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Senior Offshore Wind Structural Engineer

Closing date
Jun 14, 2024

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Joining Arup

Arup is shaping offshore wind developments for clients around the world - from the east coast of the US to south-east Asia. Our support spans the full lifecycle, from early feasibility studies to technical reviews, to designing foundations for turbines depending on location, digital asset and performance management tools, applying our industry knowledge as one team. We support offshore wind programmes from start to finish. As well as structural design, we provide initial strategic advice, technical due diligence to investors, and expertise on setting up new business models and asset extension. In many areas of the world, offshore wind is still a new industry and only just beginning to scale up, so we're helping clients to develop strategic alliances within local supply chains and expand into new markets.

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The Opportunity

In support of our journey towards becoming a recognised global leader in offshore wind Arup currently has an exciting opportunity for a senior structural design engineer to join our established and growing offshore wind design team. You will deliver project designs for our clients, with a focus on the structural design of offshore wind foundations where a deep understanding of our client's objectives is critical to your success. As a competence centre within Arup for offshore wind engineering, our highly skilled UK team supports projects across the UK, Europe, APAC and the US, working with many of the major developers in the industry.

You will be able to use existing and create new processes for efficient design, including automation and digitalisation. The role requires core technical skills in the sequentially coupled load analysis procedure for offshore wind sub-structure design, including the ability to critically assess and extend current methods and tools and seek out opportunities for continuous improvement. Although the focus of the role is technical you will have the opportunity to grow in other areas that you enjoy or would like to explore, such as project management, colleague training, bid management and service innovation.

Is this role right for you?

A person who is a good fit for the role will have:
  • Qualification in civil / structural / mechanical engineering or related discipline.
  • Experience within the offshore wind industry, preferably of delivering FEED and detailed design of offshore wind turbine sub-structures, with a focus on either primary or secondary steel design.
  • Expert knowledge of offshore wind design codes and can confidently present and discuss design approaches with our clients and certification companies.
  • Excellent knowledge of structural mechanics, structural dynamics and hydrodynamics.
  • Adaptable and collaborative working approach, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of one or more typical offshore structural analysis packages. Coding skills (e.g. python) preferable.

You will have a driving ambition to grow Arup's position in offshore wind engineering design, using your technical competence and experience to establish credibility with Arup's customers.

Not ready to apply just yet, or have a few questions? Contact Kylie O'Hanlon

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What we offer you

At Arup, we care about each member's success, so we can grow together.

Guided by our values, we provide an attractive total reward package that recognises the contribution of each of our members to our shared success. As well as competitive, fair and equitable pay, we offer a career in which all of our members can belong, grow and thrive - through benefits that support health and wellbeing, a wide range of learning opportunities and many possibilities to have an impact through the work they do.

We are owned in trust on behalf of our members, giving us the freedom, with personal responsibility, to set our own direction and choose work that aligns with our purpose and adds to Arup's legacy. Our members collaborate on ambitious projects to deliver remarkable outcomes for our clients and communities. Profit Share is a key part of our reward, enabling members to share in the results of our collective efforts.

We also provide Private medical insurance, Life assurance, Accident insurance and Income protection cover. In addition, you'll have access to flexible benefits to help you look after all aspects of your wellbeing and give you the freedom and flexibility to find the best solutions for you, your family, and your individual needs.

Different people, shared values

Arup is an equal opportunity employer that actively promotes and nurtures a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of age (within legal limits), gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, neurotype or mental health, race or ethnicity, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. We are an open environment that embraces diverse experiences, perspectives, and ideas - this drives our excellence.

Guided by our values and alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we create and contribute to equitable spaces and systems, while cultivating a sense of belonging for all. Our internal employee networks support our inclusive culture: from race, ethnicity and cross-cultural working to gender equity and LGBTQ+ and disability inclusion - we aim to create a space for you to express yourself and make a positive difference. Discover more about life at Arup at

We are committed to making our recruitment process and workplaces accessible to all candidates. Please contact Kylie O'Hanlon to let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application or interview process, and/or to perform the essential functions of the role. We will do everything we can to support you.

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Closing date - 17-06-24


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