Principal Civil Design Engineer (BESS)


Principal Civil Design Engineer (BESS)

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)


Sector: Major Infrastructure Project

Category: Engineering

Our client is an international renewable energy asset developer, owner, and operator with a comprehensive portfolio that includes energy infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability, and renewable energy solutions.

They are seeking to appoint a Principal Civil Design Engineer to lead the development and design of utility scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) projects across the UK.

This role entails development and design of scope of work, tender writing, and liaison with technical specialist and sub-contractors.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Leading civil engineering design capability team, specifically on large scale electrical projects (BESS, Solar PV)
  • Develop civil deliverables including layout, outline design drawings, constructability assessment, risk assessment, and project programme
  • Produce outline work package and scope of work document for contractor to provide pricing
  • Prepare project capital cost, energy savings calculations and financial evaluations
  • Liaise with client stakeholders and attend regular client project meetings
  • Exhibit comprehensive knowledge and understanding of entire project terms and technical requirements
  • Assist in improving operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes

Skills and Experience Required

  • Engineering degree, or equivalent preferably in Civil or Structural engineering
  • Achieved or working towards chartered engineer status
  • Experience in a similar role within renewable energy or cleantech is preferred
  • Strong understanding of engineering principles associated with civil engineering design
  • Demonstrated lead development skills including the ability to building project scopes and assess the constructability of systems
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD

Role to be based in London, Bristol, or Surrey. All applicants must have experience in and be eligible to legally work in the UK.

Jamie Braddock

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Jamie Braddock


With more than 11 years’ experience delivering specialist recruitment and Executive Search projects in niche and highly regulated sectors globally, Jamie is responsible for leading our activity supporting Renewable Energy and De-Carbonisation projects across the UK and Europe.

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