Position: Geotechical Engineer
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 522062_1568987713
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 20/09/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Glasgow/Perth/Dublin

Salary: Up to £56,500/Circa €65,500 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time with Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE Renewables has a vision to make renewable energy the foundation of a zero-carbon world. Part of the FTSE-listed SSE plc, our strategy is to drive the transition to a low-carbon future through the world class development, construction and operation of our fleet of wind energy generation sites and flexible hydro. SSE currently have one of the largest development pipelines for Offshore Wind in both the UK and Ireland.


What is the Role

Within SSE Renewables Engineering and Innovation, the Offshore Structural Engineer will provide technical direction and manage the structural packages for our large portfolio of offshore wind projects. You'll ensure the design standards are being integrated into the projects and the risk are being managed, whilst defining and facilitating the Verification and Validation activities for the structural package during design and construction. A large part of this role will also involve providing key input into the Key Decision process.

What do I need?

You should be educated to degree level in Civil, Geotechnical Engineering, or Engineering Geology and have a comprehensive understanding of legislation, design and operational standards. Chartered or close to sitting your Chartership Professional Review is essential.

You'll possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an innovative mind set, have a flexible approach and the capacity to deliver high quality work on a consistent basis in a demanding environment.

You will display excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will possess an innovative mind set, have a flexible approach and have the capacity to deliver high quality work on a consistent basis in a demanding environment. Although office based you will be required to travel as and when is required by the work being undertaken.

Excellent organisation skills will be essential, along with the ability to deliver quality work to the agreed timescales.

-Experience in the design and decision-making process for Large scale projects involving international multi-disciplinary teams.

-Experience of managing the interfaces and technical risk between the key design disciplines of offshore wind foundations i.e. geotechnical, piling, grouted connection, primary/secondary steel, transition piece, electrical, turbine and fabrication, transportation and installation.

-Understanding of the main types of offshore wind substructure i.e. jackets, monopiles floating and what influences each choice.

-Experience in the verification process through certification agencies such as DNV-GL and Lloyds register.

-Offshore ground investigation and laboratory test scheduling, both standard and advanced. - Interpretation of ground investigation results: unitisation, parameters identification, and design parameters profiles.

-Leg penetration and pile driveability analyses.

-Geo hazard identification and risk assessment.

-Offshore wind foundation design and an appreciation of the common design codes and standards

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please contact sse.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. Internal candidates, please notify your line manager before you submit your application.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all 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 its 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.