Electrical Engineering Lead - Renewables

Houston, Texas
Dec 08, 2023
Dec 13, 2023
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

Wood is currently recruiting for a talented Electrical Engineering Lead - Renewables to join our diverse team of professionals and help grow our offering to our current clients and wider renewables market.

Ideally, the role will be seated in our Austin, TX office, but we will consider qualified applicants from any US city where Wood has a local office.

The Electrical Engineering Lead will have overall responsibility for the delivery of multidisciplinary projects through their feasibility, pre-construction and/or construction phases with a specific focus on the electrical design aspects of projects. She/He will act in a customer facing engineer role responsible for leading and growing Wood's Electrical Engineering (EE) practice serving the renewables industry. Wood is seeking an enthusiastic, nimble, and entrepreneurial engineer interested in leading and rapidly growing a team of world class electrical engineers.

The Wood EE team provides the following services in all renewables including onshore and offshore wind, solar PV, energy storage and microgrid, and high voltage transmission: Owner's engineering, including preliminary design, and third party design review of electrical plans, specifications, calculations, and studies; interconnection services including grid interconnection studies and applications, technical due diligence of new construction and repowering, including construction monitoring, in support of project financing, for developers, lenders, investors, and buy/sell mergers and acquisitions. Our teams apply significant experience in regulatory issues as applied in interconnection, grid operations, and transmission planning.


  • Leading and managing the electrical design team on the delivery of renewable energy projects (primarily solar PV projects).
  • Acting as advisor and first escalation path on the electrical team's projects, coordinating and supervising work by junior personnel, other company divisions, and subcontractors
  • Develop, grow and manage procedures and operating systems to support the efficient delivery of electrical engineering tasks to the high standards required by Wood and our clients.
  • Support business development and client engagement with a primary focus but not limited to electrical engineering scopes of work.
  • Lead a team of multi-disciplined specialists to design, develop and deliver renewable energy projects with a specific focus on the electrical aspects of project development.
  • Regularly and accurately reporting the status of projects to senior management.
  • Act as the main interface and manage the relationship with clients and contractors.
  • Ensuring health, safety and environmental considerations are integral to the delivery of projects and project tasks.
  • Add value, avoid/resolve issues, mitigate risks and manage project's finances and contracts by applying robust project management practices and experience from previous projects.
  • Contribute to business development activities and assist in securing new opportunities for the company.
  • Participation at site visits and meetings in the USA and abroad.
  • Independently, train and develop junior staff, manage sensitive and confidential customer information, and ability to understand when to delegate and escalate tasks and issues as they arise
  • Disseminate knowledge and experiences to other team members and supporting the development of the team and team members.


  • Wood is looking for a dynamic individual with great communication skills, ability to develop strong relationships with internal Project Managers as well as with Customers to solve their techno-economic challenges when designing and constructing a project.
  • The ideal candidate will have diverse experience in design, construction, interconnection, and repowering of utility scale renewable energy projects, and will be eager to support growing a business with an entrepreneurial spirit and day to day team lead responsibilities (operations support management) of a high energy and nimble team.
  • Bachelor's or Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • PE license in power preferred.
  • North American experience and familiarity with codes and compliances are required.
  • Experience in the design of electrical engineering systems in a project team environment for electrical distribution systems including the selection of equipment (transformers, metal clad switchgear), materials, and the preparation and assembling of calculations and specifications.
  • Management of projects and staff in a technical consultancy or similar environment.
  • Ability to prepare high quality, concise documents to convey project progress, status and financial information to internal and external project stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication (written and spoken) in English, with the ability to engage and interface with stakeholders; bilingualism (or a proficiency in Spanish) a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of Electrical Engineering standards, best practices and safety regulations.
  • Working knowledge of utility scale generation and interconnection; including process, requirements, and implementation.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • A flexible and proactive approach to completing work.
  • Valid driving license for use within USA.
  • Willingness for occasional domestic travel (up to 20%).
  • Must be a US Citizen or authorized to work lawfully in the US, without sponsorship from Wood.