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Senior wind energy engineer

Job Profile

We are currently looking for a senior renewable energy engineer with experience of delivering wind projects to join our team based in our Paris office.

Company services

Harnessing wind energy through developing onshore and offshore wind farms is a major area where we have a particularly strong track record. We are a company of problem solvers and our expertise lies in assessing the commercial and technological risks of projects and advising developers, owners and lenders throughout the development, construction and operation of the plant.

As part of our Paris team you will provide due diligence, construction and operation monitoring, energy yield assessment and, more generally, technical advisory or owner’s engineering services for on and offshore wind projects with a geographical focus on France, Morocco as well as other French speaking countries in Africa. However as part of a global team, you will have a chance to work of projects all over the world.

As the senior wind engineer you will work as part of a global renewables team dedicated to providing consultancy services. You will project manage the delivery of wind projects and on occasion stand in for the project director when appropriate. This is an office based role however owing to the global nature of our business there will be travel required from time to time for site and client visits.

Job Description

Responsibilities

Within our wind team you will be responsible for:
  • acting on behalf of lender / investor / owner to manage technical due diligence of wind farms and deliver projects through financial close
  • reviewing of resource, technology, civil and electrical designs, contractual documentation, environmental studies, site investigation, Health and Safety, and quality reports, and grid connection offers and agreements
  • site visit inspections and reports
  • risk management, including construction, operational, and financial risk
  • project management; ensuring proactive and effective communication is maintained within the internal team, and between stakeholders, to deliver client requirements
  • preparation and management of tendering, negotiation and selection of turbine supply, BoP, O&M, or EPC contracts and planning condition discharging
  • tender coordination / evaluation, and construction monitoring
  • preparing proposals and reports, and interacting with potential clients
  • developing new solutions and services to keep the company in forefront of competition
  • assisting and supporting any general aspects required for the success of the business
You will also assist with the training and mentoring of junior staff to support and improve their technical performance as part of their development.

We work as an integrated, global network so you will get the chance to work alongside other professionals as part of a multidisciplinary project team giving you an understanding of projects form different technology perspectives. This means we look for engineers with genuine curiosity and a deep understanding of wind projects who can take initiative while being able to work effectively in a team environment.

Candidate Specification

Requirements

We invite applications from wind energy engineers with the following:

Essential:
  • fluency in both French and English
  • an engineering degree
  • a thorough understanding of technical advisory work for large onshore or offshore wind projects
  • project management experience in delivering wind projects
  • independence, flexibility, and ability to prioritise and deliver under tight deadlines
  • a solution-focussed attitude with excellent communication skills
  • willingness to travel nationally and internationally for client meetings / site visits as required
  • experience of mentoring junior staff

Desirable:
  • certified PMI (Project Management Institute)
  • experience with asset management and/or wind data analysis
  • detailed understanding of project development economics and project finance

What we offer

We are a global company at the forefront of wind energy. We offer an exciting and varied role within a dynamic and international environment. We pride ourselves on providing the full support, training and mentoring to allow our engineers to focus on developing personal and professional skills. Our teams are constantly growing opening up opportunities for ongoing career development.

Joining our team you will experience the satisfaction, pride and excitement of turning obstacles into opportunities on some of the most well-known renewable energy projects in the world allowing you to discover unique ways to push your own boundaries and take your career in a fresh direction.

About us

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.
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