Marine Assurance Manager - Scottish Power

  • Job Reference: 00000064-1
  • Date Posted: 10 September 2019
  • Recruiter: Scottish Power
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £62,240
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Marine Assurance Manager
Company:  SPW Renewable UK, Ltd
Location:  London
Facility:  Tudor Street

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy.  ScottishPower is the first integrated energy company in the UK to generate 100% green electricity. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future and we’re investing over £4m every working day to make this happen. We’re committed to speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and over time, driving down bills.

ScottishPower Renewables is at the forefront of the development of the renewables industry through pioneering ideas, forward thinking and outstanding innovation.  Our ambitious growth plans include offshore windfarms in East Anglia with our team leading the Group’s international offshore development.   With over 40 operational windfarms, we manage all of our sites through our world leading Control Centre at Whitelee Windfarm, near Glasgow.

At ScottishPower Renewables, we know people are central to building a better future, quicker and we are seeking new talent to join our team.

As Marine Assurance Manager, you will provide expert advice and managerial capability to the Marine & Site Operations department. You will be principally responsible for the marine operation management team tasked to deliver specialist domain knowledge and ensure due diligence requirements are met to:

Secure consent and ensure compliance of consents from a navigation perspective ;
Manage and provide guidance to complete appropriate marine assurance for marine operations; and
Support the development and implementation of the offshore procedures for all matters pertaining to the planning and management of marine site operations

Domain knowledge scope includes, but is not limited to shipping and navigation consenting matters, communications systems, shipping and offshore construction Health Safety and Environment.

You will lead a small team of Marine operation management professionals. Your focus will be to deliver specialist domain knowledge and to ensure due diligence requirements are met, so that large-scale offshore wind projects have the relevant approvals in place, appropriate marine assurance checks are completed and to support the development and implementation of the offshore Safety Management System (SMS) and procedures. On a day to day basis, you will provide specialist advice on shipping and navigation consenting matters, communications systems, shipping, offshore construction and Health, Safety and the Environment.  Building strong relationships with all major marine stakeholders including Regulators, Shipping Authorities, Governments, Consultees, Communities, sub consultants and suppliers, on an international basis, will be key in order to deliver on consent requirements and to ensure that Development, Construction and Operational activities progress, in line with the project programme.

To manage and co-ordinate marine and navigational support to the Marine Operations management and project teams to enable consent, build and operation of offshore assets.

Establish strong relationships with all major marine stakeholders including Regulators, Shipping Authorities, Governments, Consultees, Communities, sub consultants and suppliers on an international basis.

Act as point of contact for statutory Regulators in the project territories Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) (including release of NTMs) and Trinity House, Nautical & Offshore Renewable Energy Liaison (NOREL) ; CROSS
Provide commercial fishing liaison advice internally and externally e.g. FLOWW, Commercial Fishing Work Groups
Lead and develop in-house offshore marine professionals in matters pertaining to marine related consent requirement and ensure compliance in execution, develop and apply in-house knowledge and understanding of maritime legislation and regulations in the project territories.
Manage all marine interfaces both internally, and where applicable externally to ensure consenting and navigational requirement compliance.
Liaise closely with the Offshore HSE team in developing and updating Safety Management System to ensure seamless procedures are developed & audits co-ordinated and minimised to reduce  multiple attendances
Directly support and manage the development of procedures in compliance with G+ Small Vessel Operating Guidelines such as Marine Coordination and Masters Handbook
Draft and maintain ERCoP, or similar for existing and future projects
Manage external consultants and be commercially responsible for ensuring vessels are inspected and, where applicable owners audited to demonstrate compliance with Offshore Business SMS.

Skills and Requirements
Educated to Degree level in Marine related discipline and certified Mariner;
Offshore/marine experience in gaining consenting / compliance.
Sea-going experience as Master or Chief Officer, as well as experience in the provision of relevant consultancy services
A strong understanding of HSEQ and risk management issues
Good communication skills both oral and written
Advanced knowledge on marine operations deployed for development, construction and operations for Offshore Wind projects
Ability to translate technical detail into commercial impact
Technical knowledge on heavy lifting, port and marine operations
Knowledge on the implementation of quality assurance and environmental processes

 ‘To be successful in a role you will need to demonstrate as minimum’:

Certified Master Mariner (Unlimited STCW 11/2 CoC) with an HND in a marine related discipline
Demonstrable knowledge of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREI) legislation and UK consent requirements
Experience of managing a team and delivering against targets and reporting.

What we offer
This is role is offered on a permanent contract with a starting salary from £62,240 per annum. Other benefits include a performance related bonus up to 20%, Family Cover Private Health Care and a Perk Car allowance of approximately £450 per month. 

This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a global business with a large portfolio of operational offshore wind projects in many countries across Europe and the rest of the world, including East Anglia One and Three, Saint Brieuc and the Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm. The position may require frequent travel to various locations in the UK and overseas.

As part of our commitment to be a supportive and inclusive place to work, we recognise that our employees have different personal circumstances and want a suitable work-life balance. We are working hard to support flexible and alternative ways of working where possible including: Flexible Working, Shared Parental Leave, Career Breaks, Wellbeing / Employee Assistance Programme.  You will also have access to our flexible benefits programme where you can decide what is important for you.

Our Selection Process

Competency Based Interview
Competencies: Initiative, Customer Focus, Teamwork, Communicating and Influencing

Closing date: the 27th of September 2019