Technical Specialist - Renewable Energy - Wind

Technical Specialist - Renewable Energy - Wind

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 Technical Specialists in Onshore and or Offshore Wind to join our advisory services team within our Renewable Energy consultancy business. 
 
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 Technical Specialist will join our Wind advisory team to to provide technical insight into onshore and offshore wind projects covering all aspects of installation and foundations. 
 
As well as sharing technical knowledge you will develop the skills to provide technical due diligence to our clients as Renewable Energy Consultants (RECs). As a REC you will undertake specific tasks relating to the delivery of a portfolio of due diligence assignments at the direction of the project manager and or team leaders. This will enable the assessment of renewable energy projects on behalf of our clients. Through a collaborative approach with multi-discipline teams, the RECs will project manage and support with the production of a professional and detailed report exacting the client’s requirements.  
 
The breadth of work across our business will provide you with an opportunity to work across a wide range of projects, expanding your knowledge and expertise within the renewables and energy transition sector. 
 
We are looking for engineers or technical specialists that have a solid technical understanding of the project lifecycles within Wind Energy systems who are looking to broaden their experience into the advisory services field. 
 
We have a unique library of recorded training material specifically for advisory services. You will also be able to join our companywide Energy Transition and Project Management (PM) academies. Here you will have the chance to increase and share your knowledge and gain exposure to new and emerging energy transition systems and technologies as well as where required sharpen and enhance your PM skills. 
 
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.  
 
Our clients are world class banks and investors, who are committed to financing renewable energy projects worldwide. Our work takes the form of bank financing for development stage projects, or it could be advising buy, or sell-side clients looking to invest or divest from renewables projects, at any stage in the project lifecycle. We advise clients as they navigate through transactions, which are 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 lifestyle 
Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests 
Access to Advisory Services training – you can access a library of unique training material developed by experts within advisory services 
Energy Transition Academy – join a community of experts and gain more exposure to a variety of existing and emerging energy systems  
Project Management Academy – join a community of project management professionals and gain the opportunity to increase your knowledge base across a spectrum of Project Management training available to you 
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 

• Assessing renewable energy projects on behalf of lenders, investors, and other project stakeholders 
• Working within multi-disciplinary teams of engineers and other technical staff in the completion of due diligence assignments, under the direction and supervision of project managers 
• Attending client meetings and undertaking site visits within the UK and globally 
• Author and complete report sections within project deadlines, and scope requirements 
• Supporting the development of proposals to secure new work 

Skills / 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. 
 
Expected:
  
• Educated to degree level in engineering, law, finance or another subject complementary to working in due diligence 
• Understanding of the technical aspects of renewable energy infrastructure projects 
• Effective communication skills (written and verbal) 
• Demonstrably strong report writing skills 
• Competent user of Microsoft Office365 products 
• A flexible and proactive approach to project delivery 
• Reliability and good organisational skills 
 
Desirable: 

• Awareness of the requirements of technical due diligence on infrastructure projects or in a team on an infrastructure project or supply chain (commercial management, contract negotiation, contract management, permitting, procurement) 
• Experience in the development, construction, and operation of renewable energy infrastructure projects 
• Working knowledge within at least one of the following; Wind, Solar, Hydrogen or BESS  
• Understanding of commercial aspects of renewable energy infrastructure projects, including project finance 
• Understanding of categorisation and mitigation of risk 
• Ability to speak a second language 
• Driving licence 

Closing Date:
27/02/2023

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