Project Leader (renewables & energy storage)

Last Updated: 1st February 2018 (over 4 years ago)

United Kingdom


Phone Number


Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level

English, Gujarati, Hindi


Commercial and strategic engineer with over fourteen years’ experience advising as a Senior Consultant on renewable energy / storage projects for developers and customised product development for T&D clients,including EDF energy (UK), Scottish & Southern Energy, Hive Energy, ABB (UK) and Veolia Water (UK), Brush group. Expertise in resource management / due diligence, product development and proposal management for projects up to 50 million. Responsible and dynamic team player committed to driving excellence with proven experience in managing complex environments dealing with senior management in a regional matrix framework. An MBA graduate (Energy and Finance) from Warwick Business School.


Warwick Business School

   Oct 2014
— Nov 2017

Modules include/d: Financing of Energy assets, Energy Trading & Risk management, Project Management, Corporate M&A
Project and Dissertation (Leapfrog Finance):

Develop strategy for the optimisation of transaction cost without increasing the default risk for solar PV projects.

University of Greenwich
MSc (Electrical & Electronics)

   Jan 2006
— Jul 2007

Dissertation title: Smart meter technology (Zigbee wireless technologies) - development and communication.

LD College of Engineering
B.Eng (Electrical)

   Jun 1998
— Jul 2001


Power System Consultants Ltd (Services to SSE, Encor power & NEC ES)
Principal Consultant

   Aug 2014
— Current

Circuitree, NEC ES & Encor Power, UK / Since Aug 2017

▪ Technical lead for the grid scale storage projects, e.g. selecting vendors / aggregators, DNO applications and National Grid (UK).
▪ Tailored selection and sizing of BESS for site specific and multiple revenue applications (EFR, FFR, Capacity market and STOR etc.).
▪ Develop a business case of behind a meter segment for UK’s commercial and industrial sector.
▪ Attend industry conferences and events to promote company’s product and services.
▪ EFR Site witness testing on behalf of NG (UK) for two grid scale storage sites for Low carbon.

Scottish & Southern Energy, UK / Oct 2016 to Aug 2017

▪ Reviewing developers’ inquiries for Battery storage projects to provide an optimum connection points.
▪ Assessment for gird connection of PV and storage applications in 33kV, 11kV and 400V power distribution networks.
▪ Review the inquiries of developers to provide optimum grid connection as per the regulatory guideline.
▪ Investment analysis and management reports for RIIO-ED1 submission to OFGEM (Oct 2016 to Dec 2016).

ABB Power system, Scotland, UK – Project Lead Aug 2014 to Oct 2016

▪ Agreed joint procurement T&Cs with plant suppliers to insulate lender from project risks.
▪ Advocated smaller milestone payments to lender’s technical advisor to reduce cash pressure.
▪ Liaised with local electricity company (NG & SHEPD) for grid point connection agreement.
▪ Led a team of consultants, engineers and utility contractors for project delivery.
▪ Support a product (Power Controller Centre) development with help of internal team of ABB.
▪ Site commissioning and supporting NG witness testing for interfacing / volt / current / trips/ frequency.

Veolia Water (Infrastructure services)
Bid & Design Manager

   Aug 2012
— Aug 2014

▪ Direct line management of five design engineers for multiutility and HV connection projects in UK.
▪ Delivered technical support/lead on bid submission for high profile clients in UK and overseas.
▪ Directed regulatory and technical advisory to renewable clients (Hive and West coast).
▪ Presented innovative ideas to clients (Moserbaer, India) to reduce grid connection (£/MW) cost.
▪ Assessed early stage wining probability for making go/no go decision with Senior Management
▪ Co-ordinated for the preparation of annual revenue forecast for reporting to Regional Head.
▪ Reduced transaction cost by 20% by implementing long-term partnership with utility contractors.

UK Power Networks, London, UK
Senior Design Engineer

   Mar 2009
— Sep 2012

▪ Pulling design and construction resources for projects up to £25 million for the Directorate of Capital projects.
▪ Joint decision making for the appointment of Principal-contractors / Consultants and subcontractors.
▪ Management of design team and resource allocation / coordination to achieve efficiency and cost savings.

Hawker Siddeley Switchgear (Brush group), Blackwood, UK
Applications Engineer

   May 2007
— Mar 2009

▪ Management of drawing office and shop floor resources for 11kV and 33kV switchgear design and production.
▪ Supporting customer inquiry, joint negotiation for framework agreement and product standardisation etc.

Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB), INDIA
Electrical Engineer

   Jun 2001
— Sep 2005

▪ Developed an annual maintenance plan to reduce the impact of blackouts in high-demand periods.
▪ Provided technical support for the separation of Generation, transmission and distribution companies.
▪ Worked with Load dispatch centres and local government for grid expansion projects in Gujarat state.