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Structural Engineer

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London, Greater London, South East, EnglandContract
Salary: CompetitiveSectors:Offshore WindJob Reference: BH-7199


Our client is looking for a Structural Engineer to deliver services in the Engineering Team, CTO, and wider business, demonstrating an ability to add value to opportunities in a highly competitive and changing marketplace while ensuring appropriate Engineering and Quality standards are maintained. The successful candidate will develop and maintain relationships across the UK and internationally. In addition, they will develop and maintain external relationships with our supply chain, Industry bodies, technical standards organisations, academia/research bodies, and wider network in order to enhance, promote, and protect our client’s activity and brand. They will contribute to a strong, collaborative and positive working culture among the Engineering Team, and for delivering the full potential of synergies and efficiencies with the wider business.
 
Key Responsibilities

  • Leading by example and proactively maintaining the highest level of standards to comply with all Zero Harm requirements while taking care of personal health and safety and that of others.
  • Undertaking Structural Engineering activities in a diligent and professional manner.
  • Working to ensure that Structural activities are undertaken in accordance with statutory requirements, and company policies including Zero Harm, Quality, Engineering, and Design Management policies.
  • Maintaining a suitable level of expertise in Structural Engineering.
  • Providing expertise and focus on all matters related to the design, quality, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure associated with renewable energy and storage projects.
  • Supporting the Structural Engineering services across all Directorates and for the full lifecycle of assets from origination to decommissioning
  • Working to ensure that operational learning and operational requirements are considerations in the origination, design and construction of civil infrastructure associated with renewable energy and storage projects
  • Embedding the consideration of risk and lifetime costs in all relevant Engineering activities.
  • Demonstrate, by example, adherence and involvement to deliver the four strategic pillars, namely Zero Harm, Operational Excellence, Business Growth and Inspiring People.
  • Contribute to building and strengthening a skilled, high performing, and motivated Team, with an open and positive working environment, and a culture of excellence, collaboration and trust.
  • Provide Structural Engineering support to the business during periods of high risk and urgency.
  • Provide Structural technical direction and support to establish a temporary or permanent corrective action plan, and support root cause analysis and solution development when required.
  • Ensure all Structural Engineering assessments, advice and recommendations are fully documented in accordance with all internal procedures.
  • Support technical and commercial due diligence (whether internal or external) activities.
  • Responsible for ensuring Structural related risks are identified, captured, recorded and addressed appropriately, providing technical expertise and guidance to ensure risk level is ALARP.
  • Ensure that Structural related lifetime costs are optimised during the origination, design, and construction of assets.
  • Ensure decommissioning and/or end of life of Structural components is considered during the design and construction phases of projects.
  • Actively engage in internal lead teams and committees, and build a strong support network with the wider business.
  • Represent the company in external meetings, industry bodies, tradeshows and conventions.

 
Dimensions

  • Part of 7+ employees and contractors in the Mechanical & Composites Team.
  • 36 sites in operation, delivering c.1GW.
  • 600MW in construction (incl. 450MW offshore).
  • Pipeline +2GW in UK and Ireland.
  • Significant ambition to accelerate growth across different renewables technologies.
  • The Engineering Team is a central function which supports across all technologies and at each phase of the asset lifecycle.

 
 
Requirements

  • Proven Engineer successful in delivering projects/programmes, establishing/managing relationships, securing and maintaining a safe environment, managing priorities, and inspiring and influencing behaviours and actions.
  • Strong commitment to safety, health, environment and quality.
  • Minimum of an Engineering degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or related discipline.
  • Chartered membership of an appropriate body would be an advantage.
  • NEBOSH or IOSH (or equivalent) is desirable.
  • Highly proficient in key areas of Engineering in the renewables environment.
  • Specialist in a Civil or Structural Engineering discipline within the renewable energy sector.
  • Strong experience of managing risks and challenges in a renewables environment.
  • Excellent at building successful relationships with external partners, peers, stakeholders and reporting line.
  • Design and/or operational experience in any of the following is desirable:
    • Wind turbine onshore foundations
    • Wind turbine offshore foundations (monopiles, jackets, gravity based, floating), transition piece, and corrosion protection system
    • Steel structures inc. wind turbine towers, platforms, secondary steels structures
    • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) foundations and mounting structures
    • Photovoltaic (PV) mounting structures
    • Foundation Condition Monitoring Systems
  • Good command of Microsoft Office package (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, etc.).
  • Flexible to travel around the UK and overseas as the role requires.
  • Full clean UK driving licence.
  • Excellent (English) oral and written communication skills.
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