Project Manager - Marine Electrification


Project Manager - Marine Electrification
Development Company - Renewables
London / Home Based/Hybrid/ UK

Petroplan are pleased to be supporting a rapidly growing Renewables Development Company in the UK who we have had the pleasure of extensively supporting throughout their growth in 2023.
We are recruiting for a Project Manager to assist an growing Development & Design team supporting major projects across Solar, BESS, Marine and Transportation.
My client is headquartered in London, but the role can be based anywhere in the UK, with the expectation that those who aren't based in London will be open to visiting the office and the team in London once a month.

Expected salary: Negotiable- DOE Bonus Car allowance LTIP
About the role:
You will support the team on a portfolio of opportunities across the UK and internationally. Our projects are at early development stage, so you will be involved with the wider team on activities from initial site feasibility, right through to project construction.
We are looking to hire an experienced Project Manager, with the ability to be home based, to join our team. The role will support and assist our Marine project development team on a portfolio of opportunities across the UK and internationally. Our projects are at early development stage, so you will be involved with the wider team on activities from initial site feasibility, right through to project construction.
As we grow, we will also be expanding into new markets and there will be opportunities to contribute to this expansion. The role will be part of a very impressive and capable team, you will need to be ready to work in a flexible environment where everyone is aligned to company development.
We expect the successful candidate to have:

  • Practical understanding and experience of construction of energy infrastructure.

  • Relevant compliance and safety in design and construction standards including the standards specific to the marine industry in UK.

  • Strong ownership as a project/program manager and sound understanding of the principles of project management.

  • Previous experience with UK maritime port.

  • Experience with onshore or offshore renewable energy generation developer in UK.

  • Managed complex energy infrastructure projects and programmes (onshore or offshore).

Role Accountabilities:

  • Strong ownership - able and willing to manage internal and external teams.

  • Chair regular (e.g., weekly progress meetings) and follow up progress with team on actions.

  • Support and collaborate with other teams working on the projects from a land, planning and grid connection perspective.

  • Support senior management with budgeting setting.

  • Supporting project development on Marine project initiatives. Although the projects are marine related, they will be delivered on-land or near-shore.

  • Supporting and leading project development on Marine project initiatives.

  • Report to senior management on a portfolio basis


  • Savviness applied to new problems, innovative and experimental approach, open minded problem solving and entrepreneurial mindset.

  • 5-10 years' experience in energy or maritime sectors.

  • Understanding of the marine requirements, regulations, technical standards, OEM offer, design requirements.

  • Understanding of the energy and power project lifecycles and risks across large scale and complex utility-scale projects.

  • Experience using BIM, 3D CAD / 3D design, digital twin software.

  • Strong communication and negotiating skills.

  • Ability and willingness to work independently and lead a team by providing guidance.

  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively across a team.

  • Excellent report writing, communication and project management skills.

  • Flexible attitude to work and the ability to travel regularly throughout the UK.

  • Renewable energy project development experience is a plus.

  • Experience of supporting multiple project teams.

About Petroplan

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