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Delivery Manager, Offshore Wind

THE CARBON TRUST

London

Published
05-11-2018
Job ad details
Published
05-11-2018
Expires
03-12-2018
Job ID
LJA-67487908
Job type
Permanent
Full-time
Job sector
Mechanical/Engineering

About the role:

The OWA team is looking for an Offshore Wind Technical Delivery Manager with offshore wind (or other relevant industry) experience and a technical background in a relevant subject including, but not limited to, foundations, structures, vessels, electrical systems, floating wind, logistics, installation, planning, procurement, environmental assessment, wind resource and any other relevant technical topic.

The Carbon Trust Offshore Wind team works with government and large corporate clients in the UK and internationally to help bring offshore wind technologies to market quicker, cheaper and at a great scale.

We work on large scale projects that look to drive down the cost of low carbon technologies, such as the Offshore Wind Accelerator, a collaborative joint industry RD&D program between the Carbon Trust and nine major international energy companies with the aim to reduce the cost of energy through the accelerated development and commercialisation of innovative technologies.

About us:

The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We are independent experts on carbon reduction and resource efficiency, who reinvest surpluses from group commercial activities into our mission.

The Carbon Trust provides innovative advice to governments and businesses around the world to support the global transition to a low carbon economy. We work closely with decision makers and implementers in key institutions in the UK and across multiple emerging and developing countries on low-carbon finance, programmes, policy and technology.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Offshore Wind Accelerator director, the role requires a technical programme manager who will be responsible for the day to day programme management of the OWA research activities to assure the Carbon Trust successfully delivers the Offshore Wind objectives.

The role will be expected to take on the management and delivery of at least one research area, depending on the successful candidate's technical background, leading and coordinating the programme from a technical and project management perspective.

Key tasks for this role include:

  • Research and development strategy and management
    • Lead one or more technical research area
    • Support the technical working group to identify research challenges and scope projects to address these
    • Work closely with wider industry, liaising with innovators to understand challenges and how the OWA can support innovations to market
    • Develop strong relationships with other research agencies to support collaboration
  • Programme coordination and management
    • Developing and managing project schedules
      • Supporting the OWA Director in overall strategic planning and budgeting for OWA research activities over a multi-year horizon
      • Supporting the OWA in the management and execution of research projects - including milestone tracking, managing decisions timetable
      • Developing and regularly updating project plans and financial tracking tools
      • Collating and delivering OWA research updates for senior partners and for other key meetings
      • Preparing material for OWA Steering Committee meetings, monthly financial / project meetings and other meetings as required.
    • Contract management
      • Ensure all third party contractors selected for work are performing as expected, on budget and on time, and managing their payments and invoices as appropriate
      • Negotiate contracts with Technical Delivery Consultants and coordinate with Carbon Trust legal department to ensure they comply with our contracting guidelines.
    • Financial processing
      • Managing project finances including budgeting and forecasting, invoicing, reporting and risk management
    • Procurement
      • Assist on procuring and contracting technical services - including managing the tender evaluation process (involving the nine energy companies), negotiating costs, and negotiating Ts&Cs in collaboration with the Carbon Trust legal department
  • Stakeholder management
    • Ensure effective interaction within and between the different Research Areas in Carbon Trust
    • Coordinate press and marketing releases relating to projects, working closely with the internal marketing teams and partner's teams to maximise press coverage of key updates
    • Managing and maintaining all external facing information sharing including websites, press releases, and internal sites
    • Representing the CT at Partner meetings
    • Present at key industry conferences on innovation updates
    • General programme management support and the gathering & presentation of management information in support of the OWA

Key skills we are looking for:

Experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Project management
  • Delivering complex multi-stakeholder projects either in a leading role or as part of a wider team
  • Technical project delivery
  • Delivering technical outputs, either for external clients or in-house to achieve clear goals ideally within an offshore wind (or related) context
  • Offshore wind development
  • Working with a range of stakeholders to support offshore wind development

Qualifications and experience:

  • Relevant industry experience.
  • Degree educated, preferably in a science or engineering subject, or in another subject backed up with relevant experience
  • Experience in the offshore wind industry is strongly preferred

Salary & Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary and a performance based bonus. Our hours are 37.5 per week with 28 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and a generous pension scheme.

Our head office is in London, close to Blackfriars and Waterloo stations, we offer travel card loans, a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, company away days and a 24-hour Employee Assistance Helpline.

Joining the Carbon Trust provides an opportunity to work alongside some of the leading practitioners in the low carbon arena so if you are excited by this opportunity and would like to join us please click the "Visit Website" button.

We are an equal opportunities employer, value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on your skills and experience. We can only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies or publications.

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Job ad details
Published
05-11-2018
Expires
03-12-2018
Job ID
LJA-67487908
Jobtype
Permanent
Full-time
Job sector
Mechanical/Engineering