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Renewable Energy (onshore, offshore & marine) jobs and careers

As a disciple, Renewable Energy (onshore, offshore & marine) combines a wide range of principles such as Solar energy, Wind energy, Hydro energy, Tidal energy, Geothermal energy and Biomass energy. 

Why consider a career within Renewable Energy? 

A career in Renewable Energy exposes you to an array of amazing industries. Your work can have you working on the design of new product innovation, from Wind farms to the full design/lifecycle of Solar parks. This is a highly rewarding industry, due to the positive impact it has on the planet, people as well as future generations. 

What a job or career in Renewable Energy may entail… 

A career in Renewable Energy is rewarding, you will be involved in projects that have a positive impact on our planet and these projects can be located all over the world. Due to the ongoing growth and investment into the sector, there are always opportunities for personal development and growth within large organisations as well as SMEs that operate in this sector.  

As a Renewable Energy professional, you often have the opportunity to work across the full product life cycle. Depending on the company and your position, this will be from requirements stages, through to design, production, manufacturing, delivery and continuous improvement stages.  

On a principal level, you will have a mix of hands-on design, innovation, and leadership responsibilities. You will often be charged with liaising with senior management, to work through existing issues with technology and the ways in which the team can push the technology forward. You may also be leading and mentoring the more junior Engineers that are part of the team. Depending on your company, you may also be tasked with compiling and presenting on the current state of your product or project life cycle, and how you intend to take it forward. 

Typical role titles include: 

Energy Consultant  
Energy Transition
Energy Analyst
Project Manager
Asset Manager
O & M Engineer
Design Engineer
Power Systems Engineer  
Technicians 

Career progression example: 

Director
Head
Lead  
Principal 
Senior 

Salary Benchmarks 

This often comes down to speciality, location, experience and whether you pursued a masters.  

Entry-level salaries range from £25k - £32k.  

Mid-level salaries, normally sit between £30k and £45k.  

Seniors normally earn between £40k and £55k.  

On a Principal level, you would be looking for £55k +. 

Is it right for me? The skills it takes... 

Depending on your speciality you will need experience with the software used, report writing, low and zero carbon technologies, client management, and a passion for a greener future.

What qualifications does it take?

Often, clients will look for you to hold a Bsc in Engineering, Renewable Energy, Mathematics or Physics. Otherwise, they will look for candidates who have undertaken an apprenticeship related to the field. A technical background, be it academic or industry-related, is normally necessary to secure a role in the field. 
 

 

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  • 15th Sep

    Hot Jobs Lead Engineer

    — Growing Sustainability B Corp!

    Location:
    Fully remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £90,000
    About Do Nation Do Nation helps people to form healthy, environmentally friendly habits. They do this through their online platform where anyone can create a campaign to raise pledges, or make a pledge - to do simple things like cycling to work or wasting less food. A certified B Corp since 2017, winners of numerous awards and a lovely client base that includes: Innocent, Pret, Ellas Kitchen and Pukka Herbs as well as SSE and PWC (to name a few). You’ll be joining Do Nation at a time of high growth having already doubled the team over the last 12 months and grown by about 6 times since our foundation. This role offers a platform for growth and progression, we are keen to talk with people who have a desire to progress to CTO further down the line. What you’ll be doing as our Lead Engineer As Lead Engineer you’ll be leading our engineering and product teams (currently 8 people), taking responsibility for Do Nation's pledge platform. You'll hire and manage developers, designers and product and project professionals whilst driving our product vision and strategy and help us develop and strengthen our approach to engineering org-wide. You’ll hire, coach and develop a diverse and inclusive team of Do Nationers, drive the strategy and vision for our product, and together with Hermione (our CEO) and our Lead Designer and Product Manager, develop and deliver our product roadmap. You'll work collaboratively with your team and the wider Do Nation team to shape how our tech team operates - you'll help develop our technical practices, embed Sprint and Agile methodologies firmly within the team, lead on our technical documentation process, and more! Importantly you’ll ensure that Do Nation remains an industry leader, delivering a truly scalable, robust platform that enterprises, SMEs, and individuals alike trust and love to use. What experience you’ll need to apply You'll work at a senior level scaling engineering and product teams, ideally with responsibility for B2B SaaS products/production-grade web applications. You have built or are committed to building diverse and inclusive teams, fostering a collaborative environment that is empowering, supportive and challenging. You’ll help your people do their best work. Initially, you will have the curiosity and deep background in product and technology that means you're not afraid to get your hands dirty, coding and working with the team to improve working methodologies and coding efficiencies. You’ll have a track record of managing remote teams that successfully ship high quality products with refined user experiences. Hands-on knowledge of Django & React. You'll have a passion for climate action and will be excited by and aligned with our mission of making sustainable living mainstream. What you’ll get in return for your talents This role offers a competitive salary of between £70,000-£90,000 (DOE) + benefits which include; 31 days holiday (+1 day for each year worked with us). Slow travel holiday bonus Flexible work policy. Annual training budget. 2 volunteer days/year. Regular personal coaching through MoreHappi. Pension contribution (3%/5%). Potential for equity through employee option scheme. Full remote working, long term. What next We have chosen to work with our friends at ADLIB who are managing the recruitment process for Do Nation. As a fellow B Corp, they are well versed in attracting the best candidates that have the right skills and experience, combined with the desire to work for a business driven by purpose and a want to make a positive impact on society and the planet. Apply with your CV or get in touch with Becca to find out more. Please note that any candidates that approach Do Nation directly will be forwarded to ADLIB for consideration. Inclusion and equality Here at Do Nation, equal opportunity runs through every aspect of the business. We are creating an environment where a diverse mix of talented people want to work, do their best and share in our journey for the long term. We’re building a team that represents a variety of perspectives and backgrounds, as we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better and more innovative our work will be. We strive to be a workplace where everyone feels empowered and can be their authentic selves.  
  • 7th Sep

    Power Systems Engineer

    — Renewable Energy.

    Location:
    Remote working
    Type:
    Salary:
    £35000 - £45000
    Grid, Onshore & Offshore Energy. Leading consultancy. Passionate about Net-Zero. This is your opportunity to join a leading consultancy that is passionate about supporting NetZero. The consultancy has experienced significant growth over the past 12 months and has continued to grow into 2021. You will be given full autonomy to continue the growth in your own entrepreneurial and innovative manner.  What you’ll be doing As a Power Systems Consultant, you will be involved with delivering on several key areas of development from Grid, Onshore & Offshore energy generation projects. You will be taking power system designs from concept through to delivery. This will involve designing, writing, and reviewing work released for clients. What experience you’ll need to apply Electrical engineering concept design and delivery within the electricity industry. Building models in power systems software and using these to undertake design and systems analysis. Understanding of the grid code and other relevant standards. Strong report writing skills. Knowledge of dynamic modelling would be advantageous. Harmonic requirements and harmonic modelling would be advantageous What you’ll get in return for your experience  Personal training and development.   The package includes 25 days holiday + public holidays, 5% pension, private medical, life assurance 3x your salary & a professional membership.  This is a consultancy that is committed to providing employees & potential employees an equal opportunity.     What's next? If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch with Daniel Salway with your updated CV and we’ll handle the rest.  
  • 6th Sep

    Front-End Developer / Designer

    — Start-Up, Exciting Green Product

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40K-£50K
    Inspiring Tech Start-up using AI and Machine Learning. Major project to help save energy/green the planet. Flexible tech, requiring someone with an enthusiasm for design/UX. One of Bristol’s most exciting start-ups have been given significant funding to help design and build a solution for the energy sector.  This is a ground-breaking piece of work that will involve working closely with data scientists and engineers on something which will help reduce emissions and significant costs to green utilities companies. *Happy with up to 4 days remote work per week, 1 day in their office in Bristol. What’s skills you’ll be needing Proficient understanding of web development markup and client-side scripting, HTML/CSS/JavaScript. Experience with JavaScript libraries/frameworks such as jQuery, React.js, D3.js, GO.js Demonstrable experience of data driven product development within any industry compatible across multiple devices. Data visualisation skills to build creative, informative, performant and interactive visualisations. Familiarity with version control, Git, and collaborative software development best practices. Experience integrating API and database functionality within front-end services in a secure and efficient method. Bonus points for anyone with some of the following: Any experience of python-based applications using Flask/Django/Dash or similarly with PHP or any other front end tech stack such as R shiny. Any AWS experience particularly relating to deployment or testing/staging. Experience with graphic design software. Database management and SQL experience. Any experience working in a start-up environment. Experience with user management and authorisation/authentication best practices. What you’ll be doing As Front-End Developer, you’ll be working with the back-end developers and data science team to build web-based SaaS products.  Core duties will include designing and delivering functional user experiences drawing on UX best practices and creating customised UI elements tailored to user requirements.  They’re very flexible as to the tech to use regarding JavaScript so your steer on this will be important.  The role will also include integrating data, company graphics and branding across the product portfolio as well as the back-end services and cloud platforms.  Working to best practice you will be asked to maintain and continuously improve the front-end of the products as well as occasionally mocking up and prototyping to assist with bids and marketing activities. What you’ll get in return for your talents This is a fantastic opportunity to join a start-up working on an incredible project with hugely positive benefits to the environment.  You’ll hopefully have huge satisfaction that your code will help to save energy and money for leading Green and sustainability focused organisations tackling climate change.  Along with this you can expect to have a competitive salary of £40-50K, 25 days hols, very flexible working (1 day min at their Bristol office) and more as they grow. What’s next? Like the sound of this one?  Send in your CV now for immediate consideration to Mike.
  • 2nd Aug

    Full-Stack JavaScript Engineers

    — Popular GreenTech business

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40K - £65K
    Work with React, React Native, TypeScript, NodeJS, GCP. Very experienced engineering team, work with the best! GreenTech business, sustainable software engineering. A very successful start-up with a mission of greening the planet is expanding their engineering team. They've been featured in Apple’s ‘app of the week’ with over 150,000 registrations having only launched 2.5 years ago. It’s a very exciting time to join, there’s lots of cool tech in the company and a very talented bunch of engineers to be connected to!  What experience you'll need Essential Modern front-end JavaScript library, ideally React.  Well-versed with Node or TypeScript. Desire to work in an agile, highly collaborative start-up environment. Desire to learn new tech and share your knowledge with the team. You will have tested your own code before. Desirable Knowledge of cloud-native development, preferably Google.  Experience with SQL databases. Use or knowledge of Microservices architecture. Any iOS or Android experience.       Any background using CI/CD. What you’ll be doing The technical challenges range from building and growing an online marketplace, as well as making improvements to digital visitor experience. The products are very much user-facing so an eye for usability is key. There is a mobile app and a bespoke web app – every developer is able to deliver entire vertical features from databases, deployments, services and the front-end. React and React Native are used on the front-end, backed by a GraphQL API implemented with NodeJS with Postgres running on Kubernetes. The development team has a tendency towards functional style of programming (with pair programming) and focus on testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery. You will be part of a team of full-stack engineers, with a high degree of autonomy across the full stack. What you’ll get in return for your talents You will receive a salary paying market rate (£30-65K based on exp) to start with, but you have all the other benefits alongside that – 25 days holiday, pension etc. but the softer benefits are great tech, free fruit, team socials/days out, central location, remote work, flat structure, self-directed autonomous working, machine learning, standing desks, pair programming, attend meet-ups (now online...) and hackathons etc. but you also get to work with a small, experienced team that has each other’s backs Bristol where you will learn from some of the best developers around. You get to choose your own equipment, and have budget for books, or whatever you need to do your job better. You will be part of a new company working with the latest tech on building a community with a positive impact on the planet. Also you have flexible working hours and the business are very remote friendly (core are 10-4). What’s next? If you’d like to apply or find out more just give Joe a call, or send in your CV to be considered! 
  • 22nd Jul

    Head of Engineering 

    — Onshore & offshore renewable energy projects.

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Type:
    Salary:
    £70,000 - £75,000
    •  Entrepreneurial & innovative. • Support the world’s transition to net-zero. • Substation, cable, marine systems and civil design. A fantastic opportunity to join a growing consultancy that is committed to supporting the world transition to net zero. The team delivers advisory across a wide range of projects from Onshore renewable & storage, offshore wind & marine renewables, and Oil & Gas transition.    What you’ll be doing You will be joining the technology team that operates across a wide range of projects from wind turbine applications, onsite generation, grid, and private wire projects. Strong communication skills will be required as you will need to liaise with other teams in the technology services such as Power Systems, Developments Projects, and regulations.  Attention to detail is key as you will be writing and reviewing work that will be released to clients and ensure that all work meets the requirements, with this in mind you will have an understanding of client requirements and prepare detailed proposals. Training, motoring, and developing your staff members as there are all levels of experience from associate through to principal professionals.  Supporting other Heads of department in Technology Services by contributing to the business plans and budget setting, identifying focus sectors, and new service areas, to support growth opportunities.   What experience you’ll need to apply A degree in a relevant engineering discipline.  Managing a multi-disciplinary engineering team. Onshore and offshore renewable energy projects. Mentoring staff to support development and progression. IEC, CIGRE, and the Grid Code.  Delivering complex projects.   What you’ll get in return for your experience  Salary up to £75,000, 25 days holiday + public holidays, pension 5% matched, private medical, life assurance 3x your salary, and home working.    What's next? If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch with Daniel Salway with your updated CV and we’ll handle the rest.  
  • 21st Jul

    Renewable Energy Technical Consultant

    — Wind, Solar and Battery Storage.

