Offshore Wind Associate

Offshore Wind Associate

Contract Term: Full time/Permanent

Location: London or Edinburgh

Closing date: 18th November 2018

Salary: Competitive  

About the role:

The Carbon Trust Offshore Wind team works with government and large corporate clients in the UK and internationally to help bring offshore wind technologies to market quicker, cheaper and at greater scale. 

We work on large scale projects that look to drive down the cost of low carbon technologies, such as the Offshore Wind Accelerator, a collaborative joint industry RD&D program between the Carbon Trust and nine major international energy companies with the aim to reduce the cost of energy through the accelerated development and commercialisation of innovative technologies. 

The Offshore Wind Associate role provides an unrivalled opportunity to manage projects, identifying opportunities facing innovative low carbon technology companies and build interesting and diverse networks across government, technical specialists, research institutes, entrepreneurs and investors. 

The candidate should have a good understanding of the offshore wind or another industry facing similar challenges. 

About us 

The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We are independent experts on carbon reduction and resource efficiency, who reinvest surpluses from group commercial activities into our mission. 

The Carbon Trust provides innovative advice to governments and businesses around the world to support the global transition to a low carbon economy. We work closely with decision makers and implementers in key institutions in the UK and across multiple emerging and developing countries on low-carbon finance, programmes, policy and technology.

Main duties and responsibilities:

• Project delivery

o Ability to manage and execute research into both companies and technologies both via market interviews and also secondary data sources

o Strong ability and track record in writing clear and concise reports detailing analysis, methodologies and conclusions

o Ability to draft clear slides and present to small groups of stakeholders

o Strong ability to take initiative and with little supervision and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines 

o Comfortable talking to and collaborating with diverse stakeholders by identifying their requirements, building trust and sharing enthusiasm

o Ability to quickly develop an understanding of the scientific and engineering principles of a range of leading-edge technologies 

o Ability to prioritise time and deliver results; with a flexible approach to managing work

• Programme coordination, supporting research programmes and projects

o Ensuring all third party contractors selected for work are performing as expected, delivering on time and on budget.

o Manage changes to the project scope, risks, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques

o Keep abreast of overall R&D activities and collaborate with other project managers on areas of interface between Research Areas

o Assist on procuring and contracting technical services and coordinating the bids received and the tender evaluation process (engaging with the nine OWA energy companies)

• Stakeholder management 

o Clearly and concisely communicate with technical experts, consultancy firms, contractors and project funders 

o Manage meetings including preparation of the agenda, chairing meetings, coordination with external contractors, writing minutes, following up on actions, etc.  

o Engagement with industry key players, representing the Carbon Trust at meetings and other relevant internal and external events 

Key skills we are looking for:

Required

• Good problem solving skills

• Good  ‘good technical knowledge of the energy (or related) industry’

• Good report writing skills

• Strong interpersonal and influencing skills

• Strong communication skills (written and oral)

• Ability to work effectively in a complex team environment

• Ability to work on a standalone basis

Desirable

• Technical knowledge and experience related to offshore wind 

• Experience in commercialising technology innovations

• Experience of technical report writing

• Project management experience

Qualifications and experience: 

Required:

• Degree educated (or equivalent), ideally in an engineering discipline

• Considerable work experience or relevant skills

• Ambition and passion to drive the development of the offshore wind industry

Desired:

• Experience in the renewable energy industry (especially wind) is desirable

• Experience in:

o Project Management

o Contract Management (procurement and consultancy services)

o Engineering, manufacturing or technology related business, or a high-end engineering consultancy

Salary & Benefits: 

We offer a competitive salary and a performance based bonus. Our hours are 37.5 per week with 28 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and a generous pension scheme.

Our head office is in London, close to Blackfriars and Waterloo stations, we offer travel card loans, a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, company away days and a 24-hour Employee Assistance Helpline.

Joining the Carbon Trust provides an opportunity to work alongside some of the leading practitioners in the low carbon arena so if you are excited by this opportunity and would like to join us please click the apply button.

We are an equal opportunities employer, value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on your skills and experience. We can only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies or publications.

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Closing Date:
18/11/2018

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