Senior Metocean Engineer

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Job ID 11683
Offshore Wind

The Senior Metocean Engineer / Scientist will be part of a new global offshore wind execution team with a major international energy developer.

Taylor Hopkinson is retained to build out a global offshore wind team for one of the world's leading energy businesses. This team will develop & execute projects in the UK & US as well forming a global centre of excellence for a rapidly growing offshore wind portfolio.

This is a full-time, permanent position based in the UK (location flexible).


  • Provide expert advice to environmental, engineering and resource assessment teams working on aspects of:
    • Instrument deployment/data collection in support of marine EIAs and metocean design criteria;
    • EIA strategy and studies required in support of consent;
    • Metocean design criteria;
    • Wind yield and array optimisation;
    • Weather windows and operational criteria in support of marine operations and planning.
  • Development and provide review of work scopes in support of environmental and engineering needs, including:
    • Offshore instrument deployments;
    • Numerical modelling studies, including wave, wind and current as well as sediment transport and advection-dispersion modelling.
  • Management of all aspects related to the delivery of successful offshore measurement campaigns, including:
    • Vessel audits and permits;
    • Adherence to local regulatory requirements;
    • Mob/de-mob activities, including verifying instrument calibration, import/export permits of instrumentation and HSE compliance;
    • Overseeing/reviewing data QA and reporting.


  • Degree in relevant subject (e.g. meteorology, mathematics, engineering).
  • Demonstrable experience in oceanography and meteorology.
  • Significant offshore experience in deploying Metocean instrumentation, including demonstrable adherence to strict safety protocols and regulatory requirements.
  • In-depth knowledge of instrument limitations and configurations for measuring wind, wave and current - as well as additional parameters needed for environmental assessments, including sediment transport.
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards focusing on resource assessment, engineering design and instrumentation.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in a clear and succinct manner.

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