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General Electric Operation & Safety Specialist in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

We are seeking an experienced Operation and Safety Specialist with extensive knowledge of Offshore Service Operations for the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm Project.

The successful candidate will provide leadership and direction in all EHS areas, have a solution orientated mindset and a result delivery style. Excellent communication and listening skills with the team are essential. You have a proactive approach to safety and can identify challenges from various forms of feedback and see them through to a standardised solution. With excellent attention to detail, structure, and organisational skills, you can apply a proactive problem-solving view on operational requirements and take the initiative to obtain excellent quality and safety outcomes. You have a safety conscious mindset and can build trust and steer by influence to form solid relationships and team ethos.

Reporting to the Continual Operations Readiness Manager you will enable the organisation through various safety improvements and initiatives that enable high performance delivery of SQDC targets in collaboration with our customers.

Primary location will be the Dogger Bank O&M Base at the Port of Tyne. #DB.

Job Description


  • Ensure safe site maintenance operations are carried out, with high standards of quality, delivered to budget and according to the defined schedule, recording and tracking relevant KPI's and reporting on progress, deviations to plans and mitigation.

  • Liaise with Client and off-site legislative bodies and provide reports as required concerning key metrics such as safety statistics, environmental performance, and incident reporting.

  • Analyse and evaluate associated site lifting plans and operations to maintain consistent safe working practices.

  • Review pre-use documentation used by technicians in their daily scopes of work to ensure all checks required are captured and understood. Update documentation during incident and investigation reviews.

  • Review of preventative and corrective maintenance procedures, ensuring they are operationally deployable and have been assessed for suitability from a local EHS perspective.

  • Support the development and continual improvement of Standard Operation Procedures.

  • Support the review of turbine work scopes to ensure risks are identified and have been correctly captured and mitigated prior to work execution.

  • Examine safety data sheets and prepare hazardous material registers to identify safety requirements needed in planned turbine work scopes.

  • Management of the Health and Safety Plan for the windfarm. facilitating awareness of safety conditions into the operational plans and escalating deviations from expected standards and requirements.

  • Manage emergency response plans according to the local site and GE policies with the support of the required stakeholders.

  • Periodically review PPE worn and used by the team ensuring that site operations are aligned with GE requirements. Communicate improvements and changes to the site team and customer.

  • Maintain operational site compliance with respect to site rules, policies, and safe working practices by ensuring site inductions are delivered and communicated.

  • Review the latest GE safety, quality and local safety information and make sure this is understood by the site team with the creation of toolbox talks.

  • Responsible for monitoring the sites EHS performance, identifying and taking proactive measures to improve performance shortfalls.

  • Participate in process, quality and safety improvement initiatives and provide feedback on lessons earned to the site management team.

  • Support the development of systems and processes as required to deliver safe offshore maintenance.

  • Provide EHS guidance and support to the site teams as required, including assisting or steering incident investigations to ensure root cause is identified and embed all learnings within the daily work execution.

  • Perform regular site visits, emergency drills and exercises with the site teams.

  • Responsible for ensuring detailed incident reports are produced for all EHS incidents.

  • Support the establishment of the competency framework and safe system of work governance process.

  • Support authorisation panels and technician competence development.

Travel Expectations:

  • The role will be predominantly based at the Port of Tyne, South Shields.

  • The role requires international travel.

  • Ability and willingness to work offshore as required.

Education / Professional Experience

  • Higher education in an EHS discipline or professional education / apprenticeship in a technical discipline with extensive professional experience.

  • Capable of working offshore at site operational wind farms.

  • Significant experience of offshore wind Maintenance operations

  • Known ability to work in a cross-functional, global environment, with remote teams as a solid team player who can enable change and get work over the line.


  • Fluency in English language

Technical knowledge and skills

  • Successful offshore wind experience or experience in a related discipline.

  • High motivation level; self-starter with excellent leadership and communication skills.

  • High capability with various office and cloud based software.

  • Solid oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to research and resolve problems in a structured manner.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No