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Employment Type: 
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  competitive salary and benefits

Houghton Le Spring, GB

Career Area:  Energy Operations

Wind Turbine Technician

The Opportunity


Wind Turbine Technician, Oakway Court, Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8XD. Up to £38K depending on experience plus excellent benefits and allowances, along with on call payments. EDF Pension & up to 5% company bonus & 25 days holidays (and Bank Holidays). Interested?


EDF EN Services UK (“EENS UK”) is a 50/50 JV between EDF Energy (“EDF E”) and EDF EN Services (“EENS”) (together the “ Shareholders”).
EENS UK has the task of deliver safe renewable operations and maintenance (O&M) services in the UK.

  • EENS UK is responsible for the operation and maintenance of circa 470MW in 29 wind farms

The Wind Turbine Technician will report into the regional O&M Area Manager.  

You will be expected to deliver scheduled and unscheduled maintenance services to Nordex N series, Senvion, Vestas wind turbine projects in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.

The Person

Your daily activities will include, and you will be familiar with:

  • Maintaining the highest levels of safety to comply with all health and safety requirements including the WTSR.
  • Fault-finding, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair on all turbine systems, which will include mechanical, electrical and hydraulic assemblies and major components.
  • Scheduled service in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines
  • Reporting and planning daily maintenance activity.
  • Coordinating local spare part and consumable stock.
  • Proactive repair or component replacement to prevent complete failure or system downtime.
  • Supervising specialist and subcontractor activity during main component exchange.
  • Maintaining the highest levels of safety to comply with all health and safety requirements including the WTSR.
  • Provide safety induction to contractors and visitors.
  • Providing out of hours and weekend response to turbine breakdown.
  • Ensuring the highest level of turbine availability.
The Skills
  • HNC in mechatronics or equivalent.
  • Qualification in electrical and/or mechanical disciplines to NVQ3 level (or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience)
  • Significant experience on wind turbines in a technician capacity. Knowledge of Senvion Nordex N series and Vestas wind turbine projects in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Siemens, Vestas MW machines and/or Nordex N series will be a plus
  • High level of physical fitness and good health
  • Previous accreditation as AT/AE under WTSR
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Technical and Commercial Knowledge and Skills
  • Strong safety minded person
  • Excellent analytical thinking
  • Strong sense of organisation and planning
Competitive Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a defined benefit pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.  We are also offering the chance to work in a market leading organisation, with the training and development to match. Every day will be different, and it will give you a chance to work with some experienced colleagues both locally and further afield.

Why EDF Energy Renewables?

EDF Renewables is part of one of the world’s largest electricity companies and our investment and innovation in the UK is bringing down costs for consumers and bringing significant benefits for communities.  With our operating portfolio of 36 wind farms and battery storage unit (almost 1GW) across the UK, from the Scottish Highlands to Northamptonshire, we are providing some of the much needed new affordable, low carbon electricity to the UK.   

Work is well underway on the 450 MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project which is in the Firth of Forth and we’ve extended our Edinburgh office to accommodate around 60 new team members.   We have more than 2 GW of renewables projects in planning and development and a quarter of those are consented. 

We know our people are our most valuable asset and we work hard to create a great place to work. This means we’re focused on creating an inclusive and fulfilling working environment, where everyone has a voice and the opportunity to thrive.

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