Flexa
BMT • AUS - Melbourne

Principal Offshore Wind Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Work for a global high-end design house and technical consulting firm solving complex real-world problems.

We Design. We Guide. We Protect. We Sustain. We Train. We Transform

Learn more about your next company - (Welcome to BMT)

BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science, and risk management consultancy with a reputation for excellence. We're driven by a belief that things can always be better, safer, greener, and more efficient. We provide our customers with the capability, capacity, and confidence to enable them to make the right decisions at the right time by drawing upon the expertise of over 1,300 professionals located in UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia Pacific, and the Americas.

Delivering independent, complex design and consultancy capabilities for over 37 years, we pride ourselves on being equipped to support our customers to tackle the most complex design and systems issues, and challenges, which enables the industry to deliver safer, cleaner, and more fuel-efficient shipping for the future. We draw upon a wide range of experience and expertise to provide high-quality, high value products and services across the maritime sector. The group's assets are held in beneficial ownership for employees.

Your next exciting job opportunity –

As an Offshore Wind Engineer at BMT, you'll be entrusted with a range of critical responsibilities that contribute directly to the success of our offshore wind projects.

At BMT, we recognise the critical role of offshore wind engineers in driving the transition to renewable energy. Your expertise and dedication will directly contribute to our mission of creating a sustainable future powered by the wind. This role sits within our Southern States and Territories Coastal Team, based in Melbourne, where you will join a wide range of passionate professionals including coastal, structural, mechanical and environmental engineers, marine scientists, oceanographers, discrete event modellers and naval architects.

We are open to applicants from mid-career level (10 year’s experience) to senior (20+ years) and the role, responsibilities and renumeration can be adjusted accordingly.

In this role you will be able to:

  • Provide insights and advice to our team working on offshore wind development projects in Australia based on first-hand experience of construction and operation of offshore wind farms in other regions.
  • Work as part of a cohesive team to deliver various projects in offshore wind, ports, coastal and ocean engineering to a wide range of clients, including government and private sectors, such as:
  • Offshore wind site investigation
    • Offshore wind construction and operation phase planning
    • Planning and design of large-scale marine and coastal infrastructure for the ports, resources, aquaculture, and renewable energy sectors
  • Manage the successful delivery of various marine and coastal engineering projects in accordance with HSE and QA policies and procedures either individually, as part of a project delivery team, or by leading a project delivery team, depending on project complexity.
  • Contribute to strategy formation and business development to position BMT as a leading supplier of marine related consulting services to the offshore wind industry in Australia.
  • Preparation of proposals, fee estimates and schedules for consulting projects
  • Liaison with clients, potential and current, for the purposes of service delivery, networking, and business development.
  • Provide technical leadership, mentoring and supervision for junior engineers and scientists in offshore wind.

Relevant Education, Experience, and Skills:

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of Engineering or Science
  • 10 years or more professional experience, at least 5 of which involve planning, construction or operation of operating offshore wind farms in Europe, America or Asia.
  • A broad understanding of offshore wind construction and operation phases, including design, safety, environmental and commercial issues.
  • Developed project management skills coupled with commercial acumen and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A proven track record of managing projects and working as part of a team.

Desirable:

  • Experience working offshore in the offshore wind industry.
  • Experience working within a consulting environment.
  • Experienced in the preparation of proposals, fee estimates and schedules.
  • Experienced in the whole project life cycle from site selection to environmental investigations, design development, permitting, construction and operation phases.
  • Experience in technical and business leadership roles
  • Most importantly - A passion for technical excellence and solving complex problems in the transition to clean energy.

Flexible Work -

BMT genuinely believe everyone performs at their best when they have the flexibility to make working for BMT work best for you! We’re officially ‘flexified’ with Flexa.

We are always interested speaking to talent considering BMT as your next employer regardless of where you’re located in Australia, we have offices located in nearly every capital city - Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth and offer remote and flexible work arrangements including work from home, hybrid, and flexible and part time hours. We strive to offer a range of flexible options to help support our teams in achieving a healthy work-life balance, where your personal life is just as important as your professional life.

