Clean Energy Specialist

Clean Energy Specialist

The Role

Do you possess first-hand experience of clean energy project development, coupled with a genuine understanding of applications in the electricity, heat and transport sectors?

Are you looking for an opportunity to work on helping large businesses and communities decarbonise their energy supplies?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a likeminded clean energy specialist to join our small and experienced team based in Cornwall, with location within the UK not an issue.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of a Clean Energy Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and delivery of clean energy projects, from inception through development to being finance-ready. This involves securing landowner agreements and relationship-building, planning consents, and DNO grid connections. It also requires economic appraisals to be undertaken throughout. The majority of projects will utilise solar PV, wind, battery storage and biomass technologies.
  • Technical and commercial advisory to clients in the UK and overseas. This may be at project or portfolio level, and at varying stages of the lifecycle from greenfield through to operational and even re-powering. Solar PV, wind, battery storage and biomass are the main technologies.
  • The use of hydrogen to displace fossil fuels. In particular this involves contributing to the management of the recently created Cornwall Marine Hydrogen Centre, with the University of Exeter as delivery partner. This facility is being established to provide independent advice and testing on hydrogen fuel cell systems and equipment in boats up to 18m. A large part of this work centres around the global business opportunity and the production of a commercialisation plan.

Pure Energy Professionals (PEP) is in its fourth decade of delivering renewable and clean energy solutions. We have experience throughout the whole project lifecycle, and across multiple geographies - the USA, Canada, Japan, Korea and most European countries. For over ten years we have helped Ikea build their wind portfolio which now stands at well over 1,000MW across multiple country markets.

In the UK we asset manage 25 operational wind projects for Aviva Investors, having helped them build their portfolio through site finding, development, construction, and also acquisition. We like partnering, whether it is with private equity, state utilities, small developers or individual landowners. Our reputation is built on trust, and we care a lot about developing great working relationships.

We have worked hard to establish the most efficient and cost-effective ways of decarbonising heat and transport using green hydrogen in recent years. This has led to the establishment of the Cornwall Marine Hydrogen Centre, which is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund, and extensive technology transfer relationships worldwide.

The key skills and qualities of a Clean Energy Specialist are:

  • First-hand experience of clean energy project development is essential, ideally covering multiple project aspects such as land agreements, planning and grid connections.
  • Those with Solar PV and battery storage technology experience will be preferred.
  • Economic appraisal experience will be preferred but training is available in-house.
  • GIS capability and applied expertise on real-world projects is strongly preferred.
  • Experience of procurement contracts and construction management will be beneficial, but not essential.
  • You will need to have a genuine understanding of energy: not just of electricity, but of heat and transport applications too.
  • You will need to be driven and have a strong desire to help decarbonise businesses and the wider energy sector.
  • The team has a collegiate working environment, so good inter-personal and communication skills are important.
  • Problem solving needs to be something you enjoy and are good at.
  • You will need to be able to self-manage and effectively prioritise your activities over multiple work streams
  • A strong drive to deliver on time, on budget, and on quality is essential.
  • You will be highly numerate and with accomplished and demonstrable skills in clear written English.

The Cornwall Marine Hydrogen Centre project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV to