​Head of Cost - Large Solar PV IPP

Posted 10 December 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameQihan Geng

Job description

Head of Cost - Large Solar PV IPP

Are you an experienced and meticulous professional in cost management within the renewable energy industry? Are you ready to take on a leadership role as the Head of Cost for a prominent Solar PV Independent Power Producer (IPP)? If so, we have an outstanding opportunity for you!

We are a highly respected recruitment agency working on behalf of a leading Solar PV IPP, seeking a talented Head of Cost. This pivotal role offers competitive pay and benefits, and it will be based in the vibrant city of Nanjing.


As the Head of Cost, you will play a critical role in overseeing and optimizing cost management processes for Solar PV projects. Your key responsibilities will include:

  1. Developing and implementing comprehensive cost control and monitoring systems for Solar PV projects.

  2. Leading the cost estimation and budgeting processes, ensuring accuracy and adherence to project requirements.

  3. Collaborating with cross-functional teams to gather project cost data and develop reliable cost models.

  4. Analyzing project cost data, identifying cost-saving opportunities, and implementing effective cost reduction strategies.

  5. Monitoring project costs throughout the project lifecycle, identifying and mitigating cost variances and risks.

  6. Establishing and maintaining relationships with suppliers and contractors to ensure cost competitiveness.

  7. Reviewing and approving project cost reports, providing insightful analysis and recommendations to senior management.

  8. Ensuring compliance with company policies and industry standards related to cost management.

  9. Mentoring and developing the cost management team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and excellence.

  10. Staying abreast of industry trends, cost management best practices, and new technologies to drive cost optimization initiatives.


To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and skills:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).

  2. A minimum of 10 years of experience in cost management or project controls within the renewable energy industry, preferably with Solar PV projects.

  3. Proven track record in successfully managing project costs, budgets, and financial controls.

  4. Strong understanding of cost estimation techniques, project finance, and relevant regulations in China.

  5. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret and communicate complex cost data.

  6. Strong leadership and team management abilities, with a track record of mentoring and developing high-performing teams.

  7. Proficient in cost management software and tools, with advanced Excel skills.

  8. Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively convey cost-related information to diverse stakeholders.

  9. Fluency in Mandarin and English is essential.


The successful candidate will enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance and retirement plan.

  2. Opportunity to work with a reputable Solar PV IPP and contribute to the development of clean energy in Nanjing.

  3. Challenging and rewarding work environment with opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

If you are an experienced cost management professional within the renewable energy industry and are seeking a leadership role with a top Solar PV IPP, we want to hear from you! Join our client's team as the Head of Cost and be a key contributor to the successful delivery of Solar PV projects in Nanjing.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and qualifications to [Recruitment Agency's Email]. We eagerly await your application and the opportunity to discuss your potential fit within our client's esteemed organization.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.