Environmental Engineer - Renewable Energy

Edinburgh, Scotland
May 05, 2022
May 16, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Our client is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world's largest wind energy producers. With its robust development portfolio, first-class assets, and a market-leading operational capacity, they have shown extraordinary growth over the past few years and are currently present in many international markets. Our client is now seeking a new Environmental Engineer to join their rapidly expanding team.

General Description

  • Support environmental activities regarding the environmental and archaeological licensing processes of wind farms, solar farms, substation, and transmission lines in all stages of development (development, construction, and operation).
  • Ensure that good social and environmental procedures are adhered to across all sectors of activity.


  • Support the Environmental Manager in the contracting and management of service providers undertaking Environmental Studies, Environmental Monitoring for construction and operation and Social Responsibility Projects.
  • Monitor and follow-up environmental licensing processes of projects to obtain environmental permits (Previous License, Installation License, Operation License, and others).
  • Review environmental studies before filling to environmental agencies.
  • Conduct periodic visits to projects under development and/or construction and/or operation to guarantee environmental quality and maintain constant dialogue with O&M team, Construction team, local community leaders and public authorities.
  • Follow up Environmental Licenses (LP, LI, LO, ASV and others) and its constraints, to ensure all constrains, deadlines and actions are undertaken.
  • Support the Environmental Manager with the review of environmental and archaeological documentation and management of contractors responsible for those activities.
  • Support the Environmental Manager to ensure accurate and updated information regarding the pipeline.
  • Support the Environmental Manager in ISO 14.001 environmental management system (and its continued compliance and evolution).


  • Graduate in Environmental Management, Biology, Geography, Environmental Engineering.
  • Post-Graduation in Environmental Management or Renewable Energy is desirable.
  • 5 years of experience in a similar role within the renewable energy industry.
  • Flexibility to undertake domestic and international travels as required.
  • Great verbal and written English, and/or Spanish would be desirable.
  • Experience with wind farm, solar farm, substation, and transmission line archaeological licensing.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of environmental issues, processes, and impacts, particularly linked to wind and solar farms.
  • Knowledge of Environmental Management System - ISO 14.001.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • IT Skills: Google Earth, Global Mapper, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Auto-CAD.

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