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Luke Rudd

Luke Rudd

Luke Rudd

Associate Consultant - Engineering

Luke joined LSP Renewables in September 2023 after completing his A Levels in June. Luke brings a range of interpersonal and customer service skills where he will apply these when supporting our Engineering Team. Luke will cover a range of permanent and contract positions across all areas of Engineering within the renewable energy industry. Areas Luke will focus on include but are not limited to; Geoscience (technical/physical), Grid/OSS Engineering, Interface Engineering & Management, Mechanical Engineering, Cable Engineers, Civil Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Foundation Engineers and more.

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Offshore Wind

Package Manager - Inter Array Cables

Greater London, South East, England

Our client is looking for an Inter Array Cables , Package Manager to join their team in London. Location: London Activities Health, safety, environment and quality Design, supply, install and commissioning Programme Commercial, claims and risks Project reporting and development of processes and procedures Responsibilities HSSE performance through design and implementation to eliminate or reduce risks during construction, operation and maintenance Review and implementation of FEED contracts, support main asset procurement and detail design Define, develop and successfully manage the interfaces with the rest of project packages Undertake tender document preparation, bid reviews and evaluations, contract negotiation and complete contract execution, including claim management up to hand over to the operation team of the inter-array cable related contracts Develop the day-to-day interaction with the Contractor to ensure adherence with the HSSE, quality, scope, budget, technical requirements and time schedule Manage technical and commercial risks, issues and impacts of changes to the project Report to the Senior Project Manager on progress, issues and changes Coordinate a multidisciplinary team to deliver the works under your responsibilities Context and Environment Our client targets 100 GW of renewable generation capacity in 2030 and will continue to expand its business to become a leading international player in renewable energies. Offshore Wind development is one of the axes of this ambition.  Offshore Wind projects are specific by their considerable unit size (classically 500 MW to 2000 MW, 1 to 5 bn USD) and their complexity (multiple partnerships, offshore environment, strong competition, etc.)  Accountabilities As Inter-Array Cables Package Manager you will develop and provide leadership to a multidisciplinary cables team and will have accountability for the delivery of the Inter-Array cables contracts Required Experience Masters in Engineering with considerable experience and knowledge in submarine cable system design and installation operations, Good knowledge of current health, safety and environmental legislation, Significant and in-depth experience in Project Management of offshore submarine cables, High level of competency in contract management, claims management, negotiation techniques and dispute resolution methodologies, Highly motivated individual with a positive attitude ensuring adequate interfaces, controls and communication is established and maintained in all aspects of project management, Ability to identify a problem or conflict, identify potential solutions and evaluate the solutions leading to a recommendation for the optimum solution, Good English communication skills both written and verbal,

Offshore Wind

T&I Manager - Cables

Remote Work, Poland

Our client is looking for a T&I Manager to maintain Employer presence on the site, attend site meetings, report on progress, ensure Employer interfaces are managed, confirm completion of milestones, provide photographic evidence of site progress to management, provide daily reporting to management, perform site walk downs, manage employer reps on site. Responsibilities Development of T&I specifications and requirements needed for the package procurement processManage interfaces with other packagesCoordination and support of T&I design and engineering processesTechnical assessment of supplier T&I documentation as part of the procurement processCAB T&I compliance with project processes, policies, systems and procedures and safety philosophyActive monitoring and reporting to package manager on progress according to HSSE, schedule, quality and risk managementReview of T&I design and engineering tasks and initiation of corrective actions if necessaryManagement of the T&I certification and MWS processSupport the technical, consents and regulatory teams with CAB T&I related issues or asrequired  Major Tasks Represent the interest of the Employer on the construction siteCoordinate Employer Representatives on the siteMonitor progress and escalate and issuesFacilitate visitors to the site ( such as test engineers)Drive Safety culture on the siteProactively monitor interfaces between the different areas of responsibility and support the PM with the risk management of theses interfacesCoordinate tasks with other package engineers, the engineering package, Procurement team & Regulatory team to ensure project optimization and interface alignmentContinuous cooperation with other Work Streams, Packages, and UnitsPreparing, scheduling, coordinating, and monitoring of the building permit design and building permit application processAttend site meetings, report on progressEnsure Employer interfaces are managedEnsure Contractor enforces Quality Assurance PlanEnsure Contractor enforces Health and Safety PlanPerform site walk downs daily and provide report to managementProvide input into Contractor claimsProvide lessons learnedProvide improvement proposalsFacilitate visitors to site as requiredPerform planned and unplanned quality auditsParticipate in safety drills, Rehersal of concept drills etc   Key DeliverablesTechnical input and review of the CAB T&I conceptResource planning for CAB T&I ActivitiesFinal Employer´s RequirementSKnowledge sharingTechnical assessment of offersDaily progress reportWeekly reportMaintain site risk registerInput into Contractor Claims  Decision AuthorityAuthority according to authorisation matrixReport to the package managerPropose project changes, risk, opportunities to the Package manager  QualificationsMechanical or civil engineer (BSc), or equivalent education with experience with CAB T&I managementFluent in Polish and English, Site Management experience, pro-active approch, good communication skills, Familiar with Polish construction law5+ years experience with handling and negotiating technical and commercial solutions5+ years experience in similar role in offshore wind or relevant industry

