Heavy Lift Supervisor

United Kingdom
05 Dec 2017
04 Jan 2018
Denis Draia
Offshore, Wind
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Contract Heavy Lift Supervisor
Location: Offshore UK & German waters
Start date: March / April
Pay Rate: Competitive 
Benefits: Travel expenses + Accommodation 

The client is a Renewable Energy Operator with wind farms throughout Europe; they are looking for Heavy Lift Supervisors to help with their projects in the new season.

The Heavy Lift Supervisor will have the shared 24/7 offshore responsibility for delivering / executing all lifting operations on board one of the installation vessels.

The work scope for lifting includes all activities related to the offshore installation of wind turbines including the harbour site loadout.

Mandatory Certifications:
  • HUET with EBS
  • Boat Landing / Boat Transfer - according to GWO basic safety (Sea Survival module or equivalent)
  • Working at Height / PPE against fall from height – +12 months valid
  • Offshore First Aid
  • Manual Handling
  • CPCS - Lifting Operations
  • Offshore Medical
  • Passport 
  • Ensuring that all lifting operations within scope are carried out safely and effectively and in compliance with relevant legislation and applicable industry guidelines and standards. Supervising the offshore lifting operations of turbine load out and installation through the appropriate Lift Plan, Tool Box Talk at the start of every shift, project PTW system and offshore access controls with the primary focus being Health and Safety.
  • Vetting all Lift Plans and associated Risk Assessments / Method Statements prior to approving them. This will involve a detailed understanding of the onshore construction works for a wind farm and the ability to adapt and modify RAMS submissions to reflect the daily changing circumstances that can occur.
  • Supporting the Resident Engineers, Construction Managers and Installation Leads to the execution of their roles.
  • Providing the Heavy Lift Manager and WTG Installation Engineering Manager with project management reports, for inclusion in the monthly project report.
  • Alerting the Heavy Lift Manager, General Site Manager, WTG Project Manager, Installation Engineering Manager to any perceived trends relating to HSE risks or transgressions developing onshore as they arise; e.g. early warning.
  • Stopping any lift operation for immediate health and safety and protection of environmental reasons.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Extensive offshore experience in a similar role, and have valid offshore tickets
  • Experience of ancillary tools and equipment required for lifting of wind turbine components offshore (specifically blade lifting equipment and traverse systems)
  • Relevant experience in planning and executing offshore lifting operations
  • Experience of heavy engineered lifting operations within the relevant scope of work
  • Appropriate formal qualifications
  • Familiarity with Codes, Regulations, and Specifications for Heavy Lifts.

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