Wind Offshore development engineer

CCL Global
Kings Langley, England
Jun 24, 2022
Jul 04, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
CCL Global is seeking for an Wind offshore development engineer to provide a wide range of client services across the development, consent, construction and O&M of offshore windfarm projects.

Assisting in the delivery of successful projects from initiation to realization requires a multidisciplinary team in which engineering plays a significant role.

  • Managing / co-ordinating preparation of the Project Design Envelope and preparation of materials such as the ‘Project Description'
  • Leading on development-phase engineering aspects within the client's development team, including provision of a liaison function between the EIA co-ordinator, consents, stakeholder management and engineering teams
  • Supporting the client's development team at external stakeholder meetings with Regulators and key statutory consultees such as the statutory nature conservation body, MCA, Trinity House, NATS, Environment Agency, Highways Agency, and the Local Planning Authority
  • Providing advice, as required, on balancing the need for pre-consent project engineering flexibility with consenting risk
  • Attending all regular, recurring and other project-related meetings and preparation of project reporting, input to programme, budget and risk register as required
  • Manage and / or input to the following, as may be directed by the client:
  • Engineering surveys and studies
  • Hydrographical and topographical constraints evaluation
  • Preliminary structural, electrical & civil infrastructure designs and construction methodologies
  • Offshore and onshore cable route selection
  • Cable landfall schemes
  • Input to the EIA, Environmental Statement and consenting
  • Operations and maintenance strategy
  • WTG options, wind farm layout and energy yield
  • The role will require some travel within the UK and Europe.

It is an office-based role but with possible occasional visits to the proposed sites of onshore transmission assets and offshore installations and / or working at heights for which training will be provided if required.

The Person

This role would suit a degree qualified engineer with a minimum of five years' design or construction experience in structural, electrical, wind or marine engineering although applicants from other engineering disciplines will also be considered. Experience in the management and co-ordination of development-phase engineering activities in the offshore wind energy sector would be strongly advantageous.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate that they have the following capabilities:

  • The ability to proactively identify issues for study, design or consideration within the site development process, and to plan appropriate work programmes
  • The ability to identify resource requirements and estimate budgets
  • Broad engineering knowledge
  • Broad knowledge of the offshore wind energy development (and consenting) process in the United Kingdom and the Project design (Rochdale) Envelope approach
  • Engineering risk management
  • An understanding of the various elements in an offshore wind farm and how they interact
  • An understanding of the importance of the control of information and an ability to develop procedures to ensure that quality management objectives are achieved
  • Excellent communication skills including report writing, presentation and the ability to speak confidently with clients, consultants, contractors and stakeholders
  • Reporting to management
  • The ability to work with the CAD engineers in the production of engineering drawings
  • The ability to share knowledge between projects and departments
  • The ability to manage workload and meet demanding timescales on a number of projects simultaneously
  • The ability to select and manage subcontractors and consultants over a range of engineering disciplines

  • UK Renewables industry
  • Experience with development, consenting and environmental impact assessment preferred
  • Windfarm engineering and construction

  • Wind energy development particularly with offshore development experience and a network in industry preferred
  • Stakeholder engagement experience particularly with statutory stakeholders and regulators preferred
  • Leading and motivating a multidisciplinary team

  • Degree in an environmental, engineering, planning, science or business-based subject. Other relevant higher-level qualifications or relevant experience will be considered
  • Microsoft Office
  • Business level of English capability
  • Current driving licence