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Technical Director - Renewables


£85000 - £95000.00 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus


Sector: Renewable Energy

Posted: 21/11/2023

Ref: BBBH24020_1700575888

Technical Director- Renewables
Hybrid role, UK (offices based in Scotland, Somerset and Wales)
Up to £95,000 plus benefits
About the role:

Astute's renewables team is collaborating with a specialist wind energy developer, whose ethos is centred around making positive contributions to achieving net-zero emissions with an emphasis on community benefit. To ensure continued growth we are looking for a Technical Director to provide comprehensive services across the development teams within Wind, Solar and Battery storage.

The Technical Director role comes with salary of up to £95,000, car allowance, milestone bonus scheme and equity shares with the company after proven tenure.

If you are excited to be a part of a company at the forefront of the renewable energy sector, we encourage you to explore this opportunity with us
Responsibilities and duties:
Reporting to the Managing Director you will:
  • Lead the Technical Team, supporting performance, well-being, and professional development.
  • Provide status updates and reports to the Managing Director and the Board, participating in company direction decisions.
  • Lead the Grid and Technical teams to offer expert advice on technology and design for renewable and storage assets.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of in-house site search models, proposing metrics for efficient project identification and appraisal.
  • Manage aviation constraints, representing the company, negotiating contracts, and finding solutions to avoid sterilizing site search areas.
  • Ensure quality management of wind resource measurement, site design, yield analysis, noise modelling and aviation/radar studies.
  • Maintain a diverse and up-to-date library of capital equipment and market pricing, building relationships with suppliers.
  • Provide advice on construction and O&M costings for financial models and suggest ways to improve LCOE.
  • Monitor grid legislative changes, advising on their impact and representing the company in industry groups.
  • Ensure appropriate and financially acceptable external resources are secured for technical support when needed.
Professional qualifications:
We are looking for someone with the following:
  • A degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or a Science-related field.
  • Proven background within the renewables development sector.
  • Significant experience managing people.
Personal skills:
The Technical Director role would suit someone who can:
  • Demonstrate a professional "can-do" attitude towards task execution.
  • Analyse problems and explore alternative solutions aligned with company objectives.
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal, report writing, and communication skills.
  • Bring an enthusiastic approach and the capability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team.
  • Work with a flexibility in work approach and a readiness to travel regularly throughout the UK to office locations and sites when needed.
Salary and benefits of the Wind Development Project Manager role:
  • Up to £95,000
  • Car Allowance
  • Bonus Scheme
  • EV Car scheme
  • Equity shares upon proven tenure
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Great company culture
How to apply?

To apply for this opportunity simply send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter to or call 07458142489 to speak to Melanie Noble who can tell you more.

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 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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