Head of Asset Management (UK)

Operations · UK/Portugal/Spain, Edinburgh, City of
Department Operations
Employment Type Permanent
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Role Purpose:

The UK-HAM will drive and manage the operational aspects of the portfolio, being responsible for generation performance, availability and operational expenditure. The position provides leadership for improving the operational performance and managing the Regional Asset Managers to improve performance in generation, health, safety and environmental management as well as local stakeholder engagement. By engaging with contractors and service providers at the highest level and representing the interests of Ventient Energy in commercial and contractual engagements the UK-HAM will deliver operational excellence across the fleet.


The UK-HAM will lead the Asset Management team which consists of two Regional Asset Managers and ten Asset Managers. We are strongly focussed on maximising the performance of the portfolio and the UK-HAM will assist in suggesting and deploying initiatives to reduce downtime and improve turbine performance, working closely with the Ventient Energy team to develop these initiatives. The Asset Management team are key to the successful delivery of our strategic objectives. This role reports directly to the Head of Asset Management and forms part of Ventient Energy management team.


Ideally the role is based in Edinburgh, but Ventient would consider the role being home based for an exceptional candidate.


Key Responsibilities:


Leadership

  • The current asset management team has 10 people across the UK (remote working). The role will require someone with significant wind energy experience, ideally with a track record of leading a team delivering best in class asset management services for a significant portfolio of renewable energy assets.
  • Managing a team of O&M professionals, developing their technical, operational and commercial expertise to drive performance improvements and manage operational risks.
  • Following Ventient’s best practices to develop the Asset Management team.
  • Lead Ventient’s key stakeholder relationships with Turbine Manufacturers, O&M providers, Landowners and Community Funds.
  • Provide due diligence expertise to help support the growth of the Ventient Energy’s portfolio.


Asset Management

  • Working with the HAM, develop an asset management plan to further optimise the value of the assets under management, including the potential lifetime extension and replanting.
  • Lead operational performance and reporting of the wind farm portfolio, driving KPI performance to improve shareholder returns.
  • Management of operational switching of both HV and LV systems to ensure the efficient operation of the wind assets in a safe and timely manner.
  • Working closely with AM team and Service providers to guarantee the fulfilment of defined schedule.
  • Working closely with all Ventient Departments to deliver safe environment, innovative and engineering solutions to achieve life extension targets and improve portfolio performance.
  • Ensure the implementation of defined procedures for operations to help maintain ISO accreditations and improvements in external audit assessments.
  • Working with the HSE manager, deliver continual improvements in the HSE performance of the operational assets.
  • Work with the HAM and Procurement to ensure delivery against O&M contracts and provide recommendations for improvements to new contracts.


Finance and reporting

  • Overall responsibility for the capital expenditure programme and operational budget for all windfarms.
  • Monthly management reports on the operational performance of the wind farms, including periodical meetings with different stakeholders.


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in managing a portfolio of onshore wind farms.
  • Experience of managing a remote team. Comfortable with leading and growing a team, setting up structures to develop and grow whilst retaining culture.
  • Demonstrable success in managing relationships and driving performance improvements and managing costs from outsourced services.
  • Knowledge of information documentation, monitoring and reporting industry best practice.
  • Track record of executing asset management strategies.
  • Broad understanding of legal, technical, and commercial issues and risks related to energy projects.


Skills & Knowledge:

  • Good written and verbal communication in a clear, concise, and open manner at all levels.
  • Good scheduling and planning skills to ensure actions/tasks are performance and completed in a timely manner. Strong commercial understanding, with a track record for managing a large portfolio and improving financial performance.
  • Previous experience of the operation and maintenance of HV/LV electrical plant including the ability to provide supporting and coaching of the asset management team.
  • Proven ability to succinctly explain and communicate complex technical and commercial issues.
  • Strong people skills, able to inspire, influence and enthuse staff. Capable of coaching and mentoring.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions, sets high standards for performance and shows determination to meet goals

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  • Location
    UK/Portugal/Spain, Edinburgh, City of
  • Department
    Operations
  • Employment Type
    Permanent
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor