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Head of Offshore Engineering


Scotland, United Kingdom

Renewable Energy

26th June 2020



Currently recruiting a Head of Offshore Engineering to support the offshore team’s drive to secure and deliver significant projects, both in the UK and Worldwide.


  • Providing technical input to site selection, production of project specifications, managing consultants and contractors and providing input to contract documents for projects in all companies’ jurisdictions.
  • Assessing and quantifying ground risk and other engineering factors to assist with site selection primarily within UK and Scottish waters.
  • Developing CAPEX and OPEX assumptions associated with differing ground conditions and foundation types.
  • Development of specifications for development projects to provide the basis for Environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Specify, tender and manage offshore survey works , including bathymetric surveys, geophysical surveys and geotechnical investigations.
  • Management of contractors, sub-contractors and partners.
  • Assist with the preparation of construction contracts.
  • Contribute to project scheduling/ budgeting and risk management.
  • Contribute to assembly of and quality assurance checks for contract documentation.
  • Selection, co-ordination, and management of External Design Consultants.
  • Development of project schedules and project risk registers.
  • Development of construction strategies.
  • Development of procurement strategies.


  • Experience in offshore wind site selection
  • Knowledge of offshore wind foundation types, ground conditions interpretation and foundation, array cable and turbine installation procedures
  • Knowledge of grid connection solutions for offshore wind
  • Ability to translate engineering issues into CAPEX and OPEX assumptions
  • Knowledge of the offshore wind farm development and foundation design process
  • Experience in geotechnical engineering
  • Experience in the preparation of construction contract documents
  • Understanding of wind turbine technology and the issues involved with grid connections
  • Experience in the preparation of technical specifications and other technical documents
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and in particular, Health and Safety issues offshore
  • Experience in tender/bid evaluation
  • Experience in conducting technical and commercial negotiations with EPC contractors/grid companies
  • Primary degree in Civil/ Structural Engineering with a second degree a strong preference
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