Renewable Energy Consultant - Solar & Storage

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

Job description

​Your work will be mainly technical and commercial consultancy services to Solar Photovoltaic (PV) projects, Battery Energy Storage System projects and hybrid projects. You will be advising developers, operators, lenders and investors in the Italian and Spanish markets as well as supporting other geographies like Portugal, France and the UK.

Specific activities will include:

  • Leading technical and commercial due diligence for PV, BESS and hybrid projects/portfolios as a project manager and in supporting roles.

  • Assessment of risks which could result in a deviation from the project or portfolio financial model, particularly lower energy yield, delays to the project timeline, higher Capex and Opex, and then to propose relevant mitigation measures.

  • Assessed areas would typically cover: land securement, administrative authorisations, environmental constraints, project design, tariff scheme, grid connection, construction and operation contracts, project timeline

  • Conducting solar resource and energy production assessments using state-of-the-art simulation software. This will include solar data checking and processing, statistical and long-term analysis, PVsyst modelling, assessment of energy losses, and uncertainty analysis;

  • Construction and operational monitoring.

  • Bespoke owner’s engineer services.

  • Strategic work.

  • Business development to build client relationships and win work.

  • Managing multiple projects with internal and external resources.

  • Ownership of budget and profitability of projects.


  • MEng Engineering degree, Physics, Mathematics or similar.

  • Native/fluent in Italian and English.

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in consultancy.

  • Knowledge of technical due diligence process and specific technical review areas for solar PV.

  • Capable of reviewing typical renewable energy sector construction and operation contracts.

  • Capable of determining commercial implications of technical risks for different transactions (equity/debt etc.).

  • Good understanding of the Italian local requirements and country-specific topics (i.e. grid, land, environmental, permits, hybridization with other technologies, etc) in solar.

  • Comfortable adapting work and priorities to meet deadlines/clients’ needs.

  • Enjoys working as part of a team and supporting colleagues.

  • Able to write clear, concise and accurate reports in English.

  • Able to manage concurrent & different tasks and prioritise workload.

  • Track record of developing and building lasting client relationships.

  • Willingness to travel as part of project work.

  • Experience in other renewable technologies (Storage, Hybridization, Hydrogen)

  • Owner’s engineering, construction monitoring or asset management experience.

  • Expertise in Spanish and/or Portuguese markets or other European and worldwide markets.

  • Additional language skills (Spanish and/or Portuguese).