Airswift has been tasked by one of our major clients, in the Renewable Energy Industry, to seek a Engineering Manager - Offshore Wind to be based in Tokyo, Japan.
If you want to play a role in Japan’s energy transition, then this might be the perfect opportunity for you!
Harnessing Japan’s abundant offshore wind energy is poised to be a major lever for Japan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050
As the Engineering Manager, your main responsibility will be to act as the technical lead for the development of a portfolio of offshore wind projects in Japan. Our project partners will be looking at us to take a key role in the technical development and concept design for this ambition.
You will be overseeing and leading the project design and delivery with respect to the technical work of the offshore wind portfolio (tenders, acquisitions, development) ensuring decisions, interfaces and outcomes meet project-specific requirements now and towards innovative approaches for the future. You will also be responsible to coordinate technical resources to mitigate all risks from early Development towards FID and work closely with the technical experts from the global team to provide the right expertise at the right time and level.
This is a key role to realize our offshore wind ambition in Japan. We’re therefore looking for someone who loves learning, strives, is highly motivated, seeks challenge, driven, committed to improvement, and highly determined.
The successful candidate will need to be comfortable with challenging conventional thinking and approaches to arrive at innovative, pragmatic and effective solutions and ways of working to overcome the challenges and to seize the opportunities inherent to building a new business in an industry that is new to Japan. More specifically, the following requirements are must haves:
- Ability to speak, read and write Japanese at native level and fluency in English
- Engineering Master’s degree education
- 8 years of relevant (technical) work experience within offshore (wind) industry, particularly in early development (permitting & consent)
- Expert knowledge of cost control philosophy and methodologies, estimating, change management, and document controls procedures required
- Experience with budgets, scheduling and RFP processes
- Experience in leading high-performing multidisciplinary teams
- In addition to the technical and project management skills described above, the successful candidate will need to be a strong team player with effective communication and relationship skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills, when influencing and liaising with a multitude of different stakeholders, both inside and outside the project.