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Engineering Project Manager

Edinburgh


Reporting to

Technical Director

Department

Engineering

Role Type

Permanent

Work Pattern

Full Time - Monday to Friday

Key Contacts

Technical Director, Engineering Department, Asset Management, Commercial & Procurement, HSQE Management, Third-Party Service Providers, Mergers & Acquisitions Team, Finance

Direct reports

2

About the company

Ventient currently employs around 60 people in Edinburgh, Madrid and Luxembourg and has a portfolio of over 2.5GW of installed capacity across 134 sites in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the UK.

We believe in people, high performance, safety, innovation, and respect of the environment.

We offer a supportive, dynamic and team-focused environment for our people to develop their skills, while enjoying a rewarding professional career in renewable energy.

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Role purpose

The Engineering Project Manager is responsible for the establishment of the Project Engineering function whose principle responsibility is to safely maximise organic growth by leading the planning, execution, and progress monitoring of Performance Improvement Initiatives and Engineering Life Extension works across the Ventient Energy portfolio.  Utilising technical Project Management knowledge and experience, the Engineering Project Manager will develop and implement strategies, processes and procedures to achieve safe, efficient delivery of engineering projects.  The Engineering Project Manager will work closely the Technical Director and wider Engineering department, HSQE, Asset Management, and third party MSA providers to lead and oversee the safe delivery of multiple projects to budget and schedule.

Key responsibilities

Asset Performance

  • Manage the on-site delivery of Performance Improvement Initiatives (PII) to contribute to the delivery of top quartile lifetime performance (TQLP).
  • Work with the wider Engineering team to fully understand PII developments, associated work scopes and contractual requirements as projects progress through the development pipeline
  • Lead the planning workstream to develop a detailed work plan, identifying accurate budget and resource requirements
  • Support the Project Lead with business case approval
  • Play a key role in the Commercial workstream, negotiating and ensuring the necessary contracts are placed on schedule and meet the work scope and resource requirements
  • Lead the project execution phase working with key stakeholders to ensure safe delivery to schedule and budget
  • Develop and maintain project delivery risk registers, actively mitigating/managing delivery risk
  • Develop and implement project progress monitoring and reporting
  • Conduct Lesson Learned sessions following the completion of projects to appraise delivery performance and improve processes and procedures
  • Conduct Lesson Learned sessions with key stakeholders following the completion of projects to appraise delivery performance and improve processes and procedures

Asset Life Extension

  • Maximise the lifetime value of assets through the planning and management of on-site engineering life extension analytical works.
  • Understand the Ventient Energy Engineering Life Extension Strategy and the associated processes of structural and reliability analytical assessments
  • Working with the Mechanical Integrity Engineer, country specific Asset Management, and specialist external providers interpret the scope of works and produce a detailed plan that is appropriately resourced for execution
  • Ensure that external providers are fully aware of all company and site-specific HSQE requirements and that all documentation is assessed and accepted by Asset Management in advance of any planned works
  • Deliver on-site works to agreed plan, ensuring regular progress reporting is in place for key stakeholders
  • Conduct Lesson Learned sessions with key stakeholders following the completion of projects to appraise delivery performance and improve processes and procedures

Asset Reliability

  • Contribute to the delivery of TQLP and downside Value at Risk protection (DVP) through the planning and delivery of Engineering defined asset inspection and maintenance activities.
  • Work with Mechanical Engineering and Asset Management to understand annual blade inspection and repair work scopes, producing a work plan, and ensuring delivery.
  • Work with Electrical Engineering and Asset Management to understand annual High Voltage inspection and maintenance work scopes, producing a work plan, and ensuring delivery.

Inorganic Growth

  • Where potential acquisition targets include assets to be constructed, support business inorganic growth aspirations through the contribution of Project Management expertise to enable competitive transaction bids and minimise value at risk.
  • Work with the Technical Director to assess Turbine Supply Agreements and Balance of Plant Contracts highlighting any potential risks
  • Where appropriate, appraise construction programmes identifying any potential risk to delivery
  • For successful transitions that include asset construction, provide support to initialise construction monitoring and progress reporting including defining scope for any required Technical Advisers
  • Support the efficient progression to asset Commercial Operation by ensuring construction contrast scope completion, assets are appropriately inspected and all issues captured and registered prior to takeover.

Leadership and Management

  • Fully establish the Project Engineering function, developing the necessary processes and procedures to ensure efficient planning, delivery and progress reporting of various types engineering projects across the pan-European Ventient portfolio
  • Develop and retain a specialist project delivery team
Qualifications, training & professional memberships
  • Degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Qualification in Project Management (PRINCE2, AMP)
  • IOSH or NEBOSH qualified
Preferred experience

Essential:

  • Multi-project and stakeholder management
  • Development and implementation of strategies and processes
  • Line and resource management
  • Has worked across internal teams to ensure delivery

Desirable:

  • Wind power plant Asset Management experience
  • Experience of working with wind turbine blade contractors
  • Worked across several jurisdictions
  • Experience of safe systems of work utilized in different European countries
  • Delivery of complex engineering projects in wind industry
Skills & knowledge

Essential:

  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Project budget management and reporting
  • Ability to understand complex engineering work scopes and translate this into a delivery plan
  • Strong knowledge of wind power plant design, operation and maintenance
  • Contract structures and negotiation
  • Commercial understanding of asset management
  • Working knowledge of UK Wind Turbine Safety Rules (WTSR) and Construction Design and Management (CDM)

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of different models of wind power plant
  • Knowledge of High Voltage Operational Safety
  • Language skills (Portuguese, Spanish, French, German)
Competencies & behaviours
  • Organised and methodical mindset
  • Safety orientated
  • Results focused
  • Drive and persistence
  • Confident and articulate communicator
  • Excellent level of written communication
  • Teamwork
  • Directing others
  • Developing relationships
  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity

 

Notes

Ventient Energy is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be considered for employment and will not be discriminated against on any of the nine protected characteristics defined under The Equality Act 2010.

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