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Lead Installation Manager


ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. ScottishPower is the first integrated energy company in the UK to generate 100% green electricity. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future and we’re investing over £7m every working day to make this happen. We’re committed to speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and over time, driving down bills.


ScottishPower Renewables is at the forefront of the development of the renewables industry through pioneering ideas, forward thinking and outstanding innovation. Our ambitious growth plans include offshore windfarms in East Anglia with our team leading the Group’s international offshore development. With over 40 operational windfarms, we manage all of our sites through our world leading Control Centre at Whitelee Windfarm, near Glasgow.
At ScottishPower Renewables, we know people are central to building a better future, quicker and we are seeking new talent to join our team.


The Lead Installation Manager shall be assigned to the Inter-Array Cables package for an offshore windfarm project and shall directly responsible for the safe and efficient completion of the transportation and installation of the inter-array cables.


Main responsibilities shall include:

Project Management
Direct responsibility for the management of the Contractor’s Transportation & Installation works including approval of Contractor’s deliverables.
Deputation of project management duties as delegated by the Package Manager, this may include quality, health and safety and environmental management, budgeting, planning, procurement and reporting;
Development and implementation of a package engineering plan(s) and management of any internal and external services or resources that are required to deliver the tasks identified within the engineering plan;
Development and implementation of an T&I Management Plan and management of any internal and external services or resources that are required to deliver the activities that are defined within this plan;
Coordination of all package specific interface tasks required to ensure compliance with the requirements of the project’s interface management plan;
Responsible for implementing and managing an effective communication protocol, information sharing and document review process between the package management team, the Contractor, any Related Works Contractors, the Marine Warranty Surveyor, the Independent Verification Society and the Site Management teams;
Responsible to complete or organize, as applicable, the administrative tasks needed by the company and project(s) of assignment, related to the planning and execution of installation works.

Responsible for the Conceptual Design for T&I, this shall include: Cable Route Layout, Cable Burial Risk Assessment, Seabed Management Plan, Installation Analysis and all Interface engineering activities with WTG foundations and OSP;
Responsible for management and approval of Contractor’s installation engineering activities;
Responsible for defining a work package survey and UXO requirements;
Responsible for preparation of the T&I elements of any documents that are required to support the discharge of our consents;
Responsible for ensuring a cable replacement/repair strategy and methodology is developed.

Responsible for coordination and preparation of the technical documentation that is required for inclusion within invitation to tender and final contract documentation package(s);
Responsible for leading the technical evaluation process of bids including coordination with all reviewers involved in the technical assessment;Consents
Responsible for coordinating the preparation of the package’s consent deliverables;
Provision of technical assistance to the consenting team to assist them in discharging the project’s consent conditions.

Transportation and Installation
Responsible for the review, approval and management of change of the Contractor’s procedures and engineering studies and analysis;
Responsible for liaison with marine warranty surveyor and certified verification agency and for ensuring compliance with their requirements and recommendations;
Responsible for the management and daily coordination of the offshore works;
Responsible for ensuring compliance the vessel assurance process;
Responsible for approving the as-installed records;
Responsible for monitoring and reporting progress against programme;
Responsible for providing support to the quality manager to ensure satisfactory close out of NCR’s relating to transportation and installation; Contract management duties including invoice approval and claim management;

Skills and Requirements

We are looking for individuals with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and cultural awareness.
You will need to demonstrate as a minimum:

  • Educated to Degree level in relevant engineering discipline;
  • Proven track record of safely managing the execution of complex offshore works in hazardous marine environment and a working knowledge of current standards and guidelines for the installation of submarine cables and for the planning and execution of marine operations within the UK wind sector;
  • Working knowledge and understanding of: UK and European Health and Safety legislation;
  • Experience of having completed cable route engineering work;
  • Experience of having completed interface engineering works;
  • Strong understanding of geotechnical and geophysical survey techniques and reports
  • Strong understanding of marine operations;
  • Strong understanding of cable burial techniques and operations;
  • Basic understanding of electrical safety and cable termination;
  • Basic knowledge of Orca-flex analysis;
  • Flexibility to travel between Iberdrola offices and contractor facilities in Western Europe;
  • IT literate with the ability to operate MS Office systems and other IT based project management software;
  • Commercial awareness (incl. FIDIC contracts).
  • What we offer

    This is a Permanent Full-time contract. Salary for this role will be min. from £58160 per annum, annual Bonus up to 20% Car allowance and Health Insurance Family coverage.
    As part of our commitment to a supportive and inclusive place to work, we recognise that our employees have different personal circumstances and want a suitable work-life balance. We are working hard to support flexible and alternative ways of working where possible including: Flexible Working, Shared Parental Leave, Career Breaks, Wellbeing / Employee Assistance Programme. You will also have access to our flexible benefits programme where you can decide what is important for you.


    Location: SPR Headquarters or Glasgow or London Tudor Street
    CLOSING DATE: 19/10/2020

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