Offshore Wind Engineering Director

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Project Director the Engineering Director is the leading role in engineering, technical matters and related executions associated with the development and construction of the project in order to ensure that input is provided and engineering work is delivered as required from the development through to the construction phase.
MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES
•Developand execute the engineering programme, identifying all key activities required to define and refine the projectsuch that they can meet key stage gatesand ensure best value for money in all technical decisions.
•Ensure that the highest quality of work is performed consideringthe project lifecycle and the compliancewith legislation, ethics, industry standards, regulatory aspects, OWpolicies consenting requirements and environmental mitigation.
•Support project development/consenting activitiesby 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 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:oDevelopment of a technical risk register.oImplementation of design decision and change control processes.
•Working with project controls, develop and assess engineering and construction programme scenarios for the project.
•Working with the commercial area, 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.•Ensure that lessons learned are properly documented throughout the life of the project
•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.
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND Degree qualified Civil / Mechanical / Marine / Structural engineering.
LANGUAGES 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 inother languages will be valued.Polish is plus.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
10years industrial experience with experience in offshore windprojects. Direct offshore experience in the execution of complex marine / subsea operations
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.
•HSE 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 offshore wind farms and associated transmissions.•Interface management processes and techniques in the context of offshore wind farm development.
•Standards associated with electrical system design of grid connected power projectsin Poland.
SKILLS
•Excellent communication skills.
•Strong interpersonal skills.
•Ability to easily identify and resolve problems
•Develops a general overview and understanding of projects.
•Strong technical skills and problem solving ability.
•Appetite to undertake research and analyseproblems from first principles.
•Ability to coordinate between multiple interfacing parties (internal and external) in order to successfully manage interfaces in a multi-package environment.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Location in Warsaw,but travelling tosupplier’s facilities and offices, local construction ports and constructions sites will be required

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