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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  Competitive - see below

Sunderland, GB Sunderland, GB Edinburgh, GB London, GB Dublin, IE

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Senior Port and Harbour Engineer

This a newly created role due to expansion! A very exciting opportunity to hold a key role in the first stages of development of new offshore wind farm projects.



The Opportunity

Working at EDF Renewables is to be dedicated to something simple: doing good things. We take pride in tackling the world’s biggest challenge, and we’re leading the fight.

As a Port and Harbour Senior engineer with the Offshore Technical Centre you will be responsible for leading and coordinating the design, development, and optimisation of port and harbour facilities required primarily in support of EDF Renewables UK and Ireland offshore activities, and with the opportunity to support the wider EDF Renewables offshore community.

Pay, benefits and culture

Alongside a competitive salary and a market-leading pension scheme, we offer a range of flexible benefits to support our people across all aspects of their lives.


Your rewards package includes a choice of flexible benefits, such as electric vehicle leasing, enhanced parental leave, subsidised health insurance, discounts and employee pricing.

We offer everyone the flexibility, freedom and responsibility to make your own impact, whether that’s in the office or at home. To support flexible and hybrid working, we’ll provide a suite of IT equipment to ensure that you can work remotely comfortably and effectively.

At EDF Renewables our purpose is to accelerate a net-zero future where clean energy powers our lives. Our people are passionate about developing the low-carbon energy systems of the future and acting against climate change.


We strive to create an inclusive and diverse business and we recognise that our differences make us stronger, increasing our ability to innovate and succeed quickly. We challenge ourselves to continuously improve to achieve our purpose, whilst rewarding work and recognising the contribution each of our employees makes to achieving our goals.  We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.


We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.

What you’ll be doing

The Port and Harbour Senior Engineer will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • During project development and early phases –
      • Lead the need requisition for the ports and harbours (O&M base, construction base, logistic hub, etc.): design, planning & cost definition.
      • Conduct site assessments, feasibility studies and audits to identify suitable port and harbour facilities.
      • Prepare the technical scope of work documents for port and harbour activities.
  • During construction and installation phases:
      • Assume responsibility for validating the technical design.
      • Offer technical guidance and oversee the development of port and harbour facilities, ensuring alignment with project timelines.
      • Implement quality control measures.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (design teams, marine, O&M, supply chain, communities, relevant authorities etc.) to deliver and optimise the ports and harbours activities.
  • Provide support to the team in obtaining the necessary authorisations and permits.
  • Proactively identify risks and opportunities and manage the actions to mitigate and exploit them.
  • Contribute to the development of the project schedule and budget.
  • Participate in the technical Tender Evaluation and Supplier Selection processes in line with project and shareholder procurement requirements.
  • Provide necessary support to Procurement, Commercial, Insurance and Legal teams as required.
  • Ensure activities are undertaken in accordance with statutory requirements and EDF Renewables’ policies including Zero Harm, Quality, Engineering, and Design Management, while focusing on optimisation and efficiency.
  • Stay updated with industry advancements and best practices in port and harbour engineering for offshore wind projects.


 Who you are


  • You’ll hold a formal qualification in Civil Engineering, Maritime Engineering, or a related field with proven experience in port and harbour engineering, ideally within the offshore wind or maritime sectors.
  • Be a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer, or be working towards the same, with a relevant professional body.
  • Have a deep understanding of marine construction, port infrastructure, and vessel operations.
  • Familiarity with environmental regulations and permitting processes related to port development.
  • Proficiency in relevant engineering software and tools.
  • Experience in project management and ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to adapt to changing project needs and solve complex engineering challenges.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Able to travel as required with a valid driving licence and passport.



Closing date for applications: 1st October 2023

Location: London / Edinburgh / Sunderland / Dublin

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!


Join us, and let’s do good together.



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