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Project Engineer - Wind Turbines

Company:  SPW Renewable UK, Ltd

Glasgow, Glasgow, GB

Facility:  Scottish Power HQ



Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.

Lead Project Engineer – Wind Turbines
Competitive Salary with Annual Bonus, Private Health Cover & Car Allowance
Flexible & Hybrid Working Available


Help us create a better future, quicker


The position is within the Operations Engineering team of UK Technical Services (GTS) and reports to the UK Head of Technical Services. The Lead Project Engineer shall lead a team of engineers responsible for providing expert technical support and advice to all Iberdrola Renewables Business Units (Offshore, UK, US, Iberia & International). The individual is also responsible for managing and resolving complex technical issues and providing technical recommendations affecting the global generation fleet. 

What You''ll be Doing


This Lead Engineer shall provide the operations business with engineering expertise to optimise operation and performance of wind turbines. This will involve coordinating engineering support to assess significant asset failures and defects, manage risks and identify technical solutions, predominantly for static components of a wind turbines both on and offshore.  


As a team leader you will regularly report on the status of key projects and services being provided by the mechanical engineers   and coordinate multiple projects across numerous global stakeholders.  
You will support the UK Head of Technical Services in managing budget for engineering services to be provided by third parties as well as lead the coordination of technical investigations of structural component failures (Blades, Frames, Tower, etc.)  for wind turbine mechanical and structural component failures. 


The role will also involve:


  • Reviewing global OEM design modifications and providing technical advice to the international operations businesses 
  • Investigating component failures, managing Root Cause Analysis, and collaborating with O&M to manage risk and optimise performance. 
  • Leading the team’s life extension plan to advise the O&M business on asset life extension engineering requirements including inspection recommendations and service plan modifications. 
  • Review third party technical assessments and technical proposals

What’s in it for you 


As well as a competitive salary which is reviewed annually, you can also enjoy a number of other benefits. With our pension scheme, we’ll double match your contribution up to a company contribution of 10%.  

At ScottishPower, we believe it’s the little things we do in life that make a big difference. From helping you look after your family’s wellbeing, save for your future and take personal steps for climate action – our benefits are designed to help you do just that -  so that you have everything you need to take care of your world – today and tomorrow. That’s why our benefits include:

  • 36 days annual leave
  • Holiday purchase – perfect your work/life balance with extra annual leave
  • Share Incentive Plan and Sharesave Scheme
  • Payroll giving and charity matched funding 
  • Technology Vouchers – save more and spread the cost of your technology purposes
  • Count us in – pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help fight climate change
  • Electric Vehicle Schemes – to help you transition to green/clean driving
  • Cycle to Work scheme and public transport season ticket loans
  • Options to purchase dental insurance, private medical insurance, health cash plan and annual health assessments
  • Life Assurance (4x salary)
  • Access to ‘nudge’ financial wellbeing support
  • Plus shopping, leisure, restaurant and gym discounts, and unique employee deals on travel insurance and more

Why ScottishPower


Scottish Power Renewables is part of the ScottishPower group of companies operating in the UK under the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies. 
ScottishPower Renewables is at the forefront of the development of the renewables industry through pioneering ideas, forward thinking and outstanding innovation. We are a world leader in wind energy with over 40 operational windfarm sites both Onshore and Offshore producing over 2,500 MW.
Our ambitious growth plans include expansion of our existing onshore wind portfolio, investment in new large scale solar deployment and innovative grid storage systems including batteries. We are also delivering the Iberdrola Group’s offshore windfarms in the Southern North Sea off East Anglia.

Closing Date – 23rd December 2022

ScottishPower is launching its biggest ever recruitment drive, with at least 1,000 new jobs to be filled in the next 12 months. The announcement follows a record number of green energy infrastructure projects secured by the company in the first half of 2022. Totalling 2.1 GW, these projects will almost double the company’s green energy generation capacity, spurring investment of up to £4bn and are integral to delivering the UK’s ambitious Net Zero Targets.

Mobility Information 

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country.  If/when required, the Company will support the employee with the necessary Immigration requirements.



Inclusion and diversity fosters innovation and creativity and brings us closer to the communities we serve. At ScottishPower, we want to attract and hire diverse talent whilst developing a workplace that is supportive and open to everyone.

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