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Sophie Ryden


Sophie Ryden

Sophie Ryden

Sophie Ryden

Consultant - Senior

Sophie joined LSP in February 2020 to support the delivery team, providing experienced talent in to our contract client base. Whilst part of the delivery team Sophie specialised in subsea cable, looking after and some of our key clients. Sophie now works as a Consultant within our Senior division. 

Sophie Jobs

Onshore Wind

Head of Engineering

Manila, Philippines

Our client is looking for a Head of Engineering who will be reporting to the SVP Technical & Construction Services, the Head of Engineering shall establish, lead, and manage the engineering section of the company’s core project delivery team. Responsibilities In cooperation with subject matter experts within the company’s development teams, develop the engineering criteria to apply to company’s solar, wind, storage and transmission projects. Working with the company’s development teams, provide technical input to the project definition stage for projects; and develop the technical requirements for project procurements (engineering, components supply, EPC contracts, construction contracts, etc.). Review & approve all engineering submissions by project counterparties during execution. Provide technical direction to and take accountability for the work product of the Owner’s Engineers (“OE”), where projects employ OEs. Provide technical oversight to the site engineers installed at project construction sites. Provide engineering support for resolution of technical issues during construction, commissioning, and energization. Provide technical input requested from the company’s O&M group in respect to procurement of services to support operations. Provide engineering support for capital improvement/maintenance projects undertaken by the company’s O&M group. Provide engineering support for resolution of technical issues arising during plant operations.

Offshore Wind

Construction Lead

Poland, Remote

Our client is looking for a construction lead, to join their team. As a construction lead, you will be responsible for follow up on all activities on construction sites, ensuring projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the desired level of quality. Manage contractors, ensuring compliance with contracted terms, coordinating with vendors, and overseeing the entire construction project from start to finish. You will participate in site and constructability reviews and Your goal will be to ensure that projects are completed safely, efficiently, and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders involved. Key Responsibilities Work closely with Contractor to ensure correct HSE focus. Demonstrate passion for HSE values, quality, and results through “walk the talk” and communication across sites. Participate in development and managing project schedules, tracking deadlines, and ensuring timely completion of each phase of the construction process Work with architects, engineers, and other professionals to develop project plans, ensuring that all necessary permits and zoning requirements are met Identify project risks for the fabrication work on all sites, and follow up on de-risking the activities. Participate in project tender evaluation, making recommendations for cost-saving measures and improvements to project efficiency Conduct site visits and inspections, ensuring that all construction processes are compliant with building regulations, codes, and standards Develop and maintain project documentation, including detailed project reports, budgets, schedules, and construction plans Communicate regularly with project stakeholders, vendors, and contractors to address any concerns and keep everyone informed of project progress Requirements Bachelor of Science or equivalent Requirements A minimum of 7 years' experience in construction management or a related role Knowledge of construction safety protocols, building codes, and regulations Strong project management and leadership skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Offshore Wind

Automation & Telecom Commissioning Lead

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Our client is looking for an Automation & Telecom Commissioning Lead, who will have the overall responsibility for all Automation and Telecom commissioning activities within the project, covering Point of Interconnection (POI), Onshore Substation (ONS), Offshore substation (OSS) and Wind turbine Generators (WTG`s) and integration. Key Requirements Ensure all work performed in commissioning is made in full compliance with Local and Equinor safety regulations. Follow up and supervise all contractors within their commissioning preparatory and execution work. Follow up status and ensure that ProCoSys and Fusion is updated with necessary boundaries, commissioning packages, MCCR`s, CPCL`s and DCP. Ensure that interface between the contracts is identified and solved as early as possible. Participate in MC verification to obtain Ready for Commissioning status to secure a smooth transfer of commissioning packages from Construction to Commissioning Ensure that commissioning contractor delivers the commissioning in due time. Review contractors commissioning plans and procedures. Review contractors' competence to ensure a safe commissioning phases. Develop commissioning procedures and test plans for Company scope. Participate in developing plans, procedure and switching program for first time energization and ramp up of production. Participate in relevant FAT`s. Contribute to budgeting. Contribute to establish commissioning safety milestones. Lead commissioning activities within Company Automation and Telecom scope. Follow up contractor’s Automation and Telecom commissioning is delivered with the quality and timeframe agreed upon. Experience with the following system is an advantage Technical network Fiber Optic work Wind Turbine Generator SCADA ESI SCADA Automation Systems Monitoring Systems Telecom System

