Island Construction Manager

  • PK24244
  • Offshore

Jouw talent hunter is Penelope Kallergis


To contribute to Europe and Belgium's ambitions for the Energy Transition, Elia has foreseen to extend its offshore high voltage grid. The grid shall connect the new Belgian windfarms situated within the “Princess Elisabeth Windfarm zone”.

The Princess Elisabeth Zone will also host the energy island. With this, Elia is taking an important step in developing a European electricity grid at sea and achieving European climate ambitions.
The energy island is a first and an important future-oriented electricity hub where cables from both the 2nd offshore wind zone (Princess Elisabeth Zone) and future interconnectors with other European countries such as the United Kingdom and Denmark will arrive.
The concept that Elia currently considers is to:

– Build one Offshore artificial island
– The windfarms are to be connect at the 66kV level (= scope windfarm owners)
– The electrical modules will be connected to shore by means of three-phase 220kV cables

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The project currently progresses through the Early Works phase, which will be followed by the construction phase. During the Early Works phase, the successful Bidder (Edison, a joint venture between JdN and DEME) will start the development of the Island Detailed design and construction engineering, including value-engineering proposals

The Energy Island has been subdivided into two main subpackages, as follows:
– Dredging, reclamation and rockworks
– Island Structures

Elia is looking for strengthening its team, for the follow-up and coordination of the on-site and off-site construction activities associated with the Island Structures.
These structures consist in a concrete construction (Caissons, wave wall, top slab, etc..) surrounding the sand backfill, protecting the electrical installation from the overtopping discharges and receiving all interface structures (ducts, culverts, hang-off room, J-tubes, etc..) necessary for routing offshore cables, installing the utilities, circulate and operate on the island.

– Reports to the Island Structures Lead
– Works in a dedicated multidisciplinary team
– Supports the development of the MOG2 project during the engineering and construction phase

Assist the Island Structures Lead and Package Manager during the Early Works phase, for the tasks below:
– Review Work Method Statement and procurement documentations
– Check constructability aspects of the engineering works
– Provide input related to safety during construction, based on the principles of “Safety in Design”

Assist the Island Structures Lead and Package Manager during the Construction Works phase, for the tasks below:
– Oversee onsite and offsite construction activities to monitor compliance with Employer requirements, design documentations and quality requirements
– Review the work progress on a daily basis
– Assist in the management of the construction documentation
– Review the contractual conditions of performance
– Identify, raise and assist in resolution of non-conformances and defects
– Provide input to change requests or RFIs when impacting the construction activities
– Provide input for the management of payments, depending on the progress
– You assist in the schedule management focusing on the construction activities, understanding its criticality for the overall project
– You assist in the risk management as part of an overall project risk management strategy
– You draw up proposals for technical improvements and for safety enhancements by making a proactive contribution to the feedback process


– You have at least 5-8 years of experience working in the field of Civil works with preferably an experience in the marine or offshore sector;
– Education: Civil Engineer; Bachelor in Construction or equivalent by experience
– Knowledge of construction methods and technologies and ability to interpret technical drawings and contracts;
– Knowledge of building codes and scheduling methods;
– Excellent communication and teamwork skills;
– Working structured, independent and precise;
– You are strong in processing a lot of information without losing the overview
– You have experience in working on multi-disciplinary and complex projects;
– You have experience in heavy concrete structures construction and transportation, preferably in a marine environment;
– Knowledge of construction worksite safety practice;
– You are a smooth, assertive communicator and a resourceful accountable team player;
– Excellent MS Office skills;
– Fluent in English and French or Dutch

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