Technical Asset Manager - Renewable Energy - Dublin

Solar, Onshore Wind
LSP Renewables have exclusively partnered with one of the world's leading IPP's in the renewable energy industry to recruit an Asset Manager based in Dublin, Ireland. 

Our client have over 4GW of renewable energy assets under construction and operations covering APAC, LATAM, and Europe. They have been operating in Ireland since 2019 and already have 8 operational onshore wind farms in the portfolio, with 3 solar projects under construction. 

Key Responsibilities
The Asset Manager needs to oversee globally all the aspects relevant to the assets performance, either from their technical, financial and corporate and social responsibility perspective.
  • Supervise different assets (regular travels will be required)
  • Maximize production and billing of the power plant to meet or exceed the business plan, minimizing downtime and maximizing efficiency
  • Monitor the plants performance through adequate KPIs and detect and resolve issues on daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Track and calculate all losses the plants incur on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
  • Implement corrective action plans
  • Monitor the Actuals vs Budget and explain the differences
  • Supervise O&M contractors and external consultants involved in preparation and execution of the Operation and Maintenance activities
  • Ensure that the asset is operating in accordance with the contractual obligations of the O&M contractors
  • Monitor the punch list items resulting from the construction works
  • Ensure Workplace Health & Safety and Environmental objectives are achieved
  • Ensure operations and maintenance performance targets are achieved
  • Ensure maintenance outcomes are achieved while fostering a planned maintenance culture
  • Manage the mitigations measures required by the authorities
  • Manage the PPA contracts
  • Manage relationship with stakeholders during O&M (off-taker, grid operator, O&M Contractor, landowner, lender, etc...)
  • Coordinate and liaise as required with local communities to ensure the continuity of the relations established throughout the assets development and construction period
  • Prepare the budget forecasts for the O&M and update them on a monthly basis based upon actuals provided by the finance department
  • Prepare O&M reporting for internal and external stakeholders in accordance with relevant agreements
  • Initiate claims against contractors or manufacturers if necessary
  • Declare claims to insurers in case of incident and ensure follow-up
  • Handle any third party claims
  • Provide assistance to the Development team for setting-up O&M solutions, discuss with potential Contractors/other parties or negotiating O&M agreements before Financial close of future projects

  • Degree in Engineering
  • 5+ years of work experience in a similar role ideally within the solar power industry or the wind industry
  • Working knowledge and understanding of renewable energy plants and equipment such as solar or wind plants and associated electrical equipment, auxiliary plant and high voltage infrastructure
  • High level troubleshooting and problem solving skills and the ability to be technically innovative
  • Contract management experience
  • Demonstrated up-to-date working knowledge of Workplace Health, Safety & Environment requirements
  • Excellent communication and liaison skills with the proven ability to effectively interact with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Effective leadership and supervision skills
  • Well-developed computer skills and proficiency in MS Office and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Ability to travel to the sites in Ireland and occasionally internationally
  • Irish driving license

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