Position: Lead Package Engineer - Mechanical
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 522139_1568992237
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 20/09/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Glasgow/Perth/Dublin

Salary: Competitive depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + car/cash allowance + 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. 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

We are currently seeking an Offshore Mechanical Lead Package Engineer with knowledge and experience in the development and execution phases of large scale Offshore Wind Projects. This role will support the SSE Renewables businesses through acting as a focal point for the Design Authority process to achieve appropriate standards, legislation and ensure project and operations requirements and objectives are fulfilled. The role shall ensure value engineering and innovation are incorporated into the specifications and design of installed offshore wind turbines.

You will be responsible for establishing an appropriate package engineering team within a multi £billion offshore wind project, taking responsibility for delivery, wind turbine supplier engagement and providing technical leadership to the package. You will interpret project and key stakeholder objectives and requirements, identifying technology and design risks and implement appropriate mitigation measures in line with the project risk appetite. You will coordinate with the Technical Authorities and senior management teams on technical, commercial and contractual matters.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you should be a chartered engineer (or have a very clear path to becoming chartered) and be educated to a degree level. You should have demonstrable technical knowledge and experience of wind turbine technology and turbine supply agreements, with a detailed understanding of offshore wind farm development being desirable. You will be comfortable making informed engineering-based decisions which will ultimately impact on the engineering risk of the project. You'll have a strong commercial acumen and a firm grasp of the context and implications of engineering activities and decisions you are responsible for. In particular, we are looking for individuals who have skills in the following;

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

-Experience of managing the interfaces and technical risks between the key stakeholders and design disciplines during specification, contract negotiation and delivery of the design for the wind turbine package i.e. electrical, control and instrumentation and operations.

-Experience of managing the interfaces across multiple project packages including key project decisions and design activities, such as the management of the wind turbine coupled analysis and certification process with the foundation and sub structure packages

-Experience of managing technical risk in design, particularly in a client role where a third party supplier must be managed to close out the risk to acceptable project levels through acceptance or mitigation.

-Experience of managing the communication and relationship with a third-party supplier to ensure sufficient information is collated when required, that relevant engagement is organised between experts to explore design and that the third party delivers on quality and contract.

-Experience of successfully negotiating technical contract exhibits with third party suppliers

-Understanding of the offshore wind turbine market, including wind turbine suppliers, technologies and known and historical issues relating to these offshore wind turbine models

-Experience of undertaking due diligence of wind turbine technology during a tender process and being responsible for proposing a preferred supplier to the project team.

-An in depth understanding of the implications of design on the efficient operation of assets is desirable

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.

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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 it's not safe, we don't do it'.

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