Offshore Wind

Geotechnical Manager

City of Edinburgh, Scotland

 Our client is seeking a Geotechnical Manager who will examine the geotechnical risks and will establish the parameters for the design of offshore wind structures. They will also perform complex conceptual examinations of the foundation installation and identify & quantify risks. The role will also provide key commercial support in relation to allocation, management & deliverables of contracts.  Key ResponsibilitiesInitiate, define and execute soil investigation campaigns.Run requests for proposals, assess offers and select preferred subcontractors for soil conditions measurement devices in compliance with the budget and in connection with the commercial team.In coordination with the Balance of Plant Manager, ensure that the soil investigation campaigns are compliant with the needs in terms of substructures design and certification.Analyse geophysical and geotechnical studies undertaken for the project.Support the wind turbine and floater selection activities, including the engagement with the substructure’s contractors, such as mooring and anchoring systems suppliers.Participate in engineering and design due diligences and monitor the work carried out by the project’s advisor on soil assessment during any relevant process, such as the participation in energy auctions or the Financial Close of the projects.In connection with the Wind and Metocean Assessment Manager, prepare Site Conditions Reports for the Basis of Design of the projects.Supervise and coordinate works with technical contractors who are supporting our soil investigation activities in different markets.Write reports, applications, memos, etc. with different degrees on technical content required in our project development activities. Requirements Strong geotechnical engineering background related to fixed subsea substructures and anchor substructures.Experience in offshore wind across early-stage project development.Experience of working in different consortia and multicultural environment will be viewed favourably.Ability to communicate complex information to others in an accessible manner.Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Excel, Power Point and Word;familiarity with design programs and database systems are advantages.Exceptional written communication and presentation skills.Willingness to travel on a regular basis, especially within the UK.

Solar

Grid Manager - Solar PV

Bucharest, Romania

Our client is looking for an experienced Grid Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the successful delivery of the Project Grid Connection. You will be a primary interface between the company, the grid operator and planning authorities. The main purpose of the Grid Manager will be to ensure the grid connections on the large-scale solar/Wind projects in Romania are delivered and to ensure that the connection process is appropriately managed from early design to successful completion. Key Responsibilities Develop and maintain excellent relationships with the TSO/DNO. To carry out technical due diligence and risk assessment on grid connection schemes/grid offers received from TSO/DNO. Manage Consultants and Developers to support Grid delivery. To provide the cost estimates and grid connection delivery timescales. Take ownership of the process of grid applications ensuring they are submitted in a timely manner and progress through the DNO/TSO and National processes without delay. Establish relationships with competent HV/MV contractors and EPCs to drive performance and value without compromising quality. To review the technical designs submitted by HV/MV contractors and /or EPCs. Develop and maintain excellent relationships with the TSO/DNO. To carry out technical due diligence and risk assessment on grid connection schemes/grid offers received from TSO/DNO. Manage Consultants and Developers to support Grid delivery. To provide the cost estimates and grid connection delivery timescales. Take ownership of the process of grid applications ensuring they are submitted in a timely manner and progress through the DNO/TSO and National processes without delay. Establish relationships with competent HV/MV contractors and EPCs to drive performance and value without compromising quality. To review the technical designs submitted by HV/MV contractors and /or EPCs. Ideal Candidate Has Proven track record of experience in Romania within the Grid connection space. Full conversant with the end-to-end TSO/DNO/ICP process for renewable connections. Have conducted technical due diligence and risk assessment of the grid offers/agreements. Have conducted design reviews of the HV/MV substation and design studies. Good network of contacts across the TSO/DNO and ICP environment. Established relationships with TSOs/DNOs. Previous experience in the design and construction of HV/MV substations. Experience with construction of grid connections for solar plants. Ability to write reports and effectively communicate complex technical matters with clarity. Ability to work in a team environment including Operations team, Business Development, EPCs etc. Strong knowledge of the entire connection process in Romania: from grid offer request to the entry into operation, through all the intermediate steps (grid design validation, planning consent validation, operation agreement etc.). Strong knowledge of the requirement for grid code compliance, TSO/DNO connection procedure and administrative authorizations required for connection of renewable plants in the Italian market. A degree qualification in electrical power engineering or a mix of electrical/renewable energy engineering is mandatory. Knowledge and experience of power systems, power systems studies and grid connection of renewable projects in Italy. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related Engineering fields. Proven track record of 5+ years of Grid Management; Electrical Licensing strongly preferred related HV substations; In-depth knowledge of National Electrical Code and other PV system regulatory codes. Strong leadership and communication skills, self-motivated with demonstrated problem-solving capability. Self-starter with excellent presentation skills with constant attention to details and accuracy. Self-disciplined and result-oriented. Flexibility to travel to project sites in various locations whenever necessary

