Head of Engineering - Solar PV

LSP Renewables have partnered with a leading independent power producer in the CEE region to recruit a Head of Engineering to focus on large scale Solar PV projects. 

Our client have been operating since 2019 and have already closed investments of more than 150MW across Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic and Slovakia. As well as investing and acquiring projects, they also develop their own projects in-house.

The successful candidate will lead the engineering and design team, managing the relationship with external parties / consultancies, whilst supporting the M&A team in providing due diligence expertise for potential acquisitions. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the engineering and design team for our clients pipeline across CEE region
  • Interface between Engineering and Design TEAM with:
    • Internal parties:
      • Development team
      • Construction team
      • M&A team
      • Procurement team
    • External parties:
      • Technical advisors (Technical DD)
      • Lenders
      • Suppliers
      • Local Transmission and Distribution system operators
      • EPC companies (together with Construction team)
  • Management of design processes by using internal (Design and Engineering team) and external (third party subcontractors) teams for reaching demanding timelines
  • Together with Construction team to prepare final designs and specifications project according to country specifics
  • Manage internal requests workload establishing proper timeline prioritizing among different stakeholders and projects
  • Technical support for existing and new assets, optimizing design in terms of costing, construction and ESG requirements
  • Plan proper training for existing team to be fully up to date with new market trends
  • Collaborate in selection of new technologies and provide technical feedback on our clients innovation initiatives 
  • Degree qualified in an engineering discipline 
  • Several years experience in the engineering and construction or large scale Solar PV projects
  • Ability to manage design projects from development and planning to installation and execution
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge on specific software available in the renewable energy market in order to manage designers’ teams using such tools (e.g. PVsyst, PVcase, Helios3D, AutoCAD, MS Project)
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

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