Company: SPW Renewable UK, Ltd
Glasgow, Glasgow, GB
Facility: Scottish Power HQ
Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.
Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.
ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. ScottishPower is the first integrated energy company in the UK to generate 100% green electricity. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future and we’re investing over £7m every working day to make this happen. We’re committed to speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and over time, driving down bills.
ScottishPower Renewables is at the forefront of the development of the renewables industry through pioneering ideas, forward thinking and outstanding innovation. Our ambitious growth plans include offshore windfarms in East Anglia with our team leading the Group’s international offshore development. With over 40 operational windfarms, we manage all of our sites through our world leading Control Centre at Whitelee Windfarm., near Glasgow.
At ScottishPower Renewables, we know people are central to building a better future, quicker and we are seeking new talent to join our team.
The Lead Engineer is a critical role within the Offshore Renewables Business, focussing on the delivery of large-scale offshore wind projects in the UK, Europe and overseas.
Belonging to the Project Services team the Lead Engineer will be responsible for defining and implementing robust and cost effective engineering strategies and plans, tendering, negotiating and managing £multi-million offshore supply, installation and maintenance contracts, planning and implementing delivery sites and logistics, leading delivery phase including management of multiple offshore contractors and associated interfaces. The Lead Engineer will also be responsible for defining company and business engineering standards and technical acceptance criteria, and ensuring quality, best practices and excellent H&SE performance are applied.
Lead Engineer for an offshore renewable project, providing key engineering advice, assessment and recommendations to ensure delivery of substantial multi-contract packages within time, to budget and quality following the highest industry practice and observing the maximum respect for Health, Safety and the Environment to ensure regulatory and legal compliance.
Provide expert advice on appropriate bid levels / programme strategies / engineering strategies / risk levels and commercial agreements relative to a multi-million pound, multi-disciplinary, multi-contract work package, to ensure that cost effective technical solutions are identified, fully evaluated and the risk profile is fully understood by the project.
Ensure that all assessment, advice and recommendations are fully documented in accordance with all internal procedures and industry best practice, and that sufficient technical and commercial due diligence (whether internal or external) exists to support those business decisions.
Provide professional leadership and direction to the Engineering team members, potentially comprising employees working within a number of countries throughout Europe and the USA, to ensure professional standards are maintained (or enhanced) and the team delivers a consistent, high quality, cost effective service to the projects.
Resource the appropriate organisation structure to ensure delivery of the project or substantial work packages to programme and budget.
Lead the management of the certification process with independent verification bodies (where applicable) to reduce design risk and enhance asset value.
Ensure that health and safety and environmental requirements are fully considered and adhered to in design to ensure compliance with legislation and industry best practice.
Lead the inspection and commissioning of appropriate aspects of offshore plant to ensure that assets are supplied and installed to the required quality and engineering standards.
Acting as a member of the Project Management Committee, together with the Project Director and Package Leads, where key project decisions (Technical and Commercial) are considered and approved to secure investment best value.
Ensure lessons learnt regarding offshore wind farm development and construction are captured and shared across the different projects (large work packages). Establish the right mechanisms for this process and ensure that the engineering team implements them to enhance business value.
Skills and Requirements
The successful candidate will have significant experience in leading teams involved in large multidisciplinary work packages in international environments and will have Sound relationship management skills and confidence working with Project Directors and Senior Management.
‘To be successful in a role you will need to demonstrate as minimum’:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Educated to Degree level in relevant engineering discipline.
Substantial postgraduate experience with significant experience in a relevant field (offshore wind or oil and gas preferable).
Knowledge and experience of Engineering Management tools and processes, including change management and project interfaces desirable.
Experience in Offshore Project Certification Processes and requirements desirable.
IT literate with the ability to operate MS Office systems and other IT based project management software.
Comprehensive knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation associated with offshore/marine construction projects.
Comprehensive knowledge of offshore procedures, standards and guidance.
Experience in managing highly skilled teams.
Flexible to travel around the UK and overseas.
Our Selection Process
Process they will follow: Behavioural Based Interview,
Behaviours: Develop Self and Others. Collaborate and Share, Be Agile
What We Offer
This is a Permanent contract. Salary for this role will be from £ 58,160 (uplift if London based) per annum. Other benefits for this role include a performance related bonus up to 20%, family cover health care and a car allowance of £450 per month.
As part of our commitment to a supportive and inclusive place to work, we recognise that our employees have different personal circumstances and want a suitable work-life balance. We are working hard to support flexible and alternative ways of working where possible including: Flexible Working, Shared Parental Leave, Career Breaks, Wellbeing / Employee Assistance Programme. You will also have access to our flexible benefits programme where you can decide what is important for you.
‘Happy to talk flexible working’
Location: Glasgow or London
Closing date: 16 July 2020
Inclusion and diversity fosters innovation and creativity and brings us closer to the communities we serve. At ScottishPower, we want to attract and hire diverse talent whilst developing a workplace that is supportive and open to everyone.
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