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Wind Turbine Technician

Salary Details:
£27,000 - £31,748 FTE
Advertising End Date:
21 Oct 2019
About The Role

You will maintain Ecotricity’s fleet of Enercon wind turbines throughout the UK to a high standard, carrying out preventive and corrective maintenance when required.  This role is Stroud based, working with our operations and maintenance department based in Louth.  You will be required to work away from Stroud possibly at short notice. You may be required to work extra hours depending on operational needs and you will also be required to work a weekend call out rota in addition to your normal 41.5 hour week.  A good head for height is essential.

About You

You will have proven ability to maintain, repair and fault find on a variety of technical equipment both electrically and mechanically to a high standard with minimal supervision. You will also be able to comply with all health and safety aspects of working in an engineering environment at all times.


What you will do

Core Responsibilities:

  • Carry out preventative and corrective maintenance on all wind turbine types at all wind farm locations
  • Ensure turbine operational integrity & safety are maintained to the highest standards 

  • Recondition/refurbish of turbine components where possible

  • Lead service teams to carry out above duties

  • Assist in the development of new staff

  • Responsible for the safety and welfare of themselves and their colleagues

  • Maintain their knowledge of the company H&S File

  • Responsible for the safe condition and operation of the company vehicles

  • Responsible for the safe condition and operation of company equipment

What you will bring

Knowledge, skills and experience:

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • NVQ Level 3 In Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or relevant experience

  • At least 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including Mathematics & English)

  • COSHH awareness

  • GWO Working at Height (preferable but not essential as training can be given)

  • Experience in working on wind turbines as a technician (preferable but not essential)



*Ability to work independently with remote management, and take responsibility for project delivery
*Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines without compromising safety or quality
*Strong communication skills particularly verbal communication
*Very organised – able to multi task effectively
*Good time management & personal organisational skills
*Accuracy, Tenacity & Integrity
*High level of aptitude towards technology and process development



About Us
Ecotricity is the greenest energy company in Britain. In fact, when we started back in 1995, we were the first green electricity company in the world.

Our mission was and remains to change the way energy is made and used – after introducing green electricity to the world, we introduced green gas to Britain in 2010 too.

Our model is unique: we use our customers’ energy bills to fund the building of new sources of green energy. We like to refer to this as turning ‘bills into mills’ – energy bills into energy mills, whether that’s wind, sun, sea or gasmills.

We’ve built over seventy wind and sun parks across Britain, we’re planning to build Britain’s first ever Green Gasmills, and through Britwind, our small wind company, we design, build and deliver small wind turbines to landowners and businesses throughout Britain and the world!

We don’t just focus on energy though – we built and run the Electric Highway, Britain’s leading network of electric car chargepoints, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and launched Britain’s greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk.

We’re a not-for-dividend company too – which means we’re free to use the money we make for our mission and our mission alone.

We do all of this with the help of our customers – and the awesome team of people here at Ecotricity. Our people believe in our mission – they’re amazing at what they do, and they make a difference every day they come into work.