Senior Solar Renewable Energy Consultant

Join Wood as a Senior Solar Renewable Energy Consultant in Glasgow, UK. Manage due diligence assignments, support data analysis, and mentor team for renewable energy projects worldwide.

Glasgow, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   Hybrid   Full Time   10000+   More than 3 months ago

Wood is recruiting for a Senior Renewable Energy consultant to join its Solar Advisory Services team.

The Renewables centre of excellence is based in Glasgow; however, we recognise the value of remote and hybrid working so are open to applications throughout the UK.

Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.

The Role

Our Senior Renewable Energy Consultants (SRECs) project manage a portfolio of due diligence assignments, assessing renewable energy projects on behalf of our clients. Through a collaborative approach with multi-discipline teams, the SREC will produce a professional and detailed report exacting the client’s requirements.

As the SREC you will be the main focal point for the client, ensuring any challenges that arise are dealt with directly and developing strong relationships to play a part in the successful delivery of the project, and continued growth for the Renewables business.

As part of this role you will also have the opportunity to support the team with data analysis for operational energy yields. You will have the opportunity to mentor and support with the development of other consultants within the team, ensuring the knowledge and experience you have is shared to support in the future growth of the team and industry.

Our Clients and Projects

It’s a future for all of us. We aspire to shape a better tomorrow by unlocking solutions that address the biggest challenges facing our clients and our society.

Our clients include world class banks and investors, who are committed to financing renewable energy projects worldwide. Our work takes the form of bank financing for development stage projects, or it could be advising buy, or sell-side clients looking to invest or divest from solar projects, at any stage in the project lifecycle. We advise clients as they navigate through transactions, which are making the energy transition possible.

What we can offer

  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across renewables and emerging energy sectors
  • Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business
  • Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market
  • Flexible benefits package; inclusive of 33 days annual leave (including public holidays), generous contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, 4x base salary life insurance; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle
  • Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests
  • Access to Advisory Services training – you can access a library of unique training material developed by experts within advisory services, take the opportunity to use these and add to them sharing your own expertise
  • Energy Transition Academy – join a community of experts sharing your knowledge and gaining more exposure to a variety of existing and emerging energy systems – delivered by experts in their field
  • Global connections; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession


  • Assess solar energy projects on behalf of lenders, investors and other project stakeholders
  • Manage multi-discipline teams of engineers (and other technical staff) in the completion of technical due diligence assignments for exacting clients
  • Act as main interface and manage the relationship with clients
  • Manage the financial performance of projects
  • Deliver tasks on time, to budget and to the required standard
  • Comply with internal systems and processes for project management governance
  • Attend client meetings and undertake site visits within the UK and globally
  • Represent the company at conferences and seminars in order to enhance personal knowledge and / or establish business development leads
  • Follow up on leads to generate new work
  • Assist graduate engineers and less experienced team members


You may read these details and are potentially thinking about not applying due to not having every single skill, knowledge or experience listed, and that’s understandable. However, we’d still like to hear from you.. At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all of the talent that is out there. We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences and embrace differences. So even if you feel you don’t have everything listed, but feel you have some of the experience, knowledge or skills to help us unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges….do apply.


  • Educated to degree level in engineering or another scientific subject complementary to working in technical due diligence
  • Demonstrable project management experience
  • Understanding of technical aspects of Solar PV infrastructure projects
  • Understanding of technical aspects of solar contract documents (EPC, O&M, MSA, GSA, PPA etc)
  • Prior experience in solar PV yield software, e.g. PVSYST or data analysis for operational energy yields
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrably strong report writing skills
  • Competent user of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience in conducting technical due diligence on infrastructure projects or in a team on an infrastructure project or supply chain (commercial management, contract negotiation, contract management, permitting, procurement)


  • Understanding of commercial aspects of renewable energy infrastructure projects (including project finance)
  • Understanding of categorisation and mitigation of risk
  • Ability to speak a second language
  • Driving licence
  • Experience in the development, construction and operation of Solar PV projects
  • Awareness of financial analysis/modelling
  • Data analysis skills for operational energy yields e.g. prior experience with Python or SQL
  • Masters degree in renewable energy with modules on solar power

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About the role

Dec 06, 2023

Full Time


Jun 05, 2024


Glasgow, United Kingdom

Mid-Senior level


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