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Mainstream is currently recruiting a Head of Offshore Engineering to support the offshore team’s drive to secure and deliver significant projects, both in the UK and Worldwide . Primary responsibilities will include providing technical input to site selection, production of project specifications , managing consultants and contractors and providing input to contract documents for projects in all Mainstream’s jurisdictions.

Key Responsibilities and Activities

  • Assessing and quantifiying ground risk and other engineering factors to assist with site selection primarily within UK and Scottish waters.
  • Developing CAPEX and OPEX assumptions associated with differing ground conditions and foundation types
  • Development of specifications for development projects to provide the basis for Environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Specify, tender and manage offshore survey works , including bathymetric surveys, geophysical surveys and geotechnical investigations.
  • Management of contractors, subcontractors and partners.
  • Assist with the preparation of Construction contracts.Contribute to project scheduling/ budgeting and risk management.
  • Contribute to assembly of and quality assurance checks for contract documentation
  • Selection, co-ordination and management of External Design Consultants
  • Development of project schedules and project risk registers
  • Development of construction strategies
  • Development of Procurement strategies

Key Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Preferred experience:

  • Experience in offshore wind site selection
  • Knowledge of offshore wind foundation types, ground conditions interpretation and foundation, array cable and turbine installation procedures
  • Knowledge of grid connection solutions for offshore wind
  • Ability to translate engineering issues into CAPEX and OPEX assumptions
  • Knowledge of the Offshore windfarm development and foundation design process
  • Experience in geotechnical engineering
  • Experience in the preparation of construction contract documents
  • Understanding of wind turbine technology and the issues involved with grid connections
  • Experience in the preparation of technical specifications and other technical documents
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and in particular, Health and Safety issues offshore
  • Experience in tender/bid evaluation.
  • Experience in conducting technical and commercial negotiations with EPC contractors/grid Companies etc.
  • IT literate
  • Excellent verbal / written communication skills
  • Strong report writing skills.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Be a genine teamplayer, with a positive outlook , be determined and flexible.
  • Have a primary degree in Civil/ Structural Engineering with a second degree a strong preference.
  • Have secured Chartered status
  • Be a highly motivated, dynamic, self starter with proven track record of delivery
  • Be flexible in terms of working arrangements, international travel may be required as part of the job.
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