Pembrokeshire coastal forum, the organisation behind marine energy wales, is looking for an operations manager to oversee the operation and delivery of the meta project
Established in 2000, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF) is a multi-award-winning Community Interest Company that works to enhance the coast and marine environment for current and future generations. As a coastal partnership PCF has developed a range of local and national collaborative projects, often viewed as sustainable best practice, including the Pembrokeshire Marine Code and Outdoor Charter, Wales Activity Mapping and Marine Energy Wales.
Marine Energy Wales (MEW), brings together technology developers, the supply chain, academia and the public sector aiming to create a thriving and diverse marine energy sector in Wales, including the emerging technologies of wave, tidal and floating offshore wind. Under the MEW programme, the Marine Energy Test Area (META) is under development.
META is providing consented areas of waterway, close to an operational base complete with licenses and enabling infrastructure. Strategically located to provide early stage device developers with easy access, nursery facility for testing components, subassemblies, operational procedures and devices, META aims to de-risk future deployments and take advantage of a local experienced and substantial supply chain and associated R&D facility. META also works closely with its Swansea Bay City Deal partners under the Pembroke Dock Marine project; Milford Haven Port Authority, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE) and WaveHub’s Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone.
The Operations Manager will be required to oversee the operation and ongoing delivery of the META project. Tasks will range from fulfilling the requisite HSEQ requirements for safe marine operations whilst minimising the risk exposure faced by PCF in operating a test site in a busy waterway to assisting with business development activities, liaising with potential customers to META to facilitate the testing of Marine Renewable Energy technology deployments.
Internally the Operations Manager will work closely with the MEW Programme Manager, META Project Manager and the Marketing and Communications Manager to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of the META project. External relations will require interfaces with the Port of Milford Haven and all relevant stakeholders to ensure that processes and systems for all META site operations are suitable for the area, wider users and provide the maximum benefit for the sector.
Understanding sector needs and marine operations you will be responsible for site operation and compliance with all legal agreements associated with leasing and licensing. You will ensure META compliments the current UK test site offer and assist in the delivery of a long-term sustainable project.
Working closely with Marine Energy Wales and the PCF team. Tasks to include the following:
Our values are important to us and we expect them to be important to you.
Sustainability – we only work on projects that contribute to our vision. For us this means a healthy and resilient community with a thriving coastal economy, living in harmony with natural resources.
Collaboration – we recognise stakeholder engagement and working in partnership are critical to success. Everything we do is achieved with others.
Passion – we are passionate about making a difference; to the sustainability of coasts, oceans and communities.
Flexibility – we provide flexibility for our customers and our team and to adapt to the challenges and opportunities facing our coasts.
Reliability – we have been achieving results with our partners since 2000, consistently delivering positive impact and sharing best practice, often from projects originated in Pembrokeshire
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team and are looking for an Operations Manager to oversee the operation and delivery of the META project.
Interested? Well, here’s a little more about us….
This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an exciting innovative Community Interest Company based in the UK’s only coastal National Park. Join our team of likeminded passionate people working on coastal sustainability.
Bring along your ideas and innovations, help deliver award winning outcomes, and make a genuine change to local and wider society. With benefits including healthcare, highly competitive pension, flexible working policy and a fresh forward-thinking business ethos, we pride ourselves on being an attractive and a fair play Chwarae Teg employer.
Application Deadline: Friday 2 October.
Interviews will take place via video-conference.
Start Date: As soon as possible
This role is based in Pembroke Dock.
Due to the lockdown remote working is considered possible for the start of this role.
For more details including a Job Description in English click here