Head of Design and Engineering

Posted 10 December 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy Storage & DSR
Contact NameCordelia Barker

Job description

​The Green Recruitment Company are delighted to be partnered with one of the UK leading renewable energy developers, with significant financial investment. The mission-led, business has unlocked hundreds of megawatts of solar and storage, helping the UK achieve net-zero goals.

Our Client seek a Head of Design & Engineering to support on the development of an extensive people of utility-scale storage and solar projects.


  • Producing engineering drawings using design software and AutoCAD for planning applications and feasibility studies.

  • Keeping up to date with the latest design software, PV and BESS technologies and UK regulations, and understanding the supply chain to select appropriate / available equipment and materials.

  • Designing and modelling utility scale ground mounted, BESS, and large-scale commercial rooftop systems, to optimise performance and profitability.

  • Providing the wider team with any technical, design or engineering preconstruction support required in the development of projects.

  • Developing and negotiating technical contracts, including EPC and ICP contracts.

  • Attending and contributing to various internal and external meetings including technical team meetings, development meetings, and investment meetings.

  • Supporting, coaching and leading other members of the technical team.

  • Establishing and/or refining systems and processes to improve commercial and technical oversight of projects.


  • An electrical engineering degree or degree in a similar discipline.

  • 3-5 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector and specifically in the design and engineering of large scale solar (ground mounted and commercial rooftop) and BESS projects.

  • Knowledge of NEC requirements, construction practices and H&S.

  • Strong understanding of PV and BESS system components and their specifications.

  • Competent in using design and modelling software, such as PVSyst/PVSol, PVCase, and AutoCAD.