BMT Careers -

BMT have a brain-rich culture nurtured by our belief in liberating the talent of our people. We want our employees to be part of our future success, which is why we support them throughout their careers, helping today's recruits become the experts of tomorrow. BMT offer outstanding opportunities to work on a wide variety of exciting projects at locations around the globe that supports retaining skilled talent, resulting in low staff turnover compared to other companies in our sector.

Join our talent community - Whether we're hiring for a role right now or planning for upcoming work when we find great people, we want to connect with them and keep the conversation going. Being part of our talent community means you'll be kept up to date with current vacancies, new job alerts, events we think you might be interested in and kept top of mind for opportunities that match your skillset and capability.

BMT Recruitment Process -

  • Submit your application.
  • Screening & skills evaluation.
  • Hiring Manager Interview
  • Referee and Pre-Employment Checks
  • Pre-Employment Medical
  • BMT Employment Offer!

All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Our Benefits -

Our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive. We value your contribution by offering the following benefits –

  • Competitive salary offering
  • A performance-related bonus scheme based on personal, and company performance.
  • Access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), comprising confidential health, legal and financial advice on a 24/7 basis.
  • Learning and Development opportunities to support you in achieving your business and personal objectives and releasing your full potential.
  • We are passionate about driving culture to embed sustainability into the core of our business.
  • We are a workplace that values diversity and individual talents.

Where possible, our benefits are globally harmonised to ensure equality and consistency across our collaborative teams; we also tailor benefits to ensure they remain competitive with the local geographies in which we operate.

BMT genuinely believe everyone performs at their best when they have the flexibility to make working for BMT work best for you! we are interested in speaking to skilled talent with ADF capabilities regardless of where your located within Australia, We have offices located in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth and offer flexible work arrangements including work from home and hybrid.

Embracing Sustainability -

Through science, technology, and engineering, we are embracing sustainability across the entirety of our business to make a real difference. We see global challenges as opportunities to support our customers in managing their impact and becoming more resilient. We are also on a mission to improve how we operate as a business, so that we can lead by best practice, and have a positive impact on the environment and our local communities.

Culture & Diversity -

BMT is an equal opportunities employer, committed to an inclusive culture where our employees feel a sense of belonging, and encourage diversity among our global workforces. Our genuine guarantee to always recruit, retain and motivate the best possible talent into our business and pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought is sought after and valued.

We regularly review our policies and practices from recruitment and selection to development and progression with an equity lens to ensure that everyone regardless of their gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, age, ability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality, life circumstance or marital status have what they need to succeed and thrive at BMT.

BMT continuously promote diversity awareness throughout the organisation at a global level through our employee learning and by recognising and celebrating our employees’ contributions, diverse background, and life experiences. Furthermore, we actively encourage everyone to improve the workplace and work together against harassment, bullying and discrimination.

Our Values –

We believe that an organisation can only be number one in its market if everyone in it works together as one. How we behave is just as important as what we do and BMT has a strong set of values that are embedded into the foundation for all our activities. Trust I Innovation I Passion I Respect I Collaboration

Notice to Recruitment Agency & Related Services -

Please note BMT receive job applications exclusively via our ATS system only. BMT do not warrant or agree to any unsolicited CVs submitted via any contact method including physical hard copies left with any employee at BMT or within our operational teams. We will not progress CVs shared on a speculative basis by email, and you accept our right to pursue such candidates with no obligation to third-party terms and conditions or liability to a fee.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – After 1 years service, enhanced maternity to max 18 weeks
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Wellbeing budget - £250 per annum

We asked employees of BMT how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Location
87%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
84%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
78%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
67%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
74%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
83%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at BMT

Company employees

1000

Gender diversity (male:female)

66% Male, 28% Female

Office locations

Teddington, Bath, Southampton, Fareham, Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom