Asset Inspection Engineer

Date advertised:
Job details:
One of the largest independent onshore wind energy companies is keen to secure an Asset Inspection Engineer who will act as an expert in completing inspections of wind turbines to support the delivery of safe, efficient and reliable operation across the portfolio. The successful candidate will be field-based, working primarily across the UK fleet, but with occasional travel to European wind farms, spending approximately 80% of their time away from home during the week. The work will support the wider technical department and asset management teams, by providing expert support on the inspection of wind power plant assets.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with mechanical engineers and health, safety, quality and environmental (HSQE) management to achieve the highest level of safety across the portfolio, ensuring all relevant industry standards and guidelines are complied with
  • Draft risk assessments and method statements for upcoming inspections and submit to original equipment manufacturer (OEM)/independent service provider (ISP) for review
  • In conjunction with the Mechanical Engineer (Reliability), respond to condition monitoring system (CMS) alerts by completing the appropriate inspection and testing techniques, working to diagnose faults and ensure no unscheduled major component failures
  • Interpret and classify defects to relevant IEC standards, communicating findings from inspections both verbally and through an iOS/Android application
  • Develop a good knowledge of the CMS installed across UK wind farms and act as the technical expert for OEM/ISP teams, providing training and support for CMS fault finding and remedial works, as necessary
  • Embed best practice with regards to lubrication management and sampling within OEMs and service providers across the UK
  • Support the development and implementation of drivetrain-related performance improvement projects
  • Support, and in some cases lead, inspections of wind turbine structural and mechanical components, including the use of non-destructive testing techniques, feeding results back to the engineering team to maximise availability across the UK portfolio
  • Support the asset management team in the completion of asset walkdowns, including foundation and life extension inspections.


  • Ability in and experience of completing borescope inspections of gearboxes to a high standard
  • Strong understanding and demonstrable experience of working with wind power plant and the associated subsystems and components is essential
  • Experience of climbing wind turbines and working as an Authorised Technician or Authorising Engineer under the Wind Turbine Safety Rules
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a strict health & safety environment
  • Experience drafting risk assessments and method statements
  • Understanding of the failure modes associated with wind turbine components, with a particular focus on the gearbox
  • Knowledge and experience of diagnosing gear and bearing defects to the relevant IEC standard
  • Basic understanding of the function of lubrication within rotating components and understanding of lubrication best practice, including lubrication storage and sampling.
Contact details:
Cheryl Baillie, Hays, 2nd Floor, 7 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3AH. Tel: +44 (0)131 603 8371;
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