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Sean Chapman


Sean Chapman

Sean Chapman

Sean Chapman

Associate Consultant - PMO

Sean joined LSP Renewables in September 2023. After working in sales for the last 5 years, Sean decided to begin his career in recruitment by joining our Solar team in our UK office. 


Sean Jobs

Offshore Wind

Chief Accountant

Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland

 JOB ID: #7061 Chief Accountant Location: Poland, Warsaw  Our client is looking for a Chief Accountant to join their team.   Key ResponsibilitiesManage together with CFO the complete business cycle process in relation to finance and accounting.Responsibility for compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) accounting standards.Ensuring accurate and constant bookkeeping, including overviewing proper maintenance of accounting books, analyzing, and reconciling accounts, ensuring the integrity of accounting information.Support in the process of financial planning, budgeting and controlling.Manage together with CFO management accounting.Manage the accounting and administration team.Supervision over the correctness, quality and flow of accounting documentsSupervision of workflow and transactional documents authorization processResponsibility for timely and correct preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements including all necessary reports.Responsibility for filing timely and correctly all obligatory tax declarations (e.g. VAT, CIT and any other as required by law)Preparation of declarations and handling of all state authorities’ requirements relating to financial tasks of the company.Produce reporting as per requests from management, lenders or shareholders.Cooperation with internal and external auditors, preparing required documents and analysis for the audit.Further development and improvement of Internal Controls and accounting processesSupport in setting up the policies and procedures in accordance with the Joint Venture requirements, amongst others compliance house and ISO certification.Cooperate with the CFO and provide the best quality data necessary to take strategic decisions in the company.Lead by example – comply with internal rules and policies, actively participate in development of such rules and policies. Qualifications Strong knowledge and experience on IFRS and Polish fiscal and tax regulationAt least 10 years of experience in accounting, including at least 5 years in a similar position, preferably in an international environment.Excellent English and Polish language skills both in writing and in oral communication is a must.Master's degree, preferably in a relevant field: Finance, Accounting, EconomicsPreferred candidates with experience in Microsoft Dynamics Navision/Dynamics 365.Preferred professional experience in construction project, renewable energy or real estate.Strong analytical skills, structured and well-organized style of workVery good knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel and word, and experience with ERP class systems.Local CPA (chartered professional accountant) licence (biegły rewident) is slightly preferred.

Offshore Wind

Business Support

Connecticut, United States

JOB ID: #7043 Business Support Location: Stamford, Connecticut Our client is looking for a Business Support Candidate, to play an important role in shaping and accelerating the energy transition towards Renewables. Our client expects gross investments in renewables of around USD 23 billion from 2021 to 2026, and Procurement and Supplier Relations (PSR) will be instrumental in shaping this into a profitable industry. Key Responsibilities Shape, deliver and maximize the value of existing and future offshore wind contract portfolio. Manage procurement and supplier relations activities. Have close dialogue with local suppliers and stakeholders and build strategic relations. Run due diligence processes and perform pre-qualification of new suppliers. Perform business integrity assessments and follow-up on human rights risks in the supply chain. Enhance supply chain by ensuring compliance with our governing Supply Chain Management processes and local procedures for procurement tasks. Support building the local SCM organization and contribute to the Renewables procurement product line teams. Experienced in supporting critical business demands. Demonstrable ability to forge strong stakeholder relationships. Experienced in driving and contributing towards improvement and innovation. Independent and flexible, with the ability to work within multidisciplinary teams across the organization. Skilled in developing, utilizing, and extending a network of internal and external stakeholders. Delivers high-quality work within the required deadlines. Strategic and Commercial mindset with strong negotiation and interpersonal skills. Ability to engage and collaborate across disciplines within a cross-functional team, both in early phase and execution. Requirements Relevant Bachelor or Master's degree. Strong Commercial experience and understanding of Procurement processes. Strong awareness of the Renewables Supplier market and understanding of establishing and promoting Local Relevant Bachelor or Master's degree. Strong Commercial experience and understanding of Procurement processes. Strong awareness of the Renewables Supplier market and understanding of establishing and promoting local content.

