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Rampion Operations Engineering Manager


Newhaven, ESX, GB, BN9 0BN

RWE Renewables UK Management Ltd., Newhaven


Functional area: Engineering 

Remuneration: GEN





An exciting opportunity has arisen for highly motivated Engineering Manager to join our Operations and Maintenance team at our Rampion Offshore Wind Farm project based in Newhaven, East Sussex, UK, working as part of a team that operate and maintain the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm  which consists of 116 Vestas v112-Mk2C wind turbines, associated High Voltage infrastructure and balance of plant assets.

Reporting to the General Manager, the role holder will manage a team of 6 Engineers with responsibility for the development and implementation of an effective engineering and maintenance strategy for the Wind Farm. The Engineering Manager will also manage all technical and operational interfaces with Joint Venture (JV) partners.


Principal Accountabilities, including but not limited to:


  • As part of the site management team, the role holder will help to develop and deliver the culture, strategies and long-term goals of the site.
  • Develop and implement suitable team structure and processes to proactively manage all technical and operational interfaces with the Rampion JV.
  • Manage engineering team recruitment, performance, competence, training, development, morale and productivity.
  • Develop management systems and maintenance/engineering strategies which deliver compliance with all internal and external legislation, polices, procedures and standards, whilst also meeting or exceeding site performance levels defined in the business plan.
  • Manage plant area budgets and delegate budget across the engineering team
  • Delegate and supervise the management of project work, ensuring work is completed to programme, budget and quality.
  • Manage the interface with OFTO assets owner  and manage systems to work alongside the OFTO owner.


Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:


  • A relevant engineering degree, plus extensive experience of engineering asset operations, preferably within the offshore wind industry.
  • Experience managing a team of engineers in the offshore wind (or similar) industry.
  • Experience managing routine maintenance activities and engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures necessary for managing the integrity of engineering assets and engineering activities.
  • Contract management knowledge and experience, including safety, commercial and technical aspects of contract management.
  • An extensive understanding of HSSE legislation and standards with a NEBOSH/IOSH standard qualification.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Able to develop effective working relationships and effectively communicate across the business, with JV partners, and the wider renewables industry.
  • The ability to investigate safety and process integrity incidents using suitable tools and plant interrogation techniques, and to then implement and communicate robust solutions.

Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 67681, application deadline 12/07/2022

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We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.


RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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