Offshore Wind

Engineer - Site Inspection

Eemshaven, Netherlands

LSP Renewables are supporting our client by recruiting for several positions for their site in the Netherlands including Lead Site Manager and Site Coordinators on all logistic relevant topics.  Key Technical ScopesMH site set up, design, storage plans and supportsOnsite transportation movementsLoad-in inspections and vessel movementsLoad-out inspections and vessel movementsDaily operational contact with MH contractor for the mobilisation, operation and demobilisation of MHPrompting good HSE (and Quality) culture and work practices (with support from Client HSE).Input into SIMOPs management of vessel, project work and onshore coordination with Contractor, as per decision authority. Escalating situations outside of decision authority.Highlights site risks, issues, concerns and opportunities against project schedule, budget, contract and operational constraints to Lead Site Manager / Site Coordinators.Attendance to and participation in handover processes and in/out inspections of component, as delegated and in support of QC.Inputting to project schedules and assessing the budget as delegatedContribute to the development of technical documents and tenders for additional site worksSupporting the preparation for Marshalling Harbour Operation phase and forming the interface to all work packages (including transportation, installation and supply packages where required), projects and departmentsContribute to the development and improvement of technical aspects, systems, and assets as well as processes within the packageInterfacing and reporting between site, MH package and interfaces such as transportation, installation, interim works etc, including action tracking for DPRs.Supporting onsite quality inspectors with coating and remediation works inspections and quality checks. ExperienceBSc or other relevant Bachelor of Engineering degree3+ years’ work experience on offshore wind farms in a technical role with understanding of interface management and Quality inspectionsCoating Inspection experience and supporting qualification such as FROSIO or NACERelevant transferable education and skills sufficient to perform the Project TasksHigh level of interpersonal skill set to facilitate cross-project, cross-package Involvement and interfacesHigh level of detail focus and interface managementAbility to operate autonomously CertificationsFluent English speaker, with Dutch and/or German an advantage

