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Location Houston, United States, Lawrence, United States, Boston, United States Updated 06/02/2023 Reference ID R114918 Employment Type null

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Structures Engineer Offshore Wind

The Role

What is the role


Shell’s Powering Progress strategy includes developing renewable energy generation to unlock value and anchor integrated energy basins.

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (ASOW) is a set of flagship projects in renewable generation and will be one of the first offshore wind projects to be developed in the US.

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind is a 50:50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America. The joint-venture (JV) company was formed in December 2018 to co-develop a 183,353-acre lease area on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The newly subdivided lease areas (OCS-A-0499 and OCS-A-0549) are located within the New Jersey Wind Energy Area. In June 2021, the JV was awarded a 20-year Offshore Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) by the New Jersey Bureau of Public Utilities for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 1, a 1,510 MW offshore wind project located within Lease OCS-A-0499 to begin construction and reach commercial operation in the mid-to-late 2020s. Additionally, in February 2022, the JV was determined to be a provisional winner of Bight Lease 0541, adding 79,351 acres to its portfolio.

More information on Atlantic Shores:

Atlantic Shores Website : Clean Wind Energy in New Jersey & New York | Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (

EDF Renewables and Shell Invest in New Jersey Offshore Wind - EDF Renewables North America (

Shell/EDF partnership Press Release : EDF Renewables and Shell Invest in New Jersey Offshore Wind - EDF Renewables North America (

Project 1 award press release : Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Secures Lease in New York Bight Auction - Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (

The Structures Engineer Offshore Wind will support the front-end delivery, development, and construction of offshore wind projects, focusing on performing and reviewing offshore structural designs.


  • Technology assessment
    • Steward technical and site selection assessments from Fixed Offshore Structures suppliers
    • Steward supplier’s fabrication plan maturation, including: labor productivity, supply chain, foundation staging, foundation launching
    • Leverage technical and delivery experience to support risk identification (Opportunities & Threats) and assessment reviews
    • Support technical interface with other Technical Disciplines, i.e. Wind Turbine Generator (WTG), Inter Array Cable (IAC)
    • Support ASOW foundation Project Manager and Commercial/Development Leads with post select decision Project Planning and Scoping activities
  • Foundations Engineering (Offshore structure supporting the WTG)
    • Provide design guidance and technical verification of the turbine foundations. Includes guidance inputs for the design, fabrication, transportation, and installation phases of the structures
    • Support commercial and technical work with external foundations vendors
    • Generate and maintain technical design basis for foundations
    • Identify activities required within engineering scopes to advance foundation definition to meet internal milestones
    • Ensure design and execution meets all JV HSE requirements
  • Interface Activities
    • Provide support for interface with regulatory agencies and Certification Agencies.  Prepare required documents for submittal and approval
    • Interface with other Atlantic Shores technical, development, and commercial teams to ensure communication of required inputs and outputs
  • Management Activities
    • Support Foundations Manager to address ad-hoc requests from Atlantic Shores Technical or other Directors
    • Contribute in preparing schedules and cost estimates for foundations
    • Support preparation of weekly and monthly status, progress, and forecast updates as part of standard Project KPI functions
    • Identify areas where expert knowledge and peer reviews are necessary and coordinate the sharing of specific and succinct information relevant to the area of review
    • Ensure compliance with internal quality standards for project execution
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Civil Engineering, Naval Architecture or similar. Professional engineering license preferred
  • 5yrs+ experience in Civil or Structural Engineering and Construction Projects. Experience on projects associated with marine environment preferred
  • Knowledge of construction methods, site suitability assessments and multi-unit fabrication an asset
  • Broad knowledge of the abilities of US and European contractors in offshore wind
  • Experience in structural-geotechnical interactions preferred
  • High energy, self-motivated, collaborative individual
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural context
  • Great communication skills with demonstrated ability to interface with other technical, commercial, and development teams.
  • A high degree of organizational skills as well as skills in written and oral communications

Physical Requirements:

Ability to travel every other month to a separate Atlantic Shores or parent office for 3-5 days at a time. Travel to fabrication sites, installation vessels and vendor offices.

Working Conditions:

85% of time is spent in the office environment, utilizing, phones, and general office equipment. Approximately 15% of the time is spent in offsite workshops or visiting other Atlantic Shores or parent offices, in offsite training, or visiting contractors or the project site. Personal protective equipment required. Possible requirement for offshore survival training and other safety training.

The base salary range for this position is $122,000.00 - $182,000.00 per year.  Individual pay will be based on various factors, such as relevant work experience, education, certifications, skill level, seniority, and internal equity.

Company description 

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally, and socially responsible.  We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork, and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

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Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

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  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
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