Offshore Wind

Package Manager - WTG

London, Greater London, South East, England

JOB ID: #7191 Work Package Manager Location: London Our client is looking for an ambitious and driven Work Package Manager to join their mission to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm on UK and Irish seas. This is your chance to transform energy, for change. Key Responsibilities Leading a team of highly skilled specialists to successfully tender, contract and execute the WTG supply contract until handover to O&M Report, plan and control work package budget including continuous risk monitoring Manage the work package timeline in accordance with the overall project time line Coordinate work package internal and external interfaces (e.g. consenting, procurement) Provide and ensure consideration of work package relevant requirements within the project Ensure consideration of health and safety guidelines at all phases of the project You will be in contact with the other work packages as well as specialists and project teams on selected technical topics and participate in "troubleshooting" if necessary Requirements At least 5 years track record in responsible project management positions for large infrastructure or energy projects, ideally with specific experience on delivery of WTG packages for offshore wind farm projects. Master’s degree or equivalent in electrical or mechanical Engineering or closely related; additional qualifications such as PMP or NEBOSH welcome. Sound technical knowledge of large electrical / mechanical systems. Strong team player with demonstrable team leadership and management skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills with people of different backgrounds and cultures. Strong organizational and prioritizing skills and the ability to work independent and from various locations. A flexible approach to work and willingness to travel frequently. Fluency in Business English.

Project Integration Manager

City of Edinburgh, Scotland

JOB ID: #7151Project Integration ManagerLocation: Edinburgh/Hybrid WorkingThe Interface and Planning Manager will oversee the coordination and integration of interfaces into the global development planning for offshore wind farms. Responsibilities Act as a key contact between all major work streams, to ensure project interfaces are effectively managed, including but not limited to:Engineering and TechnicalGrid and ElectricalEnvironmental and ConsentContract and ProcurementFinanceSupply chainQHSEFacilitate communication between internal teams, external consultants and contractorsBuild and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to effectively manage expectations and resolve conflicts in a timely mannerIdentify potential interface risks and develop strategies to mitigate them, ensuring project timelines and objectives are metCollaborate with engineering, development and commercial teams to review interface requirements and ensure technical specifications are aligned with project goals and industry standardsWork closely with Supply Chain, Legal and Finance Teams to review contracts and agreements related to interfaces, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and project specificationsIdentify opportunities for process optimization and efficiency gains, driving continuous improvement initiatives within the interface management functionBe responsible for updating plannings in real time, identifying and reporting inconsistences and riskManage document control and project planning functions (2 people) RequirementsMaster’s degree in engineering, project management, or a related field7 – 10 years mini proven experience within the offshore wind industry, including 5 years mini as interface managementStrong understanding of project management methodologies and best practicesAbility to keep a high-level vision of the project needs and constraints wile also paying attention to detailsAbility to act with reactivity and adapt quickly to a changing environmentWillingness to support and help other people in the team and understand the stakes of their activitiesExcellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills

