Careers

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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 or send us an unsolicited application.

See a list of vacancies below.

General enquiries

We are happy to receive unsolicited applications from newly-graduated or highly experienced candidates (fully qualified with relevant background; but no recruiters of agencies).

For unsolicited applications please do not hesitate to contact: enquiries@owcltd.co.uk

UK

Title: Senior / Principal Consultant – Electrical/Grid/Transmission
Grade: T4 / T3
Reports to: Engineering Manager, London
Location: London (UK) or Scotland (UK)

Job Overview

The Senior/Principal 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 forelectrical design, grid connection, and general engineering of offshore wind farms. Manage the teams of multi-disciplined engineers needed to deliver our scopes of work, including both OWC and non-OWC staff.

The initial key objective for this role will be to develop the capability within OWC and prospect, win and deliver initial assignments. The opportunity for the holder of this role is to grow a team within the OWC office network.

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/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 is expected

Qualifications

Essential Desirable
  • Qualified to degree standard in Electrical Engineering
  • First or upper second-class honors degree
  • Chartered member of a relevant professional institutional body

Work experience

Essential Desirable
  • At least 7-10 years experience of working in an engineering / renewables consultancy with large projects, working on offshore or renewable related project work
  • Experience of consulting, advising or designing renewable energy projects
  • Experience in the development, construction and operation of offshore wind projects
  • Experience of conducting lenders technical advisor assignments

Technical Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Expert in the use of the MS office package
  • Ability to co-ordinate, direct and lead projects and work under own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Excellent technical knowledge and experience of offshore wind farms with specialist knowledge of O&M and Asset Management
  • 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
  • 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, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

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 organised, self-directed & insightful
  • Good English communication skills and excellent report writing skills
  • Proficiency in other European languages (French, German, etc.) or Mandarin, Japanese or Korean, is an advantage

General Information

  • No recruiters or agencies
  • Closing date for applications: 20th March 2019
  • Please apply by filling out the online form and attaching your CV
Title: Geotechnical Engineer – Fixed-term contact
Grade: T5
Reports to: Engineering Manager, London
Location: London, UK

Job Overview

The Geotechnical Engineer will work as part of a team, primarily carrying out site specific assessments for jack-up vessels. This is a 1 year contract role specific to a recent project win for OWC.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Prepare geotechnical analysis and study to assess site condition for offshore unit installations
  • Analyse geotechnical findings, perform appropriate calculations and prepare reports for site-specific leg penetration analysis
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to assist in the design and evaluation of offshore structures and foundations, particularly of geotechnical aspects
  • Attend regular internal meetings and external / third party meetings as required
  • Work on or lead projects to accomplish the overall delivery of optimum solutions to clients within the required timeframe, cost and quality standard
  • Ensure all deliverables are completed in full compliance with approved instructions, procedures and policies

Specific Requirements

  • The role is office based with flexibility to working hours. Work periods of up to 6 weeks offshore or onsite may be a requirement of the job

Qualifications

Essential Desirable
  • BEng, MEng or MSc in Civil Engineering
  • Working towards chartership with of the institution of Civil Engineers or similar

Work experience

Essential Desirable
  • At least 2 years’ of relevant experience with at least 1 year’s of experience as a geotechnical engineer in the design and management of offshore wind farm foundations or jack-up vessels
  • Direct experience of working as a geotechnical engineer offshore on vessels or jack-ups.
  • Experience of carrying out leg penetration assessments

Technical Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Excellent technical engineering knowledge with a specialisation in geotechnical engineering
  • Ability to co-ordinate, direct and lead projects and work under own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Ability to undertake pile drive-ability & jack-up leg penetration analyses
  • Proficient in the use of software: Matlab, Visual Basic, Plaxis, GRLWEAP and gINT and general programming is an advantage

Behavioural Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Good interpersonal skills, a strong team player with pro-active approach
  • Attention to detail and high level of numerical accuracy and the ability to prioritise work
  • Well organized and self-directed
  • Good communication skills and excellent report writing skills

General Information

  • Candidates must have the Right to work in the UK and be available to start asap
  • No recruiters or agencies please
  • Closing date for applications: 15th December 2018
  • Please apply by filling out the online form and attaching your CV
Title: Subsea Cables Project Engineer
Grade: T5, E3
Reports to: UK Country Manager
Location: London, UK

Job Overview

The Project Engineer will work as part of a team on engineering and consultancy assignments for a range of offshore wind farm projects. The role will involve working on a number of projects simultaneously and will suit an ambitious and progressive engineer who is able to work under his/her own initiative and wants to be part of a developing organisation. The role will allow good career progression opportunities either in a technical or a managerial role in the future. You will work in an organisation focused on adding value to the work we do for our clients, and everyone pulls together to make sure we deliver quality deliverables on-time and within budget. You will be challenged to progress, but also part of a friendly and technically excellent team and will always have close mentoring to help you develop to your full potential.

