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Company Info
Green Door Recruitment
www.gd-rec.com
renewables@gd-rec.com
0845 337 2773
 
Civil Engineer - Wind farm projects (based in South West England)
Location: , Outside US (United Kingdom)
Compensation Range:
Employment Type: Full Time (Experienced) Job ID: 9773

Job Details:
Civil Engineer - Wind farm projects (based in South West England), ref 1101-14

Travel Requirement: Regular travel, both nationally and internationally.

Role Purpose:
Our client is the world's largest independent technical and engineering consultancy for renewable energy. They are the recognised global authority on onshore and offshore wind power and also serve the wave, tidal and solar sectors.

The role will involve working with the PDS and IE teams to provide general civil expertise throughout the development, procurement and construction phases of a wind farm project, including geotechnical, conceptual design, technical due diligence, design review and acting as Lenders and Owners Civil Engineer during the construction phase.

The main purpose of this role is to provide Civil Engineering expertise to the PDS and IE teams

Provide Civil Engineering expertise to the PDS and IE teams including:
Conceptual wind farm design - foundations, access tracks, hard standings, drainage etc
Specification of Civil Balance of Plant
Transport/Access studies
Specifying and managing Site Investigations and topographical
Interpretation of geotechnical reports
Detailed design review including foundation structural design
Developing and drafting detailed design drawings
Acting as Owners Civil Engineer and undertaking site inspections and providing QA of Civil Works during Construction
Technically reviewing civil financial / commercial information
Work with the PDS/IE team to promote and deliver the groups Civil Engineering Services
Undertaking Civil design work in the UK and other markets.
Liaising with the Global Civil Engineer Group on latest technical issues.
Supporting the companies procurement services including providing civil engineering expertise in drafting technical specifications and reviewing tender responses and negotiations.
Performing technical due diligence of civil specifications
Liaising with a wide range of clients from wind farm developers to financial institutions
Liaising with industry suppliers, managing bidding processes and providing critical bid assessment
Work on multiple projects, managing own time to meet deadlines.
Managing the complete project lifecycle
Producing tender proposals (including technical and financial aspects),
Managing the project work to ensure delivery of the scope on time and budget
Closing out the work, ensuring the client is satisfied with the work and has been appropriately invoiced.
Producing written reports and other documentation for delivery to the client
Providing technical advice both directly to clients and to other parts of business
Supporting the continuous improvement of the civil quality documentation
Supervising and mentoring of staff
Any other appropriate duties as directed by line management
Person Specification:
To be successful in this role, and our business, you will need to demonstrate the following qualification, professional expertise and personal attributes:

Technical / Professional Expertise:
On appointment:

An appropriate degree/higher degree in Civil Engineering
Chartered Engineer status
Significant practical commercial experience undertaking civil project engineering
Civil design capability
Geotechnical study specification and review
Appreciation of civil engineering content of a modern windfarm
Familiarity with local (UK) regulations, Eurocodes and procedures/processes
Good understanding of the UK H&S legislation
Good IT skills, and experience using MS Office suite packages and AutoCAD or Microstation
Desirable:

Experience of coordinating geotechnical studies
Capable of managing an integrated team
Experience of coordinating transport/access studies
Experience working within the renewables industry
Health and Safety training
Competency Requirements
Capable of working independently.
Good organisation and time management skills
Adaptability, and able to cope with a wide variety of tasks.
Ability to produce clear written reports and communicate verbally in English.
Ability to produce construction quality drawings
Familiar with working to international standards.

You will be in regular contact (phone/email/meetings) with the Client (Lenders and Owners) and Client's project team as well as construction contractors, stakeholders and other third parties.

You will be in regular contact with the UK IE/PDS manager for reporting, decision making and issue escalation. This may include phone call, emails, team meetings and one-to-one meetings as appropriate.

You will work closely with other PDS, IE, Energy and Electrical engineers in their local offices, and will have contact with the wider civil community.