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Project Engineer

Edinburgh/Portugal


Reporting to

Engineering Project Manager

Department

Engineering

Role Type

Permanent

Work Pattern

Full Time - Monday to Friday

Key Contacts

Engineering Project Manager, Engineering Department, Asset Management Department, Commercial and Procurement Management, Asset Performance Department, HSQE Management, Third-party service providers

Direct reports

N/A

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 Project Engineer is a key member of the Project Engineering function within the Engineering Department.  Led by the Engineering Project Manager, the principal responsibility of the Project Engineering function 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 knowledge and experience of supporting and delivering engineering projects in the wind industry, the Project Engineer will provide engineering support throughout the project planning and execution phases and will have the opportunity to Project Manage projects.  The Project Engineer will work closely with the wider Engineering Department, HSQE, Asset Management, and third party MSA providers to lead 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
  • Support and in some cases lead the planning workstream of assigned projects 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, supporting the negotiations to ensure the necessary contracts are placed on schedule and meet the work scope and resource requirements
  • 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 works
  • Lead the project execution phase of assigned projects working with key stakeholders to ensure safe delivery to schedule and budget
  • Manage project documentation
  • Provide engineering support throughout the planning and execution phase to solve problems and mitigate risk
  • Maintain project delivery risk registers, actively mitigating/managing delivery risk
  • Conduct project progress monitoring and reporting
  • 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.
  • 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

Inorganic Growth

  • Where potential acquisition targets include assets to be constructed, support business inorganic growth aspirations through the contribution of engineering support to enable competitive transaction bids and minimise value at risk.
  • Support the assessment of Turbine Supply Agreements and Balance of Plant Contracts highlighting any potential risks
  • For successful transactions that include asset construction, support the review of progress reporting working with appointed Technical Advisors to mitigate any technical risks
  • Support the efficient progression to asset Commercial Operation by ensuring construction contract scope completion, assets are appropriately inspected, and all issues captured and registered prior to takeover
Qualifications, training & professional memberships

Essential:

  • Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering (other disciplines may be considered depending on relevant experience)

Desirable:

  • Qualification in Project Management (PRINCE2, AMP)
  • IOSH or NEBOSH qualified
Preferred experience

Essential:

  • Strong understanding and demonstrable experience of working with operational Wind Power Plant and the associated mechanical and electrical subsystems and components.
  • Multi-project and stakeholder management
  • Contractor 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 utilised in different European countries
  • Delivery of complex engineering projects in wind industry
Skills & knowledge

Essential:

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

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of High Voltage Operational Safety
  • Language skills (Portuguese, Spanish, French, German)
  • Enterprise Asset Management Software (e.g. Maximo, SAP)
Competencies & behaviours
  • Organised and methodical mindset
  • Safety orientated
  • Results focussed
  • 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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