Project Support Assistant - Development & Business Support Team

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Are you an organised, bright, and enthusiastic individual looking to start your career in the renewable energy sector? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to take that first step towards project development, learning site-selection and assessment techniques and development support skills. 

Aura Power is a leading global developer of renewable energy projects, founded in 2013 and headquartered in Bristol, UK. We develop large scale solar and battery storage projects in the UK, Canada, the USA, Italy, Portugal, Lithuania, Spain and Ireland, working closely with landowners and local stakeholders to develop our sites to the highest standards. Our projects are delivered with local knowledge and expertise and offer benefits to the local communities as well as including measures to enhance the natural environment. By focusing on best-in-class development processes and technology we have delivered a truly scalable development model and our team prides itself on managing and developing the highest quality solar and battery storage projects globally. 


About the role

The Development and Business Support Team (DBS) plays a key role within Aura, providing specialist and technical support to the development, business and management teams. From providing detailed screening of potential sites for development, through document & data management, provision of technical drawings & live project information and reporting, to coordinating CfD and Capacity Market registration/pre-qualification and managing sale/financing data rooms and Q&A processes, we are involved in every stage of the development process. 

As part of the DBS, this position is primarily focused on supporting the development teams, but as the role of the DBS is varied and continually evolving, you will also receive training in other aspects of the development process and can expect to be providing support across all areas of the business from time to time. 



Responsibilities  

  • Typical duties will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
  • Site identification and analysis, providing recommendations on sites to progress
  • Recording of site analysis information
  • Research into grid availability, planning and market opportunities
  • Contribution to the maintenance of project databases and folders
  • Collation of data for monthly reports
  • Preparation of maps, draft site layouts, and other drawings
  • Liaison with engineers and maintenance of information files
  • Process development

This is an entry-level position and while the role would probably best suit a recent graduate (most likely having obtained a high 2:1 or 1st in a subject which has made use of CAD), what matters most to us is that you have an obvious interest in renewable energy, a keen eye for detail and the ability to learn quickly. You will also be a confident communicator, adaptable, highly organised and capable of working on your own initiative. So, if you are looking for a career change or just believe that you have the skills and experience that we are looking for, and can prove it, we would very much like to hear from you. 



Essential requirements for this role

Your CV and cover letter should evidence all of the following: 

  • Ability to work in the UK
  • An interest in renewable energy 
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Confidence in all aspects of spreadsheet and document preparation
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills 
  • Strong organisational and time management skills and the ability to handle a varied workload
  • AutoCAD (or similar) experience
  • Good communication skills 


Desirable

  • Experience using QGIS (or similar) and advanced functions of GoogleEarth
  • Experience using advanced functions of Google Sheets (or Excel) and other GSuite software


Salary and Location

  • £25,000-£30,000

This is a full-time role primarily based in our Bristol office, but with some home-working likely to be the norm. 


How to apply

Aura Power welcomes applications from candidates from different backgrounds and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements for the right candidate. 

If you think you are a good fit for this role, please upload a copy of your CV and a brief covering letter telling us why and highlighting how you meet the criteria listed above.

 

Aura Power Developments Ltd

We are on the look out for talented and passionate individuals who share our values in powering the transition to net zero. We offer a flexible working environment with the choice to work from home or from our recently refurbished office.

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