Welding Engineer

Principle Power

Principle Power

Software Engineering
Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Welding Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field


Position start: ASAP

About Principle Power

Principle Power is a leading global technology and services provider for the floating offshore wind energy market. The WindFloat®, the company’s globally and proven floating platform technology, enables offshore wind turbines to be sited in any water depth or seabed condition, unlocking offshore wind potential worldwide and allowing projects to harvest the best wind resources. Principle Power acts as a trusted partner to developers, independent power producers, utilities, and EPCs, supporting its customers throughout the entire lifecycle of their projects. With 105 MW of cumulative capacity in operation or under advanced development and a multi-GW commercial pipeline globally, Principle Power is the market leader in floating offshore wind technology.

General Description

The Fabrication team at Principle Power is crucial to project execution and industrialization, managing and overseeing the construction of floating offshore wind platforms. Their responsibilities span the entire project lifecycle, from engineering and design to commissioning and operations support. Ensuring compliance with stringent contract specifications, design criteria, regulatory standards, and quality benchmarks, the team guarantees that platforms are meticulously fabricated, inspected, tested, and documented.

In industrialization projects, the Fabrication team not only brings engineering designs to life but also optimizes processes for efficient scale-up. They implement advanced fabrication methods and maintain rigorous oversight to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety, essential for commercial-scale deployment. The team’s commitment to innovation and continuous improvement involves exploring new techniques, materials, and technologies to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and improve platform quality. By staying updated on industry advancements and collaborating with stakeholders, they ensure Principle Power remains competitive. Through meticulous management, innovative practices, and stringent quality control, the Fabrication team drives the company's industrialization efforts, enabling the successful delivery of large-scale offshore wind projects and maintaining Principle Power's leadership in the industry.

Main Accountabilities

Reporting directly to the Fabrication Manager, you will play a crucial role in the Industrialization Project of our Windfloat Technology. You will develop welding best methodologies for fabrication, ensuring quality of the product, contributing to the seamless execution of large-scale projects, and assisting on the fabrication activities of wind platforms in shipyards within the company and externally before clients:

Contribute to the Company´ Owner´s Engineering (OE) business:

  • Cooperation on the OE model (definition of SoW, assessment of resource needs, budgeting, etc. for services to be rendered during, but not limited to, the EPC phase of offshore floating unit projects)

Industrialization Project:

  • Engage with the supply chain to provide feedback on fabrication / construction for the best processes, constrains and requirements, and seek solutions for schedule & cost reduction
  • Alongside with Structural Team define the most optimize welding requirements, by a full research study on the design and type of welding vs design requirements
  • Cooperate on the development of project execution plans
  • Research and integrate new welding technologies and methodologies suitable for industrialization

Project Management and Coordination:

  • Plan and coordinate welding activities to align with project timelines and budget constraints during the industrialization phase.
  • Liaise with project managers, design engineers, and other departments to ensure smooth project execution and transition to large-scale production.
  • Prepare and maintain comprehensive technical documentation
  • Ensure compliance with local, national, and international welding standards and regulations, particularly for large-scale operations
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives to enhance welding processes, reduce costs, and increase efficiency in mass production

Participate on Fabrication Team activities:

  • On commercial projects provide information and manage interaction with client/supply chain/ partners, specifically related to Welding Processes
  • Review of design/engineering documentation
  • Participate in project design reviews, constructability reviews & HAZIDs
  • Support and contribute to project (pre-FEED, FEED, EPCI) tasks applicable to and/or related to fabrication and general knowledge of typical project execution plan of offshore floating units (development, review, etc.)
  • Read and interpret project documentation (drawings, specifications, datasheets, procedures, etc.)
  • Handle fabrication technical queries: discuss requested and/or identified deviations and related remedial solutions
  • Identify deviations requiring design/engineering approval differing from fabrication adjustments and liaise with engineering for follow-up
  • Ensure company HSE policies are adhered to. Drive an incident free environment through establishing and maintaining a strong safety culture
  • Operations & Maintenance (O&M):
    • Contribute to development and management of offshore inspection & maintenance plans
    • Incorporate fabrication data into O&M ITPs
    • Support (and occasional participation in) offshore inspections carried out in operational units

Skills & Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Welding Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in welding engineering, preferably in a large-scale manufacturing or industrial environment (preferable Wind towers fabrication)
  • Strong knowledge of welding processes, techniques, and standards.
  • Experience with quality control processes and non-destructive testing methods.
  • Ability to read and interpret all details of fabrication documentation
  • Knowledge in CAD software, in particular AutoCAD and SolidWorks, Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word), FEA software packages.
  • Safety awareness on construction sites. Good physical condition. Ability to obtain certificates for work at height and work in confined spaces. Training will be provided.
  • Perfect command of written and spoken English. Spoken Portuguese or Spanish also welcome.

Other requirements

  • Hard-working and exemplary ethical record mandatory
  • Innovative mindset with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Strong people skills and teamwork
  • Experienced working in a multicultural and international environment
  • Meticulous and persistent
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Team player
  • Authorized to work in the location you apply to