Commercial Manager

Hamburg, Germany

JOB ID: #7023 Commercial Manager Location: Hamburg, Germany As Commercial Manager within the Commercial Asset Management Team Offshore Wind you will support the team in the day-to-day business and take responsibilities, especially in the area of business case modeling and reporting, which is why you should have a proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Key ResponsibilitiesCommercial management of assets or projects related to the offshore wind portfolio or service portfolio. The task includes but is not limited to cost reviews, assessment and prognosis, cost optimization, performance improvement, benchmark analysis, settlement calculations, cost, and revenue reporting.Support periodical commercial reporting including cost budgeting and forecasting for projects or assets in close collaboration with regional and global departments such as Engineering, Operations, Procurement and Finance.Communicate commercial results with the required level of transparency to the project team and the management.Support the project team and organization in regards of all commercial project relevant aspects and lead implementation of commercial requirements in organizational processes.Interact with team members and other project teams to ensure knowledge sharing and identification of best practice.Lead the development and/or maintenance of appropriate insurance schemes for the operational assets under consideration of internal requirements (based on the risk & opportunity management); external requirements (such as permits; contracts; financing agreements) and economical interest. This task will be supported through the insurance experts and includes internal and external stakeholder management. Qualifications and experienceUniversity degree in Engineering, Economics or Business Administration2 years of professional experience in the offshore wind industryExperience in a similar positionExpertise in financial modelling and business case analysis is beneficialAbility to work with MS Office, in particular MS ExcelBusiness fluent English and German You Should be:Methodical and organized: You can effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a pressured situation and are known to create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.Strong communicator: Your spoken and written communication is excellent, and you can influence your internal and external stakeholders coming from varied cultural backgrounds.Proactive problem solver: You have the ability to anticipate and prevent problems and roadblocks before they occur; effectively working with team members and management to resolve complex problems.Flexible: You are agile in your approach and thrive in a dynamic and fast paced environment. You recognize the simultaneous need for rigorous adherence to process and the flexibility to adapt to inevitable changes along the way.

Offshore Wind

Chief Financial Officer

Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland

JOB ID: #7016 Chief Financial Officer Location: Warsaw, Poland Key Responsibilities Together with the other MD’s lead the company and staff. Report to the Management Committee a/o Shareholder Representatives. Jointly with the other MD’s represent the project to the outside world as required. Set up all financial systems and reporting procedures as required by local law and the shareholders. Ensure accuracy and completeness of all Financial Statements (Balance Sheet, P&L and Cashflow) in a timely fashion. Maintain relationships with the Company’s banks and other financial institutions. Administer the bank financing post Financial Close. Preparation of the annual accounts in accordance with IFRS/local GAAP, preparing bank reports. Coordination of the project finance efforts with all involved (incl bridging to Head office). Maintain contact with the auditor and the auditors of the shareholders. Deliver shareholder consolidation reports as required. Ensure data integrity and accuracy in all reporting and that appropriate internal controls are in place and consistently applied. Lead a team of people in the finance and project administration department. Implement proper accounting software; preference for experience with Workday. Manage and assist in the delivery of the (Devex, Capex, Opex) budget, forecasts and strategic plans for the company. Set up and maintain the Financial Model Provide day-to-day commercial decision support to maximise financial performance. Prepare the financial elements of management and progress reports, annual budgets and updated budgets, cash flow reporting, tax, etc. Coordinate timely and accurate tax filings and maintain contact with the tax authorities on behalf of the company. Ensure tight cost control. Responsible for all aspects of finance in general (tax, treasury, accounting, reporting, planning & control, budgeting, financing, etc) Establish a solid Compliance Assurance system Requirements University degree. MBA / chartered accountant or equivalent. Significant experience in different areas of finance management. Experience in financial management of a large organization, preferably in large projects. Strong communication skills at all levels, in particular towards to banks and shareholders. Self-starter, able to set-up systems and procedures in a greenfield environment. Experience with project financing and the related reporting requirements. Experience with IFRS and local GAAP. Experience with reporting to international shareholders for consolidation purposes. Ability to prioritise effectively, excellent organizational and administrative ability. Polish speaker, fluent in English.

Risk Manager

London, Greater London, South East, England

JOB ID: #6976 Risk Manager Location: London/Hybrid  Scope of Works To lead on Risk Management duties for multiple Offshore Wind Farms on the East Coast of the UK, supporting the project through Bids, FID, Design, Manufacturing and ConstructionTo lead and ensure identification, assessment, mitigation and escalation of project risks to the Project SteerCo and Finance DirectorTo Lead on all Risk and Opportunity topics for the projectTo ensure that all Project Risk Management activities are conducted within the processes and procedures within the businessTo provide QRA values for monthly reporting, contingency calculation and business case assurance Deliverables Updated package and project Risk Values in line with monthly reporting timescalesUndertake Project Risk Workshops, Stress Test WorkshopsTo conduct scenario planning, what-if analysis, schedule risk analysisEnsure project risk registers are maintained and up to dateCommunication of QRA values and potential project contingency values Required Detailed knowledge of Offshore Wind Development & ConstructionDetailed knowledge of Project Risk ManagementDetailed knowledge of QRA, SRA and tools such as SAFRAN and Active Risk ManagerExperience of deploying Risk Manager on major Civil or Offshore Construction Projects through Design, Manufacture and ConstructionExperience of Schedule Risk Analysis, Stress Testing, Pre-Mortem, QRAExperience of Reporting and providing information to Board Level, Project Director and Senior Project Managers