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Type:
    Salary:
    Competitive (DOE)
    Supporting Net-Zero. Growth & personal development. A strong focus on the wind energy sector. This is your opportunity to join a world-leading consultancy that is passionate about the world’s transition to Net-Zero. The main sectors this consultancy support is Onshore Renewables, Battery Storage, Offshore wind, Marine Renewables and Oil & Gas Transition.    What you’ll be doing As a Renewable Energy Technical Consultant, You will be managing and leading on multiple renewable energy projects and these projects will require a high level of due diligence as you will be covering both operational and pre-construction assets. Before, during and after you will be providing clients with technical advice and guidance on the projects with a commercially minded approach.   What experience you’ll need to apply Wind turbine systems from small to MW sized turbines. SCADA monitoring systems for different wind technologies. Development and construction process for wind projects. Report writing & proposal writing. UK planning systems. Wind modelling software such as WindFarmer or windPRO would be beneficial. Knowledge of other forms of low and zero-carbon technologies would be beneficial.    What you’ll get in return for your experience  There will be room for growth and continued personal development. You will be given a competitive salary (DOE) and package which includes 25 days holiday, pension, professional membership, life assurance and private medical cover.  This role can also support flexible remote working depending on your location and situation.   What's next? If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch with Daniel Salway with your updated CV and we’ll handle the rest.    
  • 21st Jul

    Senior / Principal Recruiter

    — Sustainability

    Location:
    Bristol or remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    £Base, Comm, Bonus + Shares
    Join a well-respected and successful 100% employee owned, B Corp Certified recruitment business with an extensive client base, established industry partnerships and a progressive and enjoyable environment. Enjoy a truly engaging and collaborative team environment with the entire business supporting you every step of the way. You bring the attitude and ambition and we’ll provide you with every possible tool you could wish for, a highly successful marketing programme and a personal development plan to ensure you achieve great things In 2019 ADLIB became one of a handful of B Corp recruitment businesses based in the UK. We’re committed to sustainability - economically, on a human level and for the environment.  This is a lovely role, that calls for an experienced Senior or Principal recruiter who will enjoy building on our existing client base whilst hunting down new opportunities and take things to a whole new level.  We’re seeking a Senior or Principal Recruiter with a deep understanding of sustainability issues who’d love to immerse themselves into the sector and build out a team of specialists.  What you’ll be doing We’re looking for an experienced Recruiter who is in recruitment for the long game. Ambitious, committed and authentic you’ll want to take advantage of our brand, knowledge, platform and industry contacts to support our growth. Naturally, you’ll be blown away that we’re a B Corp business and will be playing a key part in continually supporting the advancement of our certification.  You’ll make things happen, see everything as an opportunity, get a kick from winning new clients, building on existing relationships, whilst working within a structured and effective manner that builds a long-term business. You’ll quickly understand the sustainability landscape and how this sits against the business plan, initially you’ll have a broad starting point throughout sustainability that will see you move between requirements both client side and consultancy. Day to day you may be sourcing for energy specialists and analysts, partnership managers for world leading carbon credit organisations through to circular economy consultants (and much, much more in between). As you grow, the team will – operating across specialisms in line with market demand. You’ll be supported by a team approach to winning together, in the quest to collectively strengthen our proposition and success rates. In short, you'll have a team of 30 plus consultants behind you, ready to share their industry and client knowledge. You’ll also enjoy working with a highly experienced marketing team who’ll work closely to ensure our proposition and client acquisition model is maximised at all times. What experience you’ll need A successful track record in recruitment goes without saying. We want to hear from either Senior or Principal level Recruiters who share our behaviours and bring a proven desire/understanding of sustainability issues and the associated talent market  You’ll be well equipped to dig deep, source and build relationships with candidates and clients alike  The ability to immerse yourself in their worlds, network and build trust will be essential to your success, alongside maintaining ADLIB’s reputation within a busy market place. Whilst you’ll be a delivery expert, tapping into up and coming candidate markets to find solutions you’ll also enjoy developing business, winning new clients and taking our proposition to market. You’ll have impeccable communication skills, attention to detail, enjoy winning business and creating opportunities for the short and long term. As for your career, it’s entirely down to you and where you want to take it to.  What you’ll get in return for your talents Expect an adult environment, a base salary in line with your experience and previous success, share options, tax free bonus structure, 27.5 days holiday (plus bank holidays), health scheme, seriously nice offices (with a fully flexible working policy), employee council, soon to be welcomed back company lunches and drinks / pizza fridays (drinkers, non-drinkers, vegans, veggies, you'll be in good company) and most importantly, you'll be joining a collaborative team that'll have your back from day one and support you every step of the way. What's next? Get in touch with Nick for a confidential discussion.
  • 20th Jul

    Energy Management & Low Carbon Transition Consultant

    — Energy Efficiency Improvements.

