Livingston James partnered with Bute Energy to appoint Grid Connection & Engineering Director

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Sophie Randles at [email protected].


Bute Energy is a developer of large-scale onshore renewable energy projects in the UK, with a development pipeline in excess of 2GW of generating capacity in Wales currently. Recently backed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, who have an exceptional track record of investing in large and complex energy infrastructure projects globally, Bute Energy looks to accelerate the development of their portfolio and bring significant supply chain and economic benefits to Wales and the wider UK in time.

With the first planning applications being readied for submission in early 2023, Bute is growing its existing team to drive the business through the next stages of consenting and delivery.  The business is now looking to appoint a Grid Connections and Engineering Director.


The Grid Connection and Engineering Director will play an integral role within the organisation’s wider Operational delivery function. Bute has secured export connections for all of the onshore windfarm projects within its core portfolio. The Grid Connections and Engineering Director will lead on the management and delivery of these grid connection arrangements with the relevant counterparties.  The role is an opportunity to contribute to and manage all elements of this key development area, and to contribute specialist knowledge to the business’ strategic growth agenda.


We are looking for candidates with a minimum of five years’ experience within the power / energy sector. Candidates should have strong experience of the grid connection process for large scale power generation, and be able to demonstrate a full understanding of the standards and processes associated with distribution and transmission connected power projects, including knowledge of key aspects of regulatory regimes.


Interested candidates should see the full role profile below or contact Sophie Randles on [email protected] for more information.


Bute Energy – Grid Connection & Engineering Director PP


Bute Energy is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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