The base office is in Central London, but an enthusiasm to work periods of up to 6 weeks offshore would be desirable. As OWC continues to expand, there may also be the opportunity to work from other offices around the world.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • The Project Engineer will work as part of a team on engineering and consultancy assignments for a range of offshore wind projects. Duties in these projects will involve any or all of:
    • Site investigation management and supervision
    • Analysis related to cable installation and repair
    • Project/package management during live projects
    • Detailed analyses or cable related issues, typical examples being scour or cable failures
    • Cable route planning and cable burial risk assessment work
    • R&D projects to position OWC at the technical edge
  • In addition, the Project Engineer will be expected to:
    • Assist and/or lead projects (as assigned by the Engineering Manager) to accomplish the overall delivery of optimum solutions to clients with the timeframe, costs and quality standards established
    • Prepare tenders and proposals
    • Make presentations to prospective clients marketing the capabilities of OWC
    • Develop designs and specifications for construction projects
    • 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

Specific Requirements

  • The role is office based with flexibility to working hours
  • Offshore attendance and travel within Europe, and occasionally further overseas, may be required

Qualifications

Essential Desirable
  • Good quality degree in Engineering, specialising in mechanical or civil engineering (or similar)
  • Offshore survival certificates and up-to-date medical certificates for offshore working

Work experience

Essential Desirable
  • Up to 6 years’ relevant professional experience as a consultant, client or a contractor within an emphasis on the project management or technical delivery of offshore wind projects, with an emphasis on subsea cables and subsea cable installation
  • Site experience either onshore or offshore (but offshore preferable)

Technical Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Good sales and business development techniques
  • Working knowledge of engineering principles and practices
  • Ability to select and apply standard guides, methods, and techniques

Behavioural Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team including engineers, contract managers or QHSE personnel
  • Ability to work under own initiative with a minimum level of supervision and be a self-starter
  • Ability to work in an offshore environment on an occasional basis.
  • Attention to detail and high level of numerical accuracy and the ability to prioritise work
  • Ability to work in a structured and organised way
  • High level of proficiency in English language
  • Working knowledge of an alternative language, preferably German, French or Mandarin, would be an advantage

General Information

  • Candidates must have the Right to work in the UK and available to start ASAP
  • Closing date 20th March 2019
  • No recruiters or agencies please
  • To apply, fill in the online form and attach your CV

Germany

Title: Subsea Cables Project Engineer
Grade: T5, E3
Reports to: DE Country Manager
Location: Hamburg

Job Overview

The Project Engineer will work as part of a team on engineering and consultancy assignments for a range of offshore wind farm projects. The role will involve working on a number of projects simultaneously and will suit an ambitious and progressive engineer who is able to work under his/her own initiative and wants to be part of a developing organisation. The role will allow good career progression opportunities either in a technical or a managerial role in the future. You will work in an organisation focused on adding value to the work we do for our clients, and everyone pulls together to make sure we deliver quality deliverables on-time and within budget. You will be challenged to progress, but also part of a friendly and technically excellent team and will always have close mentoring to help you develop to your full potential.

The base office is in Hamburg, but an enthusiasm to work periods of up to 6 weeks offshore would be desirable. As OWC continues to expand, there may also be the opportunity to work from other offices around the world.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • The Project Engineer will work as part of a team on engineering and consultancy assignments for a range of offshore wind projects. Duties in these projects will involve any or all of:
    • Site investigation management and supervision
    • Analysis related to cable installation and repair
    • Project/package management during live projects
    • Detailed analyses or cable related issues, typical examples being scour or cable failures
    • Cable route planning and cable burial risk assessment work
    • R&D projects to position OWC at the technical edge
  • In addition, the Project Engineer will be expected to:
    • Assist and/or lead projects (as assigned by the Engineering Manager) to accomplish the overall delivery of optimum solutions to clients with the timeframe, costs and quality standards established
    • Prepare tenders and proposals
    • Make presentations to prospective clients marketing the capabilities of OWC
    • Develop designs and specifications for construction projects
    • 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

