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Project Engineer

Low Carbon


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Low Carbon's mission to combat climate change as a dynamic Project Engineer/Clerk of Works


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Gloucester United Kingdom

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In-person- Gloucester United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Low Carbon is a visionary leader in the renewable energy sector, dedicated to combating climate change by developing and operating large-scale renewable energy projects worldwide. With a strong partnership with MassMutual and a B-Corporation certification, the company prides itself on its professional team and a culture of learning, respect, trust, and collaboration. Low Carbon is committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity as it expands its positive impact on the planet.

Role Summary

  • Oversee the construction of solar farms within the UK, ensuring compliance with time, budget, and quality standards.
  • Conduct regular site visits to monitor progress and enforce contractual obligations.
  • Advise on and manage changes or variations during construction, coordinating with various divisions.
  • Maintain communication with stakeholders, including contractors and internal teams.

Role Requirements

  • Approachable with excellent communication skills and the ability to build trusted relationships.
  • Highly organized with a detail-oriented and proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • A degree in construction management or related field, or relevant construction engineering experience.
  • Experience in managing solar farm installations or strong background in construction project management.
  • Ability to interpret engineering and programming aspects of large-scale projects.
  • Must have a clean UK Driving Licence.

Our Compensation & Benefits

  • 26 days holiday plus birthday off and option to buy 5 additional days.
  • Discretionary bonus and annual Bupa Health Check.
  • Private healthcare, contributory pension, and EV car scheme.
  • Benefits such as cycle scheme, season ticket loan, and commercial discounts.
  • Volunteer days and credit for short-notice care services.

About Low Carbon

Low Carbon is a purpose driven company that creates large-scale renewable energy in the global fight against climate change. Our mission is to protect the planet for future generations while delivering positive returns for our communities and investors. Our goal is to produce as much new renewable energy as possible while limiting our own environmental impact. We do this by developing, investing in, and operating large-scale renewable energy projects across the globe.

Our partnership with the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) is enabling us to accelerate the deployment of large-scale renewable energy and underpins our ambition to transform the global energy sector from fossil fuels to zero carbon.

All of us at Low Carbon know that trust is a vital component of the climate fight. We are a long-standing certified B-Corporation, a reflection of our fundamental ethos to balance the needs of the environment and society with our bottom line.

We are extremely proud of the highly professional and talented team at Low Carbon.  We have built a positive learning culture that incorporates respect, trust, collaboration, and a shared passion to combat climate change.  It is an open, friendly and supportive environment, and we are proud to say we work here. As we grow, we are committed to increasing diversity in the team, and continuing to foster an inclusive environment where we can learn from each other.

Role Description

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Project Engineer / Clerk of Works to oversee the construction of solar farms across the UK. The ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the pre-construction and construction phase of the solar farm installations are completed within the stipulated time, budget, and quality standards, in accordance with contractual obligations. This role involves significant travel to various sites and requires a proactive approach to monitor progress, identify and advise on any changes, and liaise with multiple divisions to ensure seamless project execution.

The successful candidate will possess exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to react swiftly and decisively when confronted with unexpected construction challenges. They should demonstrate independence in understanding the issue, analysing it comprehensively, and offering an appropriate course of action while considering the project's objectives, budget constraints, programme, and stakeholder interests.

Key Responsibilities

  • Regularly visit sites to monitor progress and understand the status of the project
  • Ensure that all works are being conducted in line with the contract, focusing on time, quality, cost, and safety
  • Monitor and provide guidance on any changes or variations submitted during the construction process
  • Liaise with the wider project team to consider items such as, but not limited to, planning, ecology, logistics, health and safety, ESG, community engagement to anticipate and mitigate any potential impacts on the project timeline
  • Maintain clear and consistent communication with all stakeholders, including the EPC contractor and internal teams

Person Specification

  • A friendly, approachable and professional manner
  • An excellent communicator who builds trusted relationships with people at all levels
  • Energetic, reliable, adaptable and used to using their initiative
  • Highly organised, great attention to detail and a focus on getting things done
  • Be an enthusiastic and committed team player with a ‘hands on approach’ to problem solving
  • An analytical mindset to consider all elements of a problem or challenge and the ability to unlock a resolution that offers the most effective solution

Skills & Experience

  • Degree qualified / higher education qualification in construction management or a related field, or experience in a construction engineering role
  • Proven experience in managing solar farm installations or a strong background in construction project management
  • Ability to understand and interpret engineering and programming aspects of large-scale construction projects
  • Strong organisational and leadership skills, with the capacity to make decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Clean UK Driving Licence

Our Compensation & Benefits

  • 26 days holiday plus your birthday off (with option to buy a further 5 days)
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Annual Bupa Health Check
  • Private Healthcare for you and your family (medical history disregarded)
  • Contributory Pension
  • EV Car scheme
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Pluxee for commercial discounts and perks
  • 3 additional days for volunteering to support causes of your choice
  • £50 credit per month towards short notice childcare, eldercare and pet care via ‘Bubble’

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