Electrical Lead – Offshore Wind

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Job ID 15582
Offshore Wind
Permanent
Scotland

International Offshore Wind developer seeking an Electrical Lead to join their Offshore Wind team in the UK. The Electrical Lead will be responsible for the engineering, design and supply chain liaison of the electrical systems (covering electrical system design, onshore substation, offshore substation and associated inter-array and export cables). The Electrical Lead may be part of a project delivery team and have the responsibility of leading the electrical package throughout the development phase, with the target to reach positive FID. The electrical lead will report to the Technical and Procurement Manager and work closely with the project's Grid Manager who is responsible for interface with the electrical network operator.

Role:

  • Lead the pre-FEED and FEED design of electrical systems (covering electrical system design, onshore substation, offshore substation and associated inter-array and export cables) including the work of 3rd party consultants
  • Develop a package strategy, with the objective to develop a reliable technical solution, optimising LCOE, and respecting Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality requirements
  • Overall responsibility in the coordination of the day-to-day activities of the package
  • Management of the package schedule, progress, and expenditure against budget, including reporting on progress status and highlighting any issues
  • Define and implement activities relating to certification of the electrical packages and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Estimate CAPEX and OPEX to feed into the business model
  • Ensure that the package's risk profile is understood and appropriately managed
  • Develop and implement the procurement strategy for the package
  • Establish contacts with the supply chain, evaluate their capacity, and ensure that fabrication and logistic optimization and constraints are taken into account in the design process; carry out RFI processes where applicable
  • Draft and manage the drafting of the required ITT packages
  • Assess contractor proposals, coordinating and assisting in negotiating contracts
  • Procure and manage the detailed design, ensure that the design optimizes LCOE, takes fabrication and installation constraints into account and meets all requirements in terms of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality
  • Coordinate and interface with all members of the project team as necessary in support of the organisation's objectives
  • Liaise with experts within the wider company's entities
  • Ensure interfaces with other packages, contractors and stakeholders are identified and appropriately managed, ensure consent requirements are met, and ensure requirements in terms of Quality and HSE are met
  • Internal reporting as required.

Requirements:

  • This role would suit a degree qualified engineer with significant working experience in, and knowledge of, offshore wind developments (preferably both for offshore and onshore electrical aspects) and their market
  • Experience in contract and subcontractor management
  • Knowledge of the offshore wind industry is essential
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to manage own workload, meet timescales and coordinate both external and internal stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to enable effective discussion and transfer of information between, contractors, team members and other stakeholders
  • Experience of managing engineering teams and engineering consultants
  • Technical evaluation of tenders
  • Contribution to bidder's preselection, clarification till contract award
  • Carry out design & risk reviews
  • Evaluation of Tenders and contractors from a technical point of view
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)
  • The technical skills to understand complex offshore operations and the ability to exchange with and understand subject experts
  • Ability to work as a member of a large, multi-disciplinary and international team


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