Developing Engineering Manager (Senior/Principal Engineer)


Do you have a technical background in offshore wind foundations design? Do you have a strong aptitude for communication, collaboration, quick understanding of technical topics, problem solving, and leadership?

SLPE are seeking a developing Engineering Manager to support delivery of our offshore wind foundations design projects and to progress towards a project leadership role. It is anticipated that the candidate will join as a Senior Engineer or Principal Engineer, and will develop towards an Engineering Manager role over the next 6-18 months depending on experience.

Who we’re looking for:

The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in offshore wind foundations design, either wind turbine foundations or offshore substation foundations. It is likely that you will have direct experience in one area of foundations design (primary steel, secondary steel, connections design, FEA, transport and installation analysis, etc) combined with an appreciation of the other technical disciplines involved in design projects. You will also have an awareness of the other packages involved in developing an offshore wind farm, such as fabrication and T&I.

You will have experience in a leadership position, such as leading packages of work, mentoring junior engineers, line management, etc. It is likely that you are developing a well-rounded understanding of offshore wind design projects, and are looking to combine your technical experience with aspects of project management, interface management, and client relationship management.

Given the breadth of experience desirable for this role, we anticipate that the successful candidate will have a minimum of 6 years’ engineering experience and will have been working in offshore wind design for at least 3 years.

What we offer:

This role offers an opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest engineers in our industry, as part of a supportive and collaborative team dedicated to innovation and excellence. You will be able to develop your offshore wind experience, as well as your leadership, management, and technical skills, while working for a forward-thinking, friendly, and flexible team pushing the boundaries of offshore wind design.

SLPE deliver world-leading projects, based on cutting-edge design processes and capabilities, and we have fun doing it. If you are motivated, enthusiastic, and willing to learn, this could be the role for you.

Job Description

Essential Experience:

• A strong technical background in design of offshore wind turbine foundations or offshore substation foundations

• Experience supporting the engineering management or project management aspects of engineering design projects, such as managing requirements, interfaces, technical queries, etc.

• Experience leading or facilitating the work of technical engineering teams, reviewing deliverables, managing schedules, etc.

• Proven communication skills, including interacting confidently with clients and with engineering teams

• Demonstration of excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, and a rigorous approach to the management of quality

• A Masters degree in Civil / Structural / Mechanical Engineering, or a suitable equivalent

• A Chartered Engineer, or working towards chartership

Desirable Experience:

• Experience in a technical area of offshore wind foundations design, such as primary steel design, secondary steel design, etc.

• Familiarity with the structure of typical offshore wind projects, both within the foundations design team as well as more widely

• Experience working with a range of offshore wind developers, fabricators, and installers

Key Responsibilities:

• Working with our existing Engineering and Project Managers to support the management and delivery of our varied portfolio of offshore wind projects

• Ownership of engineering management aspects such as interface management, risk assessment, integration of technical disciplines, oversight of suppliers and subcontractors, liaising with clients, etc.

• Supporting a varied range of work across the team, including business development and business operations, as requirements arise

Competencies and Soft Skills:

• Excellent interpersonal and technical skills with the confidence to liaise with clients

• Be self-motivated, well organised, and a team player

• Ability to work with and oversee other engineers, to manage and deliver the objectives of the team

• Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work

• Excellent technical comprehension, with the ability to quickly understand technical issues and explain them to others

Additional Information:

• This role will be based in either London or Bristol. SLPE currently operates on a hybrid working basis, with staff typically expected to attend the office a minimum of 2-3 days per week. For a Bristol-based candidate, regular travel to SLPE’s main office in central London will be required, for which expenses will be reimbursed.

• A flexible working attitude and availability to work outside normal hours if required is beneficial.

Rewards & Benefits:

On top of a competitive basic salary, we offer a number of additional core benefits. These include:

• Flexible annual leave starting at 25 days a year

• Annual discretionary bonus scheme

• Professional subscriptions, training, and support

• A flexible contributory pension scheme

• Private medical and dental insurance

• Income protection insurance

• Life assurance cover

• Cycle to Work scheme

• Generous parental leave

Salary range: £55,000 to £75,000 depending on experience

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