About Us

Green Cat Renewables is a specialist renewable energy consultancy, founded in Scotland in January 2005. Since then, the business has expanded to open three offices across Scotland and most recently established the Canadian arm of the business in Alberta, Canada. Our experience profile includes 600MW+ of wind, 200MW+ of solar and 25MW+ of hydro projects.
The company was established with an aim of driving down the costs associated with the development of renewables projects, identifying an opportunity to improve efficiency and reduce development costs by offering a complete in-house consultancy, and project management service to deliver concepts through the whole project life-cycle from initial conception to operation. Our approach means that the development of renewable energy is accessible to a wider range of individuals, businesses and developers than traditionally may have been the case.
Our client base encompasses community groups, agricultural businesses, high-energy users, portfolio developers, private investors, investment banks, public bodies, lenders and utilities. With our depth of understanding of renewables projects we are able to tailor our services to our clients’ needs and to a proportionate level of detail for the project.
Green Cat employs over 50 staff across three offices providing a diverse range of skills and experience. Our team includes engineers, environmental consultants, technicians, project managers, site managers and technical specialists. Our experts include energy yield modellers, grid modellers and geotechnical engineers. Having been involved in over 420 projects means our team has hands-on experience in addressing technical challenges and finding solutions for a wide range of often complex environmental, technical, and engineering constraints associated with the development of renewables projects.

Robert Collin

Principal Consultant - Consenting

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Gavin Catto

Director

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Hector Arietto Garcia

Civil Engineer

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Ben Clarke

Assistant Engineer

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David Fielding

Construction Engineer

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Ben Thomas

Head of Hydro

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Alasdair Warnock

Principal Landscape Architect

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Ana Martin

Senior Planner

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Merlin Garnett

Senior Noise Analyst

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Farlane Whitty

Senior Project Engineer

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Vincent Gallagher

Laboratory Manager

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Les Rodger

Principal Consultant

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Gavin Henderson

Head of Geotechnical

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Glen Roseberry

Wind Resource Analyst

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Steven Higgs

Principal Consultant

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Gavin Jackson

Senior Project Engineer

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Cameron Sutherland

Technical Director

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Louise Alexander

Head of Engineering

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Graham Donnachie

Head of Planning and Environmental

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Our Values

  • We believe renewable energy can be accessible to all. Our business was formed to support the development of smaller scale and locally owned renewable energy projects in as sustainable a way as possible.
  • We are motivated to develop efficient and cost effective renewable and sustainable projects in order to reduce negative impacts on nature and the wider environment.
  • Our employees are committed, enthusiastic and driven to work in an industry which is both highly challenging and highly rewarding.
  • We have long term mutually beneficial relationships with our suppliers and partners.  We see our customers as long term partners in a project. In addition to trusting the quality of our service, and our desire to see their project succeed, we aim to continue to serve them throughout the whole project life, and in many cases, on into multiple future projects.
  • Renewable and low carbon energy of all scales has a major part to play in the energy mix of the future. As the industry worldwide moves towards a low subsidy – or even subsidy free – future, we are at the forefront of finding innovative ways to improve project efficiency, affordability and enable the development of clean, renewable energy.

Group Companies

The Green Cat group of companies consists of:

  • Green Cat Renewables: Renewable energy consultancy services and Geotechnical services.
  • Green Cat Contracting: Civil and structural engineering contractors.
  • Green Cat Renewables Developments: Renewable energy development business.
  • Prelec: Specialist HV electrical contractors.
  • Green Cat Renewables (Canada).

Careers

We’re hiring!

Green Cat Renewables are recruiting for the following vacancies.

Graphics Technician 

The Technical and Environmental Services department requires a Graphics Technician to join them to create, produce and manage the delivery of a range of graphics and illustrations to support the development of a wide variety of projects.

The Role

  • Assisting a team of landscape consultants and project managers by producing graphics and visualisations for renewables projects such as wind, hydro and solar at all stages of development.
  • Producing landscape figures, including mapping and photomontages, to the required specification set by statutory consultees, local planning authorities and national or local guidance.
  • Taking landscape photography, often in remote, hard to reach areas, in line with guidance and best practice.
  • Producing complex constraints plans for proposed sites to assist the layout and design of development.
  • Developing and maintaining an in-depth knowledge of relevant guidance and best practice in place at a national, regional and local level to ensure the graphics are produced in line with specific requirements.
  • Coordinating and managing of the landscape figures and graphics for a portfolio of projects within set deadlines.
  • Working closely with other GCR departments to provide a holistic approach to site design and development.

More information about the Graphics Technician vacancy and how to apply can be found here.

 

Senior EIA Consultant

Our Technical and Environmental Services department is looking for a Senior EIA Consultant to join them to manage the delivery of a range of services from initial development concept assessments and feasibility studies, through to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) production, for a range of renewable energy projects, primarily medium to large scale onshore wind farms, and to help continually develop the expanding client base.

The Role

  • Project Management of renewable energy projects of all scales from initial feasibility through to planning determination.
  • EIA co-ordination and management including engagement with LPA’s, statutory consultees and other project stakeholders throughout the project development.
  • Production & review of EIA Reports
  • Coordination and resourcing of in-house EIA project team and subcontractors.
  • Working closely with other GCR departments to provide a holistic approach to site design and development.
  • Project programme and budget management.
  • Client relationship management.
  • Overseeing and signing-off written reports.
  • Business development including preparation of tenders/proposals, following up leads, and identifying new business opportunities.

More information about the Senior EIA Consultant vacancy and how to apply can be found here.

 

Planning/Environmental Consultant

Our Technical and Environmental Services department is recruiting a Planning/Environmental Consultant to join the team to assist in the delivery of a range of services, from initial development concept assessments and feasibility studies, through to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) production and technical assessments for a range of renewable energy projects

The Role

  • Undertaking feasibility studies, show-stopper reviews and project viability assessments.
  • Constraints mapping, initial site design and energy yield assessments, using a range of software packages such as GIS, WindFarm, Openwind and PVSyst.
  • Preparation of formal consultation documents for local authorities and statutory consultees.
  • Undertaking pre-application engagement with local authorities including screening and scoping exercises.
  • Assistance in the production and co-ordination of EIA and planning application documentation, including drafting of technical and non-technical elements, landscape photography and figures.
  • Providing support to members of the Technical and Environmental Services team as necessary.

More information about the Planning/Environmental consultant vacancy and how to apply can be found here.

 

We are always on the lookout for the right people. Green Cat is a diverse, energetic and interesting place to work and our staff are a core part of our business. We take the personal and professional development of our staff very seriously. All members of staff receive regular training, tailored to personal and company development needs. Which in turn allows them to take on wider opportunities and responsibilities in the company as a whole.

If you have relevant experience and would like to work with us or if you would like to know more about our career opportunities please contact us via email:

UK: jobs@greencatrenewables.co.uk

Canada: careers@greencatrenewables.ca