Our Offshore Operations department in Hamburg is looking for an 

Operations Engineer (d/f/m) Balance of Plant & Logistics - Arkona 

Areas of responsibility

The Operations Engineer (d/f/m) Balance of Plant & Logistics is responsible for the development and implementation of concepts for inspections, maintenance and repair works of the foundations and other steel structures („Balance of Plant“) of the offshore wind farm Arkona. Aim is ensuring the structural integrity for use of the foundation structures.

Additionally, the role is in charge of defining, procuring and managing all required means of transport (crew transfer vessels, jack up vessels, helicopter and other) as well as related infrastructure.

In close collaboration with the Plant Manager, the permanent optimisation of all processes as well as the maintenance strategy count additionally among the responsibilities of the Operations Engineer Balance of Plant & Logistics.

Inspection, maintenance and repair of the offshore foundations and its secondary structures

  • Developing and implementing a concept for assessing the stability of foundations as well as execution of periodical examination of the foundations and other steel structures
  • Monitoring the impact of the environment on the foundation structures, with the help of Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS) as well as with the analysis of processed measurement data
  • Administering and permanently updating the data basis for the geo-information system (GIS)
  • Defining, planning and coordinating the execution of all inspection,  maintenance and repair works on the foundations and other steel structures and its secondary systems (cranes, boat landings, ladders, etc.) as well as the subsea components
  • Negotiating and steering service contracts
  • Attending and supervising related offshore missions
  • Application of the computerized maintenance management systems SAP PM/MM in close cooperation with the production team

Logistics management

  • Defining, procuring, monitoring and managing the whole service logistics for the wind farm, above all crew transfer vessels and helicopter
  • Technical support during operation of jack-up vessels for the exchange of major components

Health & Safety

  • Warranting compliance with health, safety and environment standards, ranging from staff and contractor qualification to mind-set to safety of the infrastructure and emergency response readiness

Budget, risk & reporting

  • Developing the BoP operations and logistics budget (~10 M€), whilst identifying opportunities for sustainable cost reductions
  • Reporting of HSE, operational, budget and risk facts and figures

Stakeholders & compliance

  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies as well as operating licences, consents and statutory requirements concerning the offshore structures and its secondary systems
  • Coordinating and engaging surveyors and experts as well as contact persons for authorities
  • Working effectively across boundaries within the wider organisation in order to optimise processes and maximise value across the value creation chain

Operational Excellence

  • Permanently optimising all processes for maintenance and repair works as well as the maintenance strategy for the BOP
  • Contribution to development of internal and external standards, amongst other by representing RWE in industrywide expert forums
  • Identifying, conceptualising and implementing synergies between existing offshore wind farms within the fleet
  • Transfer of knowledge from and to other existing offshore wind farms within the fleet

Regular business trips to Sassnitz and Heligoland are necessary


Your profile

  • University degree (master) in a technical discipline, mechanical or civil engineering or several year of job experience as engineer in a similar role; technical apprenticeship advantageous
  • Profound experience in the field of mechanical maintenance of technical equipment and machinery as well as knowledge of offshore foundations and steel structures

  • Additionally, proven contract management and project management experience

  • Excellent MS-Office skills and know-how of SAP PM/MM preferable
  • Profound knowledge of the relevant norms and guidelines, e.g. DIN 18800, EC3, BSH standard
  • Ability and fitness to work offshore as well as at height
  • Fluent command of German and English

What we offer

  • small gym in the Service Building
  • Free parking at Site
  • Free Coffee and fully equipped kitchen
  • internal and external training
  • very cooperative and supportive working environment

RWE is committed to equal opportunities and actively promotes diversity, equality and flexibility.

At a glance

Reference no.: 2062 Preferred start: Closing date: Salary:

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About us

Powering. Reliable. Future. This is RWE. RWE Renewables, the newest subsidiary of the RWE Group, is one of the world's leading renewable energy companies. With around 3,500 employees, the company has onshore and offshore wind farms, photovoltaic plants and battery storage facilities with a combined capacity of more than 9 gigawatts. RWE Renewables is driving the expansion of renewable energy in 15 countries on four continents. An annual investment budget of €1.5 billion net is available for further growth. The focus is on the Americas, the core markets in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.