Asset Manager - Belgium & France

Operations · France, France
Department Operations
Employment Type Permanent
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Ventient is a leading non-utility generator of onshore wind energy in Europe, focused on long-term sustainable growth through asset acquisition, unrivalled know-how in asset management and operation and conscious ESG choices. 

Ventient Energy is part of a portfolio of renewable companies who are owned by an Infrastructure Investment Fund, advised by JP Morgan Asset Management. We take a long-term outlook on the ownership, operation and growth of our company which is driven by the needs of our stakeholders.

At Ventient Energy, we work hard to optimise operational excellence, delivering strong financial results while ensuring the highest levels of health and safety performance.

Reporting into the Asset Manager - France, this role will be accountable for managing the relationship with Ventient’s third party asset manager and ensure the correct supervision, management and performance of our Belgium and French portfolio (459MW). This role will have direct responsibility for representing Ventient’s Asset Management interests, while interfacing with various stakeholders, both internal and external.
Will be a member of the Team managed by the Head of Asset Management with responsibility for the assets located in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and UK. His participation may be occasionally required for the support other countries.
This role will lead the operational strategy of pro-active maintenance within the region, focusing on delivery of safe optimal technical and commercial performance for the fleet (multi-technologies), with particular attention on the GE2.x and Vestas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Third Party and Contractor Management

- Leading and managing third party managers on a day-to-day basis, to deliver a high standard of performance
- Ensure that our third-party managers are fulfilling their contractual obligations to deliver strong operational performance and safe and reliable operations through:
- Monitoring delivery of the key actions ongoing with O&M contractors
- Site visits and audits with the Asset Manager and O&M contractors to ensure fulfilment of contractual obligations and gain assurance on the operational integrity of our fleet
- Analysis of operational data to review performance and help identify areas for improvement, working with the third-party manager and where appropriate utilising specialist support within Ventient to deliver the results
- Acting as the central point of contact for operational matters in France & Belgium for Ventient, working with colleagues to deliver Ventient’s goals on availability, HSE, ESG and improving the long-term value of the portfolio
- Working with the third party manager to ensure that Ventient have a full record of all key contracts, technical data and design information

  • Stakeholder Management

- Providing leadership for Ventient on Stakeholder Management in France & Belgium, and, developing a database of all key stakeholders for each of the wind farms, and Ventient’s obligations to be fulfilled
- Acting as the central point of contact for Ventient with regards to any on-going claims or disputes, ensuring that these are resolved quickly in line with Ventient’s expectations
- Forming strong relations with third parties, Providing services to the Portfolio in addition to the MSA provider, in order that value and risk opportunities are recognised and addressed

  • Performance Improvement Projects & Cross Collaboration

- Interface for monitoring and execution of Performance Improvement projects – both initiatives led by the MSA provider and Ventient deployed initiatives
- Cross fertilisation of ideas and disciplines with the business development team to ensure that both within business development and our existing Portfolio there is a value driving and risk mitigation discipline.

Competences and Behaviours

- Fluent speaking in French and English (desirable Portuguese or Spanish)
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Ability to think strategically and work cross functionally in a professional environment
- Excellent relationship building skills

Skills and Knowledge

- Running a strong diverse portfolio of wind/renewable assets under investment and high ESG discipline
- Strong commercial and technical discipline and insight

Relevant Experience

- Onshore wind asset management
- Knowledge and experience of Wind Turbines GE2.x and Vestas
- Demonstrable experience of managing projects
- Belgium/French work experience
- Demonstrable experience of managing third parties. Desirable with local entities.

Education and Qualifications

- Degree in an Engineering or equivalent

Travel Requirements

Available to travel regularly.

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    France, France
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