Civil Engineer

Employer
Ventient Energy
Location
Edinburgh, Scotland
Posted
Jan 07, 2022
Closes
Jan 18, 2022
Ref
2793515787
Specialty
Other
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Can be based in Edinburgh or Lisbon.

The Civil Engineer will centralise the management of wind farm civil infrastructure maintenance and inspection works across the Ventient portfolio. As a member of the Project Delivery team, under Ventient Energy's Technical Department, the Civil engineer will be responsible for the specification and safe implementation of civil infrastructure maintenance, inspection, and repairs, ensuring that works are completed to highest industry standards whilst closely controlling operational expenditure. The Civil Engineer will also have the opportunity to support Ventient's Organic Growth aspirations through Engineering Life Extension of assets, and the construction of repowering, overpowering, and co-location projects.

Key Responsibilities

Wind Farm Civil Infrastructure Maintenance and Inspection:
  • Specify and develop strategies for the maintenance and inspection of wind farm civil infrastructure, including but not limited to, WTG foundations, access roads, bridges, culverts, and substations.
  • Work with the Ventient Procurement function identify, assess, and contract key contractors to conduct necessary works
  • Work with the Asset Management Department and Project Delivery colleagues to plan and conduct annual maintenance activities to the highest safety and environmental standards whilst minimising any interruption to asset production
  • Ensure that works are carried out in accordance with any local requirements stipulated by land lease and/or Planning requirements
  • Responsible for the creation and management of the annual civil infrastructure budgets
  • Lead Root Cause Analysis investigations on any WTG foundation issues as required
  • Support the safe delivery of works requiring heavy lift plant by ensuring that suitable ground conditions are prepared, tested, and approved on time

Engineering Life Extension
  • Support the Mechanical Integrity Engineer in Engineering Life Extension (ELE) assessments with respect to WTG foundation condition
  • Ensure that recommendations from ELE assessments are implemented and managed
  • Implement and manage a foundation monitoring strategy across the portfolio

Development
  • Support the successful development and delivery of repowering, overpowering, and co-location projects
  • Work with the Organic Business Development team to review civil design packages
  • For approved projects support construction contract tender process and negotiation of scope and delivery
  • Construction oversight for civil works including participation in contractor meetings, review of RFIs and TQs, contractual variations, and on-site inspections
  • Support the successful transition into Operations ensuring that all as-built documentation and drawings are received and accurate and that any specific maintenance requirements are captured


Competencies and behaviours

Essential
  • Organised and methodical mindset
  • Safety orientated
  • Results focussed
  • Drive and persistence
  • Confident and articulate communicator
  • Excellent level of written communication
  • Teamwork
  • Developing relationships
  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity


Skills & Knowledge

Essential
  • Knowledge of wind farm civil infrastructure design, construction and maintenance
  • Knowledge of wind turbine foundation design
  • Strong project management skills
  • Contract structures and negotiation

Desirable
  • Knowledge of geotechnical investigations and reporting
  • Language skills


Relevant experience

Essential
  • Multi-project and stakeholder management
  • Contractor and resource management
  • Has worked across internal teams to ensure delivery

Desirable
  • Worked across several jurisdictions
  • Experience of safe systems of work utilised in different European countries
  • Delivery of complex engineering projects in wind industry


Education and qualifications

Essential
  • Degree or equivalent

Desirable
  • Chartership with ICE or similar
  • Project Management qualification


Software Programmes

Essential
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Desirable
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Project Management software


Please apply using the following link: https://ventientenergy.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=109&source=aWQ9NA%3D%3D