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Chef de Projet

About Lightsource bp    


Lightsource bp (LSbp) is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects, and a 50:50 joint venture with bp. Our purpose is to deliver affordable and sustainable solar power for businesses and communities around the world.

With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalise on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you have a chance to ‘be the change’ - driving 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 passionate people with brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.


What you’ll do (the role)       




LSbp has entered the market in France to take part of the country ambition to install 100 GB of solar PV by 2050. A team of up to 20 people is going to be hired in 2022-2023 to develop ground mounted utility scale PV projects with the objective of having a pipeline of 1 GW by 2026. To reach this target, LSbp France will originate its own pipe of projects, co-develop projects with partners looking forward to be supported by a major international developer, and acquire projects at various stage of developments. We are looking to hire experienced solar people having an entrepreneurial mindset to join this new exciting venture.


As Chef de projet, you will responsible for managing outsourced studies: drawing up of the specifications for large scale solar farm projects in France and overall supporting the development of Lightsource bp’s pipeline of in-house developed, introduced and/or acquired sites.


This position will play a huge part in this ambition, generating opportunities and managing the development / permitting of Large-Scale Solar projects in France.


Duties & responsibilities


  • Manage outsourced studies: draw up the specifications, choose the consulting firms on environment and carry out the consultation.
  • Ensure the follow-up and proper conduct of environmental studies (impact studies, Natura 2000, protected species derogation files, ecological monitoring of exploitation, etc.) carried out by subcontracting partners (naturalist or landscape design offices, associations) on time and on budget
  • Prepare project presentation files and represent the company in front of various interlocutors (public presentations, presentations to elected officials, state services, etc.)
  • Accompany the land prospectors during meetings with the instructing services, elected officials and the various actors of the territory in order to defend the projects
  • Participate in consultations with communities, State services and various actors in all procedures (natural parks, elected officials, etc.) and ensure a level of close collaboration allowing the obtaining of the authorizations necessary for the development of the parks and in such a way that LSBP be recognized as an exemplary player in its sector
  • Follow the instruction and obtaining building permit files (filing, public inquiry, purge)
  • Ensure the transfer of files to the construction department
  • Supporting the various departments at Lightsource bp throughout the development process, whether in the development, construction, and operation phase.


Who we’re looking for  


Experience & Knowledge


  • Understanding of renewables industry, energy and environmental issues
  • Technical understanding of solar farm development and construction
  • Understanding of solar farm environmental planning constraints
  • Understanding of commercial activities including financial models, funding arrangements and legals
  • Experience in a similar role is essential.




  • Degree in relevant field desirable


Why you’ll make a great member of the team    


Work & General skills


  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written French
  • Functional English.
  • Exceptionally well organized and driven by success
  • Ability to thrive in high-pressure situations
  • Analytical thinker with great problem-solving skills
  • Decisive and committed


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, supporting our solar honey project or our sustainability initiatives.

Our Core Values

Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.