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Sam Warnett


Sam Warnett

Sam Warnett

Sam Warnett

Head of Wind

As Head of Wind, Sam supports LSP by covering executive search, retained and contingency permanent hires across the Renewable Energy market. Sam has been in recruitment since 2007 and has focused entirely on renewable energy since 2013. He has developed a specialist knowledge of the industry and a network that spans the entire project life cycle from initial feasibility, through construction and into O&M. Wind Energy has been the main technology over the years with significant solar and more recently storage and green hydrogen.



Sam Jobs

Cable Engineer

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

JOB ID: #7152 Cable Engineer Location: Melbourne / Hobart ResponsibilitiesAssist the Package Manager with the following engineering tasks (for the DC cable connection)Interface with geotechnical surveys, climate, and other studies to inform the technical specificationsInputs in the procurement process, i.e. (pre)qualification requirements, tender assessment criteria, contracts and other documentation required for the request for tenderProvision of DC cable related information required for the permit application processWork with the community engagement and environment teams to evaluate proposed changes to the cable routeTechnical interface with DC cable suppliers, before and during the tender processAll other DC cable related interfacesGuide a team of experts and consultants undertaking the above tasksOrganise, lead and document meetings for the above tasksReview and synthesise of large amounts of complex information, identify and action key issues/challengesCommunicate highly technical issues and concepts to a non-technical audienceBuild and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholdersEnsure collaboration with the wider team for the work stream activities and deliverablesSupport our Client’s safety programs and strategiesAny other duty or task as reasonably and lawfully directed by our Client RequirementsDemonstrate the Core Capabilities and Client behaviours, which are central to all positionsTertiary qualifications in either Electrical Engineering; or significant work experience in a similar roleHave relevant utility/industry experience, skills and knowledge in the design, construction, and commissioning of HV DC cable connections, both onshore and offshore, or (in absence of this) HV AC cable connectionsKnowledge of Australian Standards, National Electricity Rules (NER) and the Australian HV transmission systems in generalProven ability to proactively identify, manage and resolve conflict and issues on complex and/or high-profile projects, while working in a politically sensitive environmentDemonstrated experience in the delivery of large complex capital projectsAbility to communicate effectively across all audiences and levelsAbility to build rapport and trust-based relationships, providing feedback, and driving results through peopleDrive and passion to succeed in a challenging project environmentAbility to manage concurrent and conflicting prioritiesA high level of business acumenAble to demonstrate the capacity to perform the inherent requirements of the role


Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) Development Expert

Manila, Philippines

JOB ID: #7080 Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) Development Expert Location: Manila, PhilippinesOur client is looking for a highly motivated and results-oriented BESS Expert & Project Developer to join their growing team in the Philippines. The successful candidate will play a critical role in the development and implementation of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) projects, leveraging your expertise in BESS technology, project development, and the Philippine energy market. Key Responsibilities Conduct technical and feasibility studies for BESS projects, including market analysis, site selection, technology evaluation, and grid integration assessments. Develop and manage BESS project proposals, including technical specifications, financial models, and regulatory approvals. Interface with stakeholders including government agencies, regulatory bodies, potential partners, and local communities. Secure necessary permits and approvals for BESS projects. Support the procurement process for BESS equipment and services. Monitor project progress and manage risks associated with BESS development. Stay up-to-date on the latest BESS technologies and market trends. Contribute to the development of internal BESS expertise and knowledge sharing within the team. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, or a related field. Minimum of 5 years of experience in the renewable energy sector, preferably with a focus on energy storage solutions. Proven experience in BESS technology, including technical specifications, applications, and integration with power grids. Strong understanding of the Philippine energy market and regulatory landscape. Excellent project management skills, including planning, budgeting, and scheduling. Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience with project management software (e.g., MS Project, Primavera) a plus. Ability to travel within the Philippines for project development activities. Fluency in English