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We aim to employ individuals who match our aspiration of providing the best-in-class solutions to the offshore renewables industry worldwide. We believe our people are our most important asset, and we endeavour to create a great place to work through information, focus, development and dialogue.

To support our business strategy, we are looking for talented and qualified individuals to add to our pool of candidates who will help us deliver our expertise globally as we grow. Are you one of them? If so, then please apply to one of our vacancies.

See a list of vacancies below. Both full-time and part-time working arrangements will be considered for all roles.

Note that due to the volume of applications received only successful candidates will be contacted within three weeks of the closing date.

UK/Germany/ Poland

Title: Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Location: London (or Hamburg, or Warsaw)

Job overview

The Principal Geotechnical Engineer will work on engineering and consultancy assignments for offshore wind farm and oil and gas projects on a global basis. The Principal Geotechnical Engineer will be responsible for leading teams to deliver complex geotechnical engineering projects.

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Running of the geotechnical group: providing line management support, and coordinating the geotechnical group within OWC to accomplish the overall delivery of optimum solutions to clients with the timeframe, costs and quality standards established. Keeping projects on budget and on schedule
  • Undertake a variety of engineering analyses including foundation design, leg penetration/extraction analysis, drivability analyses, geotechnical interpretations and cable route assessment
  • Independently prepare tenders and proposals
  • Take a lead in business development activities
  • Implement best practice in geotechnical assessment and design
  • Review geotechnical designs, method statements and submissions by contractors to ensure geotechnical issues are accounted for
  • Undertake desk studies and assessing sources of site information prior to field investigations
  • Develop a capability to undertake BPI assessments for subsea cable routes
  • Attending conferences, writing and delivering of technical papers, representing OWC and promoting our skills and competencies in the offshore wind sector
  • Ensure all deliverables are conducted in full compliance with approved instructions, procedures and policies
  • Responsible for being the coach and mentor for graduate and junior engineers

Specific requirements

  • The role is office based with flexibility to working hours. Extensive travel within Europe and occasionally further overseas is a requirement of the job. It is also envisaged that the role will involve offshore work on occasions

Qualifications

Essential Desirable
  • Qualified to degree level in Civil Engineering
  • Chartered member of a relevant professional institutional body
  • MSc in Geotechnical Engineering
  • PhD in Geotechnical Engineering

 

Work experience

Essential Desirable
  • At least 7 years’ experience as a geotechnical engineer in the design and management of offshore wind farm foundations and/or cable routes
  • Direct working experience as a geotechnical engineer offshore on vessels or jack-ups, and on offshore wind projects

Technical skills, knowledge and abilities

Essential Desirable
  • Excellent geotechnical engineering knowledge with experience in managing small teams to deliver projects for clients
  • Experienced in the scoping, management, supervision and interpretation of offshore site investigations
  • Experience of jack-up leg penetration analyses
  • Ability to undertake scour assessments, pile drivability and extraction analyses
  • Ability to co-ordinate, direct and lead projects and work under own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Good technical knowledge of offshore design and construction
  • Familiar with commercial and contractual issues and able to provide guidance to OWC clients
  • Good sales and business development techniques and be competent in marketing the capabilities of OWC
  • Capable of seeing new business opportunities and pursuing these with existing and future clients
  • Proficient in the use of software: Matlab, Visual Basic, Plaxis, FLAC3D, GRLWEAP and gINT and general programming

Behavioural skills and personal attributes

Essential Desirable
  • Good interpersonal skills, a strong team player with pro-active approach
  • Outgoing and pragmatic with strength of character
  • Attention to detail and high level of numerical accuracy and the ability to prioritise work
  • Well organized and self-directed
  • Good English communication skills and excellent report writing skills
  • Proficient in French, German, Polish, Japanese or another language is an advantage

General requirements

  • Candidates must be willing to be based and to work full time from the chosen region
  • Candidates must have the Right to Work in the chosen region
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Please apply by filling out the online form and attaching your CV
  • No recruiters or agencies will be considered; direct applications only
  • Deadline for accepting applications: 6th November 2020
Title: Senior/Principal Renewables Consultant – Electrical/Grid/Transmission
Location: Warsaw (PL), or Hamburg (DE), or London (UK), or Edinburgh (UK)

Job overview

The Senior/Principal Consultant will lever their existing network to prospect and develop leads, convert consultancy assignment opportunities and work on project management consultancy assignments for electrical design, grid connection, and general engineering of offshore wind farms.