 

Specific Requirements

  • The role is office based with flexibility to working hours
  • Offshore attendance and travel within Europe, and occasionally further overseas, may be required

Qualifications

Essential Desirable
  • Good quality degree in Engineering, specialising in mechanical or civil engineering (or similar)
  • Offshore survival certificates and up-to-date medical certificates for offshore working

Work experience

Essential Desirable
  • Up to 6 years’ relevant professional experience as a consultant, client or a contractor within an emphasis on the project management or technical delivery of offshore wind projects, with an emphasis on subsea cables and subsea cable installation
  • Site experience either onshore or offshore (but offshore preferable)

Technical Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Good sales and business development techniques
  • Working knowledge of engineering principles and practices
  • Ability to select and apply standard guides, methods, and techniques

Behavioural Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team including engineers, contract managers or QHSE personnel
  • Ability to work under own initiative with a minimum level of supervision and be a self-starter
  • Ability to work in an offshore environment on an occasional basis.
  • Attention to detail and high level of numerical accuracy and the ability to prioritise work
  • Ability to work in a structured and organised way
  • High level of proficiency in German and English language
  • Working knowledge of an alternative language, preferably French or Mandarin, would be an advantage

General Information

  • Candidates must have the Right to work in the UK and available to start ASAP
  • Closing date 20th March 2019
  • No recruiters or agencies please
  • To apply, fill in the online form and attach your CV

Taiwan

Title: Country Manager
Reports to: Director of APAC
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Job Overview

The Country Manager Taiwan is responsible to the OWC Director of APAC for the direction and control of all commercial and operational aspects of the OWC business within country. The Country Manager Taiwan 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 still build upon the early establishment of the office which has now been completed and to grow the business by broadening out to offer OWC’s full consultancy offering portfolio to serve this geographic market. The main driver shall be to extend the client base, securing new work in the process from our existing clients and ensuring turnover and profit levels are in line with budget expectations. The focus will be on organic growth and the business unit will build on OWC strengths and reputation and Aqualis Offshore ‘in region’ infrastructure and offshore capability. The role will require close co-operation with the Aqualis regional team to mobilise their support and to effect cross selling where suitable activities present themselves.

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

Key Responsibilities and Duties

The primary responsibility is to manage the Country commercially and operationally to grow the business within Taiwan and to look further afield for other business opportunities in other APAC countries. This is to be done whilst maximising profitability and also ensuring quality, performance improvement and customer service delivery are maintained.

The role includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Responsibility and be accountable for OWC’s Taiwan business unit’s further establishment, development and performance
  • Development of strategies, action plans and associated budgets to achieve the growth plans
  • Commercial responsibility for developing business in 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 the development
  • Implementation of approved budgets and plans
  • Implementation of Aqualis 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 Aqualis teams in the other regions to jointly market services where appropriate, share resources as appropriate and cross sell opportunities wherever possible
  • Responsibility for recruitment against an agreed recruitment plan as part of the financial budgets
  • Responsibility for close control and management of sub-contractor qualification, quality, costs and performance
  • Overall management control of the OWC Taiwan business unit to ensure progressive turnover, acceptable profit margins and to main good cost control and cash recovery
  • Establish and then maintain good client relationships with regular contact and checks on satisfaction with respect to service provision and delivery expectations
  • Leadership and direction for all of the FTEs and sub-contractors within the OWC Taiwan team
  • Ensuring strict adherence to the Aqualis and OWC HSEQ procedures and systems for all personnel
  • 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 Aqualis 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 to be responsible for implementing the ensuing action plans
  • Ensuring all projects are well resources using a combination of local resources and where appropriate back-office support from other OWC or Aqualis offices
  • Ensuring full and accurate understanding of contract pricing mechanisms
  • Work closely with other Directors to ensure that technical compliance and lessons learns from previous projects across the network are transferred to our major projects
  • Develop, gain authorisation and execute a national specific sales and marketing plan to achieve agreed revenue and profit objectives
  • Author technical reports and present at conferences, all designed to showcase OWC’s technical excellence. Encourage team to do likewise
  • Liaise and work 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 APAC region
  • The office base is 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 and clear evidence of managing a P&L within a business unit
  • Substantial operational experience within a consultancy or utility
  • Previous knowledge of the offshore wind sector
  • Experience 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
  • Experience and/or knowledge of floating wind technologies or projects

