Technical Consultant (Renewable Energy Solutions)

Posted 12 January 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplinePermanent Recruitment
Contact NameMonika Gajda

Job description

Our Client, an award winning renewable energy specialist in the solar, hydro and wind power solutions currently have an opportunity for a Technical Consultant Responsibility to undertake the sales activity and delivery of a range of renewable energy consultancy projects.


The successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery of feasibility consultancy projects - assessing the best renewable energy solutions for a wide range of commercial and public sector customers.

The primary technologies considered currently are small/medium scale wind and solar PV including energy storage. Other technologies may be included in the studies, and these could include green hydrogen, hydroelectricity, energy efficiency improvements and sustainability heat technologies. In many cases projects will extend beyond the feasibility stage to support our customers in the detailed design, planning and build out of the renewable energy systems.


Renewable Energy Projects:

  • Undertaking and managing consultancy projects. This requires an in-depth understanding of the technical, economic, and environmental implications of the range of renewable energy technologies.
  • Writing and editing reports to a high professional standard, i.e. assessment of the technical options including business case analysis to recommend a way forward.
  • Planning and managing the resources required for the delivery of projects, including forecasting and scheduling resource needs.
  • Managing project teams and own time in order to deliver projects, including staff both within the business and external subcontractors.
  • Customer engagement and the preparation of compelling proposals.

Business and Financial Management:

  • Responsible for bidding for new work.
  • Day-to day responsibility for the management of contracts on a range of scales, including maintaining profit margins through change control.
  • Responsible for managing financial aspects of projects from purchasing of goods and services, formulating fee proposals, tracking budgets, invoicing clients, and dealing with difficult issues as they arise
  • Promotion and marketing of consultancy capabilities to potential clients.
  • Development of new services that the Department can offer.
  • Input to the development and delivery of the Department's strategy.

Line Management and Department Systems:

  • Ensuring compliance with ISO quality standards and best practice within the scope of the post holder's activities.
  • Contributing to improving the environmental performance of the department
  • Ensuring all company systems are kept up to date and accurate, e.g. CRM, Work Won, Timesheets etc.



  • Minimum 3 years' experience of delivering early-stage solar PV and wind projects to a variety of commercial and public sector clients.
  • Candidates with limited experience in these areas will be considered if they have a similar level of experience of one or more of these complementary technologies:
  • Battery energy storage
  • Building and process energy efficiency improvement
  • Sustainable heating system


  • Experience of other renewable energy technologies:
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Tidal and wave
  • Green Hydrogen
  • Experience as 'client's engineer' in the build of renewable energy systems.
  • An electrical engineering background.
  • Use of PV design tools such as inverter configurators and mounting system designing software.
  • Experience of off-grid systems.


  • Excellent team working skills - ability to lead, manage, facilitate, consult and participate comfortably, confidently and as appropriate to the situation
  • Ability to prepare and proof read written documents to a high standard of literacy, numeracy and presentation
  • Excellent verbal communication skills - fluent in English and able to communicate complex information and respond to questioning
  • Experience of working on own initiative
  • Self-motivated and experienced in managing own time and that of others
  • Experienced in remote working (desirable)
  • Experience of management of sub-contractors (desirable)

IT skills:

  • High level of competency with office IT packages, especially Microsoft Word and Excel (essential)
  • Experienced user of relevant software including CRM, GIS, Windfarmer, WindPro, AutoCAD, PVSolor PVsyst (desirable)
  • Ability to work in the Welsh Language (desirable)

The position will be based in Machynlleth however possible home working will be considered for sufficiently experienced candidate.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.