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Renewable Energy Surveyor, Savills

Full Time, Flexi Time

Renewable Energy Surveyor

An exciting opportunity for an experienced, qualified surveyor to become involved in providing advice to clients across the UK on a range of energy and infrastructure technologies.


Team Overview

Savills provides a full suite of energy and sustainability services across both built and natural environments. Savills Earth is expanding rapidly, but currently number 84 and as such is one of the UK’s largest Energy & Sustainability consultancies. At an organisational level we help create the culture, strategies, and direction required to maximise positive contributions to society and the environment, advising on the transparency and governance required to validate and celebrate commitment to sustainability. We work with clients to implement these strategies, turning sustainability targets and commitments into reality by delivering continual improvement projects across wide portfolios and on individual assets. We bring expertise in how to efficiently and responsibly use, procure, and generate the energy required to power clients’ properties, helping them achieve net zero emissions, whilst managing their material and ecological impacts. Our aim is to inspire and enable our clients to have a positive impact on our planet. We bring the knowledge and skills required to deliver this through a holistic, robust and accountable approach.

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, qualified surveyor to become involved in providing advice to clients across the UK on a range of energy and infrastructure technologies, including onshore wind, solar PV and energy storage. The role offers great variety and will encompass a diverse spectrum of work including the negotiation of option and lease documentation for proposed renewable energy and energy storage projects, strategic site search and evaluation for a range of clients across the UK.

The position would suit a qualified surveyor with a minimum of three years of experience, who is able to work with autonomy. This role offers considerable opportunities for the candidate to progress in their career. Savills offer unique training across a range of subjects which includes a comprehensive business management programme. There are also opportunities to be part of national committees and focus groups.

Key Responsibilities

• Representing property owners in promoting sites for renewable energy development opportunities
• Working with clients’ solicitors to agree on terms for option and lease agreements for renewable energy projects, access or cable rights
• Assisting renewable energy developers to build their pipeline of renewable energy projects by identifying and securing sites
• Potential for involvement in the valuation, acquisition and disposal of renewable energy assets
• Working with colleagues to assess renewable energy opportunities on clients’ property portfolios
• Building strong relationships with clients and reporting to them professionally
• Policy analysis and research of key technologies/sectors
• Report writing
• Develop and leverage opportunities from the contact network
• Be able to travel and attend meetings across the UK and Ireland

Key Skills

Experience in the renewable energy sector (desirable but not essential)
• Literate with GIS and Mapping tools
• Highly competent and skilled with Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint.
• Clear written and verbal communication style
• Entrepreneurial attitude and ability to consider commercial aspects of a project
• Confident and professional appearance and approach
• Good communication skills and being a team player
• Flexible worker – willing to travel
• Good negotiating skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
• Ability to build rapport with a variety of people from different backgrounds
• Exercise confidentiality and discretion at all times
• Excellent client care skills and the ability to prioritise work
• A good understanding of the UK renewable energy market
• The ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks to ensure deadlines are met
• A proactive approach to work and a willingness to get involved in departmental policy and strategy by putting forward ideas
• A willingness to undertake business development on behalf of the department, wider team and the company and raise Savills’ profile besides their personal profile outside the company
• Experience in a similar role is essential
• Full driving licence and own car

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