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Cable Installation and Supply Package Manager in Dunkerque, France at Naurex Group

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

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Job Description


  • Starting : June 2019
  • Location : France
  • Duration: 1 year

Job dimension:

The Cable Supply and Installation Package Manager is a critical role within the Offshore Business focussing on the delivery of large-scale installation in France, working with Multinational Joint Venture Partner(s) and Contractors ensuring that position is suitably protected at any agreements.

• Responsible for the overall package management of the inter array cable work-package for Saint Brieuc project, this shall include:

• Ensuring package team compliance with the health and safety policy and the safety goals of the company and the project;

• Preparation and implementation of a work-package execution plan(s) and management and coordination of all the internal and external resources required to deliver the work-package execution plan;

• Preparation and upkeep of CAPEX budget;

• Development and upkeep of; package programme, interface register, risk and opportunities register, issuance of weekly and monthly package reports (as required).

• Responsible for the management and delivery of all technical activities that are required to ensure the sufficiency of the inter-array cable system solution, this shall include:

• Management of engineering resources required to develop and implement a project engineering plan(s) for the work package;

• Management of any internal and external services or resources that are required to verify design, manufacture or installation of the cables system;

• Management of all activities that are required to ensure work-package compliance with the project's interface engineering requirements.

• Responsible for the management and delivery of all procurement and market engagement works (supported by the Commercial Management and Procurement teams) relating to the inter-array cable work package, this shall include:

• Definition of the scope of work for the work package;

• Management of the engineering and project resources required to complete the preparation of technical documentation that is required for inclusion within ITT and EPCI documentation package(s).

• Assessment of the technical compliance of the received bids and for providing technical recommendation into the Contractor selection process.

• Responsibility for the negotiation of the Employer's Requirements schedule(s), the Site Data schedule, the Programme, Access and Time for Completion schedule and for ensuring the sufficiency of each within the final contract agreement.

• Responsibility for the negotiation of the Contractor's Document's schedule and for ensuring it's sufficiency within the final contract agreement.

• Working with the commercial management team to develop the commercial requirements and mechanism for the supply and installation works.

• Working with the wider business (HSE, Legal, and Procurement, Insurance etc..) to ensure business requirements are reflected in tenders and contracts.

• Responsible for the identification and management of all activities and resources that are required to be completed by the inter array cable work-package so as to ensure compliance with the Employer's Consents.


• Delivery of complex multi-million, multi-disciplinary, multi- contract large-scale installation projects with a significant number of interfaces and coordination to manage.

• Ensure installation is delivered on time, to budget and quality following the highest industry practice and observing the maximum respect for Health, Safety and Environment.

• Implement offshore standards, procedures, tools, best practices and quality requirements for large scale offshore installation, to be constructed across a number of countries throughout Europe.

• Ensure the delivery of installation works is appropriate and consistent with the strategy of the company and delivered according to specification, budget and timetable without compromising safety.

• Define, implement and resource the appropriate organisational structure for managing large-scale installation works.

• Manage the cable package team, comprising IBR and external employees working within a number of countries throughout Europe ensuring project necessities are fully covered and resourced.

• Prepare large-scale installation for the execution phase including contracting offshore equipment, delivery companies, onshore facilities, harbours, consultants, H&SE and quality plans, etc.

• Provide key and strategic advice, assessment and recommendations to the business giving input and support to the projects throughout the whole life cycle (development to decommissioning)

• Provide input on appropriate bid levels / programme strategies / commercial strategies / commercial agreements relative to projects. Provide key input in the preparation of investment dossiers for all funding requests for projects.

• Support to develop HSE strategy and plans for all installation sites and ensure consistency with the business strategy.

• Work with the HSE team to develop HSE strategy for large-scale installation works and ensure a high standard of health and safety awareness is maintained.

• Ensure all lessons learnt regarding installation are captured and shared with the Installation department manager.


• Coordination of complex large-scale installation works is a key activity in offshore projects, where CAPEX is higher than 2 million euros per MW, resulting in total budgets around several billion euros.

• Very broad range of large-scale installation management to understand, assess and manage.

