Airswift has been tasked by one of our major clients, in the Renewable Energy Industry, to seek a Project Engineer - 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 Project Engineer for new business development, you will represent the technical team in (joint venture) project framings, supporting technical managers in coordinating and managing technical interfaces, bringing in the right (technical) expertise where needed.
For early developments, the focus will be to influence and optimize the design of the windfarm taking into account safety, quality, engineering (yield, turbines, foundations, power transmission), procurement, contracting (strategy, negotiation), execution, logistics, operations & maintenance, schedule, cost (devex, capex, opex, abex), optimisations, (non-technical) risks and assurance. You will be the (technical) interface between the JV and the technical team in the company (offshore wind).
The intent is to mature and prepare the project(s) for the upcoming auctions in Japan. This will require interaction with key players globally, contractors, help establish an understanding of trends in the market and development opportunities for the wind business as a whole and the project-specific strategy for concept design, preparing for RFI’s and tenders with relevant supply chain where needed.
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
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant engineering discipline
- 5 + years with relevant (project) work experience in Project Engineering / Project Services working on offshore projects
- Strong personal leadership in HSSE
- Knowledge of cost control philosophy and methodologies, estimating, change management, and document controls procedures required
- Experience with budgets, scheduling and RFP processes
- Demonstrated ability to lead teams and manage complex multi-discipline interfaces
- 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.