Position: Floating Wind Structures Engineer (Technical Authority)
Salary: Competitive based on experience
Ref: 537046_1631674803
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 15/09/2021
Expiry Date: 13/10/2021
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Flexible UK
Salary: Competitive depending on experience + car/allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?
SSE Renewables Engineering & Innovation team provide a wide range of specialist engineering and technical services to support the business including through life cycle asset management. We drive SSE Renewables Innovation agenda and take responsibility for Design Assurance as well as the resourcing and delivery of all engineering requirements across the capital portfolio. We are also focused on creating an engineering Centre of Excellence for SSE Renewables

As our Floating Wind Structural Technical Engineer you will provide technical direction for structures, piles, and mooring systems for our portfolio of offshore floating wind projects, providing key input into the key decision process.

Some of your other main accountabilities will include:

  • Providing technical guidance and expert opinion and approval across a portfolio of offshore wind generation projects.
  • Ensuring that project technology choice and design have achieved an optimum techno-economic solution to support the overall project delivery, and maximise returns in a competitive market environment, whilst pursuing longer term engineering innovations to support SSEs growth strategy and competitive advantage.
  • Supporting the development and execution of the structural engineering aspects of our Floating Wind Technology development strategy, to deliver commercially ready engineering solutions for the 1st generation of commercial scale floating offshore wind projects at SSE.
  • Undertaking the assessment and evaluation of available structural and fabrication options, developing technical supplier relationships to progress projects specific solution development and define research and innovation opportunities and quantify infrastructure and equipment requirements.
  • Ensuring the design standards are being integrated into the projects and that risks are being managed, whilst defining and facilitating the Verification and Validation activities for the structural package during design and construction.

What do I need?
To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

  • Chartered Engineer status and Engineering Council membership.
  • Significant experience and exposure of high capacity structure, piling and mooring design in the offshore sector for Renewables or Oil and Gas applications.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, influencing and communication skills, which you'll be capable of adapting to all management levels and situations, and specifically where there is a need to manage, mediate and influence in high pressure environments.
  • Excellent organisation skills will be essential, along with the ability to deliver quality work to the agreed timescales.
  • A good understanding of the commercial context and implications of engineering activities and decisions will also be necessary.

About our Business
SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, with growth ambitions to treble our renewable energy output by 2030. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets across the UK, Ireland and internationally. As our ambitions and projects grow, so do our teams, meaning we can offer a great selection of opportunities, training and development to support your career.

Life at SSE
If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps
All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.
If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact /01738 275847.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

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Job Benefits:

Competitive based on experience