United Kingdom

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Hi! We’re Ørsted UK

Have you thought about a new professional challenge with a global organisation that’s driving the green energy transition here in the UK? Our operations – made up of 1300+ employees in the UK – stretch from Barrow, Grimsby, and Liverpool in the North to Brightlingsea and London in the South.

Our key focus in the UK is developing our offshore wind capability. We have the worlds principal operating fleet of operational wind farms, and the North Sea represents the fastest growing area for the development of wind farms. Our East and West Coast hubs represent principal operational centres in the world for supporting the operations of global wind activity. In addition to this, we’re also about to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 3.

Wherever you join us, you’ll find skilled and collaborative international teams who work together to break new ground while prioritising the safety and well-being of all our colleagues.

Areas of work in the U.K.

Roles at Ørsted are grouped into the 12 broad areas below. Explore some of these areas by following the links, to find out more about the kinds of roles they can include.

Engineering and construction
Take our wind farms and power plants from the drawing board to commercial operation
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Operations and technicians
Roles at the cutting edge of the global green energy transformation
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IT and digital
From software and website development to cybersecurity and optimising our wind turbines
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Finance and controlling
Work at the heart of a complex and expanding global renewable energy business
Ensuring high quality, health, safety, and environment standards
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Develop our supply chain through sourcing, product lines, and category and contract management
Strategy and business development
Shape and grow a global green energy business and industry leader
Sales and energy trading
Sales and energy trading

Make green energy more sustainable and profitable into the future

Public affairs, regulatory, and legal

Manage the regulatory framework, engage with policy makers, and support with permitting, bids and compliance

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A huge variety of roles supporting the global organisation
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Human resources
Create an environment where everyone can thrive, perform and grow
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Help shape our workplace and ways of working
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Marketing, branding, and communication
Manage and build our corporate reputation with internal and external stakeholders across channels

Some of our local benefits

Ørsted offers a generous benefit package, including a non-contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, life assurance, and private medical and dental insurance for you and your immediate family. 

The well-being of our colleagues is important to us, and we have an employee assistance programme and offer a well-being allowance as well as our wide range of voluntary benefits, including an EV car scheme, a cycle to work scheme, and a discounts scheme. 

Many of our UK sites offer free lunch and fruit. 

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Our locations in the UK
  • Grimsby (East Coast Hub)

    Once famous for its thriving fishing industry, Grimsby’s port has allowed it to foster an exciting new industry on its docks. Working with industry, the coastal town has developed a vision focused on offshore wind and the renewable energy sector.

    Typical roles:

    • Administration
    • Engineering & construction
    • Operations and technicians
    • Procurement

    Today, we’re championing the Humber as a blueprint for green development. Home to the world’s largest operations and maintenance facility and soon the world’s largest offshore wind farms, Hornsea One and Hornsea Two, the Humber is leading the way in offshore wind. We’re also excited to be involved in the second phase of the Gigastack project, which is exploring the potential for industrial-scale renewable hydrogen in the Humber.

    We’re committed to creating well-paid, high-skilled, and long-term jobs in coastal communities around the UK, and helping to raise the aspirations of the young people in those areas. In partnership with National charity OnSide Youth Zones, we’ve donated GBP 1 million pounds to support Grimsby Youth Zone, a dedicated facility for 8-19-year-olds, or up to 25 for those with additional needs, that will offer long-term opportunities to learn and develop skills through positive activities and support from peers, youth workers, and partner organisations.

    Learn more about Grimsby Youth Zone

    Building sustainable communities

    We want to have a positive and lasting impact on the communities in which we operate. Through our East Coast Community Fund, we’ve awarded over GBP 1.5 million to community and environmental projects since the Fund launched in 2016. Over 120 worthy causes have been supported so far in coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and North Norfolk.

    Our office

    Located on Royal Dock adjacent to the iconic Grimsby dock tower, our East Coast Hub is a light, modern, and open-plan office space with a close and collaborative working culture. Here, the atmosphere is one of passion and positivity – we look out for one another and there is a sense that we’re doing something good for the local community and our planet.

