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Site Manager

14-8-2020

We are an international company with a workforce of more than 38,500 top professionals, present in more than 40 countries across the five continents. Leaders in Innovation and Technological Development at the service of society, we’re looking for experts in designing a better planet who can go out there and promote sustainable development and find solutions to the biggest global challenges, including global warming, overpopulation and water scarcity.

Since establishing a presence in Australia in 2002, ACCIONA have invested more than AUD$1 billion through local investment opportunities and project development. As a national business ACCIONA employs more than 1,000 people in its renewable energy, infrastructure and water projects across the country.

Job Description

With ACCIONA's most recent wind farm, Mortlake South, coming closer to the end of construction, we are excited to begin our recruitment for our fifth Site Manager to join the Operations team. The Site Manager will provide management for the wind farm, its staff and contractors, and will play an integral leadership role in all aspects of the operations of the site. This is also a unique opportunity to be involved at the early stages of setting up the operations of this new site, including setting up contracts, learning the new technology and systems as they are rolled out and recruiting the new team.

This role will be based at the wind farm and will manage all activities around the safety, security, performance, maintenance, costs, quality and stakeholder management for the site. The role will report to the General Manager Operations (based in head office Melbourne), and manage five direct reports on site.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage community relations for the site and ensure relationships within the community are managed effectively
  • Be available to attend site outside of core working hours as and if required for emergencies, incidents or events
  • Maximise production and revenue from the wind farm
  • Report on the performance of the wind farm against KPI’s and objectives
  • Identify and track improvement initiatives for energy asset performance
  • Ensure maintenance activities are on time and within budget
  • Ensure that a strong working relationship is maintained with Head office in Australia and Spain to ensure quality, cost and reliability of the wind farm is optimal
  • Instill a culture of safety, quality, problem solving, and application of scientific methods, continuous improvement and project management methodology in operations

Required Skills and Competencies

The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, leadership and management experience, high level of initiative, a positive self starter attitude and most importantly will enjoy getting involved in the variety of responsibilities that come with running a wind farm.

  • Qualification in a relevant technical or engineering discipline
  • 5+years’ experience in asset management or similar
  • Generation asset experience (beneficial)
  • Previous leadership skills and the capability to direct, motivate and manage a team of employees
  • Understanding of Australian regulatory reporting and compliance requirements for generators (beneficial)
  • Experience preparing and managing annual operational expenditure budgets
  • Experience in supervision of external service providers
  • Understanding of mechanical and electrical plant, equipment, communications and control systems

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and promote equality and diversity. Indigenous Australians and candidates from minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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