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Engineering Manager Germany

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 capitalise 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

Summary

Lightsource bps 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 bps Commercial Engineering Team, focusing on projects in early development and pre-construction phases and including ad hoc support to projects in construction.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Focusing on projects in Germany (but also internationally), support the Project Development process (including Acquisitions), across all technical aspects including the review of the Technical Due Diligence and other internal or external reports;
  • Undertake Energy Yield Assessments (EYA);
  • Undertake LCOE Optimisation Analysis for new Projects;
  • Support the assessment of new technologies (modules, inverters, structures);
  • Perform Technical Performance Analysis for existing projects;
  • Support development of Basic Design, including layouts and SLDs;
  • 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, 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

  • 7+ years 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;
  • Experience in undertaking Energy Yield Assessment (EYA) and good knowledge of pertinent factors affecting PV plant performance;
  • Detailed knowledge of simulation software including PVsyst (AutoCAD, ArcGIS or other Solar software is a plus);
  • Experience with large-scale Solar PV plants in Spain, working either on the Developer, EPC Contractor or Technical Advisor side;
  • Good knowledge of the main players in the industry (TAs, investors, EPCs, third party labs, etc).

 

Qualifications

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

 

Personal Qualities

    • Fluent German 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.

 

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.