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Henri Bird


Henri Bird

Henri Bird

Henri Bird

Associate Consultant - Engineering

Henri joined us in January 2023 as a Delivery Consultant focusing on all aspects of Engineering with the renewable energy industry. This will cover both permanent and contract requirements within the following areas; Cable Engineers, Civil Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Foundation Engineers, Geoscience (technical/physical), Grid/OSS Engineers, Interface Engineering & Management, Mechanical Engineers, Structural Engineers, SCADA Engineers and WTG Engineers. 

Henri Jobs

Offshore Wind

Technical Contract Manager

Swindon, England

JOB ID: #7093 Technical Contract Manager Location: Swindon or HamburgOur client is looking for a Technical Contract Manager to be responsible for preparing technical tender documentation, coordinate and lead negotiations for technical matters and clarification with internal and external stakeholders. Key Responsibilities Preparation, evaluation, and negotiation of technical contracts including the annexes for wind offshore projects worldwide. Act as the technical lead during the negotiations for the technical-contractual terms of the agreements. Act as a link between different departments to ensure that their input is considered in the contracts. Technical contract review, amendment and termination management as well as capturing lessons learned and implementation. Interface between engineering, procurement, construction, and project members to clarify technical-contractual questions arising during tender phases. Evaluate offers; Identify and evaluate deviations and ensure that technical concessions made during negotiations are in line with company policies and standards. Project-specific tender document list. Deviation and clarification register. Requirements Degree in the field of engineering. Drafting, managing, and tracking of technical contracts (especially of Offshore wind farms). Relevant comprehensive experience in the design, construction, and operations of Offshore wind farm components. Experience in Civil Engineering (optional.) 3-5 years of experience in Project Management, Contract and/or Requirements Management. Very good knowledge of written and spoken English.


Grid Project Manager

Gloucestershire, South West, England

JOB ID: #7034Grid Project ManagerLocation: Cirencester, UKWe are supporting our client who has a development pipeline of over 80 projects which totals almost 11GW, which continues to grow. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading developers of renewables in the UK with a large portfolio of connections in BESS, Solar and Wind. The current portfolio of connections has a steeply rising workload profile in the coming years as each project approaches its connections dates. The Connections process reforms recently introduced by Ofgem place increasing emphasis on effective management of the development stage of projects. Their Grid Team is expanding and restructuring to manage this workload to ensure they are effectively managing and delivering to the milestones. They are seeking an approachable individual that can communicate effectively and build trusted relationships at all levels as there will be a significant amount of cross departmental communication. Someone who has a personal interest and understanding of renewables and climate change and an enthusiasm and passion for working together to make a difference.Responsibilities • Overall accountability for the development and delivery of allocated Grid Connection projects from inception through to cancellation, sale or commissioning. • Responsible for taking forward allocated lead areas to improve the grid connections processes, efficiencies or resolve common project blocking issues eg third party works. • Full ownership of Grid Works design development for allocated projects• Strong project management discipline and best practice - maintain project governance, programme and risk logs.• Project planning and delivery to key milestones, with ownership of risk mitigating actions where necessary• Carry out site optioneering in conjunction with National Grid connections engineers and or Distributed Network Operators DNO’s.• Carry out optioneering with Land Development and Planning teams to ensure the land options and cable routes are feasible and meet the needs of the connection.• Cost estimation and high-level cost control for allocated grid connections• Report in a timely manner on design and risk issues impacting Appendix J and Queue Management milestones and project delivery programme.Qualifications/Capabilities • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (although not essential)• Educated/qualified to degree equivalent level.• Relevant PM qualifications (eg PMQ, Prince2) would be advantageous but not essential.• Project Management experience in delivering complex infrastructure projects.• Experienced in Electricity Transmission/Distribution/Solar/BESS technology • Understanding and or experience of National Grid/Distribution connections process• Experience of managing environmental and safety factors associated with project delivery. • Experience of CDM Regs 2015• Effective stakeholder management skills• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.• Full Driver's License