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40,000 - £55,000
    Supporting Net-Zero. Low carbon energy generation. Growth & personal development. This is your opportunity to join a world-leading consultancy that is passionate about the world’s transition to Net-Zero. The main sectors this consultancy support is Onshore Renewables, Battery Storage, Offshore wind, Marine Renewables and Oil & Gas Transition.    What you’ll be doing As an Energy Management & Low Carbon Transition Consultant you will be required to provide expertise and advice on energy-efficient improvements in relation to renewable energy and low carbon energy generation.  Ideally, you will have a proven track record in energy management or relevant engineering disciplines such as mechanical, electrical and process as there will be site-based assessments to identify energy-efficient improvements on a wide range of technologies such as CHP, HVAC, waste to energy, lighting, instrumentation, and control systems.    What experience you’ll need to apply Technical knowledge to advise on energy efficiency improvement related to renewable and low carbon energy generation. Energy auditing and carbon footprinting. Energy legislation such as SECR & ESOS. Proposal writing & report writing & business case modelling. Knowledge of HSE procedures and standards would be an advantage.    What you’ll get in return for your experience  There will be room for growth and continued personal development. You will be given a competitive salary (DOE) and package which includes 25 days holiday, pension, professional membership, life assurance and private medical cover.  This role can also support flexible remote working depending on your location and situation.   What's next? If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch with Daniel Salway with your updated CV and we’ll handle the rest.  
  • 9th Jul

    Building Services Consultant

    — Low Carbon Projects.

    Location:
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40000 - £50000
      • British technology innovation and research centre. • Renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage. • Developing energy and carbon management plans.    If sustainability and climate change are a passion to you then this is your opportunity to join a growing company that is committed to reducing carbon emission and making a real impact on climate change. The company provides a wide range of strategic, technical, and training services to a vast range of clients.  The projects you will be working on will all be related to renewable energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, and decarbonisation.    What you’ll be doing As a Business Service Consultant, you will be delivering thorough energy surveys and audits to a wide range of SMEs. A big proportion of this role will be identifying opportunities for financial and carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) saving via energy efficiency measures.  You will need to be knowledgeable and a trusted advisor so that you can give clear guidance to SMEs on renewable energy best practices.     What experience you’ll need to apply A degree in science or engineering discipline. Writing technical reports and proposals to required standards. Conducting energy efficiency surveys. Best practice in energy efficiency and renewable energy technology. Managing projects to time, quality & cost. Domestic and non-domestic heating systems and energy efficiency. Organised and methodical, with very strong attention to detail.   What you’ll get in return for your experience  A salary up to £50k, but we could be flexible for the right candidate. The package includes 25 days holiday + public holidays, pension up to 10% matched, private medical, life assurance 3x your salary, company mobile phone, laptop, climate perks and extremely flexible working hours.  There will be opportunities for growth as the company continues to grow and personal development.    What's next? If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch with Daniel Salway with your updated CV and we’ll handle the rest.  
  • 8th Jul

    Head of Power Systems

    — Renewable Energy

    Location:
    London
    Type:
    Salary:
    £60,000 - £70,000
    • A Thriving consultancy. • Entrepreneurial & innovative. • Passionate about Net-Zero.   Your opportunity to join a leading consultancy that is passionate about supporting NetZero. The consultancy has experienced significant growth over the past 12 months and has continued to grow into 2021.   This role is an extremely important position as you will ensure that the technology services continues to grow and thrive. The Technology team operates from single wind turbine installations and onsite generation to multi-GW offshore generation, grid, and private wire projects.   What you’ll be doing As the Head of Power Systems, you will be involved with delivering on several key areas of development from Grid, Onshore & Offshore energy generation projects.  You will support leaders within the consultancy with business plans, budgeting, sector focusing, and growth opportunities.  With your high level of knowledge, you will provide technical support to colleagues, write & review work scopes for clients so that you can deliver quality outputs and continuous improvements.   What experience you’ll need to apply A degree in electrical engineering. Harmonic modelling & dynamic modelling. Understanding of the grid code G99.  Electrical engineering concept design and delivery or systems analysis. Strong report writing. Strong client management skills. Project management of complex deliverables. Mentoring junior staff.   What you’ll get in return for your experience  A salary up to £70k, but we could be flexible for the right candidate. The package includes 25 days holiday + public holidays, 5% pension, private medical, life assurance 3x your salary & a professional membership.  This role can support home working.   What's next? If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch with Daniel Salway with your updated CV and we’ll handle the rest.  

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