercher et expliquer les causes, proposer des solutions d’amélioration, et, le cas échéant, piloter leur mise en œuvre)
· Organiser, conduire et/ou participer aux réunions avec les clients et les prestataires intervenant sur les sites
· Procéder à une veille technologique régulière, actualisation et amélioration des méthodes et procédures
· S’assurer de la bonne réalisation des missions de l'entreprise selon les prescriptions des contrats signés par les clients.

Profil :

Bac+5, école d’Ingénieur
Intérêt pour les énergies renouvelables
Maîtrise des outils informatiques
Qualité rédactionnelle en français et anglais
Organisation et réactivité afin de coordonner les actions avec les différents services et intervenants.
Excellente communication et relations interpersonnelles.

Langue :

Anglais

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