Technical Director - BESS

Posted 02 May 2024
Salary £60,000 - £110,000
LocationCity of London
Job type Permanent
Discipline Energy Storage & DSR
Contact NameLuke Plant

Job description

The Green Recruitment Company is happy to be working with a leading global engineering consultancy. They are looking to add to the team with a Technical Director, the successful candidate can be based out of London, Manchester or Newcastle. This role with take responsibility for leading the Electrical / Design Engineering team for battery storage projects as part of the new "new energies" division. The role will take ownership of the vertical, onboarding new clients, having P&L responsibility and the management of the engineering team.


  • Liaise with clients, build new and maintaining existing client relationships with Power clients.

  • Concept and detailed design (layouts, SLDs, comms block diagrams, P&IDs, functional descriptions, operating philosophies )

  • Feasibility Studies and capital estimates

  • Bidding docs such as Tech Specs, Scope of works, tender returnable schedules, tender evaluation and recommendations

  • Key equipment vendor selection

  • Techno-economic modelling and optimization/sizing studies for microgrids/hybrid systems (i.e. solar, wind, BESS installed capacity based on site and network constraints,

  • Coordinate the electrical infrastructure with other infrastructure in multidiscipline projects.

  • Assist overall team members with projects and Quality reviews.

  • Deliver innovative and robust technical solutions to projects, appropriately involving the power Service Line Leaders/Coordinators. Condition site inspections of energy storage assets during and at the completion of projects (including ITP/ITR creation and population during FAT/SAT).

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure work produced is of a suitable quality and delivered to plan.

  • Ensure the timely delivery of services within budget.

  • Seek out Business Development and market opportunities, on a regular basis (nominally weekly), to build a continual pipeline of work for the team and the Region. Target 10% of hours to BD.

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, Project Directors and Job Managers.

  • Check in on and provide constructive and positive feedback to own project team members on a regular basis. Contribute to the safety of people within the project team within scope of engineering/PM responsibilities.



  • Contribute to the development of business for BESS opportunities for the Power Team, and the broader business

  • Establish and maintain excellent client relationships.

  • Be integral in the acquisition of new clients.


  • Provide leadership to the team.

  • Coach and advise project team members in project development activities.

  • Mentor team members.

  • Collaborate with key people across the business globally.


  • Achieve personal utilization at or above 80% to 85% depending on BD tasks

  • Provide technical leadership to the group/team and overview of the quality of own project outcomes’

  • Apply high level technical knowledge in the delivery of projects for our client

  • Maintain up-to-date information systems (e.g. proposals and opportunities pipeline, etc.) for owned opportunities

  • For own opportunities, complete and update reports (including prospects list) relating to project development to ensure information is readily available to management.

  • Identify and contribute to managing risks and opportunities within the team. Contribute to the Quality, HSE, IMS compliance standards and promote continuous improvement in our systems and processes


  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)

  • Project Management (highly regarded)

  • Chartered or actively working towards obtainment Minimum 5 years industry experience (consulting environment preferable)