Technical Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • A proven leader of people across different work disciplines
  • Effective and efficient management skills
  • A strong commercial background in engineering consultancy but certainly in the renewables sector
  • The ability to set up and develop new offices in new countries.
  • 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 other relevant languages for the region
  • Fluent in Mandarin

Behavioural Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Motivational – and able to motivate and inspire others to succeed
  • Able to assemble and run a team with a strong bond and to generate feelings of being part of that team
  • Empowers colleagues and creates an environment of trust
  • Ability to put the customer first
  • A Role Model (Respect)
  • Sets, maintains and monitors high standards

General Requirements

  • No recruiters or agencies
  • Closing date for applications: 20th March 2019
  • Please apply by sending your CV and motivation letter mentioning reference “Country Manager Taiwan” to pavlina.potter@owcltd.co.uk

Job Overview

Quality Control Inspector – Wind Turbine Generators is required to work on an Offshore Wind Farm project in Taipei, Taiwan and yards in South East Asia.

Candidates must have experience within the offshore wind industry, having worked for a developer in a quality management role.

Key Responsibilities And Duties

  • Support the Package Manager and Quality Manager in the resolution of quality and engineering issues arising during fabrication
  • Bring additional engineering practice, tools and processes to support the project site team
  • Perform quality inspections at fabrication locations and attend Hold/Witness Points on behalf of the project
  • Attend FAT and SAT activities
  • Identify and raise non-conformances
  • Monitor and review the implementation of engineering design change related to the works and escalate areas of concern
  • Ensure that any risks arising from engineering changes or onsite fabrication works are escalated

Key Qualifications/ Skills/ Experience

  • Qualified to degree standard in Engineering
  • Experience within the offshore wind industry
  • Extensive experience of QA/QC inspection of wind turbine generators
  • Extensive experience of the construction and commissioning of wind turbine generators
  • Ability to assess methodologies used by Contractors during fabrication
  • Specialist in inspections of wind turbine blades / wind turbine towers / wind turbine RNAs / HV switchgear / transformers / other wind turbine electrical equipment
  • Diligent, good interpersonal skills
  • High level of proficiency in English language is essential. Mandarin is not necessary but would be advantageous

General Information

  • Candidates must be willing to relocate to Taipei, Taiwan quickly and start ASAP
  • The is a contractor role; 6 month contract is offered with a possibility of extension
  • Deadline for accepting applications: 15th December 2018
  • To apply, send your CV and motivation letter to pavlina.potter@owcltd.co.uk quoting as a reference the role you are applying for
  • No recruiters or agencies will be considered; direct applications only

Job Overview

Site Quality Control Inspector (foundations) is required to work on an Offshore Wind Farm project in Taipei, Taiwan and yards in South East Asia.

Candidates must have experience within the offshore wind industry, having worked for a developer in a quality management role.

Key Responsibilities And Duties

  • Support the Package Manager and Quality Manager in the resolution of quality and engineering issues arising on site
  • Bring additional engineering practice, tools and processes to support the project site team
  • Perform quality inspections on site and attend Hold/Witness Points on behalf of the project
  • Identify and raise non-conformances
  • Monitor and review the implementation of engineering design change related to the works and escalate areas of concern
  • Ensure that any risks arising from engineering changes or onsite works are escalated.

Key Qualifications/ Skills/ Experience

  • Qualified to degree standard in Engineering.
  • Experience within the offshore wind industry
  • Extensive experience of QA/QC inspection on a fabrication/construction site
  • Extensive experience of jacket fabrication and structural engineering
  • Ability to assess methodologies used by Contractors during fabrication
  • Specialist in welding/weld inspection/coating/other
  • Diligent, good interpersonal skills

General Information

  • Candidates must be willing to relocate to Taipei, Taiwan quickly and start ASAP
  • The is a contractor role; 6 month contract is offered with a possibility of extension
  • Deadline for accepting applications: 15th December 2018
  • To apply, send your CV and motivation letter to pavlina.potter@owcltd.co.uk quoting as a reference the role you are applying for
  • No recruiters or agencies will be considered; direct applications only

Job Overview

Site Quality Control Inspector (onshore) is required to work on an Offshore Wind Farm project in Taipei, Taiwan and yards in South East Asia.

Candidates must have experience within the offshore wind industry, having worked for a developer in a quality management role.

