Engineering Manager - Floating Wind

Operational Performance - Glasgow

Ref: 353 Date Posted: 23 November 2021

Engineering Manager Floating Wind

Operational Performance Directorate

Location: Glasgow, Aberdeen with flexible working arrangements


Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is excited to be recruiting for an Engineering Manager for Floating Wind to be based within our Operational Performance directorate. We are the UK’s leading Technology, Innovation and Research Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy. Working alongside industry, supply chain and academia our team support the exploration of new technologies to transform outcomes for the development and operation of offshore renewable assets.

The Engineering Manager Floating Wind will be responsible for providing engineering leadership and inspiration to support, develop and deliver ORE Catapult’s goal of becoming, and remaining, a recognised centre of excellence in offshore renewable energy. 

As a key member of the team, you will ensure that development and delivery of projects, programmes and tests are underpinned by robust, expert and sustainable engineering processes, procedures and capability. You will also ensure that the team develop and align strategic technical capabilities to meet the needs of the industry, supply chain and project partners.

This is your opportunity to not only be at the forefront but to lead a pivotal change in the development of Floating Wind in the offshore renewables industry!


Tell me more about the position?

As an Engineering Manager within the Operational Performance Directorate you will manage a team of expert technical staff (engineers, scientists, researchers and analysts) to undertake delivery of R&D projects, programmes and commercial services. By working closely with the team you will ensure they are motivated, competent, and equipped to deliver high quality work within agreed time, scope and budget

You will provide technical leadership to the engineering teams, management and other colleagues on technical aspects of the offshore renewables sector, directly contributing to the delivery of projects as well as helping ORE Catapult and the industry shape future strategies.

You will provide strategic and commercial leadership by working with key stakeholders to maintain ORE Catapults presence as experts in the sector, and to further develop our capabilities to be world leading, leveraging expertise and work with colleagues to bring about game changing technologies, products,  services and collaborations for the industry.

What do I need to qualify for this role?


  • Minimum of 8 years professional experience in relevant industrial environment/s
  • Educated to at least degree level in a relevant discipline.
  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent.
  • Sound technical knowledge of the offshore renewables industry or other relevant sectors
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Floating wind
  • Demonstrable experience in commercial and/or R&D environments or similar.
  • Demonstrable resource management experience
  • Motivated and strong team player – working individually, within and across multi-functional project teams.
  • Knowledge of and the application of good practice engineering design procedures and tools.
  • Familiarity with advanced specialist engineering software in an inter-disciplinary project setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good understanding of H&S legislation applicable to offshore operations.
  • Experience of working in OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 17025 environments.

Who are we?

The offshore wind, wave and tidal sectors are amongst the fast-growing, most innovative and exciting industries in the UK and are at the forefront of supporting our transition to a low-carbon economy and our fight against the climate emergency.

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult), is a leading technology innovation and research centre delivering the UK’s largest clean growth opportunity by accelerating the creation and growth of UK companies in offshore renewable energy.  With locations across the UK and in China, ORE Catapult works  with industry and academia to identify, develop, prove and de-risk promising new technologies and bring them to market. It is helping to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, supporting the growth of the industry and creating UK benefit.

Our working environment is open, inspiring and multicultural, and we provide great potential for personal and professional development.

In return, an excellent remuneration package is offered which includes attractive basic salary, pension, bonus, and subsidised health care saving scheme.


How do I apply?

If you feel you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role, please take the opportunity to review the attached job description and apply using an updated CV which showcases the skills and experience you have relevant to the role.

Thank you for your interest in Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

Closing Date: 7th December 2021

We understand that some candidates, including women and other marginalised folks tend to apply only when they check every box of the criteria stated on an advert. You may still have the skills and experience we are looking for. So, if you think you have what it takes to be of success in this position, but don't necessarily meet every single point on this advert, please still go ahead and make an application.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, sex, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, or status regarding gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.  

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, sex, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, or status regarding gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

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