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HV Safety Engineer

Job reference: GW1421639PB_486
Sector: Powerstation
Location: - South
Closing date: 13/04/2017
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: Competitive
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Innogy develops, builds and operates offshore wind farms along the coasts of several European countries. Our extensive project pipeline includes wind farms totaling over 4GW.

Galloper is a 340 megawatt (MW) Offshore Wind Farm. The offshore site is located within the outer Thames Estuary 27 kilometres (km) off the Suffolk coast. It is proposed to have up 56 wind turbine generators at the site that will be connected to an offshore substation platform which will export the power via 132kV export cables to the cable landing point at Sizewell. The project is in Construction phase with the first power planned in 2017.

Innogy Offshore Wind has a dedicated Offshore Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Implementation function. The team is increasing to meet the requirements of the Galloper project and is looking for outstanding and experienced individuals.

Role description

The principal responsibilities of this role will be to provide Safety from the system under the RWE Innogy Safety Rules. High standards of health and safety are mandatory in conjunction with very high levels of quality workmanship. The role will initially work as part of the project commissioning team and then move into the operations team working alongside the Siemens service team.

Principal Accountabilities

• Perform the duties of Senior Authorised Person/Safety Controller under the RWE Innogy UK Safety Rules including preparation and issue of Safety Documents, Isolation of HV apparatus and balance of plant equipment

• Support commissioning activities on the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

• Operate flexibly and independently within the constraints of competence and accreditation

• Provide HV technical support to the wider O&M team on a 24/7 basis, A call out and a shift rota will be in operation

• Support the O&M team in the handover process from Projects to Operations

• Support start up, shutdown and continual monitoring of the plant in accordance with the operating instructions and limits

• Carry out preventative and corrective maintenance activities on HV assets associated with the wind farm

• Conduct condition monitoring of HV apparatus

• Provide site representation/assistance for innogy during major works offshore (Main component exchanges on WTG and Balance of Plant)

Skills and Experience

• Experienced Electrical Technician/Engineer in Generation, Distribution, Power Networks or similar industry sector

• Academic qualifications to minimum HNC or equivalent

• Analytical approach to problem solving as working in isolation and planning their own work

• Knowledge, experience and application of safety rules systems (WTSR &HV Safety Rules)

• Knowledge and experience of electronic maintenance management systems

• Previous experience of High Voltage Safety switching and preparation of Safety Documents

• Good communication skills especially the ability to engage specialists for complex operations

• Flexible due to nature of the offshore environment

• Must be able to work unsupervised and able to work flexible hours as the situation demands. This will include shift work to agreed working patterns


• Previous wind turbine OEM experience

• Sea survival, Working at heights and first aid to GWO standards

• Accredited under Renewables UK wind turbine safety rules

• Previously authorized Senior Authorised Person or Safety Controller

• Accredited under the Renewables UK wind turbine safety rules

Why work for us

the future of our business. Along the way we’ll give you all the support you need to develop your skill set and achieve your long term ambitions.

Salary competitive

Please apply online by selecting the 'Apply' button and uploading your CV directly. Applications will only be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

innogy SE is an established European energy company. With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, it addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. The focus of innogy’s activities is on offering existing and potential customers innovative and sustainable products and services which enable them to use energy more efficiently and improve their quality of life. The key markets are Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium as well as several countries in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe, especially the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. In renewable power generation, the company is also active in other regions, e.g. Spain and Italy. The subsidiary of RWE AG started operations on 1 April 2016. The innogy brand name is a symbiosis of the terms innovation, energy and technology.

Based on the combined financial statements for 2015, the company achieved a revenue of around €46 billion and an EBITDA of €4.5 billion. The company is expected to employ around 40,000 out of a total of around 60,000 employees of the RWE Group once the restructuring process has been completed

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