Senior Authorised Person

Business Sectors: Offshore Wind
Sectors: Employment Type: contract Country: United Kingdom

Leading Offshore Wind Developer currently seeking a Senior Authorised Person for an offshore wind farm project in the UK.


  • Responsible for the safe and efficient, commissioning, energisation and subsequent operation of the wind farm electrical network.
  • With the Lead SAP, ensure that Local Management Instructions, relevant codes of practice and the clients UK Safety Rules are implemented at the offshore wind farm.
  • Contribute to operational decisions to manage commissioning priorities.
  • Creation of electronic switching schedules and commissioning switching programmes.
  • Carrying out HV and LV switching.
  • Prepare, issue and cancel safety documentation.
  • Ensure safety from the system for all commissioning activities.
  • Manage and coordinate internal work groups and contractors.
  • VLF testing of cables.
  • Fault management.
  • Implement and provide training programmes (Competent Person, HV Induction)
  • Provide technical and engineering advice to working parties.
  • Work alongside client’s operational SAP’s as and when required.


  • Experience during the commissioning phase of large offshore wind farms or relevant DNO/NGET experience on Transmission and Distribution Projects
  • HNC qualified Electrical Engineer or similar level
  • GWO First Aid.
  • GWO Sea Survival.
  • GWO Working at Heights.
  • GWO Fire Awareness.
  • GWO Manual Handling.
  • Medical Certificate – UKOOA or equivalent.
  • SSE approved authorised person.
  • Senior Authorised Person trained up to 33kV or above.

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Ricky McGarrigle

Ricky McGarrigle

+44 141 559 6160