G+ Technical Manager – Data Wind

Nature and scope

As a key member of wind secretariat team, the Technical Manager - Data Wind will drive the Health and Safety incident data for the G+ and SafetyOn. The incident data is “the jewel in the crown” and the role is therefore critical to the work of the G+ and SafetyOn.

You will collect, organise and study the data to provide insight to the G+ and SafetyOn Boards and industry sectors. Monitoring industry performance and H&S trends, to identify H&S risks for the sector. You will give the incident data meaning and context in order to support the G+ and SafetyOn work programme and to help to lead to a reduction in the number of incidents occurring.

We are keen to improve the data that we currently collect and the method for gathering the data. We are looking to expand the data collected in order to increase insight into H&S in the industry.

You will work closely with colleagues, both within the Technical and Innovation Directorate, throughout the Energy Institute and within the G+ and SafetyOn wind networks to support industry and to explore possible new areas of work and determine opportunities for developing guidance in new areas.

You will be expected to meet your key performance indicators and contribute to the maintenance and continuous improvement of Technical Team standards and objectives in line with organisational values.

You will actively participate in appraisals, Energy Institute team meetings, Technical Team meetings and meeting your self-development needs.

You will work in accordance with Energy Institute agreed policies, procedures and practice, including revenue practice, health & safety at work requirements and equal opportunities. You will be knowledgeable about GDPR and maintain the strictest standards of confidentiality with regards to the data submitted.

Primary Tasks

Lead on G+ and SafetyOn H&S incident data

  1. Collate, cleanse, and analyse the H&S incident data submitted by members of the G+ and SafetyOn in a suitable database. You will be responsible for quality assurance and will define KPIs.
  2. Present H&S incident data to monitor industry performance and H&S trends and to identify H&S risks. It is essential that this analysis helps industry to make improvements in order to increase safety in the wind industry.
  3. Deliver a quality annual report each year for onshore and offshore wind.
  4. Improve the quality of the data that is submitted by members, and explore other data or KPIs to collect, to give industry further insight into how the sector is performing and can improve.
  5. Continuously improve the method of data submission and collection, working with members
  6. Work closely with and assist the EI Wind Team in delivering the G+ H&S work programme.
  7. Ensure the effective contribution of volunteers participating in Wind committees and their subcommittees.
  8. Support agreed business objectives relevant to the Wind Sector aspects of the scientific and technical programme as an integral contribution to the Technical Team's overall performance.
  9. Identify and disseminate offshore wind H&S aspects of the G+ and SafetyOn work programme and their committee activities (e.g., articles, conference presentations, etc). Consider how those at the sharp end will receive and digest the data.
  10. Develop, maintain and manage networks of appropriate contacts within industry, government, academia, NGOs, regulators and trade bodies, including at a committee and senior management/executive level.
  11. Liaise with Energy Institute colleagues to ensure co-ordination of network relations at all levels and identify cross-working opportunities.
  12. Represent aspects of the G+ and SafetyOn work programme on pertinent external stakeholder groups.
  13. Through committee activities and networks assure and develop the wind work programme, and the reputation and profile of the G+, SafetyOn and the Energy Institute.
  14. Identifying complementary scientific and technical business development opportunities for evaluation/progression by other EI's directorates (e.g. Development, Professional Affairs).
  15. Collaborate with other organisations on activities of mutual interest.
  16. Ensure the G+ and SafetyOn data programme's remains the trusted source for the wind industry.

Communication and stakeholder engagement

Business development

Required Skills

  1. Analysis and synthesis (data analyst). You can understand how to apply basic techniques for the analysis of research data and synthesis of findings. You can effectively involve your team in analysis and synthesis. You can present clear findings that colleagues can understand and use. (Skill level: working and managing)
  2. Communication. You can communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders. You can support and host discussions within a multidisciplinary team, with potentially difficult dynamics. You can be an advocate for the team externally, and can manage differing perspectives. (Skill level: working)
  3. Data management. You can understand data governance and how it works in relation to other organisational governance structures. You can participate in or deliver the assurance of a service. (Skill level: working)
  4. Data modelling, cleansing and enrichment. You can produce data models and understand where to use different types of data models. You can understand different tools and can compare different data models. You can reverse-engineer a data model from a live system. You can understand industry-recognised data-modelling patterns and standards. (Skill level: working)
  5. Data quality assurance, validation and linkage. You can identify appropriate ways to collect, collate and prepare data. You can decide if data is accurate and fit for purpose. You can prepare and cleanse data with limited guidance. (Skill level: working)
  6. Data visualisation. You can use the most appropriate medium to visualise data to tell compelling stories that are relevant to business goals and can be acted upon. You can present, communicate and disseminate data appropriately and with influence. (Skill level: working)
  7. IT and mathematics. You can apply your knowledge and experience of IT and mathematical skills, including tools and techniques. You can adopt those most appropriate for the environment. (Skill level: working)
  8. Logical and creative thinking. You can respond to problems in databases, data processes, data products and services as they occur. You can initiate actions, monitor services and identify trends to resolve problems. You can determine the appropriate remedy and assist with its implementation, and with preventative measures. (Skill level: working)
  9. Project management. You can apply your knowledge and experience of project management methodologies, including tools and techniques. You can adopt those most appropriate for the environment. (Skill level: working)
  10. Statistical methods and data analysis. You can understand how and when to practically apply existing best practice solutions. (Skill level: working)

Additional Desirable Skills


To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Kate Harvey at kharvey@energyinst.org by 30 November 2023.