Technical Officer – Onshore Wind

Technical Officer Onshore Wind

Who we’re looking for:

Do you want to play an active part in making onshore wind a safer place by helping industry to promote and maintain health and safety in their operations across the globe and enable joint learning from shared incident lessons?

We are looking for a highly organised and motivated self-starter who demonstrates initiative, attention to detail and can work with a minimum of supervision. Knowledge of the onshore wind or renewables industry would be advantageous but is not essential.

Who we are:

Here at the Energy Institute (EI) we endeavour to find talent that will live and breathe our values. We pride ourselves on our values and show this through ensuring that we are inclusive by treating each other with care and respect. Our goal is to continually build trust through open and professional collaborationwithin all areas of the EI throughout employee’s own teams and the business. At the centre of all that we do here at the EI we always strive to exude our desire of being passionate about making a difference not only within our own organisation but within the energy sector as a whole.

We are a global, independent network of professionals spanning the world of energy, convening and facilitating debate, championing evidence and sharing fresh ideas.

Energy professionals of all ages, genders, backgrounds and disciplines look to us for the knowledge, skills and good practice they need to pursue impactful careers in this vital, fast-evolving field.

SafetyOn is the health and safety organisation for the Onshore wind sector. SafetyOn is providing leadership in health and safety for the dynamic and innovative onshore wind industry. We ensure transparency about the industry’s H&S performance, as well as assisting industry stakeholders to see that key emerging risks are mitigated through co-operation and shared learning.

SafetyOn is run in partnership with the Energy Institute, which provides the secretariat and supports its work programme. This includes the engagement with its growing Tier 2 membership.

What you’ll do:

1. Support the SafetyOn Board of Directors, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and EI Manger in delivery of the onshore wind work programme.

2. Collate, analyse and present H&S incident data submitted by members of the SafetyOn. Analyse incident data to support the development of key internal and external reports, publications and benchmarking metrics.

3. Support the delivery of agreed business objectives as an integral contribution to the EI Technical Team’s overall performance, including support in the development of any new areas of work.

4. Take ownership of, maintain and update all relevant databases and websites to ensure meaningful and effective communication and dissemination of information, both internally and to/from external organisations on which the EI and SafetyOn has representation.

5. Establish and maintain close working relationships with key external stakeholders (e.g. HSE, RenewableUK) in order to advance the SafetyOn work programme.

6. Solicit, collate and submit stakeholder input into the development of onshore wind publications covering H&S issues, develop and provide briefing papers and appropriate documentation to delegates for stakeholder meetings and other key audiences.

7. Convert/edit contractor material to meet EI quality control standards in preparation for publication as codes of practice, good practice guidelines and specifications.

8. Through all contacts, both internal and external, assure and develop the reputation and profile of the EI and SafetyOn as authoritative sources of energy related information.

9. Provide secretariat support to pertinent EI and SafetyOn. committees include recording of minutes, preparation of agendas, and progression of meeting action and agreements.

Nature and Scope

As Technical Officer you will be expected to meet your individual key performance indicators and maintain standards and objectives for the team in line with organisational values. You will utilise your expertise within the team to effectively support and contribute to the implementation and development of the onshore wind work programme.

Working closely with the Technical Manager – Onshore Wind, you will ensure the effective provision of the SafetyOn Secretariat in support of all aspects of the EI’s and SafetyOn’s internal and external business activities, including co-ordinating and managing databases and systems; collation, analysis and presentation of H&S incident data, collation and circulation of documents; managing and co-ordinating internal and external committee meetings; and the production of presentation material for both internal and external requirements.

You will contribute to the production of codes of practice, good practice guidelines and specifications to EI in-house standards for formatting, editing and proof-reading as required and assist in the conversion and editing of material from external sources for formal industry recognised publications.

You will be responsible for and work closely with volunteers serving on the SafetyOn Board of Directors, SafetyOn Technical Advisory Committee, their sub-committees, panels and working groups, and ensure that appropriate Secretariat support is provided in a timely and effective manner in organisation, management and the preparation of documents (including minutes, agendas, briefing papers etc).

In liaison with other members of the EI’s Technical Team and SafetyOn Committees you will support appropriate representation on external committees and organisations, as may be necessary and in its interests.

You will work in accordance with agreed policies, procedures and practice inclusive of Health & Safety at Work requirements and Equal Opportunities.

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

You will undertake any other duties necessary to this post as delegated by the Technical Manager – Onshore Wind.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need:

  • Strong inter-personal and team working skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter who demonstrates initiative
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Ability to communicate well, including with senior representatives within the energy industry
  • Excellent customer/client service skills

Salary: £25,000 – £28,000 per annum depending on experience, plus benefits


  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Compressed working scheme – extended daily hours in return for every other Friday off
  • Flexibility for working from home
  • All-company/team socials
  • Opportunity for international travel
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Great office culture

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £25,000.00-£28,000.00 per year



Ability to commute/relocate:

Work Location: Hybrid remote in London, W1G 7AR

Please send your CV and covering letter to by 24 July 2023