Position: Metocean Engineer
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 522152_1568988780
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

We are currently seeking a Metocean Engineer with knowledge and experience in the development and execution phases of largescale Offshore Wind Projects to join the Renewable Engineering and Innovation business. 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 project objectives, whilst also ensuring value engineering and innovation are incorporated in the design of offshore facilities.

Reporting to the Offshore Engineering Manager and working within the Renewables Engineering and Innovation team, you will be responsible for providing specialist support across a range of offshore wind projects and operations. Including early stage project development, detailed design and construction activities. You will ensure the quality of work delivered is carried out to a high standard, achieves customer or stakeholder requirements and that all processes and procedures are adhered to in an efficient and consistent manner across projects.

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. You should have demonstrable technical knowledge and experience within engineering with a detailed understanding of offshore design processes, transportation and installation techniques. You will preferably have experience in working with large scale projects and will be comfortable making engineering-based decisions with significant impact on engineering risk. You'll have a strong commercial acumen and a firm grasp of the context and implications of engineering activities and decisions. In particular, we are looking for individuals who have skills in the following;

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

-Ability to influence staff effectively, both within the project design development team and through an engineering matrix management structure, to ensure delivery of activities against project requirements and timescales

-Ability to management conflict in high pressure situations

-Knowledge and experience of relevant legislation and industry good practice

-High organisation capabilities to deliver quality work to the agreed timescales

-Highly motivated and committed to deliver quality specialist work and developing others in this field

-Good understanding and experience of how metocean conditions affect different aspects of turbine and structural design, and understand the sensitivity of these parameters in terms of costs

-Understanding of cost implications related to design specification and safety factors

-A qualified engineer with good understanding of oceanography, meteorology and coastal processes or an oceanographer with extensive engineering experience

-Understanding and past experience of offshore data collection, metocean modelling and weather forecasting

-Problem solver - ability to address complex technical issues and to make them simple. Well structured, systematic approach, with the ability to identify and analyse problems, understand risks and implement appropriate solutions

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.