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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. 

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Offshore Wind

Civil/Structural Engineer

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Our client is looking for a Civil and Structural Engineer to be a part of the Developer’s integrated Project Team. The Project Team is responsible for all tasks related to engineering, permitting, planning, procurement, construction, and completion of the Port Upgrade scope. The Civil and Structural Engineer will be responsible for the management and follow-up of contractors tasked to execute the project. The position will continue through the engineering, pre-construction, and construction phases. During the Construction phase, reporting may shift towards the Construction Manager. Key Responsibilities Civil and Structural specialist / discipline engineer for the SBMT Port Upgrade Reports to Civil and Structural Lead on all matters (scope, design, quality, progress) Liaise and coordinate position with the Construction Team and End-User Representatives on civil and structural, and multi-discipline matters Contribute to planning, cost estimation and execution of civil and structural design and construction scope Provide input into procurement process (e.g., invitation to tender, bid evaluation, award recommendation) Actively follow up and mitigate engineering and construction risks Represent the companies position in technical matters, in relation to the main contractors, and their sub-contractors Follow up Construction Contractors within compliance to design Follow up Construction Sub-Contractors on site to ensure deliverables meet scope of work, quality, HSE, cost, and schedule Support construction field engineers and advise management on decisions within own discipline, e.g., inter-disciplinary input, RFIs, submittals, etc. Plan and execute follow-up activities e.g., verifications and site inspection Required Bachelor’s, or master’s degree Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in engineering and construction projects Strong knowledge of Steel and Reinforced Concrete Design (LRFD, ASD) Strong knowledge of reviewing detailed Structural/Civil Shop Drawings. Familiar with deep foundations design and execution, preferred proficiency Familiar with pavement design, water, and sewer utilities concept General experience with construction, commissioning, and start-up of projects Hands-on experience in leading and executing onshore civil and structural project delivery, marine structures, and port facilities (greenfield and brownfield) Familiar with industry-standard software, Procore, Navisworks, BIM Revit preferred Plan and execute follow-up activities e.g., verifications and site inspection Familiar with relevant US regulations and industry standards and design codes, with an emphasis on NYC BC, ASCEE, ACI Familiar with working with risk management systems Professional Engineer (PE) license, preferred, but not mandatory

Offshore Wind

Senior Research and Development Engineer

Hartlepool, North East, England

JOB ID: #7143 Senior Research and Development Engineer Location: Hartlepool/Hybrid (Minimum 3 days per week in Hartlepool)  ScopeTo develop and transfer to the rest of the Client’s new power cable products and technology for the renewable energy industry.A senior role within the Technology team, closely supporting the Principal Engineers on key technology research and development encompassing cables, joints, accessories, and associated technology. The Senior Engineer takes technical ownership of R&D projects, manages, and delivers them on schedule with the support of Research & Development Engineers as well as Graduates and Apprentices on rotation through line management responsibility.This role is primarily focused on technology and testing research and development activity; however, the role is also required to work towards Product Qualifications. ResponsibilitiesResearch and develop new technologies and engage with new and current suppliers as part of specifically allocated R&D projects to meet our Client’s identified product requirements as well as meeting any customer requirements and relevant international standards.Project Management of R&D projects and assist in the management of Product Qualification Projects, where appropriate, including budgets, schedules, and project management of both external and inhouse functions (such as procurement, scheduling, manufacturing, termination, and test) to ensure that quality, cost control and project schedules are maintained.Produce documents such as Design Specifications, Drawings, Technical Reports, Test Procedures, Purchasing Specifications and Qualification/Type Test Specifications and reports, whilst ensuring a high level of accuracy is present in all documents. Checking and approval of such documents, including Visual ERP documents, subject to competence, is also expected as part of the daily activities.Engage with suppliers, customers and third parties, using NDAs as applicable, in bringing appropriate new technology, new materials and new suppliers, whilst maximising our Client’s protection of IPR.Provide technical support for the Marketing, Sales, Tendering, Supply Chain, Design and Production departments.Responsible for employee relations in conjunction with HR and the Principal Engineer to ensure overall team performance and the implementation of company initiatives including the supporting of PDP’s and training needs.Represent our Client at external technical events to continually strive to be regarded as a thought leader within the industry.Transfer new product developments, once qualified, into the wider business workflows, including but not limited to: Engineering, Production, Quality, Sales and Purchasing departments.Input to the Design Manuals, defining the rules and process by which projects are engineered.In addition to the above responsibilities, the role holder is required to undertake such duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be required from time to time. To comply with all Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental standards and proceduresestablished by the Client’s policies and in accordance with the requirements of relevant legislation and any regulatory bodies always. To have read, understood and comply with the company Health and Safety manual, policies, and procedures and to implement these, always, to ensure both your own safety and the safety of those who may be affected by your actions or omissions. CompetenciesMaking Good Decisions - In this role you will be expected to take decisions within your level of competence, and also know when you should involve others in the decision-making process to ensure a successful outcome. Awareness of the importance of IPR and Confidentiality agreements is an important element of making good decisions in this role.Managing Yourself – In this role you will be expected to be able to work independently and manage your own time, hence a focus on planning, organising & priority setting is important to meet deliverables and timescales.Working with Others – In this role you will be working with a wide range of other parties: external parties, such as test houses and suppliers, as well as internal parties such as sales, proposals, purchasing, scheduling, engineering production and test. Hence the ability to communicate openly and well is important, including the ability to involve others effectively in creative problem solving.Another important competency is sufficient assertiveness to ensure that projects receive the appropriate level of focus within our Client’s matrix structure.Function and Technical – For the technical side of the role, attention to detail is important as is aptitude with mathematical software. The courage and self-confidence to be able to challenge existing practices where required and be able to address issues from first principles are also sought in this role. Knowledge, Skills, Experience, Qualifications EssentialDegree qualified in an Engineering subjectAbility to address technical issues from first principlesCompetent at report writing in EnglishCompetent user of engineering software such as CAD packages DesirablePostgraduate degree in an Engineering subjectChartered Engineer or equivalentSpecialist knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas: Cable jointing and terminations; Cable testing (HV and/or mechanical); Offshore installation and operations

