Operations Engineer, Offshore Wind

Join us in this role where you’ll support our North-East program of offshore wind farms. You’ll be supervising teams responsible for commissioning, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting of high and low voltage assets within the transmission system in accordance with Ørsted Electrical Safety Rules (ØESR). We cultivate a collaborative, dynamic, and diverse work environment and encourage career-long learning and development so our people can realise their full potential. The role will be based primarily onshore with the occasional requirement to be offshore on the transmission assets.


Welcome to Region Americas - Operations
You’ll be part of the High Voltage Transmission System team where you, together with your colleagues, will supervise colleagues in servicing, maintaining, and repairing the high voltage (HV) equipment throughout the region. In this role, you’ll report to the HV Transmission System Manager. As a team, we foster a safety culture and are able to reliably maintain the bulk electric transmission system.


You’ll play an important role in:

  • leading safety coordination and defining safety procedures for all electrical matters and managing the implementation of the company specific electrical safety rules on site
  • advising operationally on HV electrical installations to wind turbines, offshore substations and HV sub-marine and onshore cables
  • coordinating outage management, network control and operational procedures related to energization and de-energization of all assets
  • responding to system disturbances, supporting troubleshooting activities, and reporting root-cause analysis
  • analyzing alarm signals from the SCADA system and coordinating work activities to rectify the event
  • leading contractors and working parties working on transmission assets within a substation and participating in coordination of inter-system operation, testing, and associated safety procedures.


To succeed in the role, you:

  • have more than five years of electrical operations and maintenance experience as a qualified person operating under company HV safety rules
  • have experience working at transmission and distribution voltage levels with more than three years working experience within onshore substation systems
  • need to become a qualified person under the ØESR with support and training provided to gain this internal accreditation in the first year of employment
  • have experience managing HV switching activities
  • have the clear medical checks and safety training programs as required by Global Wind Organisation (GWO) standards and have a valid US driver’s license.


Maybe you’ve read the above and can see you have some transferable skills, even though they don’t quite match all the points. If you think you can bring something to the team, we still encourage you to apply.


Join a global leader in renewable energy
Ørsted is a growing green energy major and global leader in climate action. With us you’ll play a part in driving change towards a green energy future. You’ll grow your talent in a fast-paced and high-growth industry where you have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop through challenging assignments and industry-leading experts. Here, you can perform in a friendly work environment based on trust, respect, and collaboration.


Shape the future with us
Send your application to us as soon as possible. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we’ve found the right candidate


If you need to request any reasonable adjustments or accommodations to working practices, working patterns, or the assessment or interview process, please contact accommodation@orsted.com.


Please note that you’re expected to do some travelling in relation to your work, as you’ll be required to travel for up to 30% of your first year of employment.


Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages and answer the screening questions relevant for your country.

About the job

Application deadline:  July 31, 2024

Providence, US

Field of work:  Operations and technicians
Employment type:  Permanent
Work hours:  Full-Time
Workplace:  On-site

Imagine a future with Ørsted

About Ørsted

- We develop, construct, and operate offshore and onshore wind farms, solar energy farms, storage facilities, and bioenergy plants in Europe, Asia, and North America. 

- Our vision is to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.

- We’ve been ranked as one of the world’s most sustainable energy companies for the past six years. 

- We’re headquartered in Denmark.

- We have over 8,600 employees, working in 15 countries and growing. 


An inclusive team

Ørsted wants all employees to have the same opportunities for impact and growth, regardless of age, nationality, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or beliefs. We’re committed to secure an inclusive work environment characterised by a respect for all people so everyone feels free to openly share their input and ideas.