Reporting to the Head of Electrical Engineering, they will work/ lead electrical and multi-disciplined engineers needed to deliver our scopes of work, including both OWC and AqualisBraemar staff. They will provide expert analysis and advice relating to, but not limited to, offshore transmission and array systems, grid interconnection, and power systems studies in owner’s engineer technical advisory, technical due diligence, and power systems desktop study roles.

 

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Work as technical lead on projects to accomplish the overall delivery of optimum solutions to clients with the timeframe, costs and quality standards established
  • Represent OWC as a key domain expert, sharing knowledge and experience to support the wider development of competencies within OWC to enhance overall assignment execution to clients
  • Generate and prospect leads – including representing OWC at conferences, seminars and meetings to establish business development leads and to market OWC to prospective clients
  • Follow up on leads to generate new work
  • Independently prepare tenders and proposals
  • Consult on all matters of due diligence of procurement tenders and connection offers, technical studies of power systems, optimisation studies, technical problem solving, owner’s engineering, design work and cost-benefit analysis for offshore wind electrical systems and infrastructure
  • Responsible for keeping projects on budget and on schedule
  • Attend regular internal meetings and external or third-party meetings as required
  • Ensure all deliverables are conducted in full compliance with approved instructions, procedures and policies
  • Manage multi-discipline teams of engineers (and other technical staff) in the completion of due diligence assignments for exacting clients
  • Maintain a consistently high degree of quality and technical excellence in all work product
  • Mentor and support less experienced team members
  • Identify and communicate relevant technological developments or regulatory changes which may impact the business or provide new opportunities

 

Specific requirements

  • The role is office based with flexibility to working hours. Occasional onsite attendance may be expected

Key interfaces

  • Head of Electrical Engineering
  • Global Electrical Engineering Team
  • Country Manager

Qualifications

Essential Desirable
  • Qualified to a degree standard in Engineering, Mathematics, or Science, or ideally a Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree in Electrical/Power Engineering
  • Graduation with first or upper second-class honours
  • Chartered member of a relevant professional institutional body

 

Work experience

Essential Desirable
  • Knowledge of the energy industry
  • At least 5-10 years’ experience of working on offshore wind or renewable energy project work in electrical engineering capacity
  • Experience in the development, construction and operation of offshore wind projects
  • Experience of conducting lenders technical advisor assignments

Technical skills, knowledge and abilities

Essential Desirable
  • Expert in the use of the MS office package
  • Ability to quickly master engineering software, knowledge of electrical systems and power systems concepts
  • Ability to coordinate, direct and lead complex projects and work under own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Exceptional technical knowledge and experience of offshore wind farms
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Familiar with commercial and contractual issues and able to provide guidance to OWC clients
  • Good sales and business development techniques
  • Project orientated with a keen interest and knowledge of offshore wind farm industry and project management
  • Project management ability, qualification desirable
  • Knowledge or expertise of power systems studies and use of power systems simulation software such as PowerFactory, PSS/E, SINCAL, and/or PSCAD
  • Knowledge of submarine and onshore power cable systems
  • Knowledge of fibre optics and SCADA
  • Knowledge of grid connection processes and technical & commercial arrangements
  • Knowledge of grid code and technical compliance
  • Project management qualification
  • Understanding of technical and commercial aspects of renewable energy infrastructure projects (including project finance, M&A markets, regulatory/policy matters)
  • Expert in the use of software: Matlab, Visual Basic and MathCAD

Behavioural skills and personal attributes

Essential Desirable
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, a strong team player with a pro-active approach
  • Outgoing, pragmatic, with a positive attitude
  • Attention to detail and high level of numerical accuracy
  • Well organised, self-directed & insightful
  • Proficiency in other European languages (French, German, etc.) or Mandarin, Japanese or Korean, is an advantage

General requirements

  • Candidates must be willing to be based at and to work full time from the chosen region
  • Candidates must have the Right to Work in the chosen region
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • No recruiters or agencies will be considered; direct applications only
  • Deadline for accepting applications: 31st December 2020
  • Please apply by filling out the online form and attaching your CV
Title: Senior Offshore Consultant
Location: Warsaw (PL) preferred, or Hamburg (DE), or London (UK), or Edinburgh (UK)

Job overview

The Senior / Principal Offshore Consultant will lever their existing network to prospect and develop leads and convert consultancy assignment opportunities and work on and/or project manage consultancy assignments for a range of offshore renewables topics or problems. Manage the teams of multi-disciplined engineers needed to deliver our scopes of work, including both OWC and non-OWC staff.

