Cranfield Projects, part of the Cranfield Group, is a specialist provider of a wide range of services to the renewable energy sector. With in-house specialist legal, finance, project management, scheduling, recruitment and labour hire and management resources we deliver bespoke turnkey project development packages for solar retailers, developers, EPC companies, construction subcontractors, investors and specialised funds.

Cranfield works with each client to develop a bespoke program for each project. With extensive experience in the development, delivery and risk management of deal structuring, finance solutions, procurement contracts, construction project management, labour hire, contract negotiation, and lifecycle management we are able to develop bankable solutions that are optimised for cost, design, constructability and lifecycle yield.

Wind | Battery Storage | Solar PV | Hydro | Biomass
Domestic | Commercial and Industrial | Utility Scale

PROJECT RECRUITMENT AND LABOUR HIRE

Cranfield provides engineering and construction recruitment services for industrial and utility scale renewable energy projects across Australia and Asia Pacific. We take care of payroll administration, timesheet management, workers compensation and other insurances. A single invoice is provided for the en re project suite. Covering blue collar and white collar, we always priori se sourcing from the local community. Our fees are the lowest in the industry as we are well aware of the tight margins the renewable energy industry works to.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Looking for a needle in a haystack? Our expert consultants have over 10 years’ experience in executing mid to senior level search mandates in the renewable energy industry. Our geographical reach has allowed us to make placements in 15 different countries with vast networks across EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific. Contact one of our consultants today about our highly competitive price structure in line with current market conditions.

SOLAR PV AND BATTERY INSTALLATIONS

Cranfield Projects has probably the largest, qualified network of quality and experienced CEC accredited electrical contractors spanning all states and territories. This covers grid-connect with battery backup and standalone power systems. Customer service skills, professionalism and a positive attitude are qualities we look for in our installers just as much as knowledge and ability. In addition many of our install partners have storage facilities across Australia with every State and Territory covered, adding value through our broadly established supply and logistics channels.

ENGINEERING

Cranfield has access to some of the most experienced electrical and solar PV engineering experts in Australia. The experience covers projects from 1.5kw to 100MW with specific experience and knowledge of each network provider in the NEM and the WEM covering all states and territories. With the emergence of the battery storage market we also have a strong expertise in the off grid space with experience including diesel hybrid and commercial scale battery applications.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Working on a roll out of a number of domestic or commercial installations? Our in house project management team has experience in delivering over 1GW of rooftop and ground mount installs across multiple states and territories. Our experience spans from domestic, commercial and industrial to utility scale. Use our project management expertise for as little or as much as you require without needing to worry about employment. We also deal with subcontractor screening, appraisal and management to ensure smooth delivery.

CONSULTANCY

Bidding for a major project and need some help on the tender? Launching a new brand and need support with business development and marketing? Our consultants are extremely in tune with the Australian renewable energy space and can assist you with just about any consul ng requirement you may have. We will even arrange for a technical advisor to sit in with you on sales meetings if it will help get the deal over the line. Contact us today to see how we can help.

“Strong focus on customer needs, clear understanding of market dynamics and always ready with the right solution at the right time. Cranfield Projects proved to be the partner we are all looking for. Prompt, effective and reliable.”

— Director of Renewables, Major Utility Company

About us

Cranfield Projects was established by a group of highly experienced renewable energy professionals with over 20 years’ experience spanning sales, engineering, opera ons, IT, finance, construction, project management and legal. In such a dynamic market with political pressures and limited budgets it’s important to take a highly flexible, tailored approach to delivering solutions. There is no ‘one size fits all’. Our philosophy is to do things not just differently, but properly. We do this by ensuring that a robust contractual structure exists in all of our projects to avoid issues down the track. We only take on work we know we can add value to, as well as only working with clients and subcontractors who share the ethics of professionalism and positivity that we do as a group.

 

Who are our Clients?

We serve the entire value chain of the renewable energy industry.

Manufacturers

Investment banks and funds

Owner operators

Developers

Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPCs)

Civil / Electrical / Mechanical subcontractors

Solar System Retailers / Installers

Consultancy and Advisory groups

What do we do?

We provide project based services to renewable energy project companies. If you need an individual or a team to help finance, develop, project manage, engineer, install, construct, commission, operate and maintain a solar PV system, solar farm or wind farm – for blue collar, white collar, administrative or executive- you call us.. It will be the only call you need to make.

How much do we charge?

Less than everyone else. Because we’re cheap? Because we’re desperate? Neither. Quite simply, we work on a very lean model meaning we don’t need big margins to pay big salaries with or expensive offices. Also, we know this isn’t mining, or oil and gas. Budgets are tight, we get it. In fact, if you find it cheaper, we’ll beat them by 5%. We just love building projects.

And why else?

We love helping the community. We support indigenous and equality in recruitment. Because we care, and to keep the image of renewables socially responsible the way it should be. Also, we’ll give a portion of our profits go to local community development projects.

How do we work?

However you want us to. We can do as little as send you someone that you hire on your books, or as much as managing the payroll administration and timesheets for the entire project workforce, from the Project Director in the office, to the HSE Manager in the site to the skilled and unskilled labourers getting sweaty in the field.

Why us?

We have probably the most extensive network of renewable energy professionals in Australia. If they don’t exist in Australia, we’ll bring them over from Europe or North America. If they live near the project, they will get priority. Locals first, support the community, love the project.

Wait, there’s more?

On our books is a highly experienced Project Manager who recently finished project managing the construc on of 450MW of solar farms across UK and Europe. He will be thrown in, for free, to make sure our guys are doing as they should.

Reference Projects

CAPITAL SOLAR

Recruitment of an entire team of commercial solar sales people within a start-up commercial and industrial solar PV company.

MOUNT MERCER WIND FARM
50MW, VICTORIA

Utility scale wind farm in Victoria, Australia. Recruitment placement of Project Construction Manager, Civils Manager and Administration suite.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF BATTERY ROLL OUT
PROGRAM, VICTORIA AND NEW SOUTH WALES

We ran a program for a major electricity retailer installing leading brand battery banks to domestic and commercial clients across New South Wales and Victoria.

NYNGAN SOLAR FARM

Recruitment for one of the major subcontractors to First Solar on the Nyngan 100MW Solar Farm.

INSTALLATION OF VARIOUS COMMERCIAL
SOLAR SYSTEMS, AUSTRALIA WIDE

To date our installation teams have installed in excess of 2GW across all States and Territories on sites including service stations, schools, government buildings, major retail outlets and food manufacturing plants.

OAKEY SOLAR FARM
80MW, OAKEY QUEENSLAND

ARENA funded utility solar farm in Queensland. Recruitment placement of the Project Manager responsible for the end to end delivery for Canadian Solar.