Senior Mechanical Engineer - Renewables

Lead delivery of technical tasks for onshore and offshore wind turbines in Hamburg, Germany. Wood seeks self-motivated engineers with renewable energy passion and relevant degree. Diverse, global projects and professional development opportunities available.

Hamburg, Germany  UTC+01:00   Hybrid   10000+   More than 3 months ago

We are currently working on global projects from across the renewables sector including onshore and offshore Wind and Solar PV.

Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.

The Role

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a passion for renewable energy who has a relevant engineering degree. Ideally you will have a working knowledge of multi-megawatt wind turbine technology and industry practices, and a demonstrated track record of delivering high quality assessments in the renewable energy industry but we will also consider candidates who have relevant transferable skills from other industries.

Our Clients and Projects

It’s a future for all of us. We aspire to shape a better tomorrow by unlocking solutions that address the biggest challenges facing our clients and our society.

We service a varied client base worldwide, including World-class private developers (major and independent), investment banks, utilities & power generation companies, pension funds, Technology Innovation and Research Centres – to name but a few. We provide value add services bespoke to the clients' requirements across; technical specialists, project management, owners engineering through all the phases of the project life-cycle. Our specialisms across the renewables sector include; onshore and offshore wind, green hydrogen, solar, grid, storage and infrastructure. The work that we do for our clients is key to making the energy transition possible.

What we can offer

  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across renewables and emerging energy sectors
  • Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant based on a 37.5 hour working week
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business
  • Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market
  • 30 days annual leave plus public holidays and the 24th and 31st of December additional days off on top of leave allowance
  • Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests
  • Access to Advisory Services training – you can access a library of unique training material developed by experts within advisory services, take the opportunity to use these and add to them sharing your own expertise
  • Energy Transition Academy – join a community of experts sharing your knowledge and gaining more exposure to a variety of existing and emerging energy systems – delivered by experts in their field
  • Reimbursement of Deutschland-Ticket up to 49 Euro/month
  • Tax-free benefits in kind (vouchers) - up to 50 Euro/month
  • Global connections; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession


If all of this sounds good to you, review the typical responsibilities of the role and the requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood.

The principal responsibility of this post is leading the delivery of technical tasks such as:

  • Technology and supplier assessments for onshore and offshore multi-megawatt wind turbines and other renewable energy technologies
  • Developing contract and technical requirement specifications for wind turbine supply and wind farm engineering, procurement and construction contracts
  • Evaluation of tenders and negotiation for such contracts
  • Inspecting, evaluating and reporting on the completion status and quality of multi-megawatt wind turbines on sites during construction and operation
  • Advising on risk and interface management
  • Evaluating and providing input to Basis of Design and Front End Engineering Design studies
  • Developing assessment tools to support technical and risk evaluation
  • Preparation of high quality technical reports for issue to clients
  • Leading and/or participating in client calls and meetings

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting construction and safety management, and ensuring that contractual requirements are fulfilled through a combination of site presence, inspections and document reviews
  • Advising on mechanical engineering aspects of wind turbines and other renewable energy technologies
  • Management of projects and work packages to meet quality, time and budgetary objectives
  • Client-facing business development and project management
  • Preparing proposals, cost estimates and commercial terms for Wood's commissions

Supporting responsibilities of the post will include:

  • Witnessing inspections and tests, with occasional site engineer assignments
  • Supporting development and implementation of management processes
  • Supporting team development, including professional mentoring
  • Assisting with the development and expansion of long-term client relationships


At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all of the talent that is out there. We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences and embrace differences. Even if you feel you don’t have every single skill, knowledge or experience listed, but feel you have some of the experience, knowledge or skills to help us unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges….do apply.


  • Clear understanding of engineering principles, supported by practical engineering experience
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal in English) are essential
  • Strong organisational, team working and influencing skills
  • Understanding of relevant safety regulations, good practices and engineering standards
  • A flexible and proactive approach to completing work
  • An interest in renewable energy and / or sustainability
  • A relevant engineering degree


  • Previous relevant working experience in the renewable energy sector
  • Working knowledge of multi-megawatt wind turbine technology and industry practices
  • Evidence of completion of engineering tasks, project management and delivery on wind energy projects
  • Experience of undertaking inspections of multi-megawatt wind turbines and their associated manufacturing facilities
  • Experience of development or operation of renewable energy projects, or transferable experience from power, offshore, or other relevant industries
  • Relevant design, manufacturing, construction or operational experience
  • Commercial understanding and experience
  • Relevant training in project and safety management
  • Knowledge of forms of contract and/or experience in contract negotiations
  • Willingness to travel (Europe and worldwide), including possible site assignments up to 25% of time
  • Valid driving licence for use in Germany

About Us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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Dec 06, 2023


Jun 05, 2024


Hamburg, Germany



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