Livingston James retained by Bute Energy to appoint Construction & Delivery 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 Construction and Delivery Director.


With the portfolio of development sites identified and under exclusive control, the main responsibilities of the Construction and Delivery Director will be to lead and manage the team and programme of activities required to achieve successful Final Investment Decision (‘FID’). This work will be focused on maximizing design potential, optimising asset value and ensuring that sites are compliant with planning policy but also constructable and deliverable. Critical will be meeting the required commercial expectations around deliverability and buildability, all in a timely and achievable manner. Assessing these aspects of overall project deliverability will occur at an early stage in development (pre-scoping design) and the Construction and Delivery Director will have a key role in the overall consenting process, and up to FID.


We are looking for candidates with a minimum of ten years’ experience working in-house in a utility, development company or consultancy. Candidates should have strong experience in leading the construction of onshore wind projects from consent to generation and managing a team and portfolio of projects. An in-depth understanding of the commercial/environmental/regulatory opportunities and challenges facing all stages of onshore wind project development and the renewable industry will be critical, alongside detailed knowledge of the market drivers for a successful wind farm development and understanding of key project risks.


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


Bute Energy – Construction & Delivery 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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