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We are seeking to recruit an experienced engineering lead to fulfil the role of our in-house expert on all engineering matters.

First published:
11 March 2024
Last updated:

Vacancy: Engineering Lead – 37 hours per week
Closing date: Noon TBC 2024
Reference: TGCPE

About Us

The Welsh Government is establishing a publicly owned renewable energy developer – Trydan Gwyrdd Cymru. Its purpose is to put net zero and the communities of Wales at the heart of the transition required to address the huge challenge of climate change.  Trydan Gwyrdd Cymru will scale up the rollout of renewable energy projects across the Welsh public estate, principally through onshore wind and solar PV technologies.  We aim to have more than one gigawatt of locally owned, locally generated clean energy by 2040. We have a genuine opportunity to produce an income that will be reinvested in improving people’s lives in Wales as well as creating good quality, clean energy jobs. 

This new company should drive a new approach to delivering benefits from renewables that really make a difference to communities. The current cost of living crisis underlines the importance of energy in our society and involving people in developing different models of benefit sharing will be crucial to the company’s success.

The Role

As a newly created company, we are now seeking to expand our team by recruiting an experienced engineering lead to fulfil the role of our in-house expert on all engineering matters. Working with a small team of project managers and technical coordinators the post-holder will deliver a pipeline of renewable energy onshore wind projects located across the Welsh Government Woodland Estate. You will use your engineering expertise to develop and design wind farm civil and electrical infrastructure, helping to identify project risks, and recommending engineering solutions. 

To be successful you will ideally be educated to degree level in civil or structural engineering or possess an equivalent level of professional experience.  You will be able to demonstrate a strong appreciation for CDM Regulations, safe systems of work and environmental requirements.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking for a new challenge to be part of something right from the start to create a more sustainable future for all. Further details of the role and the requirements of the post can be found in the candidate information pack.

If you feel, once you have read the requirements for the role that you have the relevant qualifications and experience we would be extremely interested to hear from you.


The company will operate using a hybrid model where staff will spend a proportion of their time working from home when not out in the field.  Meetings and other joint activities will be hosted from time to time by Welsh Government at various office locations across Wales. The Company’s Head Office is based in Merthyr Tydfil. The role holder will need to be flexible as the job will require travel from time to time within the country.

In return, we offer a competitive salary depending on skills and experience, 28 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays, and a defined contribution pension scheme.

We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for everyone. We especially encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. We are happy to consider flexible working.