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Job ID 15519
Offshore Wind

Fabrication Manager required for a leading Offshore Wind Farm developer, based in Scotland


  • Ensure a strong HSE focus within the team including risk identification and control. Demonstrate leadership in safety and proactively minimise risk and enhance the safety culture throughout company and subcontractors.
  • Provide design constructability advice and expertise to other team members.
  • Provide input to the primary and secondary steel design to improve the constructability and practicality of the design.
  • Support tendering process towards fabricators, including responding to clarifications, queries, and input into fabrication contract documentation to benefit the management and performance of the contract.
  • Participates in the pre-job planning process related to fabrication.
  • Assist with the day-to-day co-ordination and management at the fabrication yards including co-ordination between the Engineering Contractor, Fabrication and T&I.
  • Assist with the management of the site team which consists of HSE, Quality, Technical support personnel and other related personnel.
  • Assist with the management of the site inspection team (together with the Site Quality Leads) to enforce conformity and compliance to specifications and standards.
  • Assist with the fabrication contract administration when required.
  • Maintain progress tracking of the schedule and advise management team of progress against agreed schedules and advising of steps to optimise.
  • Monitor construction productivity & activities, including safety performance during onshore project phase.
  • Monitor progress, quality, cost, design & specification and safety and environmental compliance.
  • Ensure appropriate action is identified and taken in the event of deviation from the requirements.
  • Supervise 3rd party construction and commissioning personnel during fabrication and onshore commissioning.
  • Ensures scope growth is managed and communicated to management.
  • Assist with the co-ordination of change requests via VOR and VO process and site queries via Interface Management Process.
  • Monitor Planned versus Actual resource levels and ensure construction contractors and subcontractors have adequate resources to do the job, that equipment is in a safe working condition and that permits and/or equipment certificates are available.
  • Ensure project documentation is completed in a satisfactory and timely manner including material inspection reports and certifications.
  • Follow up of free issued materials to the fabrication site, and ensure free issued materials are correctly received, stored and handled by the subcontractor.
  • Assist with the materials management process including timely receipt of critical materials.
  • Receive and evaluate progress reports; resolve problem areas.
  • Work with QA/QC Manager to provide adequate inspection resources.
  • Resolve quality issues in conjunction with QA/QC Manager.
  • Manage the completion of Inspection Test Record, Certification, As-Builts and Handover paperwork.
  • Ensure all personnel are inducted at site including the requirement to work within the guidelines of agreed Site Work Instructions.
  • Ensure all Site Work Instructions and or procedures are followed.


  • Ordinary/Higher National Qualification.
  • Onsite fabrication experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience in the offshore wind, oil and gas, or similar industry.
  • Experience working as a welder.
  • Experience managing an onsite team to deliver a fabrication scope.
  • Experience of Serial fabrication of steel work.
  • Experience of installing electrical systems to fabricated structures.
  • Experience of electrical commissioning.
  • Experience of steel reinforced concrete fabrication.

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