Head of Wind Energy - Europe: Energy & Process Industries

Head of Wind Energy - Europe: Energy & Process Industries

Black & Veatch

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Role includes provision and management of wind energy services; feasibility studies, owners engineer, due diligence and engineering design. Managing direct reports, shared and dedicated resources. Staying abreast of market developments, supporting business development activities and tender responses, working with business development function to identify and grow client relationships.

We seek an individual who have a proven commitment to working in the renewable energy sector, particularly within the wind energy space and with commensurate client exposure within this target market.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership, management and undertaking of; owners engineer, technical due diligence, feasibility studies, wind resource assessment and turbine technology assessment;
  • Effectively manage several renewable energy projects concurrently to time and budget constraints (involving management of c. 5 staff to deliver these projects);
  • Manage the wind energy new business and earned revenue budget;
  • To manage and work alongside other professionals in inter-department multi-disciplinary teams;
  • To prepare technical and non-technical reports;
  • To take a leading role (in conjunction with business development professionals) in and manage various business development activities/ tender initiatives;
  • To contribute to expanding the client base and lead on managing relationships with key clients;
  • Representing B&V at exhibitions and conferences;
  • Thought leadership; preparation of abstracts and delivery of technical presentations;
  • Stay abreast of market developments and relevant players;
  • Manage and engage with internal global stakeholders.

Management Responsibilities

  • Supervises work of others. Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates;
  • Acts as a project manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team. The individual comprising this team may vary by project.

Preferred Qualifications


  • 10 years work experience, with at least 5 years in the wind energy sector. Experience in some or all of the following areas is essential for wind energy;
  • Project management and delivery:
    • Feasibility Studies;
    • Owner's Engineer;
    • Wind energy lenders and vendors due diligence assignments.
  • Business development;
  • Team leadership and management;
  • Wind turbine technology experience;
  • Establishing and maintaining key client relationships;
  • Proposal/ tender preparation and review;
  • Engagement with collaborative projects and dissemination of findings.

Highly Desirable Experience

  • A knowledge of; the on and offshore wind industry from a technical perspective, relevant industry publications, recommended practices and guidance;
  • UK and/or European wind energy experience.

Key Skills/Competencies

  • English as a first language/completely fluent speaker and writer at equal to first language level;
  • Initiative, self-reliance, and drive to deliver results;
  • Commercial awareness;
  • Experience of project and people/contract management activities;
  • Well developed technical skills and experience;
  • Numerate and well-developed MS Excel skills;
  • Well developed report writing and reviewing skills, using MS Word;
  • User of industry standard wind analysis software;
  • Prioritising, planning, and organising own workload and team members;
  • Accountability, including level of self-motivation and ambition and developing in others;
  • Understanding client’s needs, and business development experience;
  • Communication and team-working skills and sharing/using best practice information;
  • Influencing others, including communication skills and self-confidence in general;
  • Willingness to be adaptable, work flexibly.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.

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