From her daughter being the inspiration for her move to offshore wind (and Wood Thilsted) to her exceptional 25+ years experience that is helping to save thousands of tonnes of steel from the foundation designs on a pioneering multi-gigawatt offshore wind farm forming a key component of the UK’s net-zero future.
With 25+ years’ experience in her field, Ruth is a key mentor and coach for other colleagues. Pushing younger colleagues within her team to expand their responsibilities and providing a wider understanding of what it takes to run a project to support these colleagues in building a stronger understanding for their careers.
Across projects, Ruth is also able to empower and strengthen key delivery colleagues and team leads, supporting leads to streamline and be more effective and productive with their resourcing and enabling teams with the wider knowledge to gauge what is most feasible and effective within the scope of a project.
Spending much of her career in the oil and gas industry yet spending the past 10 years trying to decarbonise and live as plastic free as possible in day-to-day life, Ruth is proud to now be working for an industry making positive change and helping to pave out a brighter future for her environmentally savvy daughter!
Since joining WT in August 2021, Ruth’s role as Project Manager has seen her lead the delivery of three offshore wind farms, including the delivery of >$8MM detailed design. Ruth’s involvement has been fundamental to the project outcomes and success, ensuring that projects she works across are delivered on time, on budget and exceed the expectations of WT’s clients.
On one project, a pioneering multi-gigawatt offshore wind farm forming a key component of the UK’s net-zero future, Ruth coordinated multiple technical packages (such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, wind turbine loads and corrosion protection) to manage risks on behalf of the client, whilst facing an evolving set of project needs.
Drawing on her 20+ years of experience in subsea construction for oil and gas projects, Ruth led the project team and rapidly rescheduled the design to allow the benefits of new WTG technology options to be assessed and captured in the design, whilst maintaining a challenging project timeline. By restructuring the project to capture the new advances in wind turbine technology, the engineering teams were able to save thousands of tonnes of steel from the foundation designs whilst also meeting key project milestones and fabrication slots.