• Offshore industry is still relatively immature, and a key focus is on driving down cost. The project support dept. will play a large part in developing initiatives to reduce the cost of engineering, delivery and contracting.

• British, Spanish, French, US and German team members, different cultures to incorporate in the projects (large packages).

Required profile

• Proven large-scale installation management experience within a delivery orientated environment in the delivery of large scale multi-million build projects through the pre-delivery, delivery and operation transition phases.

• Significant experience and skills in leading teams involved in large-scale installation, multidiscipline projects in international environment and in JV structures. Ability to manage people effectively to deliver required outputs in a timely manner.

• Significant installation preparation and management experience in offshore environment.

• High degree of competency in future planning. Proven experience in delivery and contract management and programming.

• Experience in offshore windfarm, marine works or oil and gas delivery and marine operations.

• Significant experience in leading tendering processes, contract negotiations and detailed commercial delivery contracts.

• Experience in dealing with health and safety and environmental legislation associated with offshore installation, marine and offshore projects.

• Proactive people manager, leader and motivator.

• Sound relationship management skills and confidence working with Project Directors and Senior Management.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to influence and develop key project and business decisions.

• Excellent report writing, presentation skills and ability to summarize key parameters and drivers impacting the project and business.

• Ability to work, manage teams and manage decision making process under pressure and to tight deadlines.

• Sound planning and analysis skills with the ability to look forward and see / anticipate problems and thereafter plan and implements mitigating solutions to negate the effect of such problems.

• Innovative and creative thinking.

• Problem solving - dealing with conflicting requirements.

• Tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles.

• High capacity for change and experience of leading others through change.

• Contribute (or ensure resources are available) to early development projects, giving advice to development teams on build ability / delivery issues.

• Makes recommendations on the staff requirements to ensure delivery large scale installation works over a 4 - 5 year period.

• Organise and manage teams for the delivery of large-scale installation works.

• Liaise with Project Directors across the business to ensure all delivery aspects are appropriately considered during the project planning and execution.

• Ability to manage complex large scale installation works and contracts which require interface and precise coordination with multiple disciplines (structures, turbines, electrical cables, offshore substations, ports, vessels).

• Ability to manage teams in JVs at multiple international and sites.

• Advice on the impact of technical/specialist risks and issues and the viability of solutions recommended.

• Balance technical detail with commercial needs and provide recommendations, taking into account all relevant risks.

• Ensure that all recommendations are documented and sufficient due diligence exists to support decisions (whether internal or external diligence).

• Develop and apply knowledge of European/local country maritime legislation.

• Manage marine interfaces between projects - industry standards.

• Manage co-ordination of marine interests of development-construction-operations, particularly monitoring/feedback.

• Expertise in maritime legislation and regulations.

• Ability to understand a broad range of marine issues and decide on strategies to minimise impact and maximise opportunity to the business.

• Requirement to work and influence in complex organisations in continuous development.

• Requirement to overcome the typical lack of definition in immature industries and identify opportunities for improved cost and safety performance and implement solutions.

• Requirement to work under pressure in different projects at the same time.

• Requirement to manage interfaces across multiple scopes of work.

• Requirement to manage diverse range of cultures.

• Prepare large-scale installation management activities across the whole life of the project.

• Allocate resources within the projects installation works to ensure the delivery and the technical knowledge retention and dissemination across the projects.

• Ensure that all recommendations are documented and sufficient due diligence exists to support decisions (whether internal or external diligence).

• Advice on the impact of technical and consenting issues, analysing related risks and the viability of solutions recommended.

Special requirements & personal qualities:

• Experience of contracting, engineering design and delivery.

• Experience on preparing Installation Strategies.

• Experience of offshore sector.

• Proven track record delivering complex multi-discipline large-scale installation.

• Knowledge and experience of large scale engineering contracts.

• Health and safety management skills.

• Health and safety - NEBOSH qualification.

Minimum criteria (mandatory) :

• Degree and professional qualification in relevant engineering discipline -

• Mechanical/Electrical/Marine Engineering or Naval Architectural.

• Substantial postgraduate experience in industry with significant experience in Offshore Wind.

• IT literate with the ability to operate MS Office systems and other IT based project management software.

• Flexible to travel around Europe.