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Job ID 14307
Offshore Wind
Permanent
USA

Project Director responsible for delivery of a major US offshore wind farm project. This is a permanent staff position, open to suitably qualified US residents available to start in-country immediately or to non-US citizens to commence the role remotely before relocating on an L1 visa.

Role

Overall responsibility for delivery of an Offshore Wind Project according to the business plan and delivery strategy, and in compliance with regulatory, commercial, legal, and environmental requirements and commitments. Responsible, with the Management Team and CEO, for day-to-day management of the JV, and integration of the Project within our client's portfolio.

Senior Leadership:

  • As part of the Management Team, work with fellow management, the CEO, and the Board of Directors in refining the strategic vision and delivery plan for the project.
  • Participate and interact in strategic meetings, presenting and discussing with the business any relevant Project related topics.
  • Assist in performing all tasks necessary to achieve the organization's mission and help execute staff succession and growth plans.

Team Management:

  • Leads the Project Team; fosters an effective, objective-driven, safe, inclusive, and collaborative work environment.
  • Work with the Management Team and shareholders to complete the resourcing and organizational structure of the Project Team.
  • Manages the coordination with the Project Package Managers and leads on a day-to-day basis.

Project Business Case and Delivery:

  • Modelling HSSE culture, implementation and adherence to HSSE policies during all phases of Project; ensuring that safety is a key criterion for project and component design; technology selection, vendor selection, and process planning.
  • Utilize Risk Management as a central tool to enable Project delivery and performance.
  • Support Package Managers in contracting for key packages (preparation, negotiation, execution, contract management) to maximize value and minimize risk.
  • Support Port Lead and Package Managers in tracking of progress on development and construction of key port and fabrication facilities to deliver on local content commitments.
  • Support Package Managers and Lead Engineers in leading the engineering and design in the Define Phase (FEED, detailed design, verification, development of Facilities Facility Design Report and Fabrication and Installation Report.
  • Support the Verification Lead in ensuring project verification by the Certified Verification Agent (CVA) and approval of design (FDR and FIR) prior to start of fabrication, and fabrication, installation, and commissioning prior to COD.
  • Enable the Project team to achieve successful delivery of the Project packages, management of interfaces between packages, and ensuring overall Project success (schedule, quality, HSSE, delivery, budget).
  • With support from the Permitting Team acquire all necessary local permits for all Project activities.
  • Support the Project Compliance Manager in Regulatory Compliance (of permits) and Reporting; Environmental & Scientific Surveys and Assessments during Project delivery phase.
  • Ensure timely development of comprehensive Project Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning Plans.
  • Work closely with Project Services Manager to implement Project Controls: Tracking progress against baseline Project schedules and budgets; Project reporting to management team and shareholders.
  • Ensure implementation and adherence to Project Management of Change policies and tracking of variations.
  • Work closely with the Information Management Team to ensure creation, release, revision control, security, access, storage and retention for all Project documents, data, records for the life of the project.
  • Coordinate with the Interconnection Team to track and support timely completion of upgrade scopes with utility/ TSO.
  • Ensure Project Operations Readiness to enable successful handover to the Operations phase.
  • Ensure completion of all Project pre-COD O&M as part of successful handover to Operations Director.

Supervision of Others:

  • Up to 50FTE direct and indirect reports

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Science required. Master's Degree or other advanced degree (JD) desired.
  • PMP Certification strongly preferred.
  • Significant project engineering/project management experience and/or contract management and/or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrable leading high-performing multidisciplinary teams.
  • Significant relevant work experience within wind and/or offshore industry leading high-profile projects.
  • Experience as an Officer of the Company, holding a position of authority, command and trust in a like-sized environment.
  • Experience in an organization with multiple global locations with a detailed understanding of international accounting principles.

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Able to demonstrate strong communication skills (both verbal and written) with executives as well as with staff members, business unit customers, and outside vendors and providers. Provides clear and concise information to management on departmental and company objectives and progress.
  • Able to mentor/develop, motivate and drive a cohesive team.
  • A team player, able to contribute to an organization that is fast-paced, hard-working and operating in a highly competitive and changing industry.
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of initiative, drive and determination.
  • Able to demonstrate the highest level of integrity and honesty in all activities and interaction with the executive team and management, staff and vendors.
  • Able to act as a liaison with the parent company as well as other companies.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple people from all types of fields of expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple people from all types of fields of expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple primes and subcontractor relationships simultaneously
  • Advanced knowledge of Office 365; MS Project application, Visio, MS Access, Word, Excel, SharePoint and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural context and a fast-paced JV environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and high degree of organizational skills.
  • Expert knowledge of cost control philosophy and methodologies, estimating, change management and document controls procedures required.
  • Deep experience with budgets, scheduling and risk management.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel to other offices and to Project sites as needed.


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