Head of Construction - PV & BESS

Posted 30 April 2024
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameHarry Moncur

Job description

Job title: Head of Construction - PV & BESS

Location: France (Remote)

TGRC is looking for an experienced Head of Construction to oversee the construction of large-scale renewable energy projects throughout France. The Green Recruitment Company is partnered with a leading renewable energy company dedicated to creating a sustainable future through the development and implementation of solar photovoltaic (PV) and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) projects.


  • Lead the planning, scheduling, and execution of construction activities for solar PV and BESS projects, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including engineering, procurement, and project management to develop comprehensive construction plans.

  • Oversee the selection, negotiation, and management of construction contractors and subcontractors, ensuring compliance with contractual agreements and safety regulations.

  • Provide guidance and support to construction teams, resolving issues and driving continuous improvement in construction processes.

  • Implement rigorous quality assurance protocols to ensure that construction activities meet industry standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Monitor construction progress, conduct site inspections, and address any deviations from specifications or standards.

  • Champion a culture of safety and environmental responsibility across construction sites, implementing best practices to minimize risks and ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations.

  • Conduct regular safety audits and inspections, implementing corrective actions as necessary to maintain a safe working environment.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for stakeholders including local communities, regulatory agencies, and utility partners, fostering positive relationships and addressing any concerns or issues proactively.

  • Represent the company in meetings, public forums, and negotiations related to construction activities.

  • Develop and manage construction budgets, tracking expenditures and providing regular reports to senior management.

  • Identify cost-saving opportunities and implement strategies to optimize construction costs without compromising quality or safety.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, or related field; advanced degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in construction management, with a focus on renewable energy projects, particularly solar PV and BESS.

  • Proven track record of successfully managing large-scale construction projects from inception to completion in the renewable energy sector.

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire cross-functional teams to achieve project objectives.

  • In-depth knowledge of construction methodologies, safety regulations, and environmental compliance standards.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

  • Fluency in French and English; additional languages a plus.

  • Willingness to travel extensively within France as required.

In conclusion, Don't miss this exciting opportunity to be part of the renewable energy revolution. Apply now and be a key player in shaping a sustainable future!

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the role to Harry Moncur (harry.moncur@greenrecruitmentcompany.com)