Head of Operations and Maintenance

Job Title: Head of Operations and Maintenance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West England,
Salary: package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH105359_1491841267
Contact Name: Kiera O'Reilly
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 10, 2017 17:21

Job Description

Our client based in SW England is a unique Green Energy company looking for an exceptional Head of Operations and Maintenance, paying a competitive salary of £60,000-£70,000 per annum + amazing benefits package. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the O&M department working to maintain and optimize a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets across the UK.

Head of Operations and Maintenance duties and responsibilities:
* Management of the operations and maintenance of all wind turbines, solar parks and Electric Highway charging points.
* Contribute to the definition and implementation of best practice maintenance vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance.
* Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Maintenance activities.
* Management of the O&M department, across a range of functions and locations.
* Ensuring all high level reporting is completed to various departments.
* Assist in the organisation of planned & corrective works.
* Manage, coach and develop a high performing Maintenance team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
* Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports.
* Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required.
* Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviours expected of them.
* Communicate KPIs from the strategic annual plan so that each employee is aware.
* Prepare the annual Maintenance budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards. Manage the department budget from identification to completion of projects.
* Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external contractors to ensure optimal performance.
* Responsible for the Health & Safety of the entire portfolio of assets and maintenance teams.
* Ensure that required Health and Safety checks are completed to maintain a safe working environment.
* Ensure compliance with relevant Health & Safety regulations, Quality and Environmental standards, and all other Company policies and procedures.

Head of Operations and Maintenance desired experience:
* Relevant engineering degree is preferred, or HND, BTEC Professional Level 5 Award or equivalent NVQ Level 5 qualification
* A good working knowledge of the wind industry and current issues is essential.
* Excellent leadership and management skills.
* Excellent organisational and follow-up skills.
* Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making.
* Ability to work independently with remote management, and take responsibility for project delivery.
* High level of aptitude towards technology and process development.
* Experience of managing Profit and Loss (P&L) accounts.
* A full UK driving license.

If this sounds like something you are particularly interested in, please apply with an updated version of your CV to or feel free to give me a call on +44 207 299 9294.

For more information about this role please contact our London office