6 opportunities in Scotland’s buoyant offshore wind sector

With 80% of Scots in favour of offshore wind, the sector is thriving: here are 6 opportunities at the heart of this sustainable growth industry.

An offshore wind turbine with text: 6 opportunities in Scotland's buoyant offshore wind sector. Connecting specialists to pioneering offshore wind projects.

With 17 new projects approved, 25GW of clean energy added to the pipeline (60% of it floating), and jobs, skills, and supply chain benefits secured for years to come, the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round announced in early 2022 was unprecedented.

ScotWind projects will play a crucial role in helping Holyrood achieve net zero emissions by its ambitious 2045 target. Not only is offshore wind among the cheapest forms of clean energy generation, it’s also popular: new research by the Scottish Government shows that Scots are overwhelmingly pro-offshore wind and renewables in general. That support should ensure the sector maintains its remarkable growth as the energy transition continues to 2045 and beyond.

“ScotWind was a historic moment for offshore wind in Scotland and now that projects are underway, they’ll be driving jobs and the skills agenda for decades to come,” says Clint Harrison, our Managing Director, Offshore Renewables. “We’re going to see tens of thousands of jobs available for Scottish workers, giving us a chance to build a diverse, inclusive industry on a scale that only happens once in a generation.”

“There’s so much that’s exciting about these roles – these are sustainable careers, delivering cutting-edge floating offshore wind projects that are ultimately helping Scotland realise its 2045 net zero ambition.”

Read on to find out more and apply for these exciting opportunities at the heart of Scotland’s offshore wind sector.

New offshore wind career opportunities in Scotland

Contracts Manager 

This Contracts Manager position sits on our client’s new project development and execution team. With a proven background in offshore wind contracts management, this role will be responsible for the commercial and contractual elements throughout the development lifecycle of the projects. You’ll cover contractual negotiations of new and renewed contracts with a range of providers, as well as managing contracts from inception to completion, identifying commercially attractive tendering options, and developing contract templates that maintain consistency and meet company requirements.  

Find out more and apply. 

Grid Manager 

Ensuring effective coordination with the project team, partners, National Grid and the corresponding transmission owners, the Grid Manager will assist the offshore wind project teams in Scotland and be responsible for managing the grid connection contracts. This role will also lead on grid connection processes, manage associated grid costs, support on OTNR monitoring, support and manage external consultants, and analyse potential connection options, impacts and risks. 

Find out more and apply. 

Project Controls Manager 

The Project Controls Manager will be responsible for the management of the project plan, reporting, and opportunities and risk management. The successful candidate will work closely with the wider team to ensure the project’s delivery: management of the programme schedule, project controls system, interface management system and the opportunities and risk management system are all key responsibilities. The role will also involve supporting the detailed project refinement and execution programme, integrating the consultant and contractor programme, and internal project management, financing, and engineering activities. 

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Communications Manager 

As the Communications Manager, you’ll be a key representative for the Project Leadership team with experience in a senior communications role for a complex organisation involved in the delivery of major infrastructure projects. As well as developing and executing communications strategies, you’ll be supporting internal and external communications and stakeholder management activities, managing the company’s brand and reputation, maintaining an influencer network, and managing reactive comms during crisis and emergency response situations.  

Find out more and apply. 

Electrical Engineering Manager 

Sitting within the offshore development team, the Electrical Engineering Manager will manage the full electrical system design, working closely with the grid and offshore engineering team to create project designs, write electrical engineering consultancy scores of work, and support project technical meetings. You’ll support the Energy Export Capacity manager with reviews and updates of programme and write up reports, applications and memos with different degrees of technical content required in the project development activities. 

Find out more and apply. 

Regulatory Manager 

The liaison between our client company and regulators, the Regulatory Manager will keep the project team abreast of significant changes in policy affecting its activities and lobby the government in respect to the company’s interests. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of climate change, energy and renewables policies, and experience of advocacy in the industry. The role will involve acting as an expert advisor on offshore wind sector policy, regulation and economic issues, identifying, tracking and advising on regulatory developments, and supporting development activities to secure leases, routes to market, grid entry points and consents/licences. 

Find out more and apply. 

We work with the leading companies in the sector to put the best people at the heart of pioneering offshore wind projects. If you’re building a team or looking for your next role in this exciting market, we can help. Contact Jordan Campbell for a confidential chat about your next move, and speak to Clint Harrison to discuss how we can bring experienced talent to your team. 

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