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CAD Designer

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.



This role will be part of our “Centre of Excellence”, the successful candidate will join a diverse and dynamic team who support the existing global solar portfolio, as well as support growth by performing technical due diligence on acquisition targets and responsible for the technical elements involved in the PV Project development, design, construction, operations and in compliance.


Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate will be responsible for the elements involved in the preparation of CAD drawings for PV power plants globally, supporting the company processes with main focus on Project Development and Project Acquisition, in compliance with the following main responsibilities:

  • Support the rest of the organization with CAD work such as site layouts, standard elevations, electrical single line diagrams, basic design drawings, configuration block diagrams, other schematics and technical review of EPC Layouts.
  • Support the team on the elaboration of the Basic Design package, including design drawings, estimated bill of quantities and preliminary design estimations.
  • Promote and maintain the highest quality and consistency across all jurisdictions in the production of any CAD related work such as layouts, electrical SLD, lease plans, block diagrams, …
  • Collaborate on the design optimization process with layout iterations.
  • Support the development of tools and procedures for ensuring consistency, quality and optimize design cost.
  • Support the implementation and maintenance of the Lightsource BP common methodology framework to produce CAD drawings as well as collaborate in its continuous improvement.
  • Develop, update and maintain in-house technical models to consider latest component technology developments as well as creating internal templates and tools


Knowledge & Experience

  • Demonstrable experience on the production of PV plants CAD related work with advanced knowledge of all pertinent factors considering in the drawings.
  • Detailed knowledge of AutoCAD (3D/Civil) and PV relevant AutoCAD plug ins.
  • Familiarity with GIS mapping software and spatial analytics such as ArcGIS or QGIS.
  • Experience using others PV design software such as PVCASE or PV Design.
  • Experience on high level design of PV plants, including electrical configurations and layout designs.
  • Familiar with different PV generating technologies and constituent components (modules, inverters, trackers)


Personal/Work Skills

  • Qualifications based on prior demonstrated CAD experience. 
  • Relevant experience in the Solar PV industry
  • Fluent English spoken and written. Additional languages are a plus, especially Italian, Portuguese or Spanish
  • Good IT skills
  • Proactive and being able to prioritise workload,
  • Autonomous, adaptable, and multi-skilled
  • Strong organisational and good communication skills both verbal and written.
  • A good commitment to technical excellence in a pressured commercial environment.
  • Forward thinking, a problem solver and solution provider.
  • Able to promote a positive working culture within the team.



  • Qualifications based on prior demonstrated CAD experience. 


Personal Qualities

  • Effective communicator
  • A team player
  • A keen attitude to innovation
  • Fully conversant with English highly evaluated


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.