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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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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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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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.
  • Green Cat Renewables (Canada).

Careers

 

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

Senior Environmental Consultant

Our Technical and Environmental Services department are looking for an experienced environmental consultant to join the team. The candidate will manage the delivery of services for a range of renewable energy projects, primarily medium to large scale onshore wind farms, and to help develop new and strengthen existing client relationships.

The Role

  • Project Management of renewable energy projects of all scales from initial feasibility through to planning determination.
  • EIA co-ordination and Management.
  • Production & review of EIA Reports
  • Management of EIA project team and subcontractors.
  • Working closely with other GCR departments to provide a holistic approach to site design and development.
  • Project management.
  • Client relationship management.
  • Business development including preparation of tenders/proposals, following up leads, and identifying new business opportunities.
  • Mentoring and support of junior staff.

More information on this vacancy and how to apply can be found here.

 

Planning/Environmental Graduate

Our Technical and Environmental Services department requires a Planning/Environmental Graduate to join the team. The candidate will be part of the delivery of services for a range of renewable energy projects, primarily medium to large scale onshore wind farms.

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 on this vacancy and how to apply can be found here.

 

Graduate Engineer

Green Cat Renewables is recruiting for a Graduate Engineer to join the Engineering team in Edinburgh and be part of the delivery team for a range of renewable energy projects.

The Role:

• Assist Project Managers in the supervision and management of renewable energy projects including all aspects of the services provided by the department as noted above.
• Write technical reports and prepare project documentation.
• Assist in supervision of contractors carrying out construction and other services on project sites.
• Liaise with external stakeholders.
• Report on:
o Project Risks
o Tasks/Analysis
o Site Visits
o Meetings
• Liaise internally with project team/manager and ensure all corporate policies and quality management systems are fully adhered to.

More information on this vacancy and how to apply can be found here.

 

Engineering Project Manager

A vacancy has arisen an Engineering Project Manager to join the Engineering team in Edinburgh.  The successful candidate will manage the delivery of a range of renewable energy projects and to help continually develop the expanding client base.

The Role:

• Management and responsibility for a variety of renewable energy projects.
• Preparation and/or review of technical design elements.
• Preparation of documentation and management procurement processes.
• Ensuring financial and technical targets are met in delivering projects.
• Effective management of, and reporting on, project risks.
• Facilitation of agreements and contract negotiation.
• Management and supervision of contractors carrying out services and construction on projects.
• Communication with external stakeholders (e.g. landowners, developers, community bodies, planning authorities, community relations, grid network operators).
• Identify and provide project tasks/details for tracking purposes.
• Update the project team/disciplines on scope, status, changes of the project and schedule/expectations and ensure effective communication with all project stakeholders.
• Management, detailed tracking and communication of project progress from a task, time, schedule, and cost perspective.
• Manage changes in project scopes, identifies solutions for potential issues and derive contingency plans as required, while engaging the appropriate resources.
• Identify change orders, generate necessary documentation and negotiate such change orders with the client.
• Internal communication with project team and ensuring all corporate policies and quality management systems are fully adhered to.
• Carrying out Business Development to identify opportunities for additional business opportunities with current and potential clients.

More information about this opportunity and how to apply can be found here.

 

Junior Admin and Accounts Assistant

A vacancy has arisen within the Finance & Admin team for a Junior Admin & Accounts Assistant to provide support to the administrative team based at the Head Office in Biggar

The Role:

  • Sorting and filing of financial paperwork.
  • Assist with general office admin. using standard Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, Outlook etc).
  • Process sales and purchase invoices, receipts and payments using Sage accounting software.
  • Develop skills to assist with credit control and supplier payment processing.
  • Ability to communicate with internal departments, customers and suppliers, to resolve day to day and ad-hoc issues as they arise.
  • Be prepared to undertake wider support tasks as and when required.

More information on this 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