    The space features an on-site canteen, lounge with table tennis, showers and changing facilities, bike storage, and free secure parking. Our flexible working environment offers multiple meeting rooms, quiet working areas, hot-desking, soundproof meeting pods, and height-adjustable desks. Our sports and social committee frequently organises funded social events, adding to the fun and social atmosphere at the hub.

    As well as our East Coast hub in Grimsby, we have our Brightlingsea office near Colchester on the Essex Coast. Open since 2010, the office is home to around 20 staff – mostly operations and wind technicians.

  • Barrow-in-Furness

    Barrow-in-Furness is our West Coast operations hub, which extends as far south as Liverpool bay. Barrow-in-Furness was traditionally a centre for smelting and exporting steel, but today the town has been transformed into a hub for energy generation.
    In 2006, Ørsted began operations in the area and helped Barrow on its journey to become a pioneering town in the global offshore wind industry, serving thousands of homes with green energy.

    Typical roles:

    • Administration
    • Facilities
    • Operations and technicians
    • Strategy and business development

    Powered by a workforce predominantly from the Barrow area, our West Coast hub has laid the groundwork for how our global Operations business works. Proud to be local, and always thinking global, Barrow-in-Furness is an established centre of excellence for our business. A place where colleagues from across our portfolio come and learn how to perform world-class offshore operations.

    “Barrow Offshore Wind Farm was the first UK project for Ørsted. Producing power for over a decade, Barrow continues to perform at a very high standard and boasts an outstanding HSE record. It’s exciting to be involved in one of the first offshore wind farms in the UK.”
    Peter Houghton, Head of Barrow Operations

    Giving back to the community

    From school mentoring programmes and careers fairs to sponsoring local initiatives, Ørsted is deeply involved in the communities in which we operate. For example; at the start of the global pandemic, Ørsted donated GBP 35,000 to Bay Hospitals Charity to help the local hospitals meet the challenges of COVID-19, in addition to continuing support of the vital work of St Mary’s Hospice with a donation of GBP 20,000. Ørsted is proud to be a valued local partner in and a good neighbour to the people in the community. 

    Our office

    Our Barrow-in-Furness hub is undergoing a process of extensive refurbishment. Set across three separate buildings, each location is being redeveloped and modernised to provide an environment where innovation and collaboration can thrive. Providing colleagues with state-of-the-art facilities where they can take full advantage of a flexible working environment that offers multiple meeting rooms, quiet working areas, hotdesking, soundproof meeting pods, and height-adjustable desks.

    The hub is positioned in close proximity to a railway and bus station. Close by, there are plenty of independent gyms, cricket, golf football and rugby clubs, as well as a range of food and shopping facilities.

    Our other main site for West Coast Operations is our Kings Wharf Operations & Maintenance facility on the banks of the river Mersey. Kings Wharf, inaugurated in 2017, provides operational support to our wind farms constructed in Liverpool Bay and was home to the world’s first commercial deployment of the 3.6 MW and 8 MW offshore wind turbines.

  • London

    The London office is a regional and international hub for the Ørsted Group in the UK and hosts all businesses and functional services. Our main areas of business include offshore and onshore wind, markets and bioenergy and new projects in hydrogen, battery storage, and Renescience. 

    Typical roles:

    • Administration
    • Engineering & construction
    • Facilities
    • Finance and controlling
    • Human resources
    • IT and digital
    • Marketing, branding, and communication
    • Operations and technicians
    • Procurement
    • Public affairs, regulatory, and legal
    • Sales and energy trading
    • Strategy and business development

    Our office

    Located in Westminster, close to London Victoria, St James’ Park, and Westminster underground stations, our London office is a modern and flexible work environment. There are plenty of break-out spaces for informal meetings and quiet working pods for when you need some time to focus.

    Our communal canteen covers the entire ground floor and serves healthy breakfasts, snacks, and barista coffee throughout the day, as well as providing an extensive, healthy – and free to staff – lunch buffet every day.

    We have access to fitness classes in a gym just around the corner, and there are weekly visits on-site for discounted physio and massage therapy. There’s a prayer room for multi-faith practice. We have showers, lockers, and bike storage and many of our colleagues choose to commute on two wheels or two feet. Our London social committee regularly organises trips to the theatre as well as pub quizzes, table football tournaments, and more.

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