Building on the success of recent rounds of investment, KPS is embarking on the challenge of spearheading technology development in preparation for the commercialisation of kite power technology.

With support from our investors, KPS provides a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of the rapidly evolving kite energy sector. We are seeking experienced and talented people to join our team.

If you believe you have the skills, experience to join our team, please send your CV to:


HSEQ  Manager

The Company
Kite Power Systems are developing an innovative technology to produce renewable energy from the wind. The company is based in Glasgow with test facilities in the south-west of Scotland.

Central Glasgow

£45,000 plus pension and share options

Job Description
Responsible for all HSEQ matters.  You will report directly to the KPS Director responsible for HSE.

Role and responsibilities

  • Assess legislative requirements and develop policies and procedures, ensuring effective implementation
  • Review and apply a best practice Health & Safety Policy
  • Implement an Integrated Management Systems (IMS) and obtain accreditation under ISO9001, 14001 and 18001
  • Implement an Integrated Management Systems (IMS), audit against it and obtain accreditation under ISO9001, 14001 and OHSAS18001 or ISO45001 when this gets certified.
  • Review processes and procedures in line with the IMS
  • Lead and manage internal and external audits with regard to HSEQ
  • Provide incident review/near miss/accident reporting systems
  • Raise corrective actions and ensure effective corrective/preventive action is carried out
  • Conduct regular site inspections to ensure standards are maintained, identifying any areas for improvement
  • Conduct accident/incident investigations promptly and to a high standard
  • Attend HSE meetings and produce safety alerts/bulletins following incidents so that lessons are learnt
  • Present information for the monthly Board Report
  • Manage the Company training & development plan to ensure staff competency levels are maintained
  • Communicate new legislation and industry standards/initiatives across the Company
  • Monitor standards and provide appropriate advice to all locations
  • Management responsibility for the HSEQ Team
  • Support CDM2015 processes within the business
  • Provide input into the system design process with particular respect to PUWER and the Machinery Directive, supporting the design team with their responsibilities from CDM

Key Requirements

  • Demonstrate experience working in a Senior Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality management role
  • A recognised qualification in Health and Safety at a senior level with membership of a professional organisation at least at GRAD IOSH or equivalent or higher.
  • Hold a qualification in auditing Safety and Health, Quality and Environmental Management Systems
  • Ability to understand and interpret the requirements of the national and international health, safety and environmental legislation
  • Able to communicate and influence behaviour across seniority levels within an organisation
  • Familiarity with CDM2015

Please send a CV and covering letter to:

Project Controls Manager

The company is based in Glasgow with test facilities near Stranraer in the south-west of Scotland.

Job Description:
KPS are recruiting an experienced Project Controls Manager.  This is a rare opportunity to work on a distinctive R&D project developing a significant new wind energy technology.

The Project Controls Manager will report to the Delivery Director and will be primarily working in Glasgow, but will need flexibility to travel to the test facilities and third parties as required.

The primary job responsibilities are:

  • Implementing and managing the project control system necessary to achieve delivery of a novel technology demonstrator
  • Development and continuous management of the company wide delivery plan
  • Developing project planning and reporting methodology to the rest of the company
  • Regular internal stakeholder interaction to maintain and monitor progress
  • Ownership and management of the company risk register and project programme
  • Cost and resource planning and management
  • Development of quality and management processes
  • Line management of a project co-ordinator

Key Skills:

  • Engineering / Project Management degree or similar preferred
  • Prince 2 or similar Professional qualification
  • Significant project controls expertise – proven experience of programme, risk, cost and resource management
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills – ability to interact with all parts of the organisation
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Ability to quickly integrate into a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience working in a growth SME would be beneficial
  • Expertise in project management software (in particular Microsoft Project or similar)
  • Driving license


  • 25 days leave per year plus bank holiday
  • Pension scheme with up to 10% personal contribution
  • Share Option Scheme

Salary:  circa £50,000 – depending on qualifications and experience
Starting Date:  ASAP
Contact:  CV and Cover letter to be submitted to

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