Onshore Wind

Project Services Manager

Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland

JOB ID: #6959 Project Services Manager Location: Glasgow/Hybrid This is an exciting opportunity to our clients Projects Services team as a Project Services Manager, responsible for the delivery of a proposed Wind Farm. The Project Services Manager is responsible for the management of Project Controls, Project Planning, Risk Management, Workforce Planning, Document Control, Governance and Project Reporting to provide the Project Directors and leadership team with clear, accurate and timely information to support objective, evidence-based decision making, to enable successful Project delivery. Key Accountabilities include:Planning/Programme Management: Lead the Planning team and P6 Programmes ensuring clear, timely and accurate information is provided to Project Management, Project Boards and Lenders to support objective, evidence-based decision making.Project Controls: Lead effective Programme Baseline Management (Schedule, risk and cost), ensuring the Baseline is captured, maintained and managed throughout the Project Lifecycle.Risk Management: Proactively lead Risk and Opportunity Management, ensuring the Risk Register is managed and regular Quantitative Risk Analysis is performed in a timely and comprehensive manner.Resource/Workforce Planning: manage the Consolidated Resource Forward Load on a monthly basis, ensuring headcount budget is managed within budget and highlighting any resource gaps and issues.Document Control: Lead the Document Control team and all aspects of Document Control on the Project.Governance and Reporting: Produce and consolidate Executive Management Reporting, metrics and KPIs for Project Management and key stakeholders, including the project JV Board, shareholders and lenders (e.g. JV Board Packs, Project Dashboards, Management Reporting). Required Experienced PMO / Project Controls professional with 5 years’ experience leading PMO/Project Controls on Large Capital Projects & leading multi-disciplinary teams.Significant experience and subject matter expertise in PMO / Project Controls (e.g. Primavera P6, Project Planning, Risk Management, Governance, Change Control, etc), but more importantly, you'll need outstanding people and stakeholder management skills.Degree educated in a relevant discipline (Engineering, Business etc.) and ideally hold a Professional qualification in Project Management (e.g. ChPP, PMQ).Proven ability in negotiating and influencing across all areas of the business, but more so at senior stakeholder level. Your capability to bring people on board, manage change and show them what good looks like will be essential to your success in this role.You'll pride yourself on being an innovator and won't be afraid to do things differently in order to improve efficiencies and performance. You will be results oriented, with attention to detail and a drive to succeed.

Planner - BESS, Hydrogen Projects & CCS

England, Remote work

JOB ID: #6937 Planner - BESS, Hydrogen Projects & CCS Location: Remote with travel when required As a project planner /scheduler you will join a team developing & delivering multiple projects across energy decarbonisation technologies. Our clients’ projects include blue and green hydrogen production, grid support & restoration technologies, grid scale battery storage, plant conversions, carbon capture and storage and combined cycle power plants amongst a host of others. Supporting complex utility scale capital investment projects, you will ensure programs are continually developed, communicated, reviewed, monitored, and efficiently delivered across all stages of the project lifecycle supporting the project management team in development and construction. The Perform project progress monitoring duties including identifying critical path activities, interfaces constraints, resource utilisation, and reviewing forecasts with progress achieved to date. Location will be agile, dependent on task or project. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of project plans and tasks using their Oracle Primavera planning software. Role Development and maintenance of project specific schedules Perform project progress monitoring duties including identifying critical path activities, interfaces constraints, resource utilisation, and reviewing forecasts with progress achieved to date. Technical support and guidance including Work Breakdown Structure, Cost Breakdown Structure and Resource Loading. Assist the Project Manager with evaluating schedule impacts arising from sourcing decisions. Provide relevant reports and planning support to both project team members and management to ensure the team has all the tools required to make the right decisions to execute the project and meet all established project deadlines. Regularly keep management and stakeholders informed of problems, issues, and status of on-going projects. Provide expert technical support with Project scheduling. Development and maintenance of project specific schedules Knowledge & Skills Engineering degree or comparable alternative qualification Several years of professional experience as a scheduler in construction, process or power plant industry or Project management High degree of flexibility and interdisciplinary understanding Organisational talent, strategic thinking and foresight Excellent communication skills A proactive, enthusiastic, and collaborative approach, with good attention to detail Competent user of Primavera P6 and MS Project Good MS Office skills, especially Excel and Power Point Very good team player Required Experience Oracle Primavera P6, MS Project Oil & Gas Expertise/Renewables Engineering/Construction Client facing role