RPS’ Renewables Infrastructure team in Scotland is expanding

19 Apr 2022

Our Renewables Infrastructure team in Scotland is delighted to welcome six new senior renewables and building structures specialists to strengthen our multi-disciplinary service offering and contribute to our global energy strategy.

Huge growth is anticipated across the renewable energy sector in Scotland, with the on and offshore wind industry alone expected to triple in size by 2030. Delivering net-zero technologies holds many benefits for urban and rural communities, from providing low-carbon heat, transport, and electricity to generating employment opportunities.

We’re thrilled to enhance our renewable energy offering with the appointment of six engineers who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our well-established renewables infrastructure team.

Iain Scott, Director, commented: “I’m delighted to have so many talented people join our renewables infrastructure team. Our expanding team is strongly equipped to help our clients across the UK & Ireland and support the energy sector's transition to a more diversified portfolio mix.”

Meet the team

Michel Tavern

Director – Renewables Infrastructure


With nearly 30 years' experience in the construction industry, 18 years of those within the renewable energy sector, Michael has a proven track record in the delivery of complex, multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects. These include onshore and offshore wind, substations, convertor stations, and cabling works.

Michael’s new role will see him play a crucial part in attracting nationally recognised energy infrastructure specialists in providing technical advisory, detailed design, and construction stage support.

“We want to further strengthen our multi-disciplinary service offering, putting us in an enviable position to support Britain’s bold, accelerated plans for greater energy independence, security and prosperity.”

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Chris Martin

Technical Director – Renewables Infrastructure


Chris has worked in the renewables sector for the last 14 years providing design and consultancy services to key energy sector clients. During this time, Chris has contributed to the design and construction of many renewable energy generation projects and the resulting amount of low carbon energy fed into the UK electricity grid. 

His new role will involve developing RPS' detailed design and consultancy offering, relating to the access and infrastructure needed to construct onshore renewable schemes. 

"I look forward to complimenting RPS' capability in the energy sector. Our combined services will provide a holistic offering to key energy sector clients."

Outside of work, Chris enjoys skiing, surfing & travelling.   

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Stephen Barker

Technical Director – Building Structures


Stephen is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. His previous role saw work in energy infrastructure, working on the design of onshore wind farms and sub-stations. He has worked on the British Antarctic Survey framework as a design manager for several redevelopment projects in the region, including the new Discovery building in Rothera.

“Our goal is to establish ourselves in the local building market through working with existing and new clients, whilst also providing structural support to the renewable infrastructure team.”

Outside of work, Stephen is a keen golfer, although not as good as he would like, and enjoys hillwalking where he has recently started bagging the Munros.

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Liam Doris

Associate Director – Building Structures


Liam is a Chartered Engineer with a background in energy infrastructure, predominantly delivering structural design and multi-discipline project management.

In recent years he has been heavily involved in projects in Antarctica delivering the redevelopment of research stations for the British Antarctic Survey.

“I’m looking forward to helping to build the team here in Scotland. We have strong relationships with our Edinburgh renewables team and hope to continue to support them whilst growing a wider building structures offering.”

Outside of work Liam enjoys getting out on his motorbike and trying to improve on the golf course.

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Andrew Macfarlane

Associate Director – Building Structures


Andrew joins our building structures team in Glasgow as an Associate Director.

In his previous role, Andrew was responsible for the technical delivery of energy infrastructure projects across the UK and Ireland. With a career that started in the offshore industry on subsea developments in the UK and Norway, Andrew later moved into building structures with experience in designing stadiums, arenas and large-scale leisure projects including the new P&J in Aberdeen.

"I’m excited to join the building structures team in Scotland and help develop our renewables infrastructure team even further.”

Outside of work, Andrew enjoys his Austin Healey Mk1 Sprite. Sadly, it spends more time in the garage than on the road!

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Gareth Phillips

Associate Director – Renewables Infrastructure


Gareth is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 17 years’ experience in technical and project management roles in the UK, Australasia, Africa and Asia. His experience includes energy, mining, waste management, land remediation and water supply projects.

Gareth will be responsible for the preparation and delivery of civil and geo-environmental projects associated with renewable energy, including wind and solar farms, electrical substations, cable routes and battery storage.

“I’m currently completing an MSc Renewable Energy Development to support my existing qualifications and look forward to working with my colleagues on energy projects from inception, planning and approvals through to design, construction and commissioning.” 

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Iain Scott

Director - Scotland T: +44 131 555 5011 M: 07879 432459 Email

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