Consultant will be then engaged in technical roles within the various assignments related to the company’s field of work. The person will be responsible for servicing both, the Polish offshore market and global markets via engagements in some of the key projects. High exposure towards the offshore business and its stakeholders in the Baltic region is also envisaged, together with the need of strengthening OWC’s thought leadership position in the field of offshore wind and renewables.

 

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Work as technical lead on projects to accomplish the overall delivery of optimum solutions to clients with the timeframe, costs and quality standards established.
  • Represent OWC as a key domain expert, sharing knowledge and experience to support the wider development of competencies within OWC to enhance overall assignment execution to clients.
  • Generate and prospect leads – Including representing OWC at conferences, seminars and meetings to establish business development leads and to market OWC to prospective clients.
  • Follow up on leads to generate new work.
  • Independently prepare tenders and proposals.
  • Consult on all matters of offshore wind topics; such as project development, feasibility, procurement, construction, pre-FEED, O&M, Grid etc. Being able to for instance: reviewing employers’ requirements, reviewing as part of a due diligence assignment, leading work packages, advising on early development topics, development and realization phase projects.
  • Responsible for keeping projects on budget and on schedule.
  • Attend regular internal meetings and external / third party meetings as required.
  • Ensure all deliverables are conducted in full compliance with approved instructions, procedures and policies.
  • Manage multi-discipline teams of engineers (and other technical staff) in the completion of due diligence assignments for exacting clients.
  • Maintain a consistently high degree of quality and technical excellence in all work product.
  • Mentor and support less experienced team members.
  • Identify and communicate relevant technological developments or regulatory changes which may impact the business or provide new opportunities.

 

Specific requirements

  • The role is office based with flexibility to working hours. Occasional onsite attendance and other business travel is expected

 

Key interfaces

  • Country Manager
  • Team Members
  • Clients

 

Qualifications

Essential Desirable
  • Qualified to degree standard in Engineering or a relevant subject
  • Power, Electrical, Geotechnical, Civil and Marine Engineering, Renewables backgrounds preferred
  • Offshore wind education and/or experience
  • Well-developed project management skills (certificate confirmed)
  • Chartered member of a relevant professional institutional body

 

Work experience

Essential Desirable
  • Between 5 and 10 years’ experience of working in an engineering / renewables consultancy with large projects, working on offshore or renewable related projects
  • Experience in the development, construction and operation of offshore wind projects
  • Experience of conducting technical advisory assignments including due diligence

Technical skills, knowledge and abilities

Essential Desirable
  • Ability to co-ordinate, direct and lead projects and work under own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Familiar with commercial and contractual issues and able to provide guidance to OWC clients
  • Good sales and business development techniques
  • Project orientated with a keen interest and knowledge of offshore wind farm industry and project managements
  • Project management ability, qualification desirable
  • Expert in the use of MS office package
  • Excellent technical knowledge and experience of offshore wind farms with specialist knowledge of a relevant area of offshore wind development and construction.
  • Project management qualification.
  • Understanding of technical and commercial aspects of renewable energy infrastructure projects (including project finance, M&A markets, regulatory/policy matters)
  • Understanding of Polish and Baltic offshore wind markets

Behavioural skills and personal attributes

Essential Desirable
  • Good interpersonal skills, a strong team player with pro-active approach
  • Outgoing and pragmatic with strength of character
  • Attention to detail and high level of numerical accuracy and the ability to prioritize work
  • Well organized, self-directed & insightful
  • Good English communication and writing skills
  • Proficiency in other European languages (German, French, Russian, Lithuanian etc.) or Mandarin, Japanese or Korean, is an advantage

General requirements

  • Candidates must be willing to be based at and to work full time from the chosen region
  • Candidates must have the Right to Work in the chosen region
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • No recruiters or agencies will be considered; direct applications only
  • Deadline for accepting applications: 30th January 2021
  • Please apply by filling out the online form and attaching your CV

Taiwan

Title: Country Manager
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Job overview

The OWC Country Manager in Taiwan reports to the Director of APAC and is responsible for the direction and control of all commercial and operational aspects of the OWC business in the country.

The Manager is responsible for growing OWC’s renewables business in Taiwan, initially focusing on the offshore wind (fixed and floating) segments of the market. The first priority is profitable growth and expanding OWC’s full consultancy portfolio to this geographic market. The focus is on organic growth, with the business unit building on OWC’s strengths and reputation, and also on AqualisBraemar’s ‘in-region’ infrastructure and offshore capability. The role will require close co-operation with the AqualisBraemar regional team to mobilise their support and to promote cross-selling wherever suitable activities present themselves.

