Project Procurement Manager

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.


What You’ll do (the role)



The Project Procurement Manager will be responsible for the overall procurement process, from RFI/Q to Contract Executions. You will support Category Managers for Modules/ Structures/ Inverters/ Transformers/BESS to execute the strategy at a country/regional level.


Working closely with the Lightsource bp Business Development and Construction teams to scan the market, provide accurate estimations, close agreements, and ensure on cost, on time and on quality deliveries.



  • Continuously scan the solar PV & Energy Storage ESS in Australia and New Zealand market and provide regular intelligence to Category Managers and Head of APAC Regional Procurement.
  • Manage, evaluate, and maintain local subcontractors and vendor pre-qualification database, forming strong relationships with key suppliers in Australia.
  • Provide accurate cost estimations to Business Development Team.
  • Coordinate and manage one or more internal project teams/projects.
  • Define the project procurement strategy with project stakeholders.
  • Manage Frame Agreements call-off and RFIs/RFQs with the support of Category Managers.
  • Place and process purchasing transactions according to agreed terms.
  • Monitors all equipment purchases to ensure purchase order information matches the shipment and Confirm subcontractor compliance and meets project requirements.
  • Ensure that project costs are properly categorized and that a feedback loop mechanism is in place to compare and adjust estimating costs vs. actual project costs including, but not limited to production rates and cost of materials.
  • Support teams on supplier escalations with technical disputed items, schedule, revenue-risk, and on-going support services
  • Continuous update internal procurement data base platforms.


Who we’re looking for



  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Business;
  • Fluent English spoken and written. Additional languages are a plus, especially Spanish or Mandarin.



  • Relevant experiences in the Solar PV and Energy Storage industry, especially in Australia and New Zealand
  • Relevant experience in procurement and subcontracting in similar position;
  • Experience in supporting multi-functional projects in an international work environment with remote locations;
  • Strong contract experience and knowledge;
  • Strong understanding with ERP;
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft office tools;
  • Willingness to travel up to 20%.


Why you’ll make a great member of the team  



  • Forward thinking, a problem solver and solution provider;
  • Proactive, flexible with strong time management skills;
  • Able to promote a positive working culture within the team;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written;
  • Ability to deal confidently building strong relations with stakeholders.


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.