Senior Renewable Energy Development Engineer

Posted 28 April 2023
Salary Competitve DOE
LocationBury St Edmunds
Job type Permanent
Discipline Energy Storage & DSR
Contact NameCordelia Barker

Job description

​Senior Renewable Energy Storage Engineer

The Green Recruitment Company is delighted to be partnered with a leading developer of Battery Storage Assets, to seek a Senior Renewable Energy Engineer to join a fast-paces and dynamic team.

The business has secured funding from a leading global renewable sector investor, to develop an initial pipeline of 800MW of battery assets.

The Senior Renewable Energy Storage Engineer will join the project delivery team and report directly to the Head of Project Delivery. This individual will have exceptional technical skills and BESS expertise to support the growing portfolio of UK projects.

Location: Bury St Edmunds, hybrid working

Site Travel Required


  • Design, contract specification and system safety across all phases of energy storage projects, ensuring projects meet the performance, service and safety requirements as required by the project and key stakeholders.

  • Drafting energy storage technical specifications and employer’s requirements

  • Input into contract technical schedules (for contracts such as supply and commissioning contracts) including drafting wording / contractual mechanisms

  • Technical input into supplier and contractor RFI/RFP/tender packs

  • Technical review and feedback of proposals (such as energy storage vendor proposals)

  • Designing the system and site layout in accordance with the internal guidelines, planning consent, grid connection parameters, major equipment designs, and other contract requirements

  • Evaluation of different energy storage technologies and configurations based on technical and financial parameters including battery sizing, battery enclosure and PCS selection and configuration

  • Providing technical support to the project team in addressing issues with the battery and PCS suppliers

  • Undertaking the system FMEA and availability analysis for the project and incorporating associated changes into the relevant scope of design

  • Preparation of the technical specifications and definition of the FAT & SAT, for battery and PCS supply agreements

  • Prepare the control system specification to define the control system requirements in accordance with the project obligations, and

  • Develop modelling tools to improve system specification and sizing, as well as reduce time to select technology providers


  • Bachelor University degree or an equivalent level of qualification in Electrical Engineering or related discipline

  • Meaningful experience working with one or more of: static energy storage, relevant renewable/power industry

  • Knowledge of electrical systems design, ideally specifically related to energy storage

  • Experience in Autocad for layouts and single line diagrams is desirable

  • Understanding of utility-scale battery chemistries and key performance indicators, balance of plant technology and energy storage use-cases

  • Knowledge of safety relating to energy storage and technological best-practices

  • Knowledge of utility-scale energy storage system architectures and management systems

  • Appreciation of IEC standards related to utility-scale energy storage and balance of plant (system/component design, safety, testing, environmental)