Department Lead - Wind and Solar Resource Assessment

Job Title: Department Lead - Wind and Solar Resource Assessment
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West England, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
REF: BBBH26011
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

Our client has a strong legacy in the wind industry in providing independent energy assessments for the pre-construction phase of projects.

They are currently looking for a lead consultant to join the North Europe, Middle East and Africa EMEA team in the UK, to help further build on this legacy.

The focus of the role will be on Business Development, by interacting with customers and industry groups, and by coordinating the team's efforts in creating and developing leads, as well as being responsible for applying foresight and innovation in how the service(s) evolves over time, based on the changing needs of their customers and/or the changing technical landscape.

This lead consultant should be spending time with customers to understand their challenges and needs, aligning our service organisation to meet these needs and also continually critiquing and exploring opportunities (perhaps through R&D) to make the service(s) more efficient or of higher-value potential.

Face to face client contact, travel to site visits, meetings, conferences and other off-site events are a normal part of this role.

A secondary part of the role remains that of an individual contributor, undertaking consulting or advisory work at a higher level of competence and experience.

Your will report to the Head of Department of the 40 man data analytics team undertaking pre and post construction wind and solar energy analysis and short-term forecasting work for the region.

The team is located in Bristol, Glasgow, London and Dublin, with support to colleagues in other offices such as Arnhem, Dubai, Casablanca and Cape-Town.


  • Identify, drive and facilitate sales and market led opportunities in own area of competence e.g. generate leads, quality proposals and close deals
  • Analyse new business opportunities, gather market intelligence and ensure distribution of knowledge amongst relevant people
  • Maintain an overview of the major market threats
    Decide the market approach for strategic and tactical projects in own area of competence together with market area manager and KVP leader respectively
  • Lead and co-ordinate the sales-orientated staff (virtual sales force) in the same service area around the Region
  • Lead the bid/no bid decision for own area of competence.
  • Act as a Project Sponsor on some projects
  • Being close to the market and customers, monitor and anticipate market developments in own competence area, providing information to the head of department to enable strong resource planning and competency development of staff
  • Cooperate and work closely with the department eaders on larger multi-discipline projects when required
  • Participate in global service line development with the relevant Service Line Lead as required
  • Encourage and ensure that lessons learnt, and latest developments are shared across the team
  • Act as an escalation point for work enquires raised by customers for own competence area and work with market area managers who are ultimately accountable for the customer ownership
  • Provide support to the head of development in the promotion and presentation of the department strategy and plans on market intelligence where appropriate
  • Contribute to the development of the Annual Operating plan for the area of competence
  • Manage multiple projects to ensure they are completed within timescale and budget within own area of competency
  • Ensure high-quality proposals are delivered to customer in own area of competency


  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant market and future prospects/trends wihtin data analytics, renewable energy wind and solar energy analysis
  • Experience of building long-term client relationships
  • Demonstrates specialist knowledge and expertise in wind resource assessment.
  • Good understanding of the commercial basis for projects
  • Demonstrates a professional approach to their work and is a good role model for junior engineers.
  • Strong competence in proposal & report writing, ensuring clear and accurate reports are produced in English.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship and stakeholder management skills. Ability to handle the complex (technical) problems and be able to guide individuals through the associated issues.
  • Ability to juggle and manage conflicting work priorities to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Good prioritisation skills.
  • Strong communication and organisational skills (both verbal and written), able to work effectively within a consultancy environment
  • Desirable qualifications include:
  • Experience of contributing to industry working groups and related networking activity.
  • Experience of presenting at major industry events.