Daniel - Project Developer

"My job's very varied so there's no real typical day. I'm always doing different things so it's very exciting and dynamic, and the support I get at E.ON to further my career is very good".

Daniel Badcock's video and transcript - Stagsholt Wind Farm - Project Developer, E.ON Climate and Renewables

Hello my name's Daniel Badcock and I'm a project developer for E.ON Climate and Renewables - Onshore Wind UK. Today we're here at Stagsholt wind farm. I'm responsible for two wind farms in Northamptonshire, and I take those wind farms all the way through from origination right through to construction.

I've always been interested in renewable energy and coming to work for a developer to develop wind farms. And, I was impressed by E.ON's responsible attitude to wind farm development and design.

My job's very varied so there's no real typical day. I'm always doing different things so it's very exciting and dynamic, and the support I get at E.ON to further my career is very good.

E.ON is an energy provider so our job is to provide energy to our customers, keep their lights switched on, keep their bills as low as possible and try to reduce the amount of carbon we're putting into the atmosphere.

A lot of what E.ON does affects very many people. When you talk to people, they'll often have opinions and engage you in conversations about how their energy is produced and what the future holds. The best part of my job is I'm doing something I believe in. I enjoy my job and the variety of different challenges I face. The team I work in is really a fun team to work with. I've got a good boss and good team mates who are very supportive.

The most difficult part is trying to convince members of the public that renewable energy is the right thing to be doing and it's the right way forward. Often energy can be very controversial and everybody has strong opinions on where their energy comes from.

One of the best ways of showing members of the public what an operational wind farm is really like is allowing them to come along and see one in real life, and that's why I'm here today. So, I'm off to meet my landowners now, goodbye.