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Senior Operational Controller - Control Room

Company:  SPW Renewable UK, Ltd

Kilmarnock, GB

Facility:  Whitelee Windfarm



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.

Senior Operational Controller - Control Room
Whitelee Windfarms
Salary starting from £37,129 and up to 10% bonus

Help us create a better future, quicker

A senior member of the highly skilled 24/7 World Class Control Centre, monitoring, controlling and co-ordinating activities across the entire ScottishPower Renewables UK onshore wind, battery & solar portfolio as well as supporting the European offshore wind portfolio with a generation capacity of over 3GW and growing. 

What you'll be doing

As the senior controller you will be responsible for the more complex technical tasks on shift, using your experience and technical ability, you will handle those events that require an in-depth knowledge of turbine technology to safely fault find and resolve. 


You will manage assets considered critical national infrastructure by Ofgem, ensuring business regulatory compliance to the UK grid code and wider regulatory requirements with direct influence on business revenue through efficient response to emerging events including wind turbine and High Voltage faults.


You will have direct influence on business revenue through efficient response to emerging events including wind turbine and High Voltage faults both directly and indirectly maximising availability of plant and minimising lost production through the efficient management of complex technical issues including responsibilities on behalf of the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO).

What you'll bring


  • HNC/D qualification in electrical, mechanical or relevant discipline as well as experience within the wind industry or equivalent practical experience within a utility/generation environment (preferably within the renewable sector)
  • Over two years Renewables Control Room experience, working in a complex dynamic environment requiring key decision making and accountability with the ability to cause impact to business performance and revenue.
  • Ability to demonstrate and meet the Senior Controller Qualification Program requirements.
  • Technical knowledge of wind turbines, with ability to remote fault find and make decisions to create solutions including the ability to interrogate Scada systems controlling the turbines
  • In depth turbine technical knowledge as well as a sound knowledge of electro-mechanical generating plant and apparatus.
  • Evidence of working under the Wind Turbine Safety Rules (WTSR), High & Low Voltage safety rules or equivalent Company Safety Rules or equivalent 'rule based' system 
  • High level of IT knowledge including ability to work with complex Scada systems controlling wind turbines and High Voltage infrastructures
  • Strong decision-making skills which could impact safety as well as revenue especially out of hours. 
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work through technical issues verbally with key stakeholders such as National Grid 
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing working environment and demonstrate a positive   approach to change
  • Ability to work at height (70 metres) for turbine familiarisation training
  • Ability to work continental shift patterns covering both dayshift, nightshift, and weekends
  • High degree of self-motivation with a flexible approach to work

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

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. With a commitment to generate all of our energy from renewable resources and a drive to create the energy infrastructure of the future, we’re at the forefront of the journey to Net Zero and investing over £6m every working day to make this happen. With diverse opportunities across our businesses and a commitment to invest in our own internal talent, ScottishPower can offer people real career opportunities that meet personal and professional goals, in a global organisation.
Inclusion, diversity, and a social purpose are at the heart of everything we do. Together with our values, they bring us together into a stronger, more sustainable business with direct links to the communities we serve. It takes all kinds of people to build a large-scale business like ours, so whatever your background, you’ll fit right in.
ScottishPower is committed to providing reasonable support or adjustments in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to

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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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