Electrical Engineer - Renewable Energy

Electrical Engineer - Renewable Energy

Join us on the renewables revolution and help tackle climate change - You won’t just be helping make a world of difference, you’ll be creating a bright future for yourself too! 

Wood is recruiting for an Electrical Engineer to join our Project Development Engineering (PDE) team within our renewables consulting division. 
The Renewables centre of excellence is based in Glasgow; however, we recognise the value of remote and hybrid working so are open to applications throughout the UK. 

Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients. 

The Role

The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for supporting the delivery of a programme of projects across a portfolio of clients in the UK and Europe.

We are looking for someone who has great IT skills, and a diligent approach to Health and safety.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their career within a progressive and successful business.

Our Clients and Projects 

It’s a future for all of us. We aspire to shape a better tomorrow by unlocking solutions that address the biggest challenges facing our clients and our society. 

We service a varied client base worldwide, including World-class private developers (major and independent), investment banks, utilities & power generation companies, pension funds, Technology Innovation and Research Centres – to name but a few. We provide value add services bespoke to the clients' requirements across; technical specialists, project management, owners engineering through all the phases of the project lifecycle. Our specialisms across the renewables sector include; onshore and offshore wind, green hydrogen, solar, grid, storage and infrastructure. The work that we do for our clients is key to making the energy transition possible. 

What we can offer

Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across renewables and emerging energy sectors 
Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant – 
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business
Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market
Flexible benefits package; inclusive of 33 days annual leave (including public holidays), generous contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, 4x base salary life insurance; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own 
Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests
Global connections; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession

If all of this sounds good to you, review the typical responsibilities of the role and the requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood. 

Typical responsibilities 

• Technology and supplier assessments for onshore and offshore renewable energy plant and technologies
• Provide technical and commercial support and assessment of Grid connections offers, for distribution and transmission connected plant in UK and overseas
• Provide support in project management of electrical contractors and OEM’s
• Assessment of FEED studies, power system studies, grid compliance
• Developing contract and technical requirement specifications for Wind Farms, Solar Plants, BESS and Hybrid plants, procurement and construction contracts
• Evaluation of tenders and negotiation for such contracts
• Inspecting, evaluating and reporting on the completion status and quality of renewable energy sites during construction and operation
• Advising on risk and interface management
• Evaluating and providing input to Basis of Design and Front End Engineering Design studies
• Developing assessment tools to support technical and risk evaluation
• Preparation of high quality technical reports for issue to clients

Other key responsibilities include

• Supporting construction and safety management, and ensuring that contractual requirements are fulfilled through a combination of site presence, inspections and document reviews
• Reviewing electrical engineering aspects of renewable energy technologies
• Completion of work packages to meet quality, time and budgetary objectives
• Interaction with clients within project assignments
• Preparing proposals, cost estimates and commercial terms for projects
Supporting responsibilities of the post will include:

• Witnessing inspections and tests, with occasional site engineer assignments
• Working in accordance with company and project management processes

Skills And Qualifications

You may read these details and are potentially thinking about not applying due to not having every single skill, knowledge or experience listed, and that’s understandable.  However, we’d still like to hear from you.  At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all of the talent that is out there.  We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences and embrace differences.  So even if you feel you don’t have everything listed, but feel you have some of the experience, knowledge or skills to help us unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges….do apply.


• Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution and industry practices
• SCADA, control and protection systems
• Evidence of completion of engineering tasks and projects
• Clear understanding of engineering principles, supported by practical engineering experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language
• Strong organisational and team working skills
• Awareness of relevant safety regulations, good practices and engineering standards
• A flexible and proactive approach to completing work
• An interest in renewable energy and / or sustainability
• An appropriate engineering degree


• Transferable experience from power, offshore, or other relevant industries or involvement in other areas of design, manufacturing, construction or operations.
• Appreciation of commercial aspects of engineering.
• Familiarity with project and safety management processes.
• Knowledge of forms of contract and/or experience in contract negotiations.
• Willingness to travel (UK and worldwide)
• Valid driving licence for use in UK

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