General Manager - Wind Energy Benchmarking System - Glasgow

  • Innovation Engineering & Programmes - Glasgow
  • £50,000 - £65,000 28 days holiday, 10 Public holidays, Annual Bonus, Pension Scheme & Healthcare Scheme
  • Ref: 116
  • Date Posted: Tuesday 10 Oct 20172017-10-10
This vacancy is now closed

General Manager – Wind Energy Benchmarking System (WEBS)

Location: Glasgow

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) is the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.  It is one of a network of Catapult centres set up by Innovate UK to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology in the UK

With primary locations in Glasgow and Blyth, Northumberland, ORE Catapult is working with industry and academia to identify, develop, prove and de-risk promising new technologies and bring them to market.  It is helping to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, supporting the growth of the industry and creating UK benefit. 

What is the role?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a General Manager to lead in the Wind Energy Bench markings System business (WEBS) part of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to work in the Research and Disruptive Innovation directorate. ORE Catapult is a world leader in renewable generation performance and reliability benchmarking.  In 2017, ORE Catapult joined forces with an established independent consultancy to create the WEBS Ltd joint venture with the clear goal of establish the WEBS platform as a global leader in onshore wind farm performance benchmarking. WEBS provides a platform for participants to better understand site and portfolio level wind farm performance in the context of the wider industry performance.  The system benchmarks production, availability and subsystem reliability using specific design key performance indicators. 

What are my key responsibilities?

Accountable to the Joint Venture board of the WEBS limited business and the Head of Projects

  • Work with the JV Board and partner companies to develop the business strategy for WEBS

  • Develop a delivery plan to execute the business strategy

  • Manage the day to day operations of WEBS Ltd

  • Lead on customer management for existing participants

  • Manage and execute coordinated business development activity across all customer groups

  • Management and coordination of other benchmarking proposals/projects as required

  • Consulting and collaborating on business planning and strategy development

  • Deliver a comprehensive business development strategy

  • Lead customer relationship management

  • Develop and follow up commercial terms and close contracts

  • Lead the stakeholder engagement to identify opportunities for product development

What do I need to qualify for this role?

  • A degree or equivalent in a science or engineering

  • Business or project management qualified or demonstrable experience

  • Experienced in negotiating and managing detailed commercial contracts

  • Experience in the renewable and specifically Onshore Wind sectors


We offer exciting challenges and career opportunities in an ever growing innovative company at the leading edge of green technology. Our working environment is open, inspiring and multicultural, and we provide great potential for personal and professional development.


Closing Date:  22nd October 2017