Head of Engineering - Renewables

Posted 12 July 2023
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameLisa Keller

Job description

The role:

  • Develop expertise across a range of engineering disciplines including environmental and geotechnical, civil, structural and electrical engineering and design. 

  • Develop the portfolio engineering strategy including leading the concept design and system optimisation for hydrogen production project concepts from an onshore renewable perspective.

  • Work closely with the deployed project engineers and construction managers to provide specialised support across the project lifecycles to ensure best practices are embedded at the appropriate stage.

  • Lead CAPEX / OPEX estimating from an engineer perspective with support from in country project teams.

  • Provide specialist engineering support to portfolio wide initiatives such as driving standardization in design, engineering, procurement, construction and operations.

  • Support project procurement activities by defining engineering specifications and employers’ requirements, qualifying and maintaining the catalogue of engineering third parties / suppliers and ensuring engineering risks and opportunities are appropriately considered in the selection of suppliers.

  • Build a network of relationships with related engineering functions within bp to algin on technical standards and best practices and external engineering service providers in the wider onshore renewables industry.

  • Provide appropriate assurance for project engineering work scopes and support project approval processes.

  •  Work closely with Offshore Wind and other Onshore Wind & Solar technical teams to develop and align on technical standards, methodologies and best practices where appropriate.

  • Identify and lead the mitigation of engineering risks for the portfolio and support project specific risk identification and mitigation as required; for example, through project procurement activities.

The person:

  • A strong belief in safety and environmental responsibility with the ability to develop a strong safety culture in teams and embed safety in engineering activity.

  • A masters degree in an engineering, an additional professional engineering qualification / certification preferred.

  • A strong team manager with a breadth of engineering expertise and  with significant years of experience in managing energy and infrastructure projects from an engineering perspective with direct experience, demonstrable capability and a track record in utility scale onshore wind and solar.

  • Direct experience of building and operating engineering teams as part of a Technical Centre of Excellence and / or developing GW scale projects in support of hydrogen is a plus.

  • Excellent knowledge of management processes and engineering factors that affect quality in onshore renewables projects.

  • Excellent German oral and written communication skills, additional languages like English is a benefit.