Head of Section - Project Development, Onshore Wind

Job Title: Head of Section - Project Development, Onshore Wind
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, Bristol
Salary: Competitive
REF: HQ00019036
Contact Name: Ashley Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Our client are a leading independent expert advisory services firm to the Renewable Energy industry.

They are currently seeking a Head of Section - Project Development to join their industry leading team.


The Head of Section is responsible for leading a team of engineers and consultants. The role involves management of these staff to deliver specialist engineering services, primarily for pre-construction wind farms, but also energy assessments for operational projects.

The role will also involve working with the other section heads as well as other departments to deliver technical consulting.

  • Providing management and leadership to the teams/staff across a multiple offices, including recruitment and staff development
  • Approval of consultancy deliverables and ensuring that QA procedures are implemented.
  • Preparation and presentation of high quality proposals for consultancy work in response to invitations from Industry.
  • Commercial and administrative responsibility for consultancy contracts.
  • Drawing upon and co-ordinating the resources from a pool of experts and engineers from the company.
  • Developing long-term client relationships.
  • Supporting the recruitment, training and performance management of experienced and junior staff.
  • Business development through identification, development and deployment of new services as part of the North West Europe, Middle East and Africa Project Development Management Team.
  • Maintaining and raising the profile of the company within the sector through participation in industry working groups and delivery of presentations at high profile events.
  • Co-ordination across the North West Europe, Middle East and Africa area and wider group.
  • The role will also involve market facing activities towards the offshore a Scandinavian market for the company.


Take a leading role in Regional projects and possibly a leading role in a Global Practice project.

Financial/Budgetary Control:
c.£15k per project (typically 10 projects managed by team at any given time)

Responsible for the management of team of about 10 engineers.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Billed hours for team in section
  • Profitability of projects run through section

Experience/Qualifications required:

  • Top class degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) in a mechanical or environmental engineering, physics or mathematics.
  • Established and strong client relationships in the Renewable Energy Industry
  • Substantial experience of working with project developers, owners and investors at various stages of project development
  • Understanding of the commercial basis for projects
  • Good understanding of relevant capabilities internally
  • Strong business development skills
  • Experience of managing teams of consultants & engineers
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Strong Quality Assurance skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience of preparing or co-ordinating the preparation of successful proposals for major consultancy engagements.
  • Strong project management experience.
  • Experience of building long-term client relationships and the communication skills required for this.
  • Well-developed IT skills, including advanced use of MS Office applications.
  • Desirable knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Experience of contributing to industry working groups and related networking activity.
  • Good contacts in the Investor community
  • Experience of presenting at major industry events.
  • Experience of acting as CDM coordinator

For further information please contact Ashley Smith on +44 (0) 1202 888986

We look forward to receiving your application.