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Engineering Manager - Offshore Wind

Our client is a diverse team of individuals with a broad, multi-faceted skill set dedicated to delivering results for stakeholders, while upholding values and culture.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to support the development of the companies two offshore wind projects N2 and N4 secured in the Scotwind 1 leasing round, located off the Northwest coast of Scotland.

Responsibilities

The Engineering Manager will take a leading senior role in the Project team, leading all engineering aspects and technical interfaces associated with the development of the projects N2 and N4 in Northwest Scotland – one floating and one fixed bottom respectively.
As these projects are at an early stage of development, the successful candidate will shape the setup of the processes, tools, and co-ordination of necessary resources both internal and external.
Identify the need for specialist internal and external technical support. Manage the technical aspects of procurement of specialist external support, including for example drafting work scopes and undertaking coordinating technical assessment of proposals.
Be the key interface for the projects with the Engineering and Construction teams in offshore wind centre of excellence led from Hamburg.
Be responsible for site data collection, including metocean, geophysical, geotechnical and wind resource campaigns to support project design.
Establish a project design basis and manage its validation by ensuring comprehensive and robust data collection and use, resulting in reduced uncertainty of site conditions, minimising project design risk and leading to more cost-effective design and installation solutions and lower likelihood of claims.
Collaborate effectively with other project team members especially Consenting leads, Supply Chain manager, Business Case manager, Project Management Office lead.
Ensure appropriate engineering governance is put in place and managed, including:
Development of a technical risk register.
Implementation of design decision and change control processes.
Effective interface management.
Value engineering.
Follow and report on new innovations, standards, methodologies, service providers and best practice, with a view to optimisation of the project, be it risk profile, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) or ability to successfully meet project milestones and goals.
Manage budget and schedule effectively for the engineering scope activities undertaken.
As the project is at an early stage, the successful candidate will be involved in wider project development activities e.g., regulatory matters, stakeholders, industry working groups.

Requirements

Methodical and organised: You naturally work in a methodical way and relish the opportunity to add structure and order to your work. This will help with the competing priorities you will be managing.
Collaborative: You build relationships easily and enjoy working as a team to get things done.
Diligent: Your solid attention to detail will ensure that project documentation is accurate, and you follow up with others where needed to ensure outstanding information or actions are completed.
Independent: You are an independent thinker and naturally set your own timescales and milestones to ensure you meet your objectives. You know when you need to ask for help and are comfortable doing so.
Flexible/Adaptable: You are agile in your approach to your work, particularly given early stage of project development.
Pragmatic: You are hands on and love getting involved in the detail but don't get lost in it.
Resilient: You can navigate the 'highs' and 'lows' of project development and the longer-term nature of offshore wind project development.

Qualifications and Experience

Relevant engineering degree providing a strong technical foundation in understanding interfaces in large EPC(I) projects.
10+ years of experience in relevant or similar field of work. (e.g., complex EPC(I) Construction Projects, large infrastructure projects), preferably direct experience in development of offshore wind projects.
Knowledge of CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations, including a demonstrable understanding of health, safety, and environmental best practice.
Demonstrable experience leading, motivating and managing teams of engineers and external consultants.
Ability and interest to deep dive into complex technical challenges. But to also able to explain them to a non-technical audience.
Excellent coordination and co-operation skills; a team player who is willing and able to work with others to solve problems and share knowledge.
Comfortable flagging problems when they arise and asking for help when needed.
Ability to be proactive while working independently.
Culturally aware with a high level of emotional intelligence to work effectively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
Strong written communication and presentation skills in English, strong organisational and time management skills.
Proven ability to manage ambiguity and shape processes and systems.Desirable but not essential:

Experienced in UK offshore wind development, particularly familiarity with respect to consenting regime and transmission system design.
Knowledge of Standards associated with electrical system design of grid connected power projects, including knowledge of key aspects of the UK regulatory regime such as the Grid Code and Security and Quality of Supply Standard (SQSS).
Background from structural engineering or marine transportation and logistics areas.

Salary: £60,000 – £80,000 DOE.

Location: Flexible.

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