Engineering Manager

OW Ocean Winds
Juniper Green, UK
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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General Description:

The Engineering Manager will take a leading role in engineering and technical matters associated with the development and construction of the Moray West project in order to ensure that input is provided and engineering work is delivered as required from the development through to the operational phase.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Work with the work package managers to develop and monitoring the development phase engineering programme, identifying all key activities required to define and refine projects such that they can meet key stage gates.

  • Support project development/consenting activities by providing input on engineering and technical matters such as anticipated design parameters and construction methods.

  • 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.

  • Manage internal and external specialist technical support to ensure project requirements are delivered on time and to budget.

  • Ensure appropriate engineering governance is put in place and managed, including: development of a technical risk register and implementation of design decision and change control processes.

  • Manage the provision of functional engineering support to the work packages including interface management, site data analysis/handling, geographic information systems (GIS) and computer aided design (CAD).

  • Working with project controls, develop and assess construction programme scenarios for projects.

  • Working with project controls, support the development of construction and operational cost estimates for projects.

  • Monitor offshore wind technology development and ensure that this is considered in the development of projects, including identifying optimization and cost reduction opportunities.

  • Report progress on engineering and technical work during the project development phase.

  • Support technical due diligence processes.

  • Where required, support the company's work in monitoring and engaging in regulatory matters associated with the development and construction of offshore wind farm projects.

Required Academic and Professional Experience:

  • A degree in a relevant engineering discipline is required.

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience within the offshore wind sector is required.

  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status is desirable.

Required Knowledge:

Experience in a multi-disciplinary project environment is required. Demonstrable knowledge in all of the following areas is required:

  • Wind farm and transmission asset design processes, standards and best practice, with particular focus on early stage project definition and optimisation.

  • Wind farm site characterisation, including typical site survey methodologies and site data requirements for design processes.

  • Wind farm and transmission asset construction methods and timescales.

  • Wind farm and transmission asset operation and maintance.

  • The CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations, including a demonstrable understanding of health, safety and environmental best practice.

Knowledge of the following areas is desirable:

  • Planning and consenting processes associated with onshore and offshore transmission assets.

  • Interface management processes and techniques in the context of offshore wind farm development.

  • Wind, metocean and wind farm energy yield analysis.

  • Geographic information systems and data handling.

  • 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 SQSS. Ç

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Self-starter with a proactive approach to project and contract management in order to identify risks and opportunities early and initiate appropriate actions.

  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the project team and to support (and manage where required) the relationship with external stakeholders.

  • Attentive to detail with strong written communication, organisational and time management skills.


The project has an international team of employees and the working language is English. Candidates need to be fluent in English both spoken and written. Proficiency in other languages will be valued.


Location in Edinburgh but travelling to supplier's facilities and offices local construction ports and constructions sites may be required.
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