FOUNDATIONS SUPPLY PACKAGE MANAGER required by our client, to be hired on a Contract basis, located in London, UK.
INDUSTRY SECTOR: Renewables, Offshore Wind Energy
- The Foundations Supply Package Manager is a key role within the Offshore Renewable Business, focusing on the delivery of large-scale offshore wind projects in the UK, Europe and overseas.
- Belonging to the Offshore Operations team and reporting to a Department Manager or Principal Engineer, this role will be responsible for implementing robust and cost effective engineering strategies and plans, tendering, negotiating and managing offshore supply, installation and maintenance contracts, planning and implementing delivery sites and logistics, complying with company and business engineering standards and technical acceptance criteria, and ensuring quality, best practices and excellent H&SE performance are applied.
- The candidate will be managing engineering activities and decisions across the offshore business, but with focus on a project.
- The role will be responsible for managing small teams.
- Package Manager for the Foundation design and supply package for project, providing key leadership, assessment and recommendations to ensure delivery of a multicontract package within time, to budget and quality following industry best practice and observing the maximum respect for Health, Safety and the Environment to ensure regulatory and legal compliance.
- Project management of one or more foundation fabrication contracts, with overall responsibility for programme, budget and quality matters on the contract(s) with the assistance of other project managers under his/her management.
- Project management as above of one or more free issue equipment contracts, for example, davit crane supply.
- Responsibility for ensuring that the foundations are delivered in accordance with the design, via close liaison with the Design management team in the Foundations department.
- Management of change, including taking a leading in negotiating and minimising the commercial and programme impact of variations to the contract(s).
- Management, organisation and leadership of the package team, which will include project managers, commercial managers and project engineers. This team will potentially comprise employees working within a number of countries throughout Europe and the USA and the package manager will need to ensure that competencies are maintained (or enhanced) under the guidance and support of respective line managers.
- Maintenance of the package organisation chart, including the assignment of appropriate resources.
- Reporting of key matters to senior project managers and business directors.
- Presentation of key updates at regular intervals to a wide audience.
- Acting as the named Engineer under FIDIC type contracts
- Responsible for resolving major technical and commercial matters on the package as a key decision maker.
- Maintenance and communication of package risk register.
- Ensure that cost effective technical solutions are identified, fully evaluated and the risk profile is fully understood by the project.
- Ensure that all assessment, advice and recommendations are fully documented in accordance with all internal procedures and industry best practice, and that sufficient technical and commercial due diligence (whether internal or external) exists to support those business decisions.
- Ensure that health and safety and environmental requirements are fully considered and adhered to in design to ensure compliance with legislation and industry best practice.
- Maintain full awareness of the latest technical and commercial developments and identify suitable new technology that has the potential to reduce cost and risk, or improve safety.
- Implement offshore standards, procedures, tools, best practices and quality requirements for
the package to ensure delivery according to specification, budget and programme without compromising safety.
- Ensure that appropriate lessons learnt regarding offshore wind farm development and construction are captured and shared across the different Offshore Project work packages. Collaborate with the Principal Engineer to ensure that the engineering team implements these lessons to enhance business value.
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
- Proven and significant experience of project managing large scale infrastructure projects, with responsibility for the management of contracts in excess of €100m.
- Significant experience of procuring and managing construction contracts, utilising standard forms such as FIDIC.
- Significant experience of programme management and risk control.
- Knowledge and experience of the design of large scale civil engineering structures (offshore preferable)
- Excellent knowledge of industry codes and standards and offshore regulations.
- Excellent knowledge and experience of health and safety and environmental legislation associated with construction projects.
- Significant experience of managing teams.
- Educated to degree level in a relevant engineering discipline.
- Minimum 10 years of postgraduate experience in industry.
- Preferable: achieved Chartered status in Civil or Structural Engineering, or an equivalent project management qualification.
- Pro-active and diligent approach.
- Substantial experience in dealing with health and safety and environmental legislation associated with construction, marine and offshore projects.
- High degree of competency in future planning.
- Excellent relationship management skills and confidence working with Senior Management.
- Proven communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to evaluate evidence and make key decisions.
- Excellent report writing, presentation skills and ability to summarize key parameters and drivers impacting the package.
- Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
- Excellent planning and analysis skills with the ability to look forward and see / anticipate problems and thereafter plan and implements mitigating solutions to negate the effect of such problems.
- Innovative and creative thinking.
- Problem solving - dealing with conflicting requirements.
- Tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles.
- High capacity for change and experience of leading others through change.
- Ability to identify resource constraints and provide recommendations to mitigate capacity or capability gaps.