Project Manager - Solar and Battery

United Kingdom

JOB ID: #6887 Project Manager - Solar and Battery Location: UK Our client is looking for Project Managers (PM) who’ll have responsibility and accountability for Safety, Health and Wellbeing, compliance, programme delivery, commercial & cost control and quality management of several high value, complex projects across their Distributed Energy business areas which include Electric Vehicle (EV), Smart Cities, Heating and Cooling, Private Wire and ICP Business Sectors. The PM will lead on the construction and operational aspects of project development. Ensuring that each project is reviewed in a robust manner for the integrity of the project team structure, construction framework partner requirements, optimum construction costs and associated programme. Key Tasks Accountability for ensuring that CDM, SHEW obligations and Safety Management System & Risk Management requirements are covered within the contractor supply chain frameworks and for each project. Responsible for the construction delivery of capital or customer projects within the Electric Vehicle (EV), Smart Cities, Heating and Cooling Private Wire and ICP sectors within the UK Construction Team. Ensuring that all your Projects are managed in line with the Commercial & Contractual agreements that are in place with clients and subcontractors and also provide key support to the development teams in defining project structures in terms of cost, development of capability and reduction of business risk in order to support and protect the DE business. Supporting the procurement process for the on-boarding of a contractor base of competent, cost effective, best in class partners, which complements the company’s portfolio of matrix services for your relevant sector. Developing and managing the construction portfolio of relevant sector projects finances effectively by ensuring that each project is accurately forecasted and financially reported. Requirements Industry recognised Project Management qualifications - PRINCE 2/APMP Professional. Demonstrable successful track record of delivering large, complex projects. Extensive experience in enacting a PM role within sectors mentioned - Smart Cities, EV, Heating and Cooling, Private Wire, ICP and DG&S. Demonstrable experience of working under commercial contract frameworks such as NEC3/4 DOM2 etc. Health and safety – SMSTS / NEBOSH / IOSH accreditation. Knowledge and understanding of EHV and HV grid connections. Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage with partners, customers and key stakeholders at all levels. Due to the nature of the role, a full driving licence is required.

