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Project Engineer - Kings Langley

Reporting to a line manager within Project Services, the primary responsibility of the role is to: • Deliver project engineering services to external clients involved in the development of • offshore wind farms • Deliver project engineering services to support the delivery of asset management services • to clients (including owners or operators of onshore and offshore renewable energy • assets) through working with other RES departments. • Have project team management responsibility as appropriate. • Have responsibility for delivery, personnel, quality, programme, budget and income at a RES • project level. • Support the business development activities of Project Services. Organisational Context (to include impact and influence) • Some communication with other groups within RES • regular communication with clients, external contractors • The role could be working at a client’s office or in a RES office, and could be leading a RES team, working within a RES team or acting alone for a client.

Key Accountabilities

Responsible, as directed, for providing project engineering services to clients that are, for

example, owners, financiers, bidders or developers of offshore wind farms that are in various

phases (e.g. design, construction, commissioning or operations).

  • Responsible, as directed, for providing project engineering services to support the delivery of asset management services by other RES departments to clients (including owners or operators of onshore and offshore renewable energy assets).
  • Providing ‘project engineering services’ in the above two points means, providing and/or coordinating the input of the necessary engineering and technical support needed to deliver services. This could include:

o Proactively identifying engineering issues and risks to be addressed.

o Producing Design Plans.

o Producing calculations and reports.

o Reviewing project or package schedules to identify and plan engineering input.

o Monitoring engineering progress.

o Identifying and implementing areas of process improvement.

o Co-ordinating engineering activities across a range of packages and within quality standards.

o Managing interfaces

  • For certain opportunities, also take a project management role in leading or supporting delivery of the services to the client.
  • Support in the estimating of project costs, resource requirements and budgets.
  • Management of project team personnel (where appropriate)
  • · Manage, and be responsible for (to the extent reasonable given the nature of the contract with the client), their own output and the output from the team ensuring it meets the requirements of the contract with the client (in terms of safety, quality and programme) and is delivered within the RES cost plan for the project.
  • Provide direction, guidance and assurance to the team when preparing documentation for issue externally to ensure it is of a consistently high standard
  • Understand the respective quality, safety and environmental management systems that apply to the work and ensure that these are adhered to at all times personally and by any team members the role is responsible for.
  • Ensure that the client’s measures of success are well understood and that proactive steps are taken to ensure they are met and that this is discussed (as appropriate) with the client
  • Support recruitment activities
  • Support or lead as appropriate the appointment and management of external consultants and contractors as and when required by the client and/or workload
  • Responsible for work order management including reporting, budgeting and sign-off of expenditure
  • Generally support the business development activities of Project Services including leading the preparation of tenders.
  • When working for a client, undertake business development activities as appropriate to the role being delivered for the client. This could range from leading discussions with the client about future work we may deliver for them to managing or assisting with the preparation of bid documentation.

Knowledge

Broad engineering knowledge covering at a high level and all offshore wind farm design and operation.

Knowledge of project management mythologies

Knowledge of the techno-economic issues faced, and how they are addressed by offshore wind projects as the progress through from consent to construction and in to operation.

Knowledge of health and safety regulations within the offshore environment

An understanding of CDM

An understanding of technical and contractual interfaces

Skills

Good project management skills

An ability to appreciate of the importance of design control and document management/project governance

Ability to work under pressure at a detailed level (for example reviewing or drafting contract schedules)

Ability to see the bigger picture (for example to develop a strategic approach to solving a particular  problem)

Excellent communication skills including report writing and presentation and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, contractors and consultants

Qualifications

Engineering degree in mechanical, structural electrical engineering or other relevant discipline

Experience

Delivering engineering and/or technical services and solutions on complex engineering projects

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Posted: 01/10/2018

Location: UK & Ireland

Contract Type:Full-Time, Permanent

Type of Role: Development, Engineering, Offshore, Onshore