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Head of O&M (Offshore Wind Developer)

Job Summary:

We’re seeking a dynamic leader to steer our O&M department into a new era of efficiency, profitability, and sustainability. This pivotal role involves guiding our global offshore wind operations to ensure they are not only compliant with the highest standards of safety and environmental care but also optimised for unparalleled performance. With a strong commercial mindset, you’ll be instrumental in transforming our operational endeavours into a major revenue-generating entity, thereby securing the company’s position as a front-runner in the renewable energy landscape. This entails managing the O&M activities of our current portfolio, contributing to strategic steering groups, and fostering effective collaboration across shareholder interfaces. Leading the O&M team, you’ll meld technical acuity with project management prowess and a comprehensive understanding of the offshore wind sector to devise and execute strategies that enhance asset efficiency and reliability, underpinning the company’s growth ambitions. Reporting to the CTO, you will be an integral part of the Technology Division Management team, working in concert with internal and external stakeholders to shape and implement the overarching O&M strategy.

Responsibilities:

Team Leadership:

  • Motivate and guide a diverse team comprising managers, engineers, technicians, and administrative personnel to fulfill the division’s objectives.
  • Champion the professional growth of team members, instilling a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence.
  • Implement cutting-edge operational methodologies to boost efficiency, reduce expenditure, and elevate operational standards.

Growth Strategy:

  • Pivot the division from a cost centre to a profit centre, identifying commercial ventures to enhance profitability.
  • Leverage extensive knowledge of the renewable energy sector to navigate the competitive arena and operational challenges, promoting sustainable business growth.
  • Collaborate seamlessly with stakeholders and ensure adherence to financial, quality, and scheduling commitments, while adeptly managing risks and dependencies.

Operations and Maintenance Excellence:

  • Craft and enact maintenance protocols in collaboration with Engineering and Projects divisions to maximise asset reliability and performance.
  • Employ analytical insights to refine strategies, improve operations, and set industry benchmarks.
  • Ensure strict adherence to all applicable regulations and standards, championing a safety-first and environmentally conscious operational ethos.

Regulatory Compliance and Advocacy:

  • Uphold all operational and maintenance activities to the highest regulatory and ethical standards.
  • Engage proactively with regulatory bodies and industry forums to support renewable energy initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or related discipline preferred.
  • Over 15 years of professional experience in offshore wind, with a proven leadership record, including international team management.
  • Demonstrated capability to turn operations into significant profit centres within the renewable energy domain.
  • Deep industry knowledge spanning operational, market, and technological aspects of offshore wind energy.
  • Exceptional communicator with formidable skills in negotiation and stakeholder engagement.
  • Inspirational leader able to foster a vibrant, goal-oriented team environment.
  • Well-versed in relevant regulations, standards, and industry best practices.
  • Prepared for international travel as necessitated by the role.