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BESS Consultant

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Do you want to work to make Power for Good?

We're the world's largest independent renewable energy company. We're driven by a simple yet powerful vision: to create a future where everyone has access to affordable, zero carbon energy.

We know that achieving our ambitions would be impossible without our people. Because we're tackling some of the world's toughest problems, we need the very best people to help us. They're our most important asset so that's why we continually invest in them.

RES is a family with a diverse workforce, and we are dedicated to the personal professional growth of our people, no matter what stage of their career they're at. We can promise you rewarding work which makes a real impact, the chance to learn from inspiring colleagues from across a growing, global network and opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

Our competitive package offers rewards and benefits including pension schemes, flexible working, and top-down emphasis on better work-life balance. We also offer private healthcare, discounted green travel, 25 days holiday with options to buy/sell five days per annum, enhanced family leave and four volunteering days per year so you can make an impact somewhere else.

The Position

Come join the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in wind, solar and energy storage. Our vision is to be a leader in the transition where everyone has access to affordable zero-carbon energy. Being part of the RES team means shaping the world’s energy future.  The Asset Management Department is responsible for a growing fleet of renewable energy assets.

RES are expanding their Advisory Services offering by developing a team within our Asset Management Department to provide consultancy services to meet our clients’ requirements.  We are looking for an experienced renewables consultant to join this new team. 

The position of ‘BESS Consultant’ will be responsible for delivering client facing Advisory Services activities across our AM portfolio. There will be initial support available from existing staff within the Asset Management Team.

This role will report to the Advisory Services Team Lead in the UK&I and will also work closely with the Asset Managers, Business Development Managers, Operations Support Team, AM Finance Team and other departments within RES.

Key Accountabilities

As BESS Consultant you will:

  • Understand and interpret client’s needs, clearly communicating client’s goals to internal and external stakeholders
  • Be responsible for the end-to-end delivery of Advisory Services and one-off projects on behalf of clients including due diligence, owners engineering and general technical mission
  • Support our growth and cost reduction targets
  • Undertake technical, project management, commercial and customer-facing activities
  • Support regular communication with target clients and provide feedback to the business units to refine the product offering
  • Candidates must be able to carry out Energy Yield Assessments (EYAs) by themselves or review third party EYAs.


  • Prepare & deliver presentations and reports for Asset Management team and/or clients

Internal Engagement

  • Ensuring that appropriate contracts are agreed with clients and time and cost is accounted for appropriately within the business
  • Ensure the quality of work meets clients’ expectations
  • Work with all internal stakeholders, and any sub-contractors
  • Ensure project deliverables stay on time, on target, and on budget
  • Supporting the development of proposals to secure new work
  • Responsibility for the financial performance of any projects managed
  • Mentor and support less experienced team members
  • Identify and communicate relevant technological developments or regulatory changes which may impact the business or provide new opportunities

External Engagement

  • Work with clients to identify their requirements and key points of contact
  • Attending client meetings and undertaking site visits within the UK and globally


  • Understanding of technical aspects of renewable energy infrastructure projects
  • Knowledge of BESS systems
    • Established network of contacts within the renewables industry
    • Understanding of commercial aspects of renewable energy infrastructure projects (including project finance)


  • Proven ability to produce clear written reports and communicate verbally in English
  • Strong commercial and contractual awareness
  • Team player
  • Project management
  • Initiative/Self motivated
  • Planning and organising
  • Attention to Detail
  • Completer finisher
  • Ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks
  • Willingness to travel
  • Proficiency in other language(s)


  • Previous demonstrable experience in performing owners engineering, due diligence, technical auditing, technical advisory and/or consultancy activities in the BESS field
  • Similar consultancy or in-field experience with battery storage systems would be considered advantageous
  • Experience in the renewables industry in a technical consulting capacity
  • Managing budgets and project costs
  • Client facing experience in a consultancy role
  • Contract specification review and preparation
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office365 products
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the renewable industry
  • Knowledge and experience of technical due diligence drafting


  • Degree or equivalent experience in an Engineering or relevant Business / Commercial discipline
  • Valid driving licence for use within UK

At RES we celebrate difference as we know it makes our company a great place to work. Encouraging applicants with different backgrounds, ideas, and points of view, we create teams who work together to solve complex problems and design practical solutions for our clients. Our multiple perspectives come from many sources including the diverse ethnicity, culture, gender, nationality, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, marital status, parental status, education, social background, and life experience of our people.


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Employment type

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