The Manager will ensure efficient delivery and service to all internal and external customers, and strive for the highest level of customer satisfaction, whilst setting up the business in the region and achieving organic growth and financial success.

 

Key responsibilities and duties

The primary responsibility is to commercially and operationally manage the Country unit to deliver growth and profitability targets whist ensuring quality, performance improvement and customer service delivery.

The role is varied and includes:

  • Responsibility and accountability for the establishment, development and performance of OWC’s Taiwan business unit
  • Development of budgets and strategies to achieve the growth plans
  • Commercial responsibility for Taiwan (in conjunction with the OWC Director of APAC)
  • Management of organisational arrangements, systems and processes to enable the efficient and effective deployment of resources in line with and supporting unit development
  • Implementation of approved budgets and plans
  • Implementation of AqualisBraemar’s group policies and procedures throughout the business
  • Delivery of engineering deliverables as part of discrete assignments or supporting projects being delivered to clients in the offshore renewables sector on a global basis
  • Working with the existing AqualisBraemar teams in the region to jointly market services where appropriate, share resources as appropriate and cross-sell opportunities wherever possible
  • Responsibility for recruitment against an agreed recruitment plan
  • Responsibility for close control and management of sub-contractor qualification, quality, cost and performance
  • Management control and support of the OWC Taiwan business unit to ensure progressive turnover, acceptable profit margins and to maintain good cost control and cash recovery
  • Establishing and then maintaining good client relationships with regular contact and checks on satisfaction with respect to service provision and delivery expectations
  • Offering leadership and direction for the OWC Taiwan team
  • Development and motivation of the OWC Taiwan team, fostering a high level of co-operation with other senior managers both in OWC and the wider AqualisBraemar Offshore network
  • Development and achievement of collective goals (including regional goals) with fellow senior managers and regional support functions
  • Contribution to the development and delivery of accurate progress and financial reports to the OWC Director of APAC
  • Facilitating the internal audit process and being responsible for implementing the ensuing action plans
  • Ensuring all projects are well resourced using a combination of local resources and where appropriate back-office support from other OWC or AqualisBraemar offices
  • Ensuring full and accurate understanding of contract pricing mechanisms
  • Working closely with other Directors to ensure that technical compliance and lessons learned from previous projects across the network are transferred to our major projects
  • Developing, gaining authorisation and executing a national-specific sales and marketing plan to achieve agreed revenue and profit objectives
  • Authoring technical reports and presenting at conferences, all designed to showcase OWC’s technical excellence. Encouraging the team to do likewise
  • Liaising and working closely with the OWC Business Development Director in both the planning and execution of sales and marketing activities

Specific requirements

  • The role is office based, but will require extensive travel to site, shipyards, client offices, etc. both in country and also within the AP region
  • The role is based in Taipei, Taiwan

Qualifications

Essential Desirable
  • Degree qualified in an engineering discipline related to offshore renewable business
  • Masters or PhD in an engineering discipline
  • MBA

 

Work experience

Essential Desirable
  • An experienced manager with commercial experience
  • Substantial operational experience within a consultancy or project developer
  • Previous knowledge of the offshore wind sector
  • Understanding of the Taiwanese offshore markets
  • Been responsible and can show a successful track record of identifying and converting opportunities into sales
  • Experience in AP outside China and Taiwan, e.g. Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, etc.
  • Experience of the European offshore markets

Technical skills, knowledge and abilities

Essential Desirable
  • A proven leader across relevant disciplines
  • Effective and efficient management skills
  • A strong commercial background in engineering consultancy but certainly in the renewables sector
  • The ability to recruit, manage and develop an effective team of consultants
  • A good communicator at all levels
  • A pro-active thinker with proven change management skills
  • A proven team leader
  • Technical understanding of offshore wind
  • Proven ability to deliver stretching financial and non-financial targets
  • Experience of recruiting, developing individuals and fostering their career advancement including suitable coaching and mentoring abilities
  • Fluent in English
  • Fluent in Mandarin
  • A proven leader across a number of independent disciplines

Behavioural skills and personal attributes

Essential Desirable
  • Motivational – and able to motivate and inspire others to succeed
  • Empowers colleagues and creates an environment of trust
  • Ability to put the customer first
  • A Role Model (Inspires Respect)
  • Sets, maintains and monitors high standards

General requirements

  • Candidates must be willing to be based at and work full time from the chosen region
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • No recruiters or agencies will be considered; direct applications only
  • Deadline for accepting applications: 31st December 2020
  • Please apply by filling out the online form and attaching your CV