Structural Engineer- Offshore Wind

Job Title: Structural Engineer- Offshore Wind
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Flexible UK
REF: 114581
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago


Our client is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy projects.


This role offers the opportunity to work on offshore wind farm projects from site selection through construction and into operational phases.  The role will involve the creation and assessment of structural designs, primarily in the marine environment. The role may include management of subcontractors and also the supervision and checking of the work of others.





  • The role requires working as part of a dedicated technical team within the wider Offshore business unit, reporting to the Lead Structural Engineer and Project Managers as required
  • The role may include the direction and checking of the work of others
  • This role requires working with a range of internal and external stakeholders such as clients, contractors, specialist consultants, wind turbine suppliers & verification / certification bodies
  • The work may be related to any phase of a project:
  • Concept designs to support site selection
  • Front End Engineering Designs to support project definition and procurement
  • Provision of engineering design support during project development, design, construction and operational phases
  • Produce and/or undertake technical reviews of design basis, concept through to detailed design work and design risk assessments
  • Undertake technical reviews and/or carry out analysis of fabrication, transportation, installation and O&M strategies
  • Perform concept and FEED design studies of wind turbine foundations, covering piles, jackets, gravity bases & suction buckets, offshore substation foundations and topsides
  • Other structural design, assessment and analysis work associated with new business areas.
  • Contribute to design reviews
  • Produce Design Risk Assessments
  • Produce design reports and calculations
  • Produce & manage Design Plans





  • Knowledge of relevant offshore structural design codes and standards
  • Specialist knowledge of structural subjects such as structural monitoring systems, corrosion, welding, fatigue, bolting, grouting, etc.
  • Knowledge of structural dynamics
  • Knowledge of marine structure design in steel and concrete
  • Knowledge of Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations
  • Logical and lateral problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good communication skills including report writing and presentation and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, contractors and consultants
  • Ability to apply technical skills to problems in other areas, such as onshore, civil, coastal, etc.
  • Ability to use Python / Visual Basic or similar Object Oriented Programming language
  • Ability to manage own workload and meet demanding timescales on a number of potentially simultaneous projects
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and to react positively to the varying challenges of construction projects
  • Ability to use MathCAD
  • Current UK Driving Licence
  • Experience of the design of primary and secondary elements of offshore structures
  • Experience working to design codes and standards
  • Experience of data analysis
  • Experience working with structural certification
  • Experience of the offshore wind sector
  • Experience in working with structural monitoring systems (desirable)
  • Experience of finite element analysis (desirable)
  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent

  • Structural Engineer
  • Offshore Wind
  • Hertfordshire or Edinburgh