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Ella Conway

Ella Conway

Ella Conway

Associate Consultant - Site

As an Associate Consultant at LSP Renewables, Ella specialises in connecting market-leading talent with innovative projects in the offshore wind industry. With a passion for renewable energy and a customer-centric approach, she is dedicated to providing an industry-leading level of service to our clients and candidates.

Her role involves successfully delivering on multiple Construction/Commissioning positions including Commissioning Engineers, Client Representatives & Senior Authorised Persons for major offshore wind projects across Europe and Asia. Leveraging her comprehensive understanding of offshore wind farms, gained through the Renewable Construction Academy certification, she listens, understands, searches, and delivers tailored solutions that meet the unique challenges and goals of the renewable energy sector.

By bridging the gap between skilled professionals and pioneering projects, she contributes to the growth and sustainability of the offshore wind industry, ensuring that our clients have the best talent to drive their projects forward

Ella Jobs

Offshore Wind

Senior Authorised Person (161kV – 220kV)

Taiwan

 Our client is looking for a Senior Authorised Person who will implement the electrical safety rules on site, including the safe system of work. Coordinate HV/MV commissioning activities through the project construction stages. Advise operationally on HV electrical installations to WTG, Offshore Substations and both HV offshore and onshore cables.The successful candidate will also oversee all HV/MV Electrical Operational activities to ensure safety, security and integrity of the HV network. The SAP will be prepared to work rotation offshore throughout the construction phase of the project on a rotaional basis. Key Responsibilities  Safety coordination in electrical mattersWorking under Electrical Safety RulesOutage management and network control in collaboration with the Control EngineersInspect work sites and perform site safety inspections and auditing for electrical mattersCoordinate with the Lead SAP to ensure that accurate updates are distributed to the Lead Commissioning ManagementPrepare and check the switching schedules and safety documents.Operate and safely isolate HV & MV equipmentCheck method statements for electrical mattersImplement and provide training programmes for relevant staff according to the rulesOnsite check of switching programsSupport Offshore and Onshore packagesIssue Permits and other relevant safety documents                              Qualifications / Certificates Required       Appropriate electrical qualification and background related to the authorization scope.5 years of operation and commissioning experience within the field of high voltage electricity, offshore experience preferableMinimum 2 year of working experience within onshore or offshore substations systemsMinimum 1 year of working experience within wind turbinesFull suite of GWO Certification inc. Medical and Chester Step