Offshore Wind

Programme Procurement Manager

England, South East, Greater London, Greater London

Lead the strategy and implementation of project level Supply Chain Plans and/or the Sustainable Industry Rewards (subject to UK Government policy changes) for all projects. Manage, support the Scottish Supply Chain Lead to deliver Supply Chain Development Statement Commitments and Ambitions for Scotland.Deputise for the Procurement Director in the Joint VentureSupport the development of Procurement and Contracts strategies for Work Packages with specialist Procurement Managers, Work Package Manager and Work Package team.Lead a team of Senior Procurement Managers through the Development phase until FID for respective offshore wind projects.Compliance with laws and regulations as appropriate for procurement, specifically, ABC & Anti-Competition and Human Slavery legislation as it applies to procurement.Identify potential opportunities for Local Content (UK) spend, and other supply chain initiatives in areas such as circularity, sustainability, innovation and low carbon.Prepare/review/approve invitations to tenders (ITTs) using project templates and standards, to place demand into the market.Review/approve evaluation processes of tender submissions based on agreed evaluation criteria.Lead/support the negotiation of contracts based on the standard project contract templates supported by legal.Prepare/review/approve Recommendations to Award to document and obtain the necessary approvals prior to making contract commitments.Support Work Package Managers and Work Package teams to raise requisitions in RITA Purchase to Pay system.Update the Procurement Status Report, to track progress of ITTs and maintain project schedules and reporting.Ensure HSE requirements are included in contracts and promote contractor safety management in third party execution activities.Post Award Contract Management and Contract Administration to ensure compliance with contract terms, managing claims and variations.Review and approve invoices to ensure compliance to commercial terms of contracts.Overall optimization between the projects of the programme including identification and delivery of contract synergies.Knowledge transfer and best practice sharing across the programme and between the joint venture and the shareholder organizations.Escalating any problems which cannot be solved in the work package to the Procurement Director as appropriate.Participate in verification and assurance process for their work package, supporting projects reviews and shareholder assurance.Contract placement and invoice approval as defined by DoFA & POA’s.Approval of strategies, RFPs, contracts, change requests, contract amendments, claims and variations within agreed DOFA and POA.General procurement as may be required.Requirements Experience or a good understanding of large-scale energy projects in the offshore wind industry. A background in oil & gas is welcomed.5+ years of experience in procurement or supply chain management or project development, preferably for large infrastructure, manufacturing, or energy projects, including renewable energy projects.Understanding of the complexities of offshore wind project development, its components, and the associated supply chain.Understanding of the Scottish, UK and international offshore wind market and supply chains.Knowledge of supply chain contract management fundamentals, best practices, and industry trends.Experience with stakeholder management, tendering, negotiation, etc.Understanding of cost drivers on contracts and ability to demonstrate transparency and overall value.Previous experience in procurement and market competitive analysis.Strong communication and negotiation skills.Strong interpersonal and team leadership skills.Genuine passion for developing Low Carbon renewable solutions.Strong procurement experience in supplier identification, qualification, and sourcing/contracting.Commercial mindset, analytical skills, and confident negotiator with all levels of stakeholders.Profile A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in procurement, supply chain, engineering, industrial engineering, or similar.A candidate who can excel in an intercultural and cross-functional environment.Initiative and the ability to work effectively in a team are your strengths.Ability to lead by example and to create a team spirit within the project.Engaging and effective presentation abilities.Fluency in Business English. German is a plus.You are very effective in stakeholder management and relationship building, due to your excellent communication and negotiation skills, persuasiveness, assertiveness.You demonstrate the flexibility and willingness to travel incl. Germany within the scope of the job.You are passionate about offshore projects.You demonstrate a structured and independent way of working.Keen interest in large-scale wind offshore projects and willingness to learn (existing knowledge and/or experience is an advantage).You are a very confident user of MS Office products (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, O365, Visio) and SharePoint.You truly enjoy taking on a wide range of project tasks and creativity that comes with it.Willingness to familiarise oneself with new tasks at short notice.

Offshore Wind

Onshore Export Cable Engineer

Greater London, Greater London, South East, England

Responsibilities Be part of the interdisciplinary sub-project "Onshore Export Cable". Effectively collaborate on civil engineering related aspects of the works necessary for the timely completion of the onshore cable route. Manage internal and external studies and consultancies for specific engineering scopes. Actively participate in the preparation of technical specifications for the construction of the onshore cables and cable installation. Take an active role in collaboration of the preparation, negotiation and award of supply contracts, as well as examination and evaluation of offered technical solutions. Support the design, construction and consenting processes (This also includes review of documents and the delivered technical solutions for compliance with specified requirements). Play a key role in strengthening interfaces to other work packages and even other wind farm developers. Experience/Requirements A master's degree or the equivalent in Civil Engineering. Or a bachelor’s degree and/or a technical/skilled worker formation plus extensive professional experience in the respective field. A very good knowledge of the construction of high voltage onshore cables, and at least 5 years of professional experience in a comparable position, as well as extended project work and project implementation skills. A good understanding of the HSE requirements, CDM 2015 regulation and UK construction law, as well as local requirements (standards and requirements) for appropriate civil engineering works. Knowledge and experience of high voltage cables and their electrical properties is an advantage. Experience in participating contract negotiations and in contract management of large infrastructure investment projects is desirable. Fluency in Business English, German is a plus. A candidate who can excel in an intercultural and cross-functional environment. Flexible, and willing to travel within the scope of project requirements. You are very effective in stakeholder management and relationship building, due to your excellent communication and negotiation skills, persuasiveness, assertiveness.