Mid Level
Wind Turbine Technician for offshore wind farms
Orsted UK

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2018

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Once constructed, Hornsea One windfarm will be the world's largest offshore windfarm with 174 x 7MW wind turbines providing a total of 1.2GW of installed capacity. Located ~120km from shore, and covering an area of > 400 km2, Hornsea One windfarm will also play a pivotal role in developing the industry towards the adoption of more complex and flexible far-from-shore logistics concepts. 
Your initial deployment will be onto our Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. You'll be expected to spend your on-shift living on and working from a Service Operations Vessel (SOV). Your base location will be Grimsby, where you'll embark the SOV.  
Your key tasks will be to  
  • drive a positive safety culture through your actions  
  • perform troubleshooting and repair of electrical and mechanical components  
  • service and maintain offshore wind turbines  
  • service and maintain balance of plant equipment  
  • some technicians will perform the duties of an Authorised Person on HV equipment.  
Furthermore, you'll utilise software systems to accurately record all elements of your daily work including hours worked, spare parts used and technical work order reports. You'll prepare and pack spare parts, tools and other equipment for all elements of maintenance work. You'll perform general cleaning across site, e.g. turbines, onshore facilities, storage, vessels, etc. You must be proactive in maintaining your competence level and the safety certification required for the job. You are also responsible for the condition of own safety equipment: Life vest, helmet, fall arrest harness etc.  
Your competences include that you  
  • have a full apprenticeship in a relevant discipline, such as electrical or mechanical engineering. Preferably, with further qualifications, such as BTEC or HNC  
  • meet the physical and medical requirements for working offshore 
  • have an aptitude for working at heights and in restricted or confined spaces, working in an offshore environment, accommodated on a vessel for extended periods of time 
  • are a team player with a calm and controlled approach to problem-solving 
  • are well-experienced in troubleshooting on mechanical and electrical components and adept in using your own initiative to complete tasks  
  • are self-motivated and enjoy working both independently and as a member of a team.  
The project is to be operated from a service operations vessel (SOV) which will remain at sea for several weeks at a time. Maintenance and troubleshooting work is expected to take place from the SOV on a 24-hour basis, so some working at unsocial hours may be required. Hornsea Project One will also utilise transport by helicopter, and helicopter hoisting for access to turbines. Technicians involved in helicopter operations will either be based on the SOV, or onshore-based.  
Working at Ørsted 
To be the frontrunner in the green energy transformation, we invest significantly in innovation and empower our employees to help shape the renewable energy technologies of the future. We cultivate a collaborative, dynamic and diverse work environment and encourage career-long learning and development so our people can realise their full potential.  
About Ørsted 
Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted's 5,600 employees develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovative waste-to-energy solutions and provide smart energy products to its customers. Ørsted Wind Power's 2,200 employees have developed and constructed the largest portfolio of offshore wind farms in Northern Europe, and we're expanding with international activities in the US and Asia-Pacific. For more information on Ørsted, visit Ørsted.com. 
Interview Format 
Please note 1-day Assessment Centres will be held on 20 and 21 March 2018 and 12 and 13 April. Please ensure that you're available to attend at least one of these dates (dates will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.) Location is yet to be confirmed however it's likely to be held in the Scunthorpe area. Should you be successful at the Assessment Day, you'll be invited to attend a face to face interview in Grimsby between the 26 – 28 March (for those attending the 20 and 21 March Assessment days) and between 18 – 20 April (for those attending the 12 / 13 April Assessment days). Please make sure you're available to attend at least one of these dates.  
Would you like to help shape the renewable technologies of the future?  
Send your application to us as soon as possible and no later than 28 February 2018 at 18:00 CET.  
For the United Kingdom, please don't hesitate to contact the Recruitment Specialist by email on ukrecruitment@orsted.co.uk.  
All UK-based positions will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment screening, further details will be given at offer stage.  

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