Electrical Portfolio Manager UK (Offshore Wind)

Lead Electrical Package Manager for UK floating offshore wind projects in Scotland. Manage electrical engineering activities, coordinate with team, partners, and suppliers. Ensure safety, design, and delivery of electrical infrastructure.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   On-site   Full Time   501-1000   More than 3 months ago

We are looking for an Electrical Package Manager (EPM) (UK Portfolio) to support our 4 floating offshore wind projects in Scotland.

If you are passionate about offshore wind power, and in particular floating, and enjoy the unique challenges of a growing business in an emerging industry, this might be the right opportunity for you.

As EPM you lead all the electrical engineering activities (Onshore/offshore and SCADA) to support the projects in Scotland and be responsible for managing the technical and logistical aspects of the projects’ electrical system design definition. You will ensure effective coordination with the team, partners and suppliers. You will report to the Head of Engineering and coordinate with Project Managers, and corporate Director of Grid Connection & Electrical Works at BlueFloat Energy, updating them on a regular basis regarding the latest developments of the work package including technical scope, suppliers and interfaces. You will work in close cooperation with other package managers and internal and external stakeholders.

You will be joining a dynamic and highly motivated team of passionate energy professionals who have extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in executing floating offshore wind projects.

Key Accountabilities

The position is expected to span the entire project development duration from concept design through to installation and commissioning of assets.

  • Overall responsibility for the concept, design and delivery of the electrical infrastructure (including SCADA) for the UK floating offshore windfarms.
  • Oversee the entire electrical system design covering the offshore inter-array system, export transmission system and onshore infrastructure.
  • Ensure safety by design in electrical engineering decisions, along with general H&S management tof the team.
  • Manage external engineering consultants to deliver specific electrical engineering work.
  • Develop, review, update, modify and approve electrical design plans of the offshore wind farms.
  • Communication and coordination with other engineering and non-engineering team leaders.
  • Ensure electrical work is delivered on time, on budget with zero errors.
  • Establish relationships with suppliers and other professionals.
  • Prepare, drive and manage the tendering processes related to the offshore cable systems, electrical equipment, and offshore/onshore substation design.
  • Participate in the research and analysis of electrical equipment design proposals.
  • Develop specifications for the required electrical equipment and technical documentation.
  • Provide input to the definition of the required equipment at the offshore/onshore substation and validate design decisions.
  • Collaborate in the definition of the wind farm layout and analysis of the interconnection solutions.
  • Direct the field operations of the electrical system.
  • Perform detailed engineering review of documentation describing equipment design, and installation and operation procedures.
  • Liaison with the rest of project managers to ensure projects are completed to specifications.
  • Participate in consultations with BEIS, Ofgem, CES, NGESO or other stakeholders when required by the Grid Manager.
  • Continuously monitor and manage associated risks in relation to e.g. potential changes in the design, consenting, project programme.
  • Participate in technical clarification meetings with other managers and the project board.
  • Provide technical support to commercial discussions for the other packages (turbine, foundations etc.).
  • Contribute to the drafting and negotiation of early works engineering contracts, if required. Update the relevant lines of budgets (DEVEX, CAPEX, OPEX).
  • Line management, performance monitoring, hiring of the Electrical engineering team.

Essential criteria

  • Chartered electrical engineer with degree qualification in electrical engineering or equivalent.
  • Proven track record in leading electrical engineering teams.
  • Significant experience of delivering Renewable Energy projects especially offshore wind.
  • Significant HV Electrical experience, including power plant, grid connection, earthing, protection, switchgear, power-electronics, power systems design and minimum 3 years of experience in the offshore wind industry.
  • Current and demonstrable electrical design calculation and specification capabilities.
  • As a person you are pro-active and structured with strong analytical skills and a quality-oriented approach to your tasks.
  • Excellent IT skills particularly MS Excel/Word/Project and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to travel both in the UK and globally.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary engineering environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly & concisely both verbally & written English and ability to explain technical issues to non-engineers.
  • Ability to influence and motivate stakeholders within a complex environment.
  • Able to collate, analyse and act upon complex and diverse information from a variety of sources and give advice for project level decision making.

Desirable criteria

  • Recognised Project Management training an advantage.
  • Ability to build and maintain a network of suppliers and technical partners.
  • Proven leadership skills and managerial experience with an ability to build and develop teams and to motivate individuals.
  • Ability to be effective in cross-cultural teams.
  • Knowledge of particular specialist skills for example:
    • Knowledge of submarine cable and HVDC systems.
    • Knowledge of power systems analysis packages such as IPSA, Digsilent or PSSE.
    • Project management and CDM Coordination.
    • SCADA and protection equipment associated with transmission, distribution and renewable projects.

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Dec 30, 2023

Full Time


Jun 18, 2024


Edinburgh, United Kingdom



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