Offshore Wind

Package Manager

United Kingdom

JOB ID: #7126 Electrical Package Manager – UK Portfolio Location: UK Our client is looking for an Electrical Package Manager (EPM) (UK Portfolio) to support their 4 floating offshore wind projects in Scotland. If you are passionate about offshore wind power, and in particular floating, and enjoy the unique challenges of a growing business in an emerging industry, this might be the right opportunity for you. As EPM you lead all the electrical engineering activities (Onshore/offshore and SCADA) to support the projects in Scotland and be responsible for managing the technical and logistical aspects of the projects’ electrical system design definition. You will ensure effective coordination with the team, partners and suppliers. You will report to the Head of Engineering and coordinate with Project Managers, and corporate Sr. Director of Grid Connection & Electrical Works as well as the Head of Electrical Design, updating them on a regular basis regarding the latest developments of the work package including technical scope, suppliers and interfaces. You will work in close cooperation with other package managers and internal and external stakeholders. Key Accountabilities The position is expected to span the entire project development duration from concept design through to installation and commissioning of assets. Overall responsibility for the concept, design and delivery of the electrical infrastructure for the UK floating offshore windfarms. It includes: Control, SCADA and Communications Simulation, Studies and Special Equipment (STATCOMS...etc.) Grid Integration Wind Farm control strategies definition. Oversee the entire electrical system design covering the offshore inter-array system, export transmission system and onshore infrastructure. Ensure safety by design in electrical engineering decisions, along with general H&S management to the team. Manage external engineering consultants to deliver specific electrical engineering work. From scope preparation, contracting and final delivery review. Develop, review, update, modify and approve electrical design plans of the offshore wind farms. Communication and coordination with other engineering and non-engineering team leaders. Ensure electrical work is delivered on time, on budget with zero errors. Establish relationships with suppliers and other professionals. Prepare, drive and manage the tendering processes related to the offshore cable systems, electrical equipment, and offshore/onshore substation design. Participate in the research and analysis of electrical equipment design proposals. Develop specifications for the required electrical equipment and technical documentation, participating during all the procurement process. Provide input to the definition of the required equipment at the offshore/onshore substation and validate design decisions. Collaborate in the definition of the wind farm layout and analysis of the interconnection solutions. Direct the field operations of the electrical system. Perform detailed engineering review of documentation describing equipment design, and installation and operation procedures. Liaison with the rest of project managers to ensure projects are completed to specifications. Participate in consultations with BEIS, Ofgem, CES, NGESO or other stakeholders when required by the Grid Manager. Establish the electrical risk matrix. Continuously monitor and manage associated risks in relation to e.g. potential changes in the design, consenting, project programme. Participate in technical clarification meetings with other managers and the project board. Provide technical support to commercial discussions for the other packages (turbine, foundations etc) Contribute to the drafting and negotiation of early works engineering contracts, if required. Update the relevant lines of budgets (DEVEX, CAPEX, OPEX). Line management, performance monitoring, hiring of the Electrical engineering team. Offshore projects commissioning process definition. Events and real measurements analysis. Required Chartered electrical engineer with degree qualification in electrical engineering or equivalent. Proven track record in leading electrical engineering teams. Significant experience of delivering Renewable Energy projects especially offshore wind. Significant HV Electrical experience, including power plant, grid connection, earthing, protection, switchgear, power-electronics, power systems design and minimum 3 years of experience in the offshore wind industry. Current and demonstrable electrical design calculation and specification capabilities. Experience with the most common electrical simulation tools: DIgSILENT/Power Factory, PSCAD, PSS®E…etc. As a person you are pro-active and structured with strong analytical skills and a quality-oriented approach to your tasks Excellent IT skills particularly MS Excel/Word/Project and PowerPoint. Willingness to travel both in the UK and globally. Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary engineering environment. Ability to communicate clearly & concisely both verbally & written English and ability to explain technical issues to non-engineers. Ability to influence and motivate stakeholders within a complex environment, Able to collate, analyse and act upon complex and diverse information from a variety of sources and give advice for project level decision making. The EPM will have suitable experience and knowledge in at least the following areas: Grid code technical requirements and associated industry technical specifications including codes, agreements, charging methodologies and costs. Preparing and reviewing technical schedules for EPC/BOP contracts and Turbine Supply Agreements. Wind Farm Main Equipment’s knowledge: Switchgear, cables, lines, transformers, filters, surge arresters, instrument transformers and reactive compensation equipment at voltage levels up to 400kV. Strong background regarding the required input data from the main equipment (power transformers, cables, GIS…etc.) needed to develop the wind farm electrical design. Extensive knowledge and review capabilities related to the offshore wind farms electrical system studies i.e.: Static Studies: Load Flows, Short-Circuit, Reactive Power Compensation, Power Quality RMS Studies: Dynamic Performance (Grid Code Requirements), Stability analysis, Fault Right Through. Transients Studies: cables and power transformers energizations, Transients Recovery Voltages, Insulation Coordination, resonances, faults, cables sheaths sizing, earthing…etc. Experience dealing with the following manufacturers regarding to specific features, requirements, and influence of this active equipment in the final offshore wind farm electrical design: Wind Turbine Generators – Modelling and Simulations STATCOMS, SVCs…etc – Modelling and Simulations Synchronous Condensers – Modelling and Simulations Industry design and construction standards, practices and specifications including system earthing. Plant and equipment FATs and SATs. Desirable Recognised Project Management training an advantage. Ability to build and maintain a network of suppliers and technical partners. Proven leadership skills and managerial experience with an ability to build and develop teams and to motivate individuals. Ability to be effective in cross-cultural teams. Protection Settings Calculation and Coordination Studies Knowledge of particular specialist skills for example: Knowledge of submarine cable and HVDC systems. Project management and CDM Coordination. SCADA and protection equipment associated with transmission, distribution and renewable projects.