Offshore Wind

Project Manager

London, Greater London, South East, England

Our client is looking for a O&M Project Manager to join their team and provide Project Management expertise to the operations & maintenance Team, ensuring the operation, engineering health, integrity and performance of the asset, in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner, maximising the commercial benefit within legal requirements.To provide Project Management from Initiation through to planning, execution and closure to ensure project completion in line with standards and requirements.ResponsibilitiesProject/Site Management:Lead and manage the planning, control and delivery of the assigned renewable energy project on behalf of the client, to ensure its effective execution and delivery in compliance with key parameters related to quality, standards and time while overseeing cost, invoice management, procurement management, and others including delegation of authority to allow smooth project execution.Manage the creation and execution of schedules, work plans and WBS (work breakdown structure) to meet client/sub-contractor/vendor/project plans and objectives.Oversee engineering and construction contractors in carrying out the detailed engineering design of the project, procuring all the equipment and materials necessary, and then constructing to deliver a functioning facility/asset to the client.Provide assurance and support in the decision makingProcess on various planning, design, procurement, control, and execution issues including performance of sub-contractors, vendors, partners as well as claims, variations, and other measures as necessary.Inform the management of any major project delays, identify critical issues, and propose mitigation plan.Manage sub-contractors, vendors and suppliers:Engage with and monitor relationships with subcontractors, vendors, suppliers and others to ensure adequate completion of plans and services as per agreed parameters.Develop and maintain a network of stakeholders and explore collaborationsAs and when required, personally manage key relationships/negotiations with relevant internal and external stakeholders to ensure the negotiation and agreement of favourable deals and agreements that safeguard the project and client’s best interests while ensuring the delivery of necessary needs/goals.Monitor the project budget and finances:Monitor the project budget and analyse the benefits and costs, recommending corrective actions if necessary.Monitor and advise upon project finances.Project reporting:Ensure that all relevant project reports are completed in a comprehensive, accurate and timely manner, and comply with international principles of corporate governance and standards, and client requirements.Team management and supervisionOrganize and supervise the activities and work of the project team to ensure that all work is carried out in an efficient manner, which is consistent with operating policies and procedures.Provide on-the-job training and constructive feedback to subordinates to support their overall development and ensure proper monitoring of nationalization requirements in line relevant regulations.Management of project governance, resourcing and quality assuranceContribute to the establishment of effective project governance processes and systems to be utilized throughout project durations.Ensure that resources are identified and secured in time to achieve project objectives.Ensure compliance with any relevant delegation of authority, cost and invoice management, risk management, human capital management, procurement management and others to allow smooth project execution.Management of risk and change control for projectsInterface with key stakeholders and external parties to effectively manage changes and conduct impact assessment.Produce project variation reports and minimize changes in line with project management processes.When needed, identify issues and develop action plans for corrective actions.Manage consultant / stakeholder relations relevant to project delivery:Engage with and monitor relationships with external consultants to ensure adequate knowledge transfer and completion of services as per agreed parameters.Develop and maintain a network of stakeholders and explore collaborations.As and when required, personally manage key relationships/negotiations with relevant internal and external stakeholders to ensure the negotiation and agreement of favourable deals and agreements that safeguard best interests while ensuring the delivery of necessary needs/goals Manage project handover Ensure early engagement with asset management to allow assessment of early production data and agree on plant performance criteria. Build a professional project’s construction site team and contribute to their growth and development Build a team and have a system of knowledge buildup and transfer and provide guidance and advice to the team for their development and growth.Assist in the development of team members by supporting training strategies, developmental and succession plans.Participate in performance evaluation of subordinates and direct reports to ensure that their performance is monitored and enhanced.Participate in developing staff development plans in conjunction with Human Capital.Qualifications, Experience & SkillsPreferred Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in civil, Mechanical, Ocean or Electrical engineering or any other related fieldMaster’s degree in a relevant field is an assetLicensed Professional Engineer, or relevant experiences managing design and owners engineering teamsPreferred Experience:At least 8 years of senior project management experience in Offshore Wind, Onshore Wind, Offshore Oil and Gas, or other large complex projects. Job-Specific Skills:Knowledge of renewable energy and traditional energy industryA strong understanding of the competitive offshore wind market.Experience of engineering system design, optimization, and cost and schedule modelling.Familiar with industry codes and standards applicable to offshore wind projects.Proven leadership within complex teams with ability to implement change management strategiesExceptional communication skills and able to work in a dynamic fast paced, diverse environmentProven ability to manage and prioritize multiple on-going projects acumenAdvanced project management and negotiation skillsAbility to persuade and influence decision makers to implement external enhancement initiativesProject finance, budgeting skillsContract administration and legal skills

Offshore Wind

HV Commissioning Engineer - Offshore

United Kingdom

Our client is looking for a HV Commissioning Engineer, to join an Offshore project in the UK.   Key ResponsibilitiesWork alongside the Electrical Systems Package site representatives and key supplier representatives to deliver the Commissioning activities as Clients Engineer, driving the work scope forwards on site to meet the project programme.Client witness and sign off for Stage 1 and Stage 2 Commissioning for Offshore Converter Platform works and interfaces to the Onshore Converter Station and WTG’sProvide technical support for the Commissioning team inc. Project Senior Authorised Persons and M&E EngineersInvestigate and report on HV Network system events during the commissioning phaseSupport Transmission System Commissioning Manager as requiredEnsure Asset Integrity of the HV Network during the Commissioning phase  DeliverablesAccurate weekly reporting and record-keeping on progress and issues to the Commissioning Package ManagerResponsible for the Commissioning Teams core activities offshore with regards to the Offshore Converter Platform (OCP) programmeRepresent Commissioning team in offshore coordination and SIMOP meetings.Liaise with Engineering and Quality Departments to ensure Outstanding Engineering/Quality Issues are reported and resolvedSupport Commissioning Package Manager to ensure required offshore Commissioning procedures are availableInterface with Export/Array Cable and Wind Turbine Generator package Commissioning activitiesResponsible for ensuring accurate ‘As Built’ Drawings and Commissioning Records are kept by the Subcontractor    Requirements Relevant technical education, for example Electrical Engineering Degree/HNC or equivalentIOSH/NEBOSH CertificationAll certificates required to work Offshore and within/on Wind Turbines are required - GWO Working at Height/Advanced Rescue, Enhanced First Aid, Sea Survival, Fire Awareness, Manual Handling and Slinger. (GWO Certification will not be required before the commencement of Offshore works) HUET with CA-EBS – TBCProven Electrical Commissioning Engineer in a HV substation/Wind Farm Environment up to 400kVKnowledge of HVDC Transmission or Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTs)Experience of UK Grid interface management.Proven track record in a Client roleUnderstanding of HV Safety Rules.Self-starting with planning/coordination and problem solving abilities.Fluent written and verbal English with good communication skills

