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Job ID 8027
Offshore Wind
United Kingdom

The Offshore Development Engineer will lead and coordinate the engineering work undertaken during the development phase of new projects, providing support to leasing and consenting/permitting processes while defining and refining the project from a technical perspective.

Whilst the focus of this role will be on new UK projects, it is also expected that the role will provide ad-hoc support as the businesss investigates new offshore wind opportunities globally.  


  • Develop and manage the development phase engineering programme, identifying all key activities required to define and refine projects such that they can meet key stage gates.
  • Support project leasing, consenting/permitting and land acquistion processes by providing input on engineering and technical matters such as anticipated design parameters and construction methods.
  • Identify the need for specialist internal and external technical support. Manage the technical aspects of procurement of specialist external support, including for example drafting work scopes and undertaking coordinating technical assessment of proposals.
  • Manage internal and external specialist technical support to ensure project requirements are delivered on time and to budget.
  • Ensure appropriate engineering governance is put in place and managed, including:
  • Development of a technical risk register.
  • Implementation of design decision and change control processes.
  • Working with project controls, develop and assess construction programme scenarios for projects.
  • Working with project controls, support the development of construction and operational cost estimates for projects.
  • Monitor offshore wind technology development and ensure that this is considered in the development of projects, including identifying optimization and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Working with procurement, support initial engagement with the supply chain in connection with projects, including development of early stage tender documentation.
  • Report progress on engineering and technical work during the project development phase.
  • Where required, support the company’s work in monitoring and engaging in regulatory matters associated with the development and construction of offshore wind farm projects


  • A degree in a relevant engineering.
  • Significant experience within the offshore wind sector is required.
  • Experience in the development phase of projects is preferred.
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status is desirable.
  • Experience in a multi-disciplinary project environment is required. Demonstrable knowledge in all of the following areas is required:
    • Leasing and consenting processes associated with offshore wind farms.
    • Wind farm and transmission asset design processes, standards and best practice, with particular focus on early stage project definition and optimisation.
    • Wind farm site characterisation, including typical site survey methodologies and site data requirements for design processes.
    • Wind farm and transmission asset construction methods and timescales.
    • Wind farm and transmission asset operation and maintenance.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in all of the following areas is desirable:
    • Planning and consenting processes associated with onshore and offshore transmission assets.
    • Wind farm and transmission asset electrical system design process and techniques.
    • Standards associated with the electrical system design of grid connected power projects, including knowledge of key aspects of the UK regulatory regime such as the Grid Code and SQSS.
    • UK offshore transmission regulatory regime.
  • Strong communication skills; a self-starter who can work on their own initiative; strong interpersonal / team working skills; design management; project management.
  • Must speak fluent English

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