Grid Services Project Manager

Greater London, South East, England

JOB ID: #7161 Grid Services Project Manager Location: London/Glasgow Our client is currently looking to recruit a Project Manager (with a mix of office & site based), to strengthen their Project Delivery Unit (PDU). The PDU team is responsible for the project execution of large-scale infrastructure renewable projects of onshore wind, solar and grid services across Ireland and the UK. You will report to the Programme Delivery Director for Grid services Ireland & UK. You would be working on Grid services projects. ResponsibilitiesEnsure PDU’s requirements are met for their renewable construction projects at various stages of development and construction to include organising, leading and ensuring effective management and administration of the Project.Coordination of project team including external consultants, contractors, and service providers.Reporting on projects status to the Project Steering Committee and to senior management.The implementation of anti-corruption prevention (e.g. assess and address risks, training, transparent reporting of incidents, monitoring of contractors) while ensuring that reporting of the project is according to the client’s way.Ensure internal communication, co-operation, and co-ordination between the different staff members of the Project and with other parties with interfaces to the Project (Region, Country and Corporate).Ensure efficient and regular project meetings and recording of minutes and agreed actions. This includes (but is not limited to) general internal project reporting, tracking of project spend & progress, tracking of project payments & variations and various project management documentation compilation and maintenance.Support the tendering processes for new projects.Manage the inputs from technical design team to finalize the design of the projects.Using the client’s internal tools for payments, project tracking, safety, contract management, risk management etc.General contribution to the construction of wind, solar, battery storage & other renewable energy projects competence, including development and maintenance of high environmental and HSSE standards.University degree in engineering or natural sciences with documented extensive experience preferable. QualificationsThird Level Engineering College degreeExperience in a similar field of managing renewable energy development projects with a proven track record of delivering renewable/large scale infrastructure projects through construction.Previous experience with BESS or sync comps projects preferable but not necessary and a strong Electrical and Civil background would be an advantage.Clear affinity with renewables and ideally relevant working experience in the renewable energy industry in particular the construction processes and environmental assessments renewable energy projects.Demonstrated experience of having full responsibility for management of project budgets and schedules from early-stage development to construction.Strong technical understanding of renewable energy technology with experience of contracts and technical appendices for main technology supply contracts.Strong communication, relationship building and good management skills including organisational ability and a target oriented; demonstrated ability to prioritize.Excellent application of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project (or equivalent), AutoCAD (preferably), Share-point and other applications.Ability to concisely frame issues by providing context, analysis, recommendations, and risk/benefit, both in written and verbal format to project teams.Independent self-starter with a clear ability to manage a large workload, often providing support to processes managed by colleagues, while prioritizing tasks and effectively juggling competing deadlines.Excellent communication skills in English.

Solar

Grid Services Project Manager

Ireland

JOB ID: #7162 Grid Services Project Manager Location: Ireland Our client is currently looking to recruit a Project Manager (with a mix of office & site based), to strengthen their Project Delivery Unit (PDU). The PDU team is responsible for the project execution of large-scale infrastructure renewable projects of onshore wind, solar and grid services across Ireland and the UK. You will report to the Programme Delivery Director for Grid services Ireland & UK. You would be working on Grid services projects. Responsibilities Ensure PDU’s requirements are met for their renewable construction projects at various stages of development and construction to include organising, leading and ensuring effective management and administration of the Project. Coordination of project team including external consultants, contractors, and service providers. Reporting on projects status to the Project Steering Committee and to senior management. The implementation of anti-corruption prevention (e.g. assess and address risks, training, transparent reporting of incidents, monitoring of contractors) while ensuring that reporting of the project is according to the client’s way. Ensure internal communication, co-operation, and co-ordination between the different staff members of the Project and with other parties with interfaces to the Project (Region, Country and Corporate). Ensure efficient and regular project meetings and recording of minutes and agreed actions. This includes (but is not limited to) general internal project reporting, tracking of project spend & progress, tracking of project payments & variations and various project management documentation compilation and maintenance. Support the tendering processes for new projects. Manage the inputs from technical design team to finalize the design of the projects. Using the client’s internal tools for payments, project tracking, safety, contract management, risk management etc. General contribution to the construction of wind, solar, battery storage & other renewable energy projects competence, including development and maintenance of high environmental and HSSE standards. University degree in engineering or natural sciences with documented extensive experience preferable. Qualifications Third Level Engineering College degree Experience in a similar field of managing renewable energy development projects with a proven track record of delivering renewable/large scale infrastructure projects through construction. Previous experience with BESS or sync comps projects preferable but not necessary and a strong Electrical and Civil background would be an advantage. Clear affinity with renewables and ideally relevant working experience in the renewable energy industry in particular the construction processes and environmental assessments renewable energy projects. Demonstrated experience of having full responsibility for management of project budgets and schedules from early-stage development to construction. Strong technical understanding of renewable energy technology with experience of contracts and technical appendices for main technology supply contracts. Strong communication, relationship building and good management skills including organisational ability and a target oriented; demonstrated ability to prioritize. Excellent application of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project (or equivalent), AutoCAD (preferably), Share-point and other applications. Ability to concisely frame issues by providing context, analysis, recommendations, and risk/benefit, both in written and verbal format to project teams. Independent self-starter with a clear ability to manage a large workload, often providing support to processes managed by colleagues, while prioritizing tasks and effectively juggling competing deadlines. Excellent communication skills in English.