Key Responsibilities And Duties

  • Support the Package Manager and Quality Manager in the resolution of quality and engineering issues arising on site
  • Bring additional engineering practice, tools and processes to support the project site team
  • Perform quality inspections on site and attend Hold/Witness Points on behalf of the project
  • Identify and raise non-conformances
  • Monitor and review the implementation of engineering design change related to the works and escalate areas of concern
  • Ensure that any risks arising from engineering changes or onsite works are escalated

Key Qualifications/ Skills/ Experience

  • Qualified to degree standard in Engineering
  • Experience within the offshore wind industry
  • Extensive experience of QA/QC inspection on a construction site
  • Extensive experience of substation construction and commissioning
  • Ability to assess methodologies used by Contractors during construction
  • Specialist in inspections of HV equipment/civil engineering works
  • Diligent, good interpersonal skills
  • High level of proficiency in English language is essential. Mandarin is not necessary but would be advantageous

General Information

  • Candidates must be willing to relocate to Taipei, Taiwan quickly and start ASAP
  • The is a contractor role; 6 month contract is offered with a possibility of extension
  • Deadline for accepting applications: 15th December 2018
  • To apply, send your CV and motivation letter to pavlina.potter@owcltd.co.uk quoting as a reference the role you are applying for
  • No recruiters or agencies will be considered; direct applications only

Job Overview

Package Quality Control Engineeris required to work on an Offshore Wind Farm project in Taipei, Taiwan and yards in South East Asia.

Candidates must have experience within the offshore wind industry, having worked for a developer in a quality management role.

Key Responsibilities And Duties

  • Support the Package Manager and Quality Manager in the resolution of quality and engineering issues arising on site
  • Bring additional engineering practice, tools and processes to support the project site team
  • Manage the review of Contractor QA/QC documentation through the construction, T&I and commissioning phases
  • Identify any additional activities or documents that are required from the Contractor
  • Manage the non-conformance process on the project side, including review of Contractor non-conformances and ensuring resolution of non-conformances
  • Identify work scopes for specialists where required
  • Coordinate site inspections by the Independent Verifier
  • Coordinate delivery of free-issued items to site
  • Monitor and review the implementation of engineering design change related to the works and escalate areas of concern
  • Ensure that any risks arising from engineering changes or onsite works are escalated

Key Qualifications/ Skills/ Experience

  • Qualified to a degree standard in Engineering
  • Experience within the offshore wind industry
  • Experience of being in a similar quality role during fabrication/construction, preferably site-based
  • Good engineering experience and background in multi-discipline construction projects
  • Ability to develop and manage site quality processes on site
  • Diligent, good management skills, good interpersonal skills
  • High level of proficiency in English language is essential. Mandarin is not necessary but would be advantageous

General Information

  • Candidates must be willing to relocate to Taipei, Taiwan quickly and start ASAP
  • The is a contractor role; 6 month contract is offered with a possibility of extension
  • Deadline for accepting applications: 15th December 2018
  • To apply, send your CV and motivation letter to pavlina.potter@owcltd.co.uk quoting as a reference the role you are applying for
  • No recruiters or agencies will be considered; direct applications only

Job Overview

Quality Control Inspector (offshore cables) is required to work on an Offshore Wind Farm project in Taipei, Taiwan and yards in South East Asia.

Candidates must have experience within the offshore wind industry, having worked for a developer in a quality management role.

Key Responsibilities And Duties

  • Support the Package Manager and Quality Manager in the resolution of quality and engineering issues arising during fabrication
  • Bring additional engineering practice, tools and processes to support the project site team
  • Perform quality inspections at fabrication locations and attend Hold/Witness Points on behalf of the project
  • Attend FAT and SAT activities
  • Identify and raise non-conformances
  • Monitor and review the implementation of engineering design change related to the works and escalate areas of concern
  • Ensure that any risks arising from engineering changes or onsite fabrication works are escalated

Key Qualifications/ Skills/ Experience

  • Qualified to degree standard in Engineering
  • Experience within the offshore wind industry
  • Extensive experience of QA/QC inspection of subsea cables during fabrication, transportation and commissioning phases
  • Ability to assess methodologies used by Contractors during fabrication
  • Diligent, good interpersonal skills

General Information

  • Candidates must be willing to relocate to Taipei, Taiwan quickly and start ASAP
  • The is a contractor role; 6 month contract is offered with a possibility of extension
  • Deadline for accepting applications: 15th December 2018
  • To apply, send your CV and motivation letter to pavlina.potter@owcltd.co.uk quoting as a reference the role you are applying for
  • No recruiters or agencies will be considered; direct applications only
Title: Lead Permitting Specialist
Reports to: Director of APAC
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Job Overview

Lead Permitting Specialist is responsible to carry out and manage the permitting and consenting tasks and report to APAC Director.

