Central Civil Lead Engineer (Wind Power Plants)

Country/Region:  ES
City:  Madrid

EDP Renewables is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world's third-largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets, and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 17 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK, US and Vietnam). 

EDPR is committed to furthering social advances in terms of sustainability and integration. This is reflected by the inclusion of the company in the Bloomberg Gender Equality index and the fact that it has been certified as a Top Employer 2021 in Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Portugal and Romania), both of which recognise its employee-driven policies.







Coordinate the transversal engineering activity to supervise the process of design and development of the European platform renewable projects. Manage the initial engineering and design phase of projects in new geographies and the transfer to the local teams.

Create and implement best practice engineering vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance and to secure the implementation of EDPR technical standards in all new geographies.




Main Accountabilities


  1. PROJECT DESIGN: Perform the design activities in the first project cycle phases: initial permitting and basic engineering, advanced permitting and detailed engineering, tendering processes for construction for new geographies until a local team is set.



  • Support the elaboration of the specifications for basic and executive projects that the local engineering teams perform; supervise the technical adequacy
  • Provide technical support in the tender processes and assists local engineering teams and Purchasing Department in the adjudication negotiation to guarantee the best technical-economic conditions in the awarding.
  • Ensure strong communication between local E&C teams and Corporate Areas to facilitate exchange of information and in order to implement change and improvements.


  • Support the local teams along the engineering projects execution, and in particular of the civil infrastructures, coordinating with Operational Support and Technology the needed support.


  1. SPECIALIZED STUDIES COORDINATION: Coordinate and validate with other Technology Units the execution of specific key studies (collector system, reactive power compensation, foundation design, noises, or others) for its integration in the engineering project, to minimize the risk associated to the construction process.



Collaborate with other Areas to perform Technical Due Diligences to acquire projects in different levels of Development, performing project evaluation, basic engineering and needed studies.


  1. PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT: Establish relationships with the main suppliers and providers for the whole value chain in order to include the most efficient technical and economical options to the engineering designs for each site.


  1. STANDARDIZATION: Assure the application of the common standards in the studies and projects, supervising its adaptation to applicable local regulation, in order to avoid non justified deviations and maximize the investment efficiency with all the technical warranty needed. Engineering & Construction best practices definition and implementation. Challenge Technical Standards applicability and verify and justify deviations from them, in order to assure the technical solvency and the technical-economic efficiency of the projects. Initiate and develop creative and innovative engineering processes.


  1. COMPANY POLICY AND LEGAL COMPLIANCE: Understand and apply policies to prevent occupational hazards, environment and quality to ensure implementation and compliance on tasks under their responsibility.


  1. EDPR INSTITUTIONAL REPRESENTATION: Represent EDPR to agencies and institutions, public and private, in matters relating to its jurisdiction to enforce the interests of EDPR.



Required Profile


  1. Qualification:
  • Master of Science (Civil Engineering or similar)
  • A postgraduate in Renewable Energies will be valued


  1. Experience:
  • 10-year experience in similar position, at least 4-years of them in Onshore Wind Power Plants.
  • Experience in roads, foundations, and coordination in previous studies (geotechnical, topographical and hydrological).
  • Experience in coordination and planning in engineering teams and external engineering companies, in the civil part.
  • PV Solar Power Plants and HV infrastructure projects will be valued.
  • Manage international projects will be valued


  1. Specific requirements:
  • Wind Farms, PV Plants, High Voltages Lines and Electrical Substations projects
  • AutoCad, Civil 3D, ArcGIS, MSOffice
  • Knowledge of International technical normative
  • Languages: Spanish and English (Portuguese and others is a plus)


  • Ability to perform duties in a collaborative, multi-national working environment
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong statistical and analytical skills
  • Solved-problems and open-minded attitude
  • Communicative and sociable
  • Available to travel very often

Among EDPR's principles we would like to highlight diversity and inclusion as a strength in our values and practices. Reinforcing these principles has a real impact on the satisfaction of commitment, increases talent and the quality of leadership of our professionals. To achieve all our objectives, it intends to attract, develop and retain different profiles, assuming diversity as a key factor and differentiator of fundamental innovation in our organisation. We welcome and value all people, and we are committed to the inclusion and sense of belonging of each person who is part of EDPR.


What makes us proud as an employer:

TOP Employer Europe 2021 certification.
Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2021.
Top Workplaces US 2021.
Certification in Conciliation (Excellence) by the Más Familia Foundation;

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