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Construction Lead Engineer

Employer
Astute Technical Recruitment Ltd
Location
Edinburgh
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

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Specialty
Construction Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Construction, Other
Construction Manager - Renewable Energy
Glasgow or Edinburgh with hybrid working
Salary up to £65,000 dependent on experience

Introduction
Astute are partnered with a leading developer of renewable energy in the UK and Ireland. Our partner is currently recruiting for a Construction Manager / Project Manager to join one of the biggest wind energy producers across the world and in the UK. The key responsibility of the role will be to lead the development of onshore wind, solar and battery storage projects from feasibility study to construction phases. This is an excellent opportunity to join an established yet, still growing developer of all kinds of renewable energy projects to assist our transition to a more sustainable power grid.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in the construction phases of wind or solar farms, battery storage systems or a mixture of the three.

Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of Engineering, you will be responsible for:
Lead the development of onshore wind, solar and battery storage projects in the UK, from the initial feasibility study stage through to completion of construction.
Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders such as technical suppliers, land owners, clients, locals and other partners.
Review technical documentation for compliance and specification for each respective project.
Cooperate with the DNOs and National Grid.
Monitoring and managing the permitting efforts, technical project development and project milestones and communicating developments with all stakeholders.
Provide regular weekly/monthly reports to internal and external stakeholders.
Conduct project studies, feasibility assessments, and analyses.
Travel across the UK and overseas for site visits and overseeing construction efforts.

Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:
A demonstrable background in construction management, installation or contract management of renewable energy construction projects such as wind, solar or battery storage.
Degree qualified in an engineering field of study.
Demonstrable experience in planning and coordinating projects, managing contractors and stakeholders.
An understanding of the UK planning regulations and grid connection processes would be advantageous.
Able to lead and delegate responsibilities, working autonomously and as part of a group effort.
Due to hybrid working, the successful candidate must be located/commutable to Edinburgh.
A full UK driving licence is essential - rural locations for site works

Salary & Package
What's on offer for this exciting role:
Starting salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Performance based bonus.
25 days holiday allowance + birthday off
Hybrid working and flexible schedule, 10% employer pension, life insurance, private medical cover, wellness allowances, childcare allowance, and cycle to work scheme.

How to apply?
Apply to this vacancy here or send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter to (url removed) or call (phone number removed) to speak to Harry Slade who can tell you more.

INDRENAstute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful

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