Candidates must have experience within the offshore wind industry in Taiwan, having worked for a developer/consultancy/governmental authority in a similar role. Candidates must be fluent in English and Mandarin.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead, manage and grow the OWC permitting team
  • Help clients understand and mitigate permitting / consenting risk of their offshore wind projects
  • Deliver permitting assignments on time, budget and to a high-quality standard
  • Draft official letters, compile proposals, communicate and negotiate with governmental authorities
  • Develop and manage the permitting process and programme for our clients
  • Identify consenting/permitting risks and provide solutions for clients
  • Bridge the gap and coordinate between technical team, permit team and contractors
  • Represent OWC at conferences, seminars and meetings to establish business development leads and to market OWC to prospective clients
  • Identify and communicate relevant technological developments or regulatory changes which may impact the business or provide new opportunities

Specific Requirements

  • Office based role; occasional travel, flexibility to working hours from time to time

Qualifications

Essential Desirable
  • University degree in relevant discipline
  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline
  • MBA

Work experience

Essential Desirable
  • Experience with Taiwanese offshore wind related policies, regulations, rules and developments
  • Experience of local permitting process and applications, including EIA, Establishment Permit, PPA, Construction Permit, Electricity License etc.
  • Experience of technical sub-permits for constructions, including permits of on/offshore land, cable route, substation etc.
  • Extensive experiences of cooperating with local authorities/stakeholders/supply chains
  • Great connections in the industry through delivering quality work

Technical Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Expert in Taiwanese offshore wind related policies, regulations, rules and developments
  • Expert in local permitting process and applications, including EIA, Establishment Permit, PPA, Construction Permit, Electricity License etc.
  • Expert in technical sub-permits for constructions, including permits of on/offshore land, cable route, substation etc.

Behavioural Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Good sales and business development techniques and being competent in marketing the capabilities of OWC
  • Capable of seeing new business opportunities and pursuing these with existing and future clients
  • Team management
  • Ability to understand and work with local authorities/stakeholders/supply chains.
  • Demonstrably fluent in both English and Mandarin

General Requirements

  • No recruiters or agencies
  • Closing date for applications: 14th January 2019
  • Please apply by sending your CV and motivation letter mentioning reference “Lead Permitting Specialist” to pavlina.potter@owcltd.co.uk
Title: Electrical Engineer for offshore wind farm cables onshore and substation
Reports to: Country Manager Taiwan
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Job Overview

OWC are an engineering consultancy with a rapidly growing offshore wind arm in Asia Pacific. This role is to be placed into a live offshore wind farm project, that requires an onshore substation to be designed, constructed and commissioned before 2021. An exciting opportunity for an electrical engineer wanting to grow his or her career in Taiwan.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Perform all duties with a strong emphasis on health, safety, quality and environment compliance and continuous improvement
  • Provide technical expertise on submarine and onshore cable systems, and onshore substation equipment
  • Manage and review of technical documentation associated to onshore cables and substation design and equipment
  • Have an awareness of technological advances and industry best practice
  • Specify technical requirements for the design, manufacture, testing, qualification and commissioning activities of submarine and onshore cable systems
  • Initiating procurements and create specifications within the electrical package
  • Liaise with third party stakeholders / Interfaces associated with the onshore substation and cable package (local authorities, offshore contractors, grid supplier, etc)
  • Deal with cable and substation equipment suppliers on technical aspects related to design, manufacture, testing
  • Witnessing of manufacturing, testing activities both at factory and on-site

Specific Requirements

  • The location will be predominantly in Taipei for the first 6 months, followed by regular visits/stints in Miaoli (West Coast Taiwan) during construction, installation and commissioning
  • Visits to equipment or cable manufacturers globally may also be required on an adhoc basis

Qualifications

Essential Desirable
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Electrical engineering

