Our people

At Gael Energy we pride ourselves on the passion and skillset of our employees.

James MacRae
James MacRae
Operations Manager

James grew up in a small fishing village in the north west coast of Scotland. A lifelong interest in engineering led to joining the Royal Engineers in 2002 where he learnt his trade of Plant Operator Mechanic.

In 2009 James joined Enercon where he became part of a four-man installation team, becoming Lead Installation Technician within a short period of time. During this time James worked throughout Scotland and the UK installing E33, E44, and E70 2.3 MW wind turbines. He also helped with servicing and maintenance campaigns in his time with Enercon, which was mainly based on the Isle of Skye.

While enjoying the onshore life, James wanted to give the offshore industry a try and accepted a position with Dawson Energy where he worked on Siemens 3.6MW turbines on sites such as London Array, Lincs, GYM and Heligoland. This role involved installation and snagging works and is also where he first met Gael Energy Managing Director, Hamish Campbell who worked on some of the same projects whilst working for Siemens Wind Energy.

James decided to come back onshore in 2015 and has spent the last 6 years working as a Site Supervisor at Novar and Beinn Ghlas wind farms, which in total have 48 B600 WTG turbines between both sites.

James’s hobbies are attempting to play golf, cycling and the great outdoors.