Senior Principal Structural Engineer Monopile Offshore Wind

Location: remote working, Ireland, Edinburgh or London offices.

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.


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.


The ideal candidate will possess prior experience with delivery of monopile detailed design and will have a very strong technical understanding of design process for offshore wind foundations. The candidate will have excellent report writing and presentation skills and will be comfortable communicating and managing a team of offshore design engineers. The following qualifications are expected for this role:

  • An Engineering degree (honours or equivalent) in a civil, mechanical, structural, or similar engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrable experience in a structural analysis and design role, with specific expertise in undertaking monopile primary steel design for offshore wind.
  • 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 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.

This is a full time, permanent position. Salary is dependent on experience. Please send your resume to All applications will be treated in strictest of confidence.