Offshore Wind

Low Voltage Authorised Person - LVAP (Commissioning Supervisor)

Taiwan

Our client is seeking a Low Voltage Authorised Person to join their team in Taiwan,   Key Responsibilities Implementation of the client Electrical Safety Rules on site, including the safe system of workAdvise operationally on Low voltage electrical installations on onshore and offshore substationsOversee safe commissioning of grid connections, onshore substations and associated LV plant and equipmentOversee all LV electrical operational activities to ensure safety, security and integrity of the LV networkContribute to proactive management, good coordination and communication between all parties and that the process works effectivelyCoordinate LV commissioning activities through the project construction stagesTake electrical operational responsibility for an entire substation.Possibility to work in adverse work conditions/emergency work scenarios.On-call may arise during certain work tasks.GWO training to be completed.Ability to pass medical fitness test.Ability to pass client electrical LV Authorisation TasksEnsure compliancy with and managing of client Electrical Safety RulesSafety coordination in electrical mattersAct as Low Voltage authorized personOutage management and network control in collaboration with the Control Engineers in Control roomUpdate LV schematic diagramsInspect work sites and perform site safety inspections and auditing for electrical mattersCoordinate with the Lead Commissioning Project Manager to ensure that accurate updates are distributed to the Project ManagementManage and coordinate LV commissioning activitiesPrepare and check Low voltage complex switching schedulesCheck method statements for electrical mattersImplement and provide training programs for relevant staff according to the rulesProvide technical and engineering advice to working parties for electrical mattersAssist different departments in client when requiredAttendance at FAT and SAT tests if requiredAct as Training Mentor for Various projects within client  DeliverablesInput to the project commissioning management manual and related documents (including pre-commissioning and commissioning quality plans)Participation in different auditsReports from FAT & SAT on the different low voltage equipment’sParticipation in the planning of resource and work activitiesDeliver inputs to the design phase of the project on technical aspectImplementing LOTO and electrical operations on LV equipmentSetting up demarcation of worksites for contractors based on Work RequestsLead toolbox talks as part of handover to start working parties.Pre and Post energization checks of all LV equipment.Participating in work rotations both offshore and onshore if assigned to that rotation.Project specific administrative tasks to assist Lead SAPAbility to work on Microsoft platforms (excel, word, outlook, etc.…)Ability to lift 50lbs. Decision authority / ResponsibilitySay in relation to LV switching isolations and LOTO implementationsIssue of client Electrical Safety Rules safety rules documentsManagement of electrical safety to work onsite Requirements Appropriate electrical qualification and background related to the authorization scope.Minimum 2 years LV-equipment experience gained during commissioning & work activitiesMinimum 6 months of working experience within offshore substations systemsMinimum 1 year of working experience within Wind turbinesPreferably knowledge of High Voltage SystemsComplete and up to date GWO courses and HUET with CA-EBS if required by site (climbing gear person weight limit – 120kg/264lb)

