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Able seafarer

An able seafarer is responsible for the operations and maintenance of vessels, including navigation, mooring, anchoring and cargo handling. They provide support to crew members and will be involved in various tasks relating to the offshore wind industry such as painting, asset inspections, and monitoring weather conditions.

Bid manager

A bid manager is responsible for: project managing the bidding process, ensuring that deadlines are met, overseeing quality assurance, producing high quality bid documents and accurate bid pricing to meet bid requirements.

Boat maintenance technician

A boat maintenance technician is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of boats to keep them seaworthy and in compliance with safety regulations.

Cable jointer

A cable jointer is responsible for the installation, termination, splicing, testing and maintenance of electrical cables and connections associated with offshore wind farms.

Civil engineer

A civil engineer undertakes research and design, direct construction and management of the operation and maintenance of the onshore infrastructure associated with an offshore wind farm.

Commercial analyst

A commercial analyst is responsible for monitoring market trends, competitors and opportunities, recommending steps the business should take given the results of the analysis.

Communications network technician

A communications network technician is responsible for managing and maintaining communication systems and networks.

Community liaison officer

A community liaison officer is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with local communities and other groups of interest who may be affected by the development of the offshore wind farm.

Construction project manager

A construction manager is responsible for all onshore or offshore construction activities. This includes budgeting, fabrication management, logistics, stakeholder engagement.

Crane operator

A crane operator is responsible for operating the machinery to carry out lifting of heavy structures, components, and equipment while adhering to strict safety and environmental regulations.

Data analyst

A data analyst is responsible for analysing, collecting, processing, and presenting data related to the performance and maintenance of the wind farm.

Electrical engineer

An electrical engineer’s responsibility is to design and maintain electrical systems on offshore platforms and vessels. They will produce circuit diagrams of the site during the development and project management phases of an offshore wind farm.

Electrical technician

An electrical technician forms an integral part of the construction and operation phases and is typically responsible for front-end electrical engineering design (FEED) works, installation, maintenance, repair, and operation of electrical systems etc.


A geophysicist is responsible for the acquisition, quality control, interpretation and analysis of geophysical surveys mapping the different types and depths of rocks that make up the seabed.

Geotechnical engineer

A geotechnical engineer undertakes foundation design work for offshore wind farms. These designs are based on soil samples obtained from offshore geotechnical investigations into seabed conditions which provide insight to the foundation design and installation.

GIS technician

A GIS technician is responsible for using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to store, analyse and manage data.

Grid package manager

A grid package manager is responsible for overseeing the grid connection of the offshore wind farm.

Harbour pilot

A harbour pilot is responsible for the safe and efficient navigation of vessels within the port and offshore wind farm. This includes piloting vessels in and out of ports, assessing navigational risks, monitoring vessel traffic and weather conditions.

Health and safety coordinator

A health and safety coordinator is responsible for maintaining and coordinating all health and safety aspects of offshore wind farm projects.


A hydrographer is responsible for conducting surveys to measure the depth, shape and physical features of a seabed. They are responsible for maintaining and calibrating specialist equipment such as sonars to ensure reliable data is produced.

Instrument control engineer

An instrument control engineer is responsible for a wide range of tasks related to instrumentation, control systems (including software) and data management.

Marine ecologist

A marine ecologist is responsible for providing expertise to contribute to environmental impact assessments undertaken in the development phase of an offshore wind farm.

Marine engineer

A marine engineer is responsible for the maintenance, inspection and repair of vessels and equipment focusing on the mechanical systems. They typically work onshore at a construction site scheduling inspection and repairs or offshore on a vessel.

Master mariner

A master mariner or captain is the highest-ranking officer on a vessel, responsible for the overall operation of the vessel. This includes navigation, safety procedures, watchkeeping, communications, crew management and cargo operations.

Mechanical engineer

A mechanical engineer is responsible for designing and optimising the mechanical systems of an offshore wind farm. They ensure the performance of the wind turbine and foundations are optimised and comply with relevant trade standards.

Mechanical technician

A mechanical technician is responsible for the maintenance, operation, servicing, testing and repair of offshore wind turbines and associated infrastructure. This includes troubleshooting of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems.

Naval architect

A naval architect is responsible for analysing engineering systems and designing solutions such as performing hull and deck strength assessments and designing structural reinforcements.

Offshore consents manager

An offshore consents manager will support the development and management of early phase activities such as site selection, project consenting and overseeing the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

Offshore EIA manager

An EIA manager is responsible for managing the EIA process for an offshore wind farm.

Offshore logistics manager

An offshore logistics manager is responsible for overseeing and managing the logistics and supply chain operations for offshore wind farms.

Offshore quality manager

An offshore quality manager is responsible for overseeing quality control, assurance processes, development, implementation, and maintenance of processes.


An ornithologist studies the behaviour of birds, their habitat and their migration patterns using this information to help protect their habitat both during construction and the lifetime of the offshore wind farm.

Port operative

A port operative is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, supporting the transportation of personnel, equipment, and material.

Procurement manager

A procurement manager is responsible for managing the supply chain process. They identify suppliers, building relationships with vendor companies and negotiate the contracts and purchases of external components of the development process.

Project Manager

A project manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations, including project planning, staff management, project development, financial reporting, and client engagement.

Resource analyst (to assess wind data)

A resource analysist is responsible for planning, procuring and evaluating wind and site data in order to support the development of the project by producing wind farm capacity estimates.

SCADA engineer

A Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Engineer is responsible for the design, deployment, test, and management of SCADA systems used to monitor and control the various components of offshore wind farms, leveraging real-time data and control capabilities.

Site manager (onshore and offshore)

A site manager is responsible for overseeing site coordination, safety, operational efficiency (resource management) and logistics.

Structural engineer

A structural engineer is responsible for designing and analysing the structural components of an offshore wind farm such as the support structures that sit above the seabed.

Supply chain manager

A supply chain manager is responsible for developing and implementing a supply chain strategy for the development of the offshore wind farm.


A welder is a vital role responsible for fabricating offshore wind structures through cutting, shaping and joining sections of metal plate and pipes.

Wind turbine technician

A wind turbine technician is responsible for on-site maintenance, repairs and replacement on the turbine. This includes the use of diagnostic and troubleshooting tools, both electrical and mechanical.

For further information on careers in offshore wind, please visit our Work in Wind website.