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Job Description

I am working exclusively with a marine, offshore and engineering consultancy with a passion for renewable energy. Their experience in offshore wind, marine tidal and solar power combined with their innovative design, engineering and marine warranty knowledge, Under the supervision of the UK Engineering Lead, this role will provide leadership to the UK Naval Architecture team.

They are open to the successful candidate working from either their Aberdeen, Glasgow or London office.

The Role:
Ensure technical and service delivery quality and profitability of all work performed by the team. Supervise, manage and participate in a wide variety of office-based consultancy projects, involving project management, advisory, assurance and design.  
Duties and Responsibilities (in conjunction with UK Engineering Lead and Business Stream Leadership) include:  
  • Take responsibility for the delivery of a high quality service that meets the needs of clients and is compliant with the HSEQ requirements of the business management system  
  • Identify and develop potential business streams for the Engineering Department Work scope proposals, work scope cost and deadline estimation 
  • Resourcing and coordination of workload amongst engineering staff (including liaison with other offices worldwide to make the most effective use of available resource)
  • Forecast future workload, lead the preparation of tenders in response to enquiries.
  • Provide technical leadership with interpretation of standards and in defining effective paths to solve technical problems 
This role comprises of three areas of management-

Personnel Management:
  • Assist with the appraisal of staff performance  
  • Identification of specific training requirements  
  • Structure workload to meet individuals development goals
  • Day to day staffing, including all performance related issues
  • Staff / Personal time management 
Client Management:
  • Addressing client needs and management of their eexpectations 
  • Identify work scope / cost variations 
  • Maintain current client relationships
  • Develop new client relationships
Quality Assurance:
  • Preparation for External Audits 
  • Assurance of high quality standard for deliverables 
  • Follow the group Business Management System 
The Person:

Specific Skills, Knowledge and Experience required:  
  • A degree qualification in Naval Architecture, or equivalent 
  • Chartered membership of RINA or IMarEST is desirable 
  • Experience of technical software eg. SESAM (GeniE, HydroD, Wamit), Orcaflex, Moses, GHS, MathCAD and AutoCAD
  • Experience in mooring assessments, motion response analysis, stability, riser analysis and vessel weight management including incline and deadweight surveys 
  • Experience in operability studies is desirable, including availability analysis, SIMOPS and weather downtime simulations 
The successful candidate should be able to-
  • Lead project teams effectively, be able to work independently as well as in a team and promote team working across disciplines 
  • Recognise individuals skills and utilise them to achieve a better group outcome
  • Delegate to develop skills of others 
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders  
  • Actively market services and seek new opportunities 
  • Effectively manage department resources and workload, taking responsibility for managing client expectations
  • Consider commercial factors when making decisions and define the appropriate level of accuracy in area of expertise