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Kent Recruitment

Principal Project Manager

Bristol, United Kingdom
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With UK offshore wind targets reaching 30GW by 2030, and similar goals in other emerging countries, Kent is well positioned to deliver market leading engineering solutions to clients around the world. With a track record underpinned by over 45 years of offshore engineering, we are well placed to service our global clients and develop innovative design solutions to remain at the forefront of the Offshore Wind sector.

Kent has been involved in nearly 60 offshore windfarm developments around the globe, we have fully designed 19 offshore substation projects over 300 offshore WTG foundations (both monopiles and jackets) for both fixed and floating substructure, we are involved in the daily structural integrity management of over 1000 WTG structures and have experience on 11 floating offshore wind projects.

Our current portfolio of projects spans around the globe, from the US to South Korea whereby we are actively working on some of the most challenging foundation solutions the offshore wind sector has experienced.

We are now in the position whereby we need to grow our existing multi-disciplinary team to enhance our capability and service offering, as such we are recruiting for a Principal Project Manager to join our Offshore Wind team to assist in the delivery of our global portfolio of projects through various levels of development (conceptual, FEED and detailed design projects) for major offshore wind assets together with developing innovative solutions for repair and upgrades.

What you’ll be doing?

Kent is a fast paced, innovative, and exciting environment to develop your career, that offers excellent opportunity to work on global offshore wind projects whilst having a direct impact on the environment that surrounds us. The right candidate will play a key part in maintaining our best-in-class reputation and be part of an integrated team.

Traditionally, our capability has been focused on the UK waters however in recent years, we have secured a global presence with projects in France, Germany, Taiwan, China, Australia and the US.

Our work is roughly divided into two categories: design and consultancy. As we grow, we need people who can work in both areas.

The ever-changing conditions of Offshore Wind Industry means we need individuals who can adapt, change and thrive when working in dynamic environments. Our global opportunities and innovation initiatives will allow you to excel and build upon your strengths as we continue our growth into existing and exciting emerging markets.

What we’re looking for?

We are looking for the following attributes, proportional to the principal role sought to support small consultancy commissions through to leading multi-million-pound design projects.Leadership and Communication.

  • Drive safe practices and guide by example in all safety matters.
  • Improving the efficiency in the delivery of projects.
  • Lead by example in setting and maintaining high standards of quality.
  • Cultural awareness and emotional intelligence needed to communicate clearly, confidently, concisely and effectively with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Adaptability and resilience.
  • Willing to share knowledge and able to provide training and mentoring to junior engineers.
  • Client focused with a proven ability to maintain existing and develop new client relationships.
  • Experience in Offshore Wind for major offshore consultant, OEM, developer or EPCI.
  • Experience in managing various types of projects including consultancy commissions, portfolios of projects, concept studies, FEED and detailed design projects.
  • Awareness of offshore wind development drivers for design and asset operation.
  • Demonstrable attention to detail.
  • Track record in delivering multiple types of offshore wind projects including monopiles, jackets and floating.
  • Ability and track record in managing resources across multiple delivery locations to create high performing teams.
  • Ability and track record in delivering projects schedule and budget.
  • Ability to foster relationship through solid key account management practices.
  • Solid understanding of project control practices: cost management, scheduling, risk and opportunity management, change control, contract management, forecasting and estimating.
  • Experienced in heading bids and delivering bids.
  • Able to travel locally and internationally to meet with internal and external stakeholders as required.
  • We are looking to recruit a Project Manager who has a strong background in project management with the following minimum qualifications:Engineering degree, honours or equivalent in civil, mechanical, structural, naval architecture or similar.
  • Chartered Engineer with a recognized engineering institution.
  • Able to motivate self and teams, deal with conflict and create a strong delivery culture.
  • Direct and demonstrable experience of applying a range of project management principles and skills to deliver successful project outcomes on a range of engineering / technical projects.
  • Professional Project Management qualification (APMP or equivalent).

Training and Development:

Kent develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.


  • Competitive salary.
  • Extensive benefits package available, including 25 days annual leave with option to purchase a further 15 days available. See the link to our website for full details of our benefits package: Your Benefits (
  • Flexible working arrangements possible.
  • Attractive pension scheme.

To apply, please submit your CV along with a cover letter briefly outlining your background and why you’d be a good candidate for this role.

We are committed to our diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. From day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

Follow the link below to apply for this role. This link will route you through to the recruitment team at SNC-Lavalin who are currently supporting Kent with hiring activity for an interim period. In August 2021, Kentech acquired the Oil and Gas Business of SNC-Lavalin and this led to the relaunch of our new company, now known as Kent.

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