Offshore Wind

SAP - 400kV

United Kingdom

Our client is seeking a Senior Authorised Person (SAP) up to 400kV to join their team on an offshore wind project.  Key ResponsibilitiesFulfil the following roles in accordance with Operational Safety Rules on systems up to 400kVSenior Authorised Person (L3)Safety CoordinatorSystem ControllerParticipate in all provided training and authorisation processes to achieve and maintain required authorisations for an Offshore Wind Farm.Provide coordination and Safety Rules technical support for the projectTake responsibility in ensuring Safety From The System is achieved and all required documentation is prepared and issued prior to all work commencing.Assess each job on a task by task basis.Identifying all necessary precautions. Supervise Contractors and ensure use of correct PPE, equipment and working practices.Prepare/review Method Statements and Risk Assessments for work on site.Support where required, the Location/Responsible Manager in the development and production all required Local Management Instructions.Support where required, the Location/Responsible Manager and coordinate the necessary documentation control procedures associated with Operational Safety Rules. Ensuring known status at all times.Support where required, an on call rota (including evenings and weekends) to support operational requirements throughout commissioning programme. DeliverablesArrange necessary Safety Documents for work on the 400kV, HVDC/OFTO plant & apparatus.Support the Location/Responsible Manager with the preparation of all site specific training, assessments and audits required for personnel to be authorised for works on the Offshore Wind Farm.Support the Commissioning Manager with the specification and procurement of the approved tools and equipment that will be required to implement the Operational Safety Rules at the Offshore Wind Farm. Requirements Significant and demonstrable experience working in a similar capacity.Proven track record in a Client roleFluent written and verbal English with good communication skills.Self-starting with planning/coordination and problem solving abilities.Good standard of IT literacy (i.e. MS Office). Ability to produce project specific documentation as required to support the project and implementation of Company procedures.Provide all standard Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) as required to perform your roleSignificant and demonstrable experience working in a similar capacity.Proven track record in a Client roleFluent written and verbal English with good communication skills.Self-starting with planning/coordination and problem solving abilities.Good standard of IT literacy (i.e. MS Office). Ability to produce project specific documentation as required to support the project and implementation of Company procedures.Provide all standard Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) as required to perform your role

Offshore Wind

Offshore Construction Manager

Poland

Our client is seeking an offshore construction manager to be part of the offshore construction management team overseeing the execution of packages and ensuring compliance with local requirements.  Key ResponsibilitiesEnsuring safe construction execution and handover to commissioning within cost, plan, and quality.Overseeing execution of offshore packages within building permits and construction law requirements.Liaising with various disciplines at offshore sites, ensuring SSU, construction law, plans, and quality standards are met.Liaising with investor’s inspectors of various disciplines.Maintaining offshore construction logbook.Controlling and ensuring correctness of technical documentation.Overseeing preparation of Permit for Use packages.Supporting and following up with contractors.Supporting completion system and tools are implemented at sites.Supporting good interface with engineering (product lines), commissioning, and procurement.Supporting and following up safe working routines during construction — ensuring all work performed in construction is made in full compliance with local law and safety requirements.Supporting construction preparations.Supporting follow up on progress, reporting, and taking necessary actions to meet plan/schedule.Supporting management of internal and external stakeholders to support construction objectives.  Requirements Minimum 10-year experience as an independent construction manager with track record in offshore, oil&gas or hydrotechnical projects.Unlimited construction license in hydrotechnical engineering specialty in Poland.Exhaustive and practical knowledge of Polish construction law and investment process.Wide understanding and experience from work across engineering disciplines from both design and construction stage.Excellent understanding of technical documentation in English and Polish.Good understanding of project development and stakeholders coordination.Team oriented with well-developed interpersonal and co-operation skills.Commercial awareness and good understanding of total value chain.Proactive with solution-focused mindset.High HSE focus.Fluent English and Polish in speaking and writing.Experience with offshore wind projects is an advantage.Adequate Bachelor or Master's degree in Engineering.

