Senior Loads Team Leader

Permanent employee, Full-time · Venterra France SAS

Venterra Group Plc is a dedicated wind energy services company helping wind power grow.  Our vision is to create a global services champion supporting the offshore wind industry’s rapid expansion and leading role in the energy transition.  Venterra’s mission is to service wind energy developers globally with best-in-class engineering, construction and operations services, through acquiring and partnering with asset light and differentiated providers with an entrepreneurial culture and technological drive.    
The Floating wind and Offshore Design Teams in the Venterra Design Service Line support clients with a range of specialist services including, naval architecture, Mooring, cables, structural and geotechnical design of fixed and floating foundations for offshore wind. We are a team of engineers, mostly Mater’s or PhD qualified, that support clients on a broad range of specialist topics in the area of foundation and cable design for offshore wind with innovative solutions.

As part of our organic growth to provide a complete set of engineering services to our offshore wind clients, we intend to develop an ILA / micrositing team, which will actively support our fixed and floating foundation designs at all stages of the project.

Therefore, we are looking for a hands-on experienced Senior Loads Engineer who will build the team and develop our ILA capabilities. He/she will collaborate effectively with fellow team members to support our project delivery works providing high quality technical input.  

Role Description:

As a Senior Loads team leader, you have an extensive experience on metocean data treatment, Offshore wind turbine modeling, ILA tool chain development and site-specific load assessment performance and management.
In your role, you will create, develop and manage an engineering team dedicated to integrated load analysis. 
It is expected that you will provide technical support to tenders and projects and that you will support and mentor the career development of your team. This role is pivotal in our design activities related to both fixed and floating offshore wind projects.

Key responsibilities will also include:

  • ILA team development including setup of ILA processes, Pre and post-processing tool chain. 
  • ILA team management, recruitment and team training.
  • Equivalent wind turbine model creation and calibration, including fixed and floating controller development.
  • Metocean data review and interpretation.
  • Wind data interpretation and Wind design input setup, including site specific wind farm wind analysis.
  • Independent load calculations using aero-elastic codes like Open Fast, OrcaFlex and Bladed.
  • Experience with load assessment for floating substructures is a must. 
  • Project management from tenders to project certification
  • Assist with the review and checking of contracts for engineering work.

Expertise required:

  • A profound understanding of structural dynamics, aeroelastics, control, meteorological and oceanographic
  • Demonstrated experience in ILA and perfect knowledge of ILA software and applicable standards (IEC, DNV)
  • Demonstrated experience in project execution and Offshore wind farm certification. 
  • Solid general wind turbine knowledge 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, French appreciated.

Education/ Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. degree or higher in mechanical engineering, physics or a related discipline

Additional requirements:

Candidates should also be highly organised and motivated individuals with effective communication skills, a good work ethic, and a commitment to technical excellence, personal efficiency, and career progression through Continued Professional Development. 

At Venterra:

At Venterra, we are committed to inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We take inclusion and diversity seriously. We know that getting this right is critical for us to live our organisation’s values. We are always trying to improve our way of working to be more inclusive and equal. We are an equal opportunity employer. Our vision is for Venterra to be a place where people of all ethnicities feel welcomed to work.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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