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Renewables - Geotechnical & Geophysical Survey Manager


Renewables - Geotechnical & Geophysical Survey Manager

  • 541685
  • Closing at: Jul 6 2022 at 23:55 BST

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK & Ireland | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices or depots around the UK and Ireland.

Salary: £Competitive depending on experience + car/allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

As a Geotechnical & Geophysical Survey Manager, you'll play a key role in our Engineering and Innovation Centre's Geoscience Team providing survey management & geoscience support to our offshore wind portfolio of projects.

Main accountabilities may include:

  • Planning, execution, and delivery of various offshore geotechnical and geophysical surveys.
  • Inputting into geotechnical engineering activities including laboratory test management, interpretation, and ground modelling.
  • Reviewing technical reports by third parties, including desk studies, factual reports, geotechnical interpretative reports, lab test schedules, and more.
  • Ensuring survey works are delivered to contract requirements and specifications, proactively managing delays and challenges and the management of survey budgets.

What do I need?

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and who is educated to degree level in Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, Geophysics, or a related discipline and have a comprehensive understanding of legislation and operational standards in regard to offshore site investigation.  Holding Chartership or working towards your Chartership Professional Review with either Institution of Civil Engineers or The Geological Society would be an advantage.

Due to the nature of this role, we would love you to have experience in the majority of the following areas:

  • Design, tendering, and management of offshore ground investigation and laboratory test scheduling.
  • Experience of supervising geotechnical works on Jack-ups & drilling vessels for Export & Inter Array Cable and WTG lease area characterisation and design.  
  • Experience of supervising geophysical surveys to support all stages and components of offshore wind development.  
  • Interpretation of ground investigation results and ground modelling.
  • Geo hazard and risk management.

A level of travel will be required, therefore, you should have a full and valid driving license.

About our Business

SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, with growth ambitions to treble our renewable energy output by 2030. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets across the UK, Ireland and internationally. As our ambitions and projects grow, so do our teams, meaning we can offer a great selection of opportunities, training and development to support your career.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact 

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.





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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

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