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We are hiring! Development Managers, Scotland

Posted on: January 14th, 2019 by admin No Comments

Our growing pipeline of Scottish projects has resulted in vacancies being available to join our new Scottish office.  We are seeking Development Managers of all levels to work with us on our onshore wind farm sites.

The work will be varied, suiting flexible candidates with a problem-solving attitude, and will include:

  • Site search and identification of new projects;
  • Negotiations with landowners and other counterparties;
  • Managing the production and implementation of various legal agreements;
  • Co-ordinating teams of consultants producing planning applications for decision at either Local Authority or Scottish Government level;
  • Monitoring project budgets and procurement processes; and
  • Travel across Scotland.

The expectation is that this will be a full-time position based in Edinburgh, however we can offer flexibility over both hours and location for the right candidate.


  • At least three years of development experience in the UK wind industry (more experience will be required for senior positions);
  • a minimum of Bachelors degree level education; and
  • A valid UK driving license.


  • Confident and personable. This role will involve direct communication with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. landowners and consultants) and requires a confident, outgoing attitude.
  • Highly organised. This role requires the ability to manage multiple projects at various stages of development; efficiency in work and the ability to prioritise is crucial.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated. The successful candidate should be able to cope with competing demands and to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines.  A pro-active approach to problem solving is a must.
  • Computer literate. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required.  Experience of GIS and wind farm design software would be a plus, if not there should be evidence of a desire and ability to learn.

We offer a competitive salary with an attractive performance-related bonus.  Candidates should send a CV and cover letter to before close of business on 31 January 2019.

Candidates need to be in possession of a valid work permit for this location.  All applications will be responded to and treated confidentially. 

Cycling the North Coast 500 for Mental Health

Posted on: October 5th, 2018 by admin No Comments

It’s fair to say that the Airvolution team are pretty keen on bicycles as well as wind turbines.  However one of our team took it to a new level recently by cycling the North Coast 500, a distance of 525 miles in just four days.

Congratulations to our colleague Tom Walker who has just returned from cycling the round trip along the Scottish Highlands coast starting and finishing in Inverness. He covered between 175 – 210 kilometres each day, and climbed 10,440 metres in total (Everest is 8,848m!).  As Tom battled rain, high winds and even a cracked rib after a spill, it was not in vain – over £2,250 has been raised for MIND, the mental health charity.

Well done Tom, congratulations for completing the route and battling on to raise money for a fantastic cause!


Scottish Government: Onshore Wind Policy Statement

Posted on: January 5th, 2018 by admin No Comments

The Scottish Government has published its Onshore Wind Policy Statement, which states a continued commitment to the deployment of onshore wind.  This follows publication of the Energy Strategy in December which included a target for 50% of all Scotland’s energy demand to come from renewable energy sources by 2030.

There is huge potential for Scotland to maximise its natural resources to meet its targets, however current UK Government policy does not provide the opportunity for onshore wind to be considered alongside other forms of electricity generation. This needs to urgently change in order for onshore wind in Scotland to reach its full potential, and to maintain the strong economic growth that has developed around the Scottish renewables industry.