Taylor Hopkinson retained by ORE Catapult to deliver Owner Operator Director and Technical Director roles


Taylor Hopkinson is retained by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult), the UK’s offshore renewable innovation technology flagship, to deliver hugely exciting mandates for two senior roles of Owner Operator (OO) Director and Technical Director.

With offshore wind set to accelerate rapidly around the world in the coming decade (37% CAGR), ORE Catapult has ambitious plans for growth. These key roles in the Executive Management Team will have real strategic importance in helping the business transition into the next level of development.

Owner Operator Director

This key role in our Executive Management Team will foster engagement with the large owner operators across the offshore renewable energy space in the UK and beyond to nurture high profile joint industry innovation projects and support through successful implementation.

The Owner Operator Director will guide the way and establish credibility with senior market participants, their O&M supply chain as relevant whilst also engaging and working with public sector stakeholders at local and national levels. You will develop in particular the Catapult’s offerings in its Floating Wind and Operations and Maintenance Centres of Excellence. You will have exceptional influencing skills at Board-level, experience of collaborating with owner operators of large infrastructure assets, along with a track record of winning public and private funding initiatives and successful project delivery.

You will be joining a dedicated renewable energy business that provides the industry with a uniquely integrated portfolio of products and services that combines innovation with world-class technology testing capabilities.

ORE Catapult has already delivered over 800 industry collaborations and has rolled out hugely successful joint industry programmes such as SPARTA, so you will be managing an impressive, extremely capable team of over 50 specialists.

Are you ready to step into this vitally important role and steer this business unit and the industry to the next phase of growth?


Technical Director
Blyth or Glasgow

The Technical Director will develop and hone the technical capabilities of the business across its main sites and major programme initiatives. You will be an essential part of the Executive Management Team, developing the Catapult’s capabilities in line with fast growing, changing and challenging market needs.

Working in the Executive Team you will work closely with Executive Team colleagues to assess the medium-to-long-term technical development priority areas and develop the appropriate skills and facilities within the organisation for delivery to market. You will be an innovative thinker and a technology enthusiast with a true understanding of how to develop technical capabilities and bring them to market. Experience in renewables will be useful but is not essential – the Catapult is keen to bring learning and experiences from other sectors towards the betterment of our core services relating to wind turbines and also to emerging topics such as Big Data, analytics and robotics, and how they can be optimised to improve efficiencies in offshore wind projects.

The Technical Director will nurture key relationships with the CTOs of industry participants, so you will have strong technical leadership and communications skills, with proven experience of working in a renewables-facing business or innovation space.

You will be responsible for the Technical Leadership team therefore it is important that you are comfortable working across a multi-site environment and can demonstrate experience of managing the governance of remote technical teams.

Are you ready to join a thriving, and strategically important business with the potential to really shape the innovation landscape in offshore wind?



ORE Catapult is a champion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and we encourage applications from as diverse a range of backgrounds as possible.

For both roles we welcome applications from existing renewables leaders as well as those in strategic innovation roles across aligned industries such as oil and gas, aerospace and automotive.  An expert understanding of the full life cycle of large-scale infrastructure assets will be necessary.

Please apply via the following links:

Owner Operator Director – Apply
Technical Director – Apply

Feel free to contact Gavin Mack, Senior Consultant, Wind Energy, to discuss the opportunity further.

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