Head of Site Operations - Offshore Wind

Head Office
05 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Head of Site Operations Would you like to have overall responsibility for managing the Operations and Maintenance of the world's largest offshore windfarm? Join the worlds largest developer, owner and operator of offshore wind farms and become Head of Site Operations for Hornsea One windfarm. Once fully operational Hornsea One will be the worlds first gigawatt scale windfarm, with an installed capacity of 1.2GW. The successful applicant will become part of the Operations department which is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of a global fleet of more than 1,000 offshore wind turbines. The department forms part of the Wind Power business unit and totals 1,800 employees. Wind Power is one of four business units within the organisation. During the past 20 years, they have developed and constructed the largest portfolio of offshore wind farms in Northern Europe, and are expanding with international activities in the US and Asia-Pacific. Once constructed, Hornsea One windfarm will be the world's largest offshore windfarm with 174 x 7MW wind turbines providing a total of 1.2GW of installed capacity. Located 120km from shore, and covering an area of of more than 400km2, Hornsea One windfarm will also play a pivotal role in developing the industry towards the adoption of more complex and flexible far-from-shore logistics concepts. You will be based at Grimsby's Royal Dock in a new operational hub. Your role will be based onshore, however the majority of your team will be living and/or working far offshore on the windfarm. You should expect to visit the windfarm via SOV or helicopter and will need to achieve the required training and certification to go offshore. You should also expect some travel to their London and Copenhagen offices and potentially other windfarms. Your key tasks will be to: - develop a strong, positive HSE culture and ensure that there is always a focus on maintaining and improving standards related to how HSE is managed on site - be responsible for planning, directing and managing the performance of the site; including responsibility for HSE, quality, budget, costs, resources and logistics related to the site - be accountable for managing the delivery from the site and hub support functions to effectively and efficiently plan works on-site and optimise the use of vessels, tools, spares and resources - take execution responsibility for SWA, OMA and Partnerships, management of suppliers, OEM and other service agreements related to site - be accountable and responsible for the development of all staff within your reporting line. Your qualifications and core competences include that you: - have significant experience in operational management, ideally within an engineering or utilities business - experience managing operations offshore/far-from-shore - significant man-management and leadership experience in an operations environment - have proven experience of financial control, budget preparation and contract negotiation, coupled with experience of coordinating activities and resources - have an analytical approach to your work, excellent organisational and project management skills and an ability to handle numerous tasks simultaneously and calmly without losing perspective - are able to create excellent results through teamwork and develop good relationships with your colleagues and external business partners - are able to speak and write English fluently. On offer A unique and challenging job where you have every opportunity to develop your skills, and become a part of the world's largest offshore wind project. You will play a pivotal role in developing the industries far from shore operational procedures. In addition you can expect an excellent remuneration and benefits package. For more information or to apply, please contact Adam Grainger at Light Source People on or email