Design Manager - Offshore Wind

  • Location:

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Engineering

  • Job type:

    Returnship

  • Contact:

    Stephanie Dillon

  • Contact email:

    stephanie@inclusivity.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    SD110

  • Published:

    6 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    14/10/2021

  • Client:

    Inclusivity Partners

  • Hours per day:

    Flexible

  • Work preference:

    Flexible

  • Days per week:

    Flexible

(SD110) Design Manager Offshore Wind

Location: Flexible - UK
Type: Contract
Salary: Not Specified

We are delighted you are considering Ramboll to reignite your career. Have you read the Ramboll Return to Work programme landing page on our site? It provides all the return to work programme details you should know.  Read on for further details about this role, if you have exact experience or relevant and whether you have been out of the industry for 12 months or 12 years, we urge you to cross that line and submit your CV and covering letter.  We Know You, We Are You, We can Help You. 

Here at Inclusivity we have specialised in returner programmes for skilled people for over 6 years and our work is to help you transition back into a position and/or industry you have/once had a passion for. With this programme you will also be joining a cohort of other talented and experienced returners.  Inclusivity and Ramboll work closely and in partnership to make this happen. 

Good luck, and welcome back.

Ramboll have offices in London, Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester,  Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow and more. They are open to flexible working over 3, 4 or 5 days across these offices as well as being open to regular home working.


About this Opportunity

We invite you to bring your ingenuity and enthusiasm into play as you take on an instrumental role in delivering high quality and innovative designs for the offshore wind turbine foundations of the future. To succeed in this role you must have a proven track record managing multi-disciplinary teams in the delivery of conceptual, front end engineering and detailed design scopes for bottom-fixed and/or floating wind turbine foundations.

What you will be doing

As a Design Manager - Offshore Wind you will be part of Ramboll’s Offshore Wind team consisting of over 175 professionals. The offshore wind team support projects around the world, delivering the full suite of services required to develop an offshore windfarm including the design for offshore wind turbine support structures and foundations. Having completed the detailed design of over 60 offshore wind farms, you will join a team with a wealth of experience in to draw upon and learn from. If you enjoy challenging the status quo and finding efficient and novel ways to tackle unfamiliar engineering problems, then you will thrive here. If you believe that a design team can become more than the sum of its parts through effective communication, then you will fit in well.

Your key tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Manages the foundation design process, including the interface, coordination, and direction of the Discipline Leads (Primary Steel, Secondary Steel, Geotechnics, Metocean, Corrosion Protection, Electrical, etc.) in terms of methodology and technical solutions.
  • Ensures that each design team fully understands their scope, deliverables, interfaces and related dependencies per stage between discipline.
  • Holds full knowledge of contracted scope of work and deliverables per stage and per discipline.
  • Monitors the design process progress. Implements changes/variations to the design in collaboration with the Change and Project Manager.
  • Ensures that the design is supporting the client's key objectives and meets specifications, by managing and leading technical discussions with the client.
  • Takes a central position in the design process and interfaces with various external stakeholders, covering but not limited to Wind Turbine vendors, Fabricators, Installation Contractors and Certification and Verification Agencies.
  • Accountability for end-stage review of team performance and design stage deliverables with client, internal peer review (where necessary) and Steering Committee/Project Owner, ensuring adherence to Ramboll´s internal procedures.
  • Ensures the highest standards of health and safety are promoted and maintained in the scope and within the project team.
  • Supports business development initiatives by preparing scope of works and budget estimations for engineering activities related to design and construction of offshore wind turbine foundations.

The Design Manager is the overall responsible for coordinating the engineering activities in the project and securing the quality of the deliverables. The Design Manager will have a close connection and communication to the Clients engineering team.

On large scope engineering projects, such as detailed designs, the Design Manager reports directly to the Project Manager and acts as deputy Project Manager. On projects, such as conceptual studies, where there are no separate Design Manager, a hybrid Design and Project Manager role is considered for the successful technical and commercial management of the project.


About You
Prior to your career break it is likely you have some (don't need all!) of the following experience:

  • Master’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering. Alternative educational background may be considered when backed up with the relevant working experience.
  • Extensive experience working as a design or engineering manager / lead engineer within offshore wind projects.
  • A track record applying your understanding of structural engineering principals, design standard requirements and the fabrication/construction process to produce efficient and cost-effective designs.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and experience coordinating complex engineering projects with various disciplines and other stakeholders both in person and remotely.
  • A proactive approach and enthusiasm for coordinating and motivating people in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Preferably chartered or soon to be Chartered with a recognised institution


Personal qualities that will help you succeed in this role include: high commitment, enthusiasm and decisiveness, an eye for the detail, proactivity and reliability, ability to breakdown complex assignments into structured work packages, superior communication skills and high emotional intelligence

Submit your CV and covering note, be honest about your experience but also tell us what you need from Ramboll to make this amazing opportunity work for you. Remember:

  • they have offices across the UK
  • are accepting flexible work requests across 3,4 or 5 days
  • and you can work from home
  • plus we work with Ramboll to offer you 1:1 coaching and on-going support.


Closing date 8th October and we interview on a rolling basis so don't wait to submit your application until then.