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Head of Operations & Maintenance

Salary Details:
Disclosed to shortlisted candidates
04 Feb 2022
About The Role

This is an ideal opportunity for an already experienced renewable energy Head of Operations and Maintenance capable of delivering increased generation capacity through strategic insight and planning.

Lead the Operations and Maintenance department for our Work closely with internal and external key stakeholders.

Provide clear leadership and vision, inspire and motivate staff to achieve excellence and mentor them as they develop new skills. Drive Key Performance Indicators across all areas of the department to ensure that our fleet of Enercon turbines continue to generate electricity. 



  • Always ensure we uphold and adhere to the highest standards for Health, Safety, quality and Environmental Standards for our people and our assets.
  • Help us improve our maintenance vision and strategy with supporting policies, processes and procedures that maximise the performance of our renewable assets.
  • Objectives and goal setting for the O&M management team.
  • Contribute to overall business strategy and annual budget process
  • Control and management of annual budget
  • Maintaining a close liaison with Engineering teams to ensure that products in development are designed with efficient manufacture as a priority
  • Clear and concise communication up and down the chain. Regular updates to the Generation Director ensuring accurate and timely reporting of the relevant Key Performance Indicators highlighting challenges and solutions
  • Working closely with the Finance team in budget forecasting and overall spend reporting.
  • Reporting on how the fleet has performed to finance organisations.
  • Critically review contractor agreements before renewals
About You

Knowledge and Skills Required 

  • Enercon turbine knowledge and experience BSc in Engineering or related discipline, or experience equivalent to this qualification.
  • A thorough understanding of the technical critical aspects of wind and solar parks and how they are connected to the grid.
  • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimise team

    performance and development.

  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage,

    negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers.

  • Strong and confident negotiator with the ability to negotiate at all levels.
  • Contract negotiations and management.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Results orientated with ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
  • Commercially and financially astute with experience of managing budgets.
  • Resilient, self-motivated and able to work well under pressure.
  • Technical mindset.
  • Able to work both at the detail, immediate problem solving level, as well as the longer term development-planning horizon.
  • Computer literate and be able to use various software packages to support overall objectives.
About Us

Ecotricity is Britain’s greenest energy company. When we started back in 1995, we were the first company in the world to supply a new kind of electricity – the green kind.

Our mission was and remains to change the way energy is made and used in Britain – by replacing fossil fuels with clean, renewable energy.  

We don’t just supply green energy, we use the money from our customers’ bills to make it ourselves too – we build windmills and sun parks in Britain. We call this ‘bills into mills’. In 2021, we’re starting work on building two new solar parks, and in 2022 we’re bringing geothermal energy to our customers’ fuel mix, a first in the UK. We’re also developing green gas mills which will generate 100% green gas from a source that will never run out – grass.  

We don’t just focus on energy though – we built the Electric Highway, Britain’s leading network of electric vehicle charge points, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and, in partnership with RSPB, we launched Britain’s greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk + RSPB.

Ecotricity is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equality for all.