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Kent Recruitment

Jacket Design Lead - Offshore Wind

Bristol, United Kingdom
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About the job:

Kent is looking for a Jacket Design Lead – Offshore Wind to be based in one of our UK offices. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with experience in designing primary steel for offshore wind jacket foundations to join our thriving offshore wind capability. Join a company with:

  • Over 20 years of history in Offshore Wind
  • A global and domestic project portfolio
  • Industry-leading technical innovations
  • Opportunity to solve the world’s energy challenges using your technical prowess

The ever-changing conditions of the Offshore Wind Industry require individuals who can adapt, change, and thrive in dynamic environments. Our global opportunities and innovation initiatives will allow you to excel and build upon your strengths as we continue our growth in this rapidly developing market.

This position provides the opportunity for a passionate person to contribute to the growing renewables sector, actively helping to combat climate change.

Kent operates a hybrid working model with offices all over the UK, including locations in Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Epsom, Glasgow, and London. We will happily accept applications to any of our UK locations.

Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the technical design and development of a diverse range of offshore wind jacket structures, ensuring innovative and efficient solutions.
  • Engage actively in Joint Industry Projects (JIPs), collaborations with academia, and partnerships with technology vendors to develop and implement novel processes and methods for offshore wind jacket foundation designs.
  • Collabrate on innovation in design and analysis tools, ensuring the development of efficient and effective processes for various projects.
  • Support the acquisition and execution of offshore wind projects through all stages of development, offering creative solutions for design, repair, and upgrades of jacket structures.
  • Enhance and refine our design tools, methodologies, and client offerings to maintain our competitive edge in the industry.
  • Apply expertise in stress and structural analysis, understanding various offshore design codes, and skillfully develop, execute, and report on complex analysis models using a diverse array of software packages.
  • Provide crucial technical insights to assist our bidding teams in securing future projects with a focus on jacket structures.
  • Mentor and guide a team of engineers, fostering their professional growth and development.
  • Address and solve complex technical challenges, ensuring high-quality deliverables are completed within budget and schedule constraints.
  • Cultivate and expand client relationships, positioning the company as a go-to source for comprehensive offshore wind solutions.
  • Support a network of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in primary steel and other foundational elements, serving as a key point of contact.

In addition to the responsibilities listed herein, the employee may be required to perform other ad-hoc tasks as needed or directed by the supervisor or management. These tasks will be within the reasonable scope of the employee's skills, capabilities, and role within the organization. The intent of this provision is to allow for flexibility and adaptability in meeting the dynamic needs of the organization, ensuring that operational requirements can be met efficiently. All such tasks will be assigned considering the employee's current workload and with respect to their professional development.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

Knowledge/ Qualification/ Training/ Certification:

  • Engineering degree, honours or equivalent in civil, mechanical, structural, naval architecture or similar;
  • Chartered Engineer with a recognised engineering institution.
  • Previous experience in primary steel design for jacket foundations (required).
  • Experience working for an offshore consultant, OEM, developer or EPCI contractor.
  • Working knowledge of offshore structural engineering, relevant Offshore Wind design codes and certification requirements.
  • Awareness of the interfaces between turbine loads, turbines and foundation.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Behaviour/ Core Competencies:

  • Collabration, communication, innovation and delivery skills
  • Linear and non-linear offshore structural analysis & FEA (e.g. Fatigue, Ultimate and Accidental Limit States, Ship impact) – SESAM, USFOS, Bladed, SACS, Abaqus (or similar).
  • Track record in delivering offshore wind projects.
  • Occasional need to travel locally and internationally to meet with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Cultural awareness and emotional intelligence needed to communicate effectively with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders.


The Employee shall observe the Health, Safety, Sustainability, Environment and Quality rules of the Company; it’s clients and the governing authorities of the host country.

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We’re a disability-friendly employer and can make adjustments to support you to perform at your best during the recruitment process. Please contact us confidentially at [email protected] to find out how we can support you.

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