Senior Principal Structural Engineer Monopile Offshore Wind

Location: Ireland/UK (in office or remote)

About GDG

Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions Ltd. (GDG) is a specialist engineering consultancy, providing innovative design solutions and expert advice. We specialise in services to offshore & onshore renewables, marine, infrastructure and environmental sectors as well as urban developments.

The Offshore Design Team at GDG supports clients with a range of specialist services including structural and geotechnical design of foundations for offshore wind. We are a team of engineers, mostly Mater’s or PhD qualified, that support clients on a broad range of specialist topics in the area of foundation and cable design for offshore wind with innovative solutions. To grow our in-house expertise, we are looking for a hands-on experienced structural engineer who can collaborate effectively with fellow team members and support our project delivery works providing high quality technical input.

Role Description:

As a Senior/Principal structural engineer you will be working closely with a passionate and ambitious team of design engineers to deliver innovative and optimized solutions. You will also be responsible for taking the deliverables through third party certification, fabrication and installation phases. The role is mainly targeted at monopile designers, but your contribution to structural assessment of other foundations types would also be encouraged depending on project needs. It is expected that you will provide technical support to tenders and that you will support and mentor the career development of junior engineers.

Key responsibilities will also include:

Monopile primary steel design (NFA, ULS, FLS, ALS)
MP-TP connection design
Interface with wind turbine manufacturer
Interface with certification bodies
Design Review / Owner’s Engineer Role
In-House Design tool development

Supervising more junior staff

Expertise Required:

GDG are looking for a suitable candidate with prior experience with delivery of monopile detailed design and will have a very strong technical understanding of design process for offshore wind foundations with specific expertise in undertaking monopile primary steel design. The candidate will have excellent report writing and presentation skills and will be comfortable communicating and managing a team of offshore design engineers.

In addition, the ideal candidate shall have: 

Experience in load iteration process with wind turbine suppliers
Experience in the application of offshore structural standards 
Experience in the application of spectral and deterministic fatigue methodologies
Experience in using SESAM for offshore wind modules is preferred
Experience in Finite Element Analysis and SCF Calculation
Experience in leading teams of engineers to deliver complete packages of work, as well as being the main point of contact for technical discussions with clients
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to communicate clearly & concisely in English, both verbally & in writing
The ideal candidate has completed detailed design of monopiles for at least one project taking the design deliverables through third party certifications.

Candidates should also be highly organised and motivated individuals with effective communication skills, a good work ethic, and a commitment to technical excellence, personal efficiency, and career progression through Continued Professional Development. 

This is a full time, permanent position. Salary is dependent on experience.

Please send your resume to info@gdgeo.com.

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

At GDG, we are committed to inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We take inclusion and diversity seriously. We know that getting this right is critical for us to live our organisation’s values. We are always trying to improve our way of working to be more inclusive and equal. We are an equal opportunity employer. Our vision is for GDG to be a place where people of all ethnicities feel welcomed to work.