Offshore Wind

GIS Specialist

United Kingdom

JOB ID: #7108 GIS Specialist  Location: Edinburgh/Aberdeen/ Sunbury/London The Geospatial Specialist will provide technical GIS information, data management, analytics and visualization support to our Integrated Energy customer. You will work closely and exclusively with multiple offshore wind projects, taking them through the DCO process, engineering and construction phases.  Responsibilities Act as the lead for geospatial activities within a wind project.Plan, coordinate and manage geospatial resources and support across the project.Develop innovative solutions and procedures and promote best practice to improve efficiency and quality within the geospatial team and across projects.Review all scopes of work and method statements for third party suppliers where a geospatial deliverable will be required.Undertake geospatial mapping, analysis, data capture, data management and geoprocessing.Provide geospatial Data Management on projects to both internal and external clients.Conduct Quality Control and Quality Assurance of data and outputs.Advise project staff on all geospatial related issues.Develop and maintain geospatial web-based applications.Provide technical support for the implementation and operation of geospatial projects.Perform geospatial analysis, modelling and reporting to support decision making.Understand the geospatial concepts and inputs to LCOE modelling.Ensure the controlled connection of geospatial data between wind yield, layout planning and project developments teams.Generate, maintain and disseminate geospatial layers, maps and metadata.The Geospatial Specialist is a technical role for those who have a passion for data and a zeal to unlock and use data and analytics to inform better business decisions. Experience & Job Requirements Some experience of below listed technical ability is expected but not all:Adhering to the Geospatial standards for internal/external data and the risk of incorporating this data onto maps and data repositories.Promoting naming conventions, industry standard acronyms, codes, units of measure & symbols.Recognizing, fixing errors & inconsistences in data and fundamental workflows while managing implications of moving data and maps for avoiding data connection issues in the management of Geospatial Data.The structure of various Geospatial data formats (shape file, geodatabase, raster, tabular, tin, etc.), and how to edit data in SDE Geodatabases.Know how and when to apply datum transformations, recognize, trouble-shoot and repair coordinate reference systems issues in existing datasets and how to determine which geodetic parameters were likely used for historic datasets.Import/export of data between ArcGIS and other applications, including using FME and related tools. Developing tools for data import/export of geospatial data where needed, being cognizant of the tools that already exist.You have some familiarity with data-related technologies/languages (e.g. FME, Python, R, ElasticSearch, JavaScript, etc.).Reading, & modify the display properties of raster data sets for basic analysis. Performing spatial analysis with vector/raster data, including generating surfaces from point data, calculating isopachs and drawing contours.The concept of spatial analysis, and what the software is capable of. Running simple analysis tools, creating basic models to automate simple workflows moving toward advanced models to automate complex geoscience workflows, basic scripting languages for editing attributes, writing short scripts for data manipulation and data QC.Actively seeking to improve data insights, automate and simplify workflows and processes.Creating innovative solutions to improve process, workflow, best practice and service delivery.Challenging conventional thinking, problem solving and innovatingIdentifying, piloting and applying new data management techniques to improve data and service delivery.Actively seeking to apply data science techniques; automation and machine learning, including the use of analytical and visualization tools to translate data and interpreted results into actionable insights and value.Actively communicating and promoting the purpose and benefits of information and data management and data analytics, engaging and effectively managing stakeholders.A preferred candidate will be expected to have familiarity with either the UK (Crown Estate or ScotWind) and/or other country specific development consenting processes for wind projects. Education Master’s degree, GIS, Geographic Science, Computer Science, Survey Engineering, Related Field, or related Bachelor’s degree with some relevant experience

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