Work experience

Essential Desirable
  • At least 5 years of experience within an energy developer, utility, electrical equipment provider or a related field performing technical package manager roles for offshore wind projects in the electrical engineering space
  • Experience performing mechanical, electrical and thermal calculations associated with Submarine Cables
  • Experience in the design, fabrication and commissioning of onshore substation electrical equipment
  • Experience of similar work in Taiwan, or Asia Pacific

Technical Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Ability to communicate well and liaise with contractors, clients and authorities to build and develop relationships.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ability to conceptualise engineering problems and provide the methodology and detailed thinking to turn them into solutions;
  • Ability to provide on-site technical solutions to unforeseen engineering problems that mitigate program slippage
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Fluency in Mandarin would be an advantage

Behavioural Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Ambitious, motivated and driven to succeed
  • Good team player
  • Proven ability of communicating complex technical or commercial issues to peers or senior managers

General Requirements

  • Candidates must be willing to relocate to Taipei, Taiwan quickly and start ASAP
  • The is a contractor role; 2 year contract is offered
  • Deadline for accepting applications: 14th January 2019
  • To apply, send your CV and motivation letter to pavlina.potter@owcltd.co.uk quoting as a reference the role you are applying for
  • No recruiters or agencies will be considered; direct applications only
Title: Fabrication Manager – Offshore Wind
Reports to: Foundation Package Manager
Estimated Duration: 6 month contract
Location: Taiwan, Korea or Indonesia
Working Pattern: 5 days/ week – 40 hours/ week

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead the Supervision activities during the WTG jacket or pile fabrication on site. Coordinate and Manage Site Engineers and inspectors who supervise the fabrication
  • Day to day management decisions relating to site works to avoid delays, disruption or claims whilst ensuring safety, technical and financial compliance. Take necessary actions to minimise claims/ variations from contractors
  • Support project management team as required
  • Ensure the interfaces related with the site are carried out properly, including the interface between Marine Warranty Surveyors (MWS), Installation Contractors, Yard Fabricator and Project Management

Key Tasks

  • Lead the Site Inspection. Oversee the contractor site activities for structure, mechanical, & electrical elements; testing, load out and transfer of custody of WTG jackets
  • Chair site meetings with Fabricator and review/ prepare the minute of meetings
  • Prepare Weekly site progress reports
  • Support project management team as required
  • To provide site information to respond on the commercial issues
  • To review drawings, method statements, fabrication plan, etc. to ensure the compliance with Employer technical Requirements
  • To liaise with Engineering department and provide on-site technical solutions to unforeseen engineering problems minimising the impact to the contractors program and potential additional cost
  • Review contractor monthly applications for payment
  • Prepare the documentation required for the Load out and Transfer of Custody Management
  • Ensure the Site progress comply with programme requirements, to meet project delivery necessities
  • Ensure the Contractor comply with site quality, safety and environmental plans

Key Criteria

Essential Desirable
  • BEng in related engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • 10 year Experience on Offshore Fabrication
  • Experience in Contractor Management as Construction or Project Manager
  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme 5-day course
  • Working at height/ Confined Spaces Courses
  • Welding NDT’s Training
  • PC knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • Full clean driving license
  • Experience on Jacket Fabrication
  • CSWIP 3.1 (Level 2)Welding Inspector or equivalent (Welding Engineer, Welding Certification with NDT’s (VT, MT, UT, RT) level II as per ISO 9712.)
  • GWO/ BST/ HUET
  • First Aider and Fire Marshall

Key Interfaces

  • Fabrication Site contractor
  • Foundation Contractor
  • Free Issue Equipment Suppliers
  • Marine Warranty Surveyor
  • Installation Contractor
  • Project Management

General Requirements

  • Candidates must be willing to relocate quickly and start ASAP
  • The is a contractor role; 6 month contract is offered
  • Deadline for accepting applications: 3rd Feb 2019
  • Apply by emailing your CV to pavlina.potter@owcltd.co.uk quoting as a reference the role you are applying for
  • No recruiters or agencies will be considered; direct applications only
Title: GIS Technician
Reports to: GIS Manager
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Job Overview

Geographical information systems (GIS) Technician will be responsible for providing technical GIS support to the GIS Manager and teams working on Offshore wind farm projects in Asia.

