In this series we’ll be spotlighting some of our team, where they’ll tell us about life at Field and how they began their careers in energy storage.
Meet Emma Devlin, Project Developer
Can you tell us what an average day looks like for you?
I‘m part of the team which helps design and consent our projects before they are constructed, meaning every day is different – an element of my role I really enjoy. I could be on-site one day and having conversations with planning consultants, or environmental specialists another. I work closely with our land and our grid teams to make sure our sites are up-and-running as quickly and smoothly as possible.
How long have you been with Field?
I joined in August 2022 after 4 years at National Grid Ventures, where I worked on the development & construction of Interconnector Projects.
Why did you choose Field? What makes the business different, is there a USP as you see it?
I was keen to have a career working within renewables, and helping reach Net Zero. Field is really different to some of those more established energy companies; we’re ambitious, fast-paced and dynamic and committed to making real change.
Why did you choose a career in energy storage?
I’ve always loved problem solving, which led me to study engineering at Cardiff University. One of the things I find most rewarding about working in this sector is how much value you can add – renewables has such a drive and purpose behind it that makes it a really motivating career.
Is there any advice you’d give for someone looking to enter the industry?
You don’t need to have started your career in renewables to switch to the industry. There are so many transferable skills from other professions that can be really helpful and apply to other roles, such as wider planning, engineering or infrastructure experience.