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Senior Foundations Engineer

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Salary: CompetitiveSectors:Offshore WindJob Reference: BH-7104

JOB ID: #7104

Senior Foundations Engineer

Location: Aberdeen

The Senior Foundations Engineer will play a key role in defining the optimal solution for the WTG and OSS foundations associated with our clients Offshore Wind projects.

Role

  •  Manage the review process of the foundation design documents, in alignment with the project review process.
  • Ensure that other internal stakeholders/reviewers have been involved and collate and consolidate the various comments.
  •  Support the WTG Foundations, OSS Package Managers and Interface Manager in ensuring that interfaces with other packages, contractors and stakeholders are identified and appropriately managed.
  • Coordinate integration of other input into optimizing WTG and OSS Foundations solutions, such as that obtained from EPCI contractors, consultants and the wider industry.
  • Review in detail the WTG and OSS Foundations design studies such as conceptual, FEED and detailed designs performed by external parties.
  • Ability to check the designer’s design reports and calculations is necessary, the Foundation Engineer shall be able to perform independent calculations, covering both structural and geotechnical designs.
  • Review and comment on design standards adopted by the project contractors.
  •  Review and comment on design procedures proposed by the project contractors.
  • Review and comment on compliance with the relevant specification.
  • Manage the integrated Load Iteration (ILA) process between the WTG foundation designer and the WTG designer, including the involvement from the design certifier for independent review/calculations.
  • Liaising with the Certification Manager to ensure that the certification process is run efficiently. Creation of a strong and cooperative relationship between the designers, OWPL and the certifier is of paramount importance.
  • Promote good HSSE practices and ensure HSE / CDM requirements are fully implemented.
  • Ensure the foundation design is compliant with the relevant HSE legislation, recommendation and industry practice
  • Ensure ‘Safe by design’ is fully implemented and risks reduced to ALARP
  • Make sure that temporary phases are well integrated into the design, including requirements from other stakeholders such as manufacturers, T&I contractors, Cable contractors, WTG contractors, OSP contractors, etc.
  • Organise, lead and minute key technical meetings in relation to the above activities.
  • Preparation of technical documents/ papers for internal review
  • Prepare internal reporting as required.
  • Preparation of employer’s requirements and technical specifications
  • Lead technical evaluation of proposals and evaluation of suppliers as part of tender processes in coordination with the WTG Foundations and OSS Package Managers, and the commercial team.
  • Review the foundation suppliers manufacturing methods, quality plans etc such that the design requirements are fulfilled.
  • Contribute to the identification and management of technical risks, issues and impacts to the project associated with the WTG and OSS foundations scope.
  • Liaise with experts within the JV shareholders to ensure the use of best practices and apply lessons learnt from previous projects.

    Required
  • Be degree educated in engineering or a related field with considerable experience in the field of offshore structures design/assessment and preferably in offshore wind
  • Experience and knowledge of offshore wind WTG and OSS foundations is essential, in particular within foundations design.
  • Proven technical know-how in the field of offshore wind foundations and technical project management skills, specifically:
  • Familiarity with codes and standards such as DNV-ST-0126, DNV-ST-145, DNV-ST-0437, ISO 19900, 19901, 19902, Eurocodes
  • Experience of offshore structural analysis using software such as SESAM, SACS etc
  • Understanding of the CDM 2015 regulations in relation to the design, procurement and installation of offshore wind assets
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to manage own workload, meet timescales and coordinate external and internal stakeholders.
  • Good communication skills to enable effective discussions and transfer of information amongst contractors, team members and other stakeholders.
  • Highly motivated, forward-thinking and ready to implement innovative solutions.
  • Ability to work as a member of a large and multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent knowledge of English, written and spoken.
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