Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), is a leading developer, owner and operator of renewable energy facilities in the United States with an eight-gigawatt portfolio of onshore wind and solar projects across 22 states. Avangrid Renewables’ offshore wind business is pioneering this new industry with a development pipeline of five gigawatts off the East Coast. Our offshore portfolio consists of the first-in-the-nation joint venture project Vineyard Wind, which will deliver 800 MW of clean energy into Massachusetts starting in 2023; Park City Wind, an 804 MW project to serve the state of Connecticut; and Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind that has the potential to deliver 2,500 MW of clean energy into Virginia and North Carolina. We aspire to be the employer of choice by providing purposeful and challenging work revolutionizing the renewable energy industry in the United States. This role will be part of a team developing, designing, constructing and operating large scale offshore wind projects which will provide affordable, clean energy and will have a transformational impact on local communities. Avangrid Renewables’ offshore business is located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Avangrid is part of the IBERDROLA Group, a global energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. Avangrid employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies – a list of America’s best corporate citizens – and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute.
o Belonging to the Foundations Department and reporting to the Department Manager, the Foundation Design Engineer will be responsible for defining and implementing robust and cost-effective engineering strategies and plans, tendering, negotiating and managing $multi-million offshore foundation design, managing multiple consultants and associated interfaces, defining company and business engineering standards and technical acceptance criteria, and ensuring quality, best practices and excellent HSE performance are applied.
Skills and Requirements
o Foundation Design Engineer will support the delivery, development, and construction of offshore wind projects, focusing on performing and reviewing offshore structural/geotechnical designs.
o Provide design guidance and technical verification of the turbine foundations and electrical service platform foundations. The candidate shall have (1) extensive experience in offshore foundation design particularly monopile and jacket design (2) significant knowledge and experience of planning, managing and executing offshore foundation design contracts, and design management, program management, cost and risk control.
o The candidate technical shall have a Civil/Structural/Geotechnical Engineering degree (or equivalent), at least 5 years of experience in industry, and ideally professional engineer/chartered status.
o Be responsible for reviewing/approving all foundation design deliverables, including design basis, site condition assessment, GIR, primary structures design (e.g. ULS, FLS, SLS & Driving Fatigue, Accidental Ship Impact, FEA geotechnical, driveability assessment), secondary steel design (e.g. external platform and boat landing support, Anode cage), Load Iteration Process, and relevant deliverables for O&M and T&I packages.
o Produce definition of employer's requirements and technical specifications, guidance inputs for the design, fabrication, transportation, and installation phases of the structures.
o Act as tender, project and program manager for large offshore foundation design contracts ensuring delivery on time and within budget of high-quality input to all packages.
o Support the certification process with independent verification bodies to reduce design risk and enhance asset value.
o Maintenance and communication of foundation risk register.
o Provide expert advice and guidance on optimized design and installation methodologies for offshore foundations. This shall include an appropriate level of input into future prospects / program strategies / engineering strategies / risk levels and commercial agreements relative to $multi-million, multi-disciplinary, multi-contract work packages.
o Act as a key team member within the project(s) with high level of demand on the foundation design perspective, making key judgments, decisions and recommendations.
o Support Development team on establishing robust business cases for future projects and design strategies.
o Maintain full awareness of the latest technical and commercial developments and identify that has the potential to reduce cost and risk and improve safety.
o Ensure lessons learnt regarding offshore wind farm development and construction are captured and shared across the different projects. Establish the right mechanisms for this process and ensure that the engineering team implements them to enhance business value.
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