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Civil Design Engineer

Posted 57 days ago
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Portugal, Permanent
Sectors:SolarJob Reference: BH-6226

LSP Renewables have partnered with a leading European Renewables Developer and Operator to recruit a Civil Design Engineer to join their team in Porto and support the civil engineering related design of PV projects during project development and construction phases in Europe. Our client has more than 17GW of operating assets under management in several countries across Europe and has been increasing its presence throughout the European market. They also have a development pipeline of 20GW for Solar PV projects across multiple countries, with 1GW being constructed over the next year. This position will be based in Porto at our clients Solar PV competence centre which manages all Solar PV development and construction in Europe, meaning the successful candidate will be given lots of exposure to PV projects in multiple European markets.

Main Responsibilities
Reporting to the Technical Manager, the candidate will provide support to the group HQ and all affiliates who intend to develop photovoltaic (PV) projects in their markets. The role will include:

  • Supporting the civil engineering related design and required tasks during development and construction phase in Portugal and other European markets
  • Supporting the vendors’ selection and accreditation process
  • Supporting on the project permitting processes in Portugal
  • Defining technical specs and adjudicating pre-construction tasks like topographic surveys, geotechnical tests, civil execution designs, etc
  • Assisting on the supervision of the execution civil design prior to construction, the civil installation and commissioning during construction and the civil works operation & maintenance activity during projects’ lifetime in Portugal
  • Providing technical support to the PV development activity and to the construction activity
  • Providing estimates as inputs to the budgeting activity for all the PV projects
  • Developing other engineering-related tasks connected to PV plants in general

Profile Requirements

  • Three to five years of experience working in a similar role, preferably in the renewable energy sector
  • Experience in civil engineering design and calculations, namely for earth movements and roads, preferably in the renewable energy sector
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, planning and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MSOffice, CAD and GIS tools
  • Fluent in English (command of other languages will be considered a plus)
  • University degree in Civil Engineering
  • Ability to be based in Porto but to travel occasionally to project sites both nationally and internationally
  • Design and calculations of structures
  • Permitting of large projects
  • Power to X projects and technologies
  • Written and oral communication in Spanish and/or Italian


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