Principal Electrical Consultant- Offshore Wind

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Job ID 13796
Offshore Wind

Seeking a Principal Electrical Consultant- Offshore Wind to join a leading consultancy serving the Offshore Wind industry. Reporting to the Head of Electrical Engineering and local Country or Engineering Manager, the Consultant will work/lead electrical and multi-disciplined engineers needed to deliver our scopes of work. The Consultant will provide expert analysis and advice relating to, but not limited to, project strategy, offshore transmission and array systems, electrical equipment, grid interconnection, and power systems studies in a technical advisory role. The Consultant will be involved in project management and business development activities as well.


  • Work as technical lead on projects to accomplish the overall delivery of optimum solutions to clients with the timeframe, costs and quality standards established.
  • Represent the company as a key domain expert, sharing knowledge and experience to support the wider development of competencies within the company to enhance overall assignment execution to clients.
  • Generate and prospect leads - including attending conferences, seminars and meetings to establish business development leads and to market the company to prospective clients.
  • Follow up on leads to generate new work and independently prepare tenders and proposals.
  • Consult on all matters of due diligence, technical studies of power systems, optimization studies, technical problem solving, owner's engineering, design work and cost-benefit analysis for offshore wind electrical systems and infrastructure.
  • Responsible for keeping projects on budget and on schedule.
  • Attend regular internal meetings and external / third party meetings as required.
  • Ensure all deliverables are conducted in full compliance with approved instructions, procedures and policies.
  • Manage multi-discipline teams of engineers (and other technical staff) in the completion of due diligence assignments for exacting clients.
  • Maintain a consistently high degree of quality and technical excellence in all work product.
  • Mentor and support less experienced team members.
  • Identify and communicate relevant technological developments or regulatory changes which may impact the business or provide new opportunities.


  • 5 years or more of experience in utilities, infrastructure, power systems, electrical engineering, or energy systems.
  • Qualified to a degree standard in Engineering, Mathematics, or Science, or ideally a Bachelor's/ Master's degree in Electrical or Power Engineering. Graduation with honors or equivalent.
  • Experience in the development, construction and operation of offshore wind projects.
  • Experience of consulting, advising or designing renewable energy projects.
  • Experience with power systems studies and software.
  • Excellent English communication skills is required, including report writing skills.
  • The role is office-based with flexibility to working hours. Occasional onsite attendance may be expected.
  • Ability to quickly master engineering software, knowledge of electrical systems and power systems concepts. Knowledge or expertise of power systems studies and use of power systems simulation software such as PowerFactory, PSS/E, ETAP, SINCAL, and/or PSCAD is desirable.
  • Ability to co-ordinate, direct and lead complex projects and work under own initiative with minimum supervision. Project management ability, qualification desirable.
  • Project orientated with a keen interest and knowledge of offshore wind farm industry and project managements.
  • Familiar with commercial and contractual issues and able to provide guidance to clients.
  • Good sales and business development techniques.
  • Knowledge of the offshore wind industry is desirable.
  • Candidates must be willing to work full time and have the Right to Work in the country of employment.

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