Project Electrical Engineer - Offshore Wind

Job Title: Project Electrical Engineer - Offshore Wind
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England,
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
REF: HQ00017396
Contact Name: Tom Wolsey
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Our client is expanding its business providing development, engineering and technical services, construction management and O&M services to developers and owners.

They have played major roles in the development, construction and operation of projects in UK Rounds 1, 2 and 3 and are growing their business both in the UK and other markets.

Their capability covers all phases of project delivery from development to O&M - and all elements of the project technology from the device to be employed through to the electrical grid connection.

The role will be a part of the Project Engineering Team and will be responsible for ensuring that electrical aspects of an offshore wind farm project are being taken care of and adequately integrated into the whole project.

The role may include management of subcontractors, and also the supervision & checking of the work of others.


  • Develop and maintain a network of electrical engineering contacts to keep abreast of technical developments and safety concerns
  • Identifying electrical issues for consideration in design and construction of a project
  • Defining scopes of work for electrical design and analysis activities
  • Evaluating tenders for electrical work packages
  • Managing electrical work packages being performed by internal or external parties
  • Checking contractors' designs meet project requirements
  • Review electrical contractors method statements and risk assessments
  • Performing electrical calculations
  • Assessment of electrical equipment during design, procurement & construction phases
  • Assessment of electrical issues arising from operating wind farms
  • Managing interfaces between electrical & non-electrical subjects
  • The electrical systems to be considered will include:
  • Power transmission systems in the range 10 1000MW
  • MV & HV substations up to 400kV
  • Generators, control systems and converters in the range 1 10MW
  • Auxiliary supplies at LV & MV for small equipment, instrumentation and communication systems

The role may at times require supporting other business units or working on other, non-offshore wind, projects on occasion as workload requires.


  • Technical understanding of the main phenomena in electrical design
  • Technical understanding of cable rating & specification
  • Fluency in interpreting electrical diagrams and drawings
  • An understanding of the design process for electrical generation & transmission systems
  • Knowledge of the electrical architectures used in offshore windfarms
  • Knowledge of infrastructure financing and techno-economic modelling (desirable)
  • Experience of designing, installing, commissioning or operating electrical plant
  • Experience of preparing and/or interpreting contract documents (e.g. specifications, interface drawings)
  • Experience of working to Authorised Work Procedures, Risk-Assessed Method Statements and other documents under Safety Rules
  • Experience and training in CDM Regulations
  • Experience working in a commercial environment
  • Experience of design, construction, commissioning or operation in the offshore wind sector
  • Experience of offshore working


  • Degree qualified or equivalent in electrical engineering
  • A current UK driving licence

We look forward to receiving your application.