Grant Dawson

Senior Associate

Grant Dawson is a Senior Associate in RCG’s Glasgow office. His experience is primarily based on delivering technical due diligence assignments having managed and supported various international projects as a technical advisor for lenders, investors and vendors.

Grant’s experience as a technical consultant ranges from the pre-financial close stage through to construction and operation of both onshore and offshore projects across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. His specific knowledge includes the technical risks of project contracts, construction schedules and operation and maintenance strategies.

Prior to joining RCG, Grant worked at a leading, global engineering consultancy. Here he was engaged in numerous international due diligence assignments throughout the project lifecycle. He was responsible for project construction elements, in particular schedules and construction accessibility modelling to independently assess weather downtime and strategy for offshore project construction in the UK, US and Taiwan. He also has experience in managing multidisciplinary teams when representing project lenders and investors.

Grant has a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, where he focused specifically on renewable energy and technology modules.

Representative Assignments

Lenders technical advisor, offshore wind.
Project managed the construction phase of a 1.1 GW UK offshore wind farm as the lender’s technical advisor. Particular focus was given to the key construction aspects through producing monthly construction monitoring reports, site visits, drawdowns, QRA reviews and ongoing lender support.
Acquisition due diligence, offshore wind.
Member of the project management team that delivered technical due diligence for the acquisition of the UK’s largest offshore wind farm. Responsibility included reviewing the construction phase, project contracts and financial model.
Operations monitoring, offshore wind.
Led the technical due diligence for four UK offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of over 1.7 GW. As the lender’s technical advisor, responsibility included analysing project performance, specific operation and maintenance issues and operational expenditure.