Barrington Energy

What We Do

Barrington Energy is a Construction and Operations management company working in the renewable energy sector, specialising in offshore wind. Established in 2017, Barrington offers developers, operators and contractors an outstanding service that exploits years of experience in helping successfully deliver offshore wind projects – from development through to generation.

Our detailed understanding of both the technical and commercial aspects of the project lifecycle (from feasibility, tendering, construction and installation to operation, contracts and administration) enables us to create a bespoke solution for every client. We pride ourselves on creating intelligent, integrated management strategies that help ensure a project is delivered both on time and on budget. Our approach relies on taking the time to reach a genuine understanding of the particular opportunities and challenges each project presents.

The directors of Barrington Energy have substantial combined experience from management roles on over 40 offshore wind projects in the UK, Europe and Asia. They have built up strong links with many of the sector’s leading consultants. This enables Barrington to match projects with teams of people that offer the most effective blend of skills and attributes.

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Our Services

Barrington Energy offers the following services, which can be commissioned either in isolation or as part of an integrated package:

Procurement and Contract Negotiation

  • Preparation of pre-qualification documents
  • Preparation of tender documents, including detailed employer’s requirements (ERs)
  • Maximising client benefit through assertive management of the tender process
  • Tender analysis and reporting
  • Negotiation of both the commercial and technical aspects of contracts

Project Package and Contract Management

  • Project and technical management, including ensuring compliance to ERs, and creating and reviewing technical documents for:-
    • Foundations
    • Cables
    • Wind Turbines
    • O&M
  • Contract management including enforcing terms, dealing with claims, and variation management
  • Budget control
  • Project controls, including risk management and interface management

Operations, Assets and Marine Management

  • Marine logistic planning for construction and operations
  • Marine coordination
  • Vessel selection
  • O&M strategy development
  • O&M base set up
  • Maintenance planning and generation optimisation
  • Control system set up
  • Spare strategies

Our People

Each of Barrington Energy’s three directors – Stuart Brand, Alex Low and Kate Jones – offer many years’ experience in the delivery of offshore projects, feasibility studies through to generation. In the past decade, Barrington's directors have led both management and project teams on over 40 wind farms in the UK, Europe and Asia, overseeing a variety of work packages. These have included foundation and cable installation, quality management, onshore pre-assembly and wind turbine installation, and operations and maintenance. 

Stuart Brand

Stuart has over 25 years’ experience delivering projects in the energy industry, working in a range of both technical and management roles up to directorship level. Relying on excellent communication skills, expert knowledge of technical roles, and insights gained from professional leadership training, Stuart has built an outstanding track record in building and motivating specialist teams.

Before becoming a co-director of Barrington Energy in 2017, Stuart worked as Operations Director at 3sun Group in Great Yarmouth for over seven years, executing a long list of wind farm projects. A key achievement in this role was taking the company into renewables for the first time (securing 70 per cent of the UK and European market within three years). Stuart’s professional experience also includes working on projects in the UK and Europe for BP, MHI Vestas, Orsted, Equinor, SSE, Siemens, CNR, Premier Oil, Shell and GE.

Alex Low

A senior manager with over two decades’ experience of working in the construction sector, Alex has a proven ability to deliver on complex, large-scale projects. Focusing in recent years on the development of offshore wind farms, he offers extensive experience in contract management, quantity surveying and business development. A strategic thinker and able negotiator, Alex balances a talent for detail with the ability to both build and motivate project teams.

Before becoming a co-director of Barrington Energy in 2017, Alex worked as a Commercial Manager for Turner Iceni, and at Seajacks UK in Great Yarmouth, latterly as Contract Manager. The Seajacks role included project managing the transport and installation contract (over £200m) for the Meerwind offshore wind farm, and delivering substantial vessel modifications (one of which was said to be ‘impossible’). A qualified Chartered Surveyor, Alex previously worked as a Project Surveyor for construction consultancy David Langdon LLP.

Kate Jones

Kate has over 15 years' experience in both offshore wind, and oil and gas, using her outstanding strategic management capabilities to ensure delivery on a range of multifaceted projects. She is currently leading the project controls strategy for the Akita offshore wind farm in Japan. Not only a talented procedural analyst but also an adept communicator, Kate is relishing the challenge of working in a complex, dual-culture work environment that features a range of teams and stakeholders. 

Before joining Barrington Energy in 2019, Kate spent three years with Red Rock Power, developing the project controls strategy for the Inch Cape offshore wind farm – work that included cost and budget management, risk and programme development and control, contractor selection and management, and liaising with the board and senior management. Kate previously worked as lead planner for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, and in various project roles at Woodgroup.

How We Work

The Right People

At Barrington Energy we listen carefully to a client’s needs, then build the right team to help them meet their objectives. Able to draw on established relationships with some of the offshore industry’s leading professionals, our directors create an effective blend of project skills using people they know they can rely on.

The Right Approach

Adopting a team-driven approach to project management means Barrington Energy can offer their clients cost savings without compromising efficiency. Depending on the demands of a particular project, we have a team either located in country, working between the location and the UK on rotation, or based in Barrington’s UK head office. Organising things this way eliminates the cost of having personnel in country when direct contact is unnecessary. However, a senior manager is always on site to ensure work packages are kept on track. In addition, to reflect the logistical demands of the construction phase, the number of Barrington personnel in country will always increase during a project’s closing stages.

The Right Balance

Barrington’s rotational model doesn’t only offer cost benefits. Basing team members in our UK office when appropriate means they can optimise their productivity by working directly with other colleagues – and benefit from the difference in time zones by continuing to work after the business day has finished in country. Critically, over the long term, this rotational structure allows Barrington to both attract and retain the industry’s very best people, some of whom are not looking to relocate full time.

Key Benefits

Careers

Working for Barrington Energy offers the opportunity to belong to a team of highly qualified renewable energy professionals who are working on real-world solutions to the urgent challenge of decreasing the world's reliance on fossil fuels. Although Barrington is a lean, ambitious company, we also pride ourselves on operating in a friendly and straightforward manner, and place a high value on good working relationships. We aim to place all of our people in clearly defined roles that help progress both their personal career objectives and Barrington's development as a leading management company in the renewables sector.

If there are currently no vacancies listed here, or your skills don't seem a good fit for those that are, but you are confident you have something to offer Barrington Energy, please do get in touch.

Graduate Scheme

Our graduate scheme offers an intensive two‐year learning programme that ensures you can maximise your skills and potential. Offering international project experience, tools and training, and a strong network of experienced green energy professionals to support and mentor you on your journey; our programme with clearly defined roles that helps progress both personal career objectives and the development of Barrington Energy as a leading management company in the renewables sector.

Application process and requirements are set out in the full job description PDF.

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Contact

Barrington Energy Ltd
Bure Park Business Centre
Caister Road
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR30 4DL
UK