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Lead Foundation Engineer


Boston, MA, US


RWE Renewables Americas LLCBoston


To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Engineering 




“Join us to help build the foundations of a sustainable future”


Inviting bright minds

Do you have the drive and ambition to help deliver a net zero future?

Do you enjoy developing innovative, sustainable, cost effective solutions to the technical challenges facing offshore wind? Are you our new colleague? 


If so we would like to invite you to join us as part of our Civil and Structural Team.


As part of the wider central engineering function we support a truly GLOBAL Offshore Wind Business within RWE Offshore at all stages of the project life cycle. We work every day to build a renewable future, we continually push the boundaries and set the standard amongst our peers.


Role: Lead Foundations Engineer


Location: US Hybrid with office in Boston


Your key tasks and responsibilities:

As a Lead Foundations Engineer your primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Thrive as part of a multi-disciplinary team of technical specialists supporting all stages of the offshore wind farms within the RWE Renewables’ portfolio
  • Lead the design of new and novel foundation structures for offshore wind turbines, during the origination and development phases of an offshore wind farm project
  • Manage the structural engineering activities and third party design contract during the pre-FEED, FEED and Detailed Design stages of an offshore wind project, and then continue supporting the project on into fabrication and construction
  • Support Offshore Operations in driving the implementation of our fleet-wide asset integrity strategy for Offshore foundations
  • Deliver specialist engineering knowledge to review and assess the performance of our existing wind turbine foundation structures
  • Mentor and develop the junior and associate colleagues within the team and across the wider business;
  • Contribute to design and development of our in-house foundation design modelling tools
  • Ensure that all lessons learned from our operating fleet are incorporated into future projects
  • Provide technical support to Procurement, Quality and HSSE departments
  • Represent RWE as a technical expert on ground breaking Joint Industry and Research Projects
  • Work closely across all interfaces with; internal stakeholders, external design houses, certification authorities, and fabrication contractors to produce cost effective and value-added solutions


Essential skill requirements:

  • Engineering degree from an accredited university in civil, structural or mechanical engineering, or equivalent experience, Master / PhD degree preferred
  • Extensive post-graduation experience in offshore structural engineering – preferably with both: monopiles and jacket fixed foundations, and/or floating foundation concepts
  • Familiar with industry codes and standards applicable to offshore wind projects
  • Project management experience in the offshore industry from either design, construction, or operations
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally
  • Good communicator and excellent team player
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • The drive and motivation to meet time, cost and quality targets


Desirable skills:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer

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We look forward to meeting you!


We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.


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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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