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Civil Lead Engineer

Astute People
£65000 - £70000/annum 10% Pension, up to 25% Bonus
Closing date
May 29, 2024

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Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering, Other
Astute's Renewables Team is partnered with a leading renewable energy developer who are one of the world's top producers of wind and solar energy. With a robust development pipeline, high-quality assets, and strong operational capacity, they are looking to add to the team with a Civil Lead Engineer to be based out of their Edinburgh office with hybrid working available.

The Civil Lead Engineer role comes with a salary of up to £70k depending on experience, with up to 25% bonus, 10% employer pension and other great company benefits.

If you're a Civil Engineer with a proven background in renewable energy projects particularly wind and/or solar and you're looking to join a company that prioritises support and personal development, then apply today.

Responsibilities and duties

Reporting to the Head of Engineering you will:
Coordinate technical project preparation for renewable energy plants and electrical infrastructure, ensuring compliance with internal and external requirements.
Select and support specialised external engineering firms to optimise project development efficiency.
Contribute to the design of electrical infrastructure for generation plants and their integration into the electric network.
Prepare documentation for grid access and connection applications, ensuring adherence to grid codes, and provide ongoing technical support during the consent process.
Lead the coordination of technical standardisation initiatives across applicable regions, ensuring alignment with regulatory requirements and industry norms.
Evaluate and apply sector-specific best practices to optimise construction methodologies and operational procedures for renewable energy projects.
Facilitate the smooth transition of projects from the engineering phase to construction teams, ensuring seamless coordination and adherence to technical standards.
Manage the coordination and validation of essential studies in collaboration with other technology units to mitigate construction risks effectively.
Provide indispensable support for due diligence processes, leveraging expertise in local regulations, conducting thorough technical assessments, accurately estimating costs, and meticulously evaluating risks to ensure project viability and compliance.

Professional qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:

A Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering or a related field.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in Wind and/or Solar PV Power Plants.
Demonstrated experience in civil design, coordination, and planning within engineering teams and with external engineering companies.
Proficiency in defining soil investigation campaigns and reviewing Geotechnical reports.
Medium to high proficiency in Civil3D, with the ability to perform designs from scratch.
Knowledge of drainage system design.

Personal skills

The Civil Lead Engineer role would suit someone who:

Has the ability to work effectively in a collaborative, multinational environment.
A keen attention to detail to ensure accuracy and quality in work.
Strong statistical and analytical skills to analyse data and make informed decisions.
A problem-solving mindset with an open and adaptable attitude.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Willingness and availability to travel frequently.

Salary and benefits of the Commissioning Technician role

Salary up to £70,000 depending on experience.
Up to 25% bonus
25 days holiday plus your birthday off
10% Pension contribution, private medical plus other flexible benefits
Astute 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. 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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