The role will involve the production of charts, GIS data processing, in-house GIS data capture from different sources, analysis and presentation of geographical information.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist with data collection and compilation from Taiwanese sources
  • Ongoing development and enhancement GIS capability on the project
  • Translation of datasets from English to Mandarin and vice versa
  • Ensuring all data received or managed is populated with clear metadata
  • Assist GIS Manager define GIS standards, processes and procedures to be adopted internally and applied by external contractors
  • Day to day GIS administration, spatial analysis, data processing
  • Production of high-quality maps, reports and associated outputs and presentation material
  • Liaison with the package managers and support functions within the team
  • Liaison with project teams to provide GIS support
  • Liaison with third party contractors where appropriate
  • Managing GIS data to a high standard, ensuring that all relevant data is reliably securely managed in project server

 

Specific Requirements

  • Onshore based role; occasional travel, flexibility to working hours from time to time. Partially based at client’s premises should the need arise

Qualifications

Essential Desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, computer science or engineering
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Geographic Information systems
  • Qualification in Survey engineering or other related geospatial discipline

Work experience

Essential Desirable
  • At least 1-2 years’ working experience using GIS
  • Expert use of ESRI ArcGIS (version 10 or above)
  • Experience with GIS data standards and data management.
  • Experience producing maps and charts
  • High level of professionalism – with attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High degree of computer literacy to include competence in current Microsoft applications
  • Experience working as a GIS consultant or technician for an engineering / environmental consultancy working on offshore or renewable related project work
  • Excellent technical knowledge of geomatics and spatial analysis.
  • Working knowledge and experience using QGIS, Google Earth and other geospatial software products
  • Working knowledge and experience using AutoCAD software products.
  • Working knowledge of ‘ArcGIS Online’ including development of web mapping services.
  • Working knowledge and experience writing python scripts to automate GIS processes

Technical Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Expert use of ESRI ArcGIS (version 10 or above)
  • Experience with GIS data standards and data management.
  • Experience producing maps and charts
  • High level of professionalism – with attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High degree of computer literacy to include competence in current Microsoft applications
  • Excellent technical knowledge of geomatics and spatial analysis
  • Working knowledge and experience using QGIS, Google Earth and other geospatial software products
  • Working knowledge and experience using AutoCAD software products
  • Working knowledge of ‘ArcGIS Online’ including development of web mapping services
  • Working knowledge and experience writing python scripts to automate GIS processes

Behavioural Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

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 organised, self-directed & insightful
  • Good English communication skills and excellent report writing skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Mandarin
  • Proficiency in other European languages (French, German, etc.), or Japanese or Korean, is an advantage

General Requirements

  • Only candidates based in Taiwan will be considered
  • Candidates must have the Right to work in Taiwan and available to start ASAP
  • Closing date 20th March 2019
  • No recruiters or agencies please
  • To apply send your CV to andrew.goh@owcltd.com

Global

Title: Senior / Principal Consultant – O&M
Grade: T4 / T3
Reports to: Engineering Manager (London) or APAC Director (Taipei)
Location: London (UK), Scotland (UK), Hamburg (Germany) or Taipei (Taiwan)

Job Overview

The Senior/Principal 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 O&M and asset management topics or problems. Manage the teams of multi-disciplined engineers needed to deliver our scopes of work, including both OWC and non-OWC staff.

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 O&M and asset management; such as developing/reviewing O&M concepts, strategies and OPWC models, developing/reviewing employers’ requirements, reviewing as part of a due diligence assignment, leading O&M readiness work packages, advising on optimizing asset management and/or life extension issues
  • 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 is expected

Qualifications

Essential Desirable
  • Qualified to degree standard in Engineering or a relevant subject
  • First or upper second-class honors degree
  • Chartered member of a relevant professional institutional body

Work experience

Essential Desirable
  • At least 7-10 years experience of working in an engineering / renewables consultancy with large projects, working on offshore or renewable related project work
  • Experience of consulting, advising or designing renewable energy projects
  • Experience in the development, construction and operation of offshore wind projects
  • Experience of conducting lenders technical advisor assignments

Technical Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

Essential Desirable
  • Expert in the use of the MS office package
  • Ability to co-ordinate, direct and lead projects and work under own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Excellent technical knowledge and experience of offshore wind farms with specialist knowledge of O&M and Asset Management
  • 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
  • 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, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes and Competencies

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 organised, self-directed & insightful
  • Good English communication skills and excellent report writing skills
  • Proficiency in other European languages (French, German, etc.) or Mandarin, Japanese or Korean, is an advantage

General Requirements

  • No recruiters or agencies
  • Closing date for applications: 20th March 2019
  • Please apply by filling out the online form and attaching your CV