Wind Engineering Manager

Posted 13 February 2024
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameCatalina Fonrodona

Job description

We are currently partnering with a prominent global Independent Power Producer (IPP) with a presence in over 10 countries to identify a dynamic professional for the role of Wind Engineering Manager.

Role Overview: As the Wind Engineering Manager, you will report to the Head of Engineering and play a pivotal role in providing technical support to local project teams and corporate business assurance across all aspects related to wind asset engineering and technology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the wind engineering and technology area within the Engineering function, responding to business needs for assets in different stages (development, construction, and operations), and for M&A opportunities.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain management processes, guidance, and standards related to wind engineering and turbine engineering, ensuring adherence to such processes.

  • Recruit, develop, retain, and lead a high-performing team of wind experts.

  • Provide technical support to country and corporate teams throughout all phases of the project lifecycle.

  • Proactively share knowledge and experiences with other departments across the business.

  • Develop business understanding and capability in turbine health monitoring, predictive maintenance, and diagnostics.

  • Act as a central point of coordination for wind engineering and turbine-related issues.

  • Assist in turbine selection for development projects, including evaluating turbine technology and site suitability.

  • Act as the technical lead for turbine supply, service, and maintenance negotiation and procurement.

  • Define standards and scope for turbine inspection and commissioning review during project delivery.

  • Support Asset Management in reviewing turbine performance during the early phase of project operation.

  • Lead technical due diligence for wind operational projects and contribute to the assessment of risk and opportunity for potential acquisitions.

  • Develop DEVEX, CAPEX, and OPEX assumptions.

Key Requirements, Skills, and Competencies:

  • Degree qualification in mechanical or aeronautical engineering or an equivalent discipline.

  • Demonstrable experience and expertise in wind turbines, gained from working on operating renewable power projects.

  • Experience in team management is encouraged.

  • Depth of knowledge of wind turbines and subsystems.

  • Detailed knowledge of wind turbine suppliers and models.

  • Understanding of certification, suitability, and fatigue modeling.

  • Experience in negotiating turbine supply and service agreements.

  • Familiarity with SCADA monitoring software and third-party data analytics tools.

  • Experience with vibration-based condition monitoring.

  • Strong project management skills and ability to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Excellent communication skills, including building relationships across diverse cultures.

  • Flexibility, openness to new ways of working.

  • Strong drive for results, setting challenging goals and exceeding them.

  • Fluent English speaker.

  • Willingness to travel internationally.