Offshore Wind

66kV - SAP

Taiwan

Our client is looking for a Senior Authorised Person – 66kV to join their team. Responsibilities Implementation of the Client Electrical Safety Rules on site, including the safe system of work Advise operationally on high voltage electrical installations to WTG, offshore substations and both HV submarine and onshore cables Oversee safe commissioning of grid connections, onshore substations and associated MV/HV/LV plant and equipment Oversee all MV/HV/LV electrical operational activities to ensure safety, security and integrity of the HV network Contribute to proactive management, good coordination and communication between all parties and that the process works effectively Coordinate MV/HV/LV commissioning activities through the project construction stages Tasks Ensure compliancy with and managing of Client Electrical Safety Rules Safety coordination in electrical matters Act as senior authorized person Outage management and network control in collaboration with the Control Engineers Update MV/HV/LV schematic diagrams Inspect work sites and perform site safety inspections and auditing for electrical matters Coordinate with the Lead Commissioning Project Manager to ensure that accurate updates are distributed to the Project Management Manage and coordinate HV/MV/LV commissioning activities Coordinate with National Grid and attend commissioning panel meetings Prepare and check high voltage switching schedules Check method statements for electrical matters Implement and provide training programmes for relevant staff according to the rules Provide technical and engineering advice to working parties for electrical matters Assist different departments in Client when required Attendance at FAT and SAT tests if required Act as Training Mentor for Various projects within Client Deliverables Input to the project commissioning management manual and related documents (including pre-commissioning and commissioning quality plans) Participation in different audits Reports from FAT & SAT on the different high voltage equipments Onsite check of switching programs Participation in the planning of resource and work activities Participation in authorizations and assessments of new candidates Deliver inputs to the design phase of the project on technical aspect Decision authority / Responsibility Say in relation to MV/HV switching and isolations Issue of Client Electrical Safety Rules safety rules documents Management of electrical safety to work onsite Requirements 66kV Senior Authorized Person Appropriate electrical qualification and background related to the authorization scope. Minimum 3 months of working experience within offshore substations systems Minimum 1 year of working experience within Wind turbines Preferable 8VM1 Switching course experience and in-date course Complete and up to date GWO courses and HUET with CA-EBS if required by site (climbing gear person weight limit – 120kg/264lb

Offshore Wind

220kV - SAP

Taiwan

Our client is looking for a 220kV, SAP to join their team. ResponsibilitiesImplementation of Client Electrical Safety Rules on site, including the safe system of workAdvise operationally on high voltage electrical installations to WTG, offshore substations and both HV submarine and onshore cablesOversee safe commissioning of grid connections, onshore substations and associated MV/HV/LV plant and equipmentOversee all MV/HV/LV electrical operational activities to ensure safety, security and integrity of the HV networkContribute to proactive management, good coordination and communication between all parties and that the process works effectivelyCoordinate MV/HV/LV commissioning activities through the project construction stages TasksEnsure compliancy with and managing of client Electrical Safety RulesSafety coordination in electrical mattersAct as senior authorized personOutage management and network control in collaboration with the Control EngineersUpdate MV/HV/LV schematic diagramsInspect work sites and perform site safety inspections and auditing for electrical mattersCoordinate with the Lead Commissioning Project Manager to ensure that accurate updates are distributed to the Project ManagementManage and coordinate HV/MV/LV commissioning activitiesCoordinate with National Grid and attend commissioning panel meetingsPrepare and check high voltage switching schedulesCheck method statements for electrical mattersImplement and provide training programmes for relevant staff according to the rulesProvide technical and engineering advice to working parties for electrical mattersAssist different departments in Client when requiredAttendance at FAT and SAT tests if requiredAct as Training Mentor for Various projects within Client DeliverablesInput to the project commissioning management manual and related documents (including pre-commissioning and commissioning quality plans)Participation in different auditsReports from FAT & SAT on the different high voltage equipmentsOnsite check of switching programsParticipation in the planning of resource and work activitiesParticipation in authorizations and assessments of new candidatesDeliver inputs to the design phase of the project on technical aspect Decision authority / ResponsibilitySay in relation to MV/HV switching and isolationsIssue of Client Electrical Safety Rules safety rules documentsManagement of electrical safety to work onsite   Requirements Senior Authorized PersonAppropriate electrical qualification and background related to the authorization scope.Several years of operation and commissioning experience within the field of high voltage electricity, offshore experience preferableComplete and up to date GWO (climbing gear person weight limit – 120kg/264lb)Minimum 1 year of working experience within onshore substations systemsMinimum 6 months of working experience within offshore substations systemsMinimum 1 year of working experience within wind turbines