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Plant Manager

  • Location: Great Yarmouth
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Renewables
  • Contact: Laura Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0191 415 3300
  • Start Date: 2022-06-20
  • Expiry Date: 25 June 2022
  • Job Ref: DaXtra_3910158

Ask yourself: 
Do you want to work for a leading global company on a journey to net zero emissions? A company who are accelerating growth in renewables, embracing the need for change and new opportunities that lie within the transition of the global energy markets? 

NRL are very proud to be working with a company taking a leading role in Energy Transition, Equinor.  

Equinor is a broad energy company with ambitions to become a global offshore wind major. We have a value driven strategy underpinned by creating scale in regional clusters.   

The unit of the North Sea Region (NOS) has responsibility for the safe and efficient operations of three offshore wind farms. As part of the NOS strategy to realise value from establishing geographical hubs, Great Yarmouth serves as the central operations base, from which operations and maintenance (O&M) activities.
Operations and maintenance operate out of Great Yarmouth. 

Operations on the assets are carried out under a common set of safety rules and resources will be given the necessary training to be able to work across all the wind farms enabling greater flexibility.  

The Plant Manager is primarily responsible for safe and efficient operations of the wind farm.  The project is maintaining its assets through a service agreement with the turbine supplier. 

 What Equinor’s staff say:  

“My absolute favourite thing about working for Equinor is the people I get to interact with. The people in my team are highly skilled, and I take the opportunity to learn from them every day”. 

“I think it is an exciting time to be working in the energy industry, given the challenges associated with climate change. I believe in Equinor's ambition to shape a sustainable energy future and I want to be part of the journey”. 

Duties will include: 

General Manager reporting to the Joint Venture Board of Directors 

Managing the turbine service contract and other relevant support contracts 

Floating wind promotional activities, working with communications and business development 

Compliance with and execution of site activities in accordance with Operations and Maintenance Service Agreements (OMSAs), relevant JV Coordination Agreements and Equinor governance   

Overall asset performance and results, including reporting to the JV Board of Directors in cooperation with SSU, AMS and F&C and other relevant units  

Line Management of dedicated O&M resources   

Accountable for the implementation and safe use of Equinor Electrical Safety Rules  

Implementation and optimisation of the Equinor Management System   

Execution of operational plans and maintenance schedules   

Ensuring necessary reporting to U.K. authorities and stakeholder engagement and follow up 

Project management including execution of repairs and modification activities (unless otherwise agreed)   

Provision of resources to execute maintenance schedules in accordance with JV Business Plan and Budget    

Obtain and maintain regulatory permits and consents for assets in operation 

Comply with IT Cyber Security requirements from Equinor to minimise risk of attacks   

Maintained business continuity plans   

Ensure experience transfer to other NES units    

Contributing to establishing a “best-fit” O&M strategy towards OFTO, manage contractual and interface relations towards the OFTO, and deliver safe and efficient operations of the OFTO assets   

Actively monitor Operations and Maintenance performance   

Use LEAN and digitalization for making appropriate improvement proposals   

Task Manager for the dedicated F&C, SSU, AMS and Procurement resources   

Collaborating with RES to ensure technical integrity of the wind assets through maintenance program development and execution   

Collaborating with NOS AMS to ensure stakeholder management   

What is in it for you: 

At Equinor, we care about each other as much as our business. That’s why we offer:     

 Not just a job; a career. In Equinor, your development begins on day one. You will build your competence through a wide range of learning activities while being empowered to build your career across multiple disciplines and geographies. Our internal job market allows endless opportunities for development and growth within your own field or in other interesting and relevant areas for you.     

Attractive rewards. We offer a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries, global parental leave, variable pay schemes and a share savings plan.     

Wellness and work-life balance. Our employees’ well-being is a priority. We recognise that for you to be the best version of yourself in the workplace, being able to collect your children, attend a class or simply enjoy social time can be invaluable. That’s why we encourage you to make use of our flexible work arrangements.    

An inclusive culture. We believe embracing our differences makes us stronger. For us true inclusion means being able to bring your whole self to work, and for everyone to feel accepted and valued.   

NRL connects global engineering companies with the right people to help their businesses grow and thrive, connecting organisations and candidates that share the same values and drive to succeed. As we progress your application our team of talented recruiters will be on hand to help you explore the role and answer any questions you have.

We welcome applications from every walk of life, and are committed to driving diversity and inclusion within the industries we support. That’s why our Member Committed to Diversity status with the Association of Professional Staffing Companies is so important to us.