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Project Engineer – Network Infrastructure

Applicants should register their interest with a copy of their CV and cover letter.

JOB DETAILS

Industry                         – Renewables & Environment

Employment Type       – Full-time, Permanent

Location                         – London, remote working

ABOUT ZENOBE

Zenobē is an EV fleet and battery storage specialist helping organisations power towards net zero by switching diesel fleets to electric and by accelerating the uptake of renewable energy.

We have established ourselves as a UK market leader in battery storage, now with 225MW of contracted storage assets helping electricity networks provide clean, reliable and affordable power. With around 25% market share of the EV bus sector in the UK, we are a leading firm in the financing and provision of turnkey solutions for electric vehicle fleets. With the full life cycle of our products in mind, we are also a leader in second-life battery solutions – repurposing batteries after their first use.

We have been consistently innovative since we were founded in 2017, with major industry firsts in software development, market access, financing and solution provision. We’re backed by leading strategic energy storage investors and are uniquely positioned to meet customer demands with innovative solutions. Having raised multiple rounds of equity funding since inception and numerous projects in the pipeline, we are a rapidly growing company looking for talented hires to drive further growth.

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are looking to recruit a commercially and technically astute project engineering professional with experience in the battery storage or renewable power generation market to support the growth of the Network Infrastructure business. The candidate will bring a good understanding of engineering design, procurement, construction, commissioning and contract management with proven experience working on energy projects throughout the lifecycle including development through to project handover.

The role provides a fantastic opportunity to be directly involved in the development and delivery of some of the most exciting energy storage projects in the UK, with a high level of responsibility assigned to the candidate from day one. The role integrates with internal team members in procurement, project management, engineering, commercial and construction and is also expected to deal directly with contractors and external stakeholders such as National Grid and technical consultants. The candidate will work closely with the Project Manager and shall act as package lead and deputy PM as required.

A TASTE OF THE DAY TO DAY

  • Overall responsibility to manage project activities to ensure delivery on time, on budget and to specification.
  • Day to day point of contact with allocated contractors.
  • Ensure that procedures and protocols between Zenobē and the allocated contractors are established in a timely manner.
  • Provide client representation during engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning phases.
  • Coordination of 3rd party engineering support on the project including technical advisors and consultants.
  • Monitoring and reporting of progress on the project.
  • Ensuring that key design documentation has the appropriate level of input from Engineering, Construction, Commissioning Operations & Maintenance and HSEQ.
  • General administration including, but not limited to, co-ordination of meetings and tracking of actions.
  • Project communications including status updates on key milestones which may be provided to board level.
  • Supporting origination and working on the development of transmission and distribution level large scale energy storage projects in the UK and internationally
  • Lead key design decisions of the plant such as a rating of equipment, technical specifications and general design (SLD, layout, etc.) of large scale energy storage projects
  • Review, and challenge where appropriate, contractor design and engineering deliverables.
  • Support the business development team with technical or technical-economic analysis for tenders
  • Support and work alongside the project manager during the basic and detailed design phases, construction and commissioning.
  • Ensure technical queries are correctly assessed and responded to.
  • Perform engineering tasks and implement engineering best practices
  • Working with suppliers and Procurement, carry out ongoing research and stay up to date with the latest applications for technologies associated with large scale battery storage projects.

A BIT ABOUT YOU

A job with Zenobē means a job with the market leader in one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing sectors, gaining exposure to diverse roles and highly experienced partners.

Essential skills:

  • Proven experience working on energy storage or renewable energy projects.
  • Experience working with DNO’s and / or National Grid and understanding the connection requirements in relation to distribution and grid code.
  • Experience managing contractors and ensuring delivery under either EPC or multi-contract style framework
  • Experience managing design pack
  • Understanding of design requirements for low to high-voltage electrical equipment in the context of an energy storage installation (interference between equipment, blast and fire safety, general access and egress for installation and ongoing O&M, etc.)
  • Fluent in Microsoft office applications including powerpoint, excel, word and project.
  • Outstanding excel skills
  • Knowledge of CAD

Essential competencies:

  • High quality education (bachelor’s or master’s degree) in engineering, preferably electrical engineering or similar. The candidate will have ideally achieved or working toward chartered engineer status.
  • A genuine passion in clean energy and our social and environmental mission
  • Solid work experience (minimum 3-5 years) in project management, project engineering or engineering in the energy sector (B2B) preferably in energy storage or renewables sectors
  • Strong commercial skills – comfortable with Capex and Opex calculations
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of presenting technical results and implications
  • Strong organisation skills, team player and good attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the UK energy landscape
  • Strong leadership skills with growth mindset
  • Results oriented who is not afraid to take responsibility and accountability
  • Ability to manage and motivate people
  • Desire to work in a fast moving, high pressure and entrepreneurial environment

Desirable competencies:

  • Previous working experience with BESS systems greater than 20MW
  • Ability to work in the HQ in London
  • Experience working for a client organisation or EPC contractor
  • Experience working on transmission connected assets / projects at voltage levels of 132kV and above.

OUR BENEFITS

We have an open, honest and trusting culture here at Zenobē. Apart from the unparalleled opportunity to be at the forefront of the Net Zero revolution we are proud of the culture we have built. Here is what we can offer when you join the Zenobē community;

  • At Zenobē we all work hard and go the extra mile so it’s important to rest and regenerate with 25 days holiday which increases after 5 years’ service.
  • To make your journeys easier we have a Season ticket loan and a Cycle to work scheme plus bike and showers
  • Excellent opportunities for personal growth and responsibility plus a training budget.
  • 20% performance related bonus.
  • As COVID restrictions ease we will return to our central London offices in St James. Due to our rapid growth we are looking to expand our office base in the coming months and this will still be in central London.
  • Our ways of working have changed since the pandemic and we promote flexible working including a mix of office and working from home.
  • Your wellbeing and health is important to us and we offer Private Medical Insurance (including Mental Health support) cover for you and your family.
  • Supporting your passion is important to us and we offer one day per year for Volunteering
  • Refer a friend bonus of £1500 for introducing great talent into our community.
  • As our community grows building social connections is key and we regularly organise social events.

OUR APPROACH TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Zenobē is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment which is as representative as possible of our society. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership pregnancy /maternity, race, nationality, religion or belief, gender, political beliefs and sexual orientation. Our culture values meritocracy, openness, fairness, and transparency.