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Renewable Energy Talent Solutions
About LSP Renewables
LSP Renewables are passionate about renewable energy and as such are solely focused on providing best in class solutions to our clients. The renewable energy industry is a highly competitive one, and often requires innovative ideas to challenges that have never been faced before. We aim to connect market leading talent with innovative market leading projects from our offices across the globe, so that together those challenges and net zero emissions targets can be met.
LSP Renewables have partnered with the largest renewable energy generator in Europe to recruit a Solar PV Quality Manager, to manage the construction of utility scale PV, Onshore Wind, and Battery Storage assets in the UK. Our client operate in more than 20 countries, covering Solar PV, Hydro, Onshore Wind, and Offshore Wind. They have over 100MW at RTB status in the UK and Ireland with a strong development pipeline to follow this. The successful candidate will join our clients Project Delivery Unit (PDU) and will be responsible for the design and construction of our solar, wind, hydro and storage plants across all geographies. Within PDU, our clients quality management teams are responsible for ensuring quality requirements are clearly managed and achieved during Procurement, Construction and Commissioning. As a Solar Quality Manager, you will play a key role in the successful delivery of our ground mounted solar PV projects. Your main focus will be the PV Plant and Grid Connection aspects in our projects in Ireland and you will collaborate closely with engineers, construction management and third party contractors. The role will also involve management of solar quality contractors as require on a project by project basis. Beyond Ireland, you will also be part of an international competence network of quality managers, sharing knowledge and supporting the continuous development of our quality management processes and toolkit. Key ResponsibilitiesUndertake technical site inspections during project developmentLead the production of Employer’s Quality Management Plan (QMP) for Construction and follow-up implementation and compliance with internal and external partiesReview of construction tender technical requirements and tender engineeringSupport construction tender evaluationsReview suppliers and contractor’s QMPs, Inspection & Test Protocols and PlansReview of detailed engineering documents for constructionPlan and manage Factory Acceptance TestingReview third party test results and reportsUndertake and manage other Quality engineers/contractors to undertake regular quality inspections onsite and reportingWitness and manage quality during commissioning and testing activitiesManage quality non-conformance and defect investigation and resolutionReview as-built documentationSupport warranty managementRequirementsDegree educated in engineering or construction or equivalent industry experience;Several years experience in construction and/or quality management, ideally within the utility scale Solar industry.An ‘eye for detail’ and appreciate the importance of standardisation and quality control.A ‘self-starting approach, taking responsibility for planning and managing your day to day work.Experience of solar plant or grid/HV engineering, procurement construction management or O&M would also be an advantage.
Client Rep (Employers Survey)
General Duties:Act as the Employers representative, ensuring safe efficient execution of the commissioning works.Set the expectations for safety and lead by example.Monitor Health safety and welfare performance of the contractors.Monitor progress and report against the works programme.Ensure that all work is executed in accordance with accepted documentation and ensure that identified control measures are in place and adequate. Review operations and identify any gaps.Review, validate and sign off all investigation data. Highlighting any gaps or errors.When identified assist the contractors in preparing and implementing management of change (MOC).Provide regular updates to the SG1A team.Help coordinate the interfaces between all parties to ensure efficient execution of the works.Attend daily coordination/progress meeting with Contractor.Attend weekly Site Safety walks.Attend daily Contractor Toolbox Talks.Experience:Must have previous experience of Subsea Survey and Site investigation, specifically CPT.Preferably candidates will be able to demonstrate more than 5 years in a similar role.
Onshore Procurement Manager
Key Responsibilities:Interface seamlessly with the other departments (Project Management/Technical/Legal/Financial) to ensure that the overall onshore wind development is successfully procured and delivered.Project Procurement management during the planning and development phase in lead up to construction in collaboration with other departments.Provide commercial input and recommendations on procurement strategy for the WTG and BOP (or EPC) packages for Onshore Wind to identify, tender and select equipment suppliers, EPC and O&M contractors for our projects;Lead the procurement activities for WTG and BOP package including:Preparing ITT material together with the technical teamProviding recommendations on the most appropriate procurement strategyIdentifying potential contractors and suppliers for the works and services required for the design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning, testing and completion for WTG and BOP package.Providing recommendations on the most suitable contractors and suppliers for such works and services, such as the technical and financial qualifications of the relevant candidates and the budget, timetable, financing and procurement strategy, long term operation and maintenance costs and future revenue generation.Managing and run the full procurement process for WTG and BOP package, including the appointment of all contractors, drafting and issuing the bid/tender documents, analysing tenders submitted, managing and responding to bidder queries, and negotiating the price and full terms for the performance of the relevant works and servicesCommercial management during construction phase and forward planning of Contractor activities for WTG and BOP package.Provide commercial / contractual input on interface issues that may arise within and/or between work packagesBe responsible for contract administration and responding to contractual matters as and when they may ariseManage time effectively between Office and Site to ensure that construction is being delivered “on time” and “on budget”Establish meeting schedules with relevant contractors, service providers and internal teams to oversee and control overall project delivery on a forward-looking basis to ensure timely decision making and problem solvingEstablish suitable weekly and monthly reporting during this phaseOverseeing and managing relevant commercial handover procedures for each package, and ensuring seamless integration between stages and mitigating commercial or legal interface issues between contractorsTroubleshooting and problem solving commercial and legal related issues as they ariseEngage with the operations, maintenance contractors, and service providers to ensure seamless commercial and legal handover, and minimization of interface issuesEngage with the operations, maintenance contractors, and service providers to ensure seamless commercial and legal handover, and minimization of interface issuesQualifications RequiredEducation:BS degree in Engineering and commercial disciplinesExperience:A minimum of ten (10) years’ procurement experience with an energy developer, utility, oil & gas or related field in the role of a Commercial ManagerHave excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise at all levels.Fluent English (written and spoken)Skills:Intimate understanding of onshore wind turbines, procurement processes, ITT development, good negotiation skills
Head of Construction
The Head of Construction will be responsible for building, developing and managing a team of construction specialists focused on the development and application of processes, specifications and best practices related to the construction of onshore renewable energy projects. This team forms part of the global Technical Centre of Excellence which also covers onshore renewable technologies, engineering and operations. This teams activities will primarily be in support of large multi-GW integrated hydrogen projects, standalone utility scale projects and those in support of decarbonization of our client’s hydrocarbon assets. Key AccountabilitiesBuild, develop and manage a team of construction specialists focused on the development of standards, processes and best practices to ensure projects are constructed in a consistent manner, safely, on-time, and on budget.Develop expertise across a range of areas related to construction management and project execution including construction readiness site management, environmental compliance, logistics, equipment installation, commissioning, quality control and commercial management.Work closely with the deployed project engineers, construction and operations managers to provide specialist support across the project lifecycles to ensure best practices are embedded at the appropriate stage.Lead CAPEX / OPEX estimating from a construction perspective with support from in country project teams.Provide specialist construction support to portfolio wide initiatives such as such as driving standardization in design, engineering, procurement, construction and operations.Support project procurement activities by defining requirements, qualifying and maintaining the catalogue of construction related third parties / suppliers and ensuring construction risks and opportunities are appropriately considered in the selection of suppliers.Support origination and acquisition diligence activity from a construction perspective.Build a network of relationships with related construction functions within our client to align on technical standards and best practices as well as with external EPC and construction service providers in the wider onshore renewables industry.Provide appropriate assurance for project construction activity and support project approval processes.Identify and lead the mitigation of construction risks for the portfolio and support project specific risk identification and mitigation as required.Ensure compliance with our clients relevant and industry policies, standards, regulations, and best practices.Capture, communicate, and apply lessons learned and best practices to ensure value is maximized on individual projects.Demonstrate our clients beliefs which promote a safe and environmentally responsible work culture and ensure HSSE risks are considered.Essential Education & ExperienceA strong belief in safety and environmental responsibility with the ability to develop a strong safety culture in teams and embed safety in construction activity.A strong team manager with a breadth of construction expertise covering pre-construction through to handover.Significant years experience in managing energy and infrastructure projects from a construction perspective with direct experience, demonstrable capability and a track record in utility scale onshore wind and solar.Direct experience of building and operating a Technical Centre of Excellence and / or developing GW scale projects in support of hydrogen is a plus.Excellent knowledge of industry standards and best practices including quality management processes and construction factors that affect quality in onshore renewables projects.Ability to lead and develop strong relationships with key external project stakeholders e.g. consultants, equipment manufacturers, EPC contractors etc.An understanding of the key value drivers of projects that relate to construction and the ability to drive competitiveness without a detrimental impact on safety or quality.Excellent English oral and written communication skills, additional languages a benefit.A masters degree in an engineering or construction / project management, an additional professional project management qualification preferred.
Town Planning Specialist
Our client is looking go for an experienced Town Planner to join their team, based from any of the regional offices - Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, or Inverness, to help shape the Transmission business consenting strategy and play a central role in the Green Strategy. Our client is seeking career focused and highly motivated applicants to work within an experienced and welcoming team of Planners and Environmental Managers. You will work with a high level of autonomy with the benefit of experienced support and guidance where required. Key AccountabilitiesActing as a subject matter expert on spatial planning matters, helping to shape the Transmission Business’s wider consenting strategy. Developing policy and guidance to ensure effective and efficient approaches are adopted in a consistent manner.Provision of specialist support and advice to project teams delivering complex planning and s37 consents.Representing their business interests by contributing to Scottish and UK planning policy development, Spatial Plans and Local Development Plans. You will help to build consensus and support around the electricity transmission system’s critical role in facilitating NetZero.Developing, controlling and building mutually beneficial external stakeholder relationships with consenting bodies, statutory authorities, key consultees, and government departments.Representing the company at Council Committees, Public Hearings and work with the Kings Counsel to prepare Statements of Case for Planning Appeals.Knowledge, Skills and ExperienceTo be considered for this role, they are looking for candidates to have the following.To Be Educated to Degree Level and be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.Have a detailed knowledge of the Scottish planning process, consenting regimes and environmental impact assessment (EIA) legislation.Be solution focused and an enthusiastic/positive communicator. You should have excellent communication skills, being able to articulate complex spatial planning issues to a wide variety of stakeholders.A willingness to contribute, adapt, and learn within a busy, fast-moving team, dealing with challenges and opportunities across an extensive workload.Look to add value and improve the consenting approach through innovation and new ideas to deliver the green agenda.
Both LSP & RECOA are passionate about working together to help bridge the skills gap and provide the industry with smoother career transitions from related industries, contributing to the success and sustainability of the sector. As part of our mission to build the skills gap bridge, we have launched a global wide salary benchmarking survey! Not only will you be able to compare your salary to your peers across the industry, but also gain advice and support on how to develop the next stages of your career! To take part and receive your FREE copy of the report, follow the link below!
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"LSP are an excellent recruitment partner, with an approach which is not too pushy, but well-researched and thoughtful. They have very good knowledge of the renewables sector, across a number of different fields and businesses, which means their placements are an excellent fit, both in the skill and culture match required."
"I had the pleasure to work with Kyri while he worked with LSP in London and wile I worked as SI Package Manager for Formosa 2 OWF in Taiwan. Kyri ensured that I had suitable candidates to consider as Client Representatives on the Formosa 2 project for our activities. He also kept regular contact. Kyri is a through and through nice and friendly person and handles difficult situations professionally. He looks after the interests of his candidates as well as his clients."
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