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Engineering Manager Netherlands

About Lightsource bp

Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.

With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.

We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.


About the role

Lightsource bp’s Commercial Engineering Team provides technical support across all areas of the global organisation and for projects being developed across the globe.

Contributing to and supporting all areas of Lightsource bp’s Commercial Engineering Team, focusing on projects in early development and pre-construction phases and including support to projects in construction.


Duties & responsibilities

  • Focusing on projects in Netherland (but also internationally), support the Project Development process (including Acquisitions), across all technical aspects;
  • Lead the Technical Due Diligence (Acquisition and/or Financing) and manage internal and external service providers;
  • Undertake Energy Yield Assessments (EYA);
  • Undertake LCOE Optimisation and analysis for new Projects;
  • Support the assessment of new technologies (modules, inverters, structures);
  • Lead the development of Basic Design, including instructing layouts and SLDs;
  • Lead the development of EPC Contract Technical Appendices;
  • Support Project Managers as needed across all technical aspects during construction period, Works Completion, PAC and FAC;
  • Coordinate and manage Technical Advisors (OE, LTA, etc) locally and internationally;
  • Review EPC Contractor bids, designs, reports, orders, etc for compliance with Owner’s Requirements and EPC Contract Appendices;
  • Undertake site visits to both new greenfield sites and sites under construction;
  • Support on engineering analysis of curtailment, performance evaluation of new technologies, etc.


Knowledge & experience

  • Strong level of experience in the Solar PV industry;
  • Good knowledge of PV generating technologies and constituent components (modules, inverters, structures, trackers, etc);
  • Good knowledge of EPC / O&M contracts, including Technical Appendices;
  • Good understanding of PPAs. Grid Connection Agreements and technical inputs to Financial Models,
  • Experience in undertaking Energy Yield Assessment (EYA) and good knowledge of pertinent factors affecting PV plant performance;
  • Knowledge of simulation software including PVsyst (AutoCAD, ArcGIS or other Solar software is a plus);
  • Experience with large-scale Solar PV plants in UK, working either on the Developer, EPC Contractor or Technical Advisor side;
  • Good knowledge of the main players in the industry (Technical Advisors, investors, EPCs, TSO/DNOs, etc).


General skills & attributes

  • Fluent English and Dutch spoken and written;
  • Full Driving licence;
  • Proactive, autonomous, flexible and driven.
  • Forward thinking, a problem solver and solution provider;
  • Proactive and being able to prioritise workload;
  • Able to promote a positive working culture within the team;
  • Strong organisational and good communication skills both verbal and written.


Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Master’s in Renewable Energy or related field is required


Why you’ll want to work for us 

Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.


Be you

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.

Be responsible

Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.

Be recognized

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits.

Be inspired

Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes or supporting our solar honey project.