Clare Lavelle


After graduating, Clare started her career in ScottishPower’s transmission and distribution business as a graduate trainee and continued as the technical lead for ScottishPower’s newly formed marine renewables team. This included development of the world’s first commercial wave farm project at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, in addition to investment in the Hammerfest Strom tidal technology. She has also worked for Pelamis Wave Power and was the Consenting Manager for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, the 1.5 GW Moray Offshore Renewable Wind Farm.

Clare is currently an Associate Director and Chartered Engineer who leads Arup’s Energy consulting practice in Scotland and North East England. Clare and her team of consultants delivers technical and engineering commissions for a range of clients in the energy sector mainly focused on offshore wind, wave, tidal, oil and gas decommissioning, and carbon capture and storage. She was awarded the Karen Burt memorial award by the Women’s Engineering Society recognising technical excellence and promoting the engineering profession. She is a strong advocate of promoting the engineering profession within the industry, to government, to the next generation of engineers and to the wider public.