Solar PV Design Engineer

Solar PV Design Engineer

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    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Contact:

    Harry Moncur

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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  • Consultant:

    Harry Moncur

Excellent opportunity to play a key role in design optimisation and plant performance analytics across an international portfolio of projects, with a focus on design, yield analysis, technical innovation and LCoE reduction.


The Role:

  • Site visits and desktop site reviews associated with greenfield sites;
  • Module/inverter/structure equipment selection, producing optimised layout designs and energy yield assessments - using a combination of AutoCad, specialist PV design software and PVSyst;
  • Evaluating uncertainty levels of solar irradiation datasets and selecting site-specific data;
  • Yield uncertainty analysis
  • Producing concept level electrical single line diagrams;
  • Producing a preliminary Bill of Quantities for primary equipment;

In a supporting capacity your responsibilities will also include:

  • Keeping up to date with PV plant technology and market developments
  • Providing technical support during procurement, construction, operation, sales and acquisition project stages.
  • Managing sub-consultants;
  • Contributing to continuous improvement and R&D.


The Individual:

  • Degree level qualification in electrical, electro-mechanical, mechanical, industrial, energy engineering, physics or other relevant technical discipline;
  • At least 2 years’ work experience in the capacity of a solar design engineer or technician with design and technology responsibilities as per this role. Procurement, construction and operation stage experience of solar PV plants will be an advantage.
  • Achieved or working towards achieving professional chartership or accreditation with a relevant professional, technical institution.
  • Expert user of Microsoft Excel, AutoCAD, PVSyst and at least one utility-scale, specialist PV design software package. Proficiency in GIS software will be an advantage.
  • Fluency in English – written and verbal – other languages will be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal