Assistant Project Manager

  • Prospect House, 5 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Project Management, Product Management
  • Fulltime
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BayWa r.e. UK Limited is part of the international BayWa r.e. group of renewable energy businesses, with our main office based in Edinburgh, and with other locations in Glasgow and Ireland. The BayWa r.e. UK team focuses on wind project development, acquisition and construction, both in the UK and Ireland. 

Due to our growth, we are expanding our team in Edinburgh and are currently looking for a Assistant Project Manager:

Your tasks

  • Provide support to the project management team for the delivery of allocated windfarm/solar farm project(s). This will include supporting  the commercial and technical delivery of the wind/solar farm asset, from the initial development consent process,  contracting and construction phases and overall commercial operations, which will also be supported by the BayWa r.e construction and legal team;
  • Keep track of the financial performance of the project(s) against the assigned budget(s), highlighting any deviations to the Project Manager(s) / Head of Projects upon occurrence;
  • Perform associated project administrative activities such as preparing invoices, estimates and meeting coordination tasks;
  • Assist in the drafting of tender specification documentation and provide support in the review and assessment of tender responses;
  • Support the activities associated with the sale of BayWa r.e’s projects in conjunction with Corporate Finance team in Munich;
  • Support project acquisition activities in the UK and Ireland;
  • Participate in the overall strategic direction and planning for BayWa r.e’s activities in both the UK and Irish markets; Support BayWa r.e’s process for enhancing best practice methods, valuation processes, knowledge management, internal tools & templates;
  • Effectively communicate with multiple stakeholders regarding the project(s) needs and goals
  • Support the Project Manager with the safe and successful delivery of solar and wind assets as required
  • Liaise with internal and external resources, including contractors and consultants, necessary for the realisation of the construction-related activities of specific wind / solar farms
  • Assist with coordination and delivery of all construction-related contracts (TSA, O&M, BoP, insurance, etc.)
  • Contribute towards the management of successful landowner relationships during the project implementation phase to ensure potential issues are identified and addressed in a timely and effective manner
  • Liaise with the Operations Management team to ensure effective handover into the operational phase
  • Support the in-house legal team in preparation of the construction related contracts, inputting where required
  • Support the SHEQ Manager with site audits, apply a pro-active management approach of Health and Safety on all sites and ensure that best practice methods are followed
  • Support business development activities related to project acquisitions, including preparation of construction budgets, coordinating technical advisors, and assisting in the preparation of business case/investment decision papers

Your profile

  • You are technically, commercially and digitally inclined;
  • Degree in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering;
  • Post-graduate experience working on the construction aspects of the UK renewable energy sector;
  • Understanding of the structure, content and operational requirements of standard form of construction contracts including FIDIC Yellow, Red and Silver Book and NEC 3;
  • Significant previous experience of managing input from colleagues, external advisors and contractors across a wide range of technical, financial and commercial matters;
  • Experience of managing and liaising with a Site Manager or Resident Engineer to support project delivery;
  • Commercially and financially astute  with a good level of experience in dealing with  challenging negotiations and disputes;
  • Organised and pragmatic with an ability to find solutions to challenging problems;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written (presentations, reports, documents) and spoken;
  • Adept at building strong, cooperative and productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order  to successfully reach project realisation;
  • SHEQ experience in managing projects;

Your benefits

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Yearly Team Away Days
  • Flexible Working Environment
  • Yearly Discretionary Performance Bonus Scheme
  • Excellent Company Culture
  • Mental Health First Aid support
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides all employees with 24/7 access to telephone and online counselling
  • Access to an online benefits portal which includes travel and shopping discounts, healthy living advice & a financial well-being resource bank
  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme 


Your contact

We look forward to your application! 

If you have any questions about the job offer, please get in contact with us at
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