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Solar Generation Specialist

Sector:  ENOWA
Division:  Energy

Summary

 

Support in the identification, development, structuring, tendering, closing and implementation of successful utility scale solar projects. Develop guidelines and best practices, and review new business opportunities for solar and integrated renewables projects.

 

 

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

 

  • Support in the development and implementation of solar guidelines and best practices to ensure successful delivery of power generation capacity
  • Conduct due diligence activities to contribute to the identification of new solar business opportunities that are most feasible from a financial, operational, and technical perspective
  • Assist in the development of business cases for new solar and integrated renewables, including feasibility studies and economic evaluation including assessment of capital and operating costs
  • Support in structuring solar power and integrated renewable generation projects to achieve maximum third-party investment and lowest cost of electricity 
  • Monitor and assess implementation progress of solar projects, identify barriers and constraints, and work collaboratively with teams to devise solutions
  • Support all solar project feasibility, pre-development, permitting, licensing, and technical activities
  • Support environmental and social impact studies
  • Monitor the projects executed by contractors and ensure their obligations are met with regards to project scope and timeframe
  • Work with other team members and stakeholders to schedule and plan meetings for project planning and status updates throughout the course of a project, in addition to helping with planning meeting content and presentations
  • Provide Solar Generation Manager with project progress reports including schedule updates, forecast to complete, variance identification and opportunities for improvement
  • Handle the flow of information and communications including project reporting, communications materials, success stories, monitoring and evaluation, and budget execution
  • Assist in the identification and securing of land for the development of solar projects and ensure that potential sites are evaluated and prioritized based on the factors that affect solar energy production efficiency
  • Collaborate with team members to develop E&W’s specifications related to solar projects (such as project capacity and connection details) for each identified site
  • Support the assessment and prioritization of different siting options for solar project development based on technical review and identification of potential stakeholder issues
  • Ensure that other technical requirements such as transmission network capacity are considered during the evaluation of possible solar sites
  • Provide support in the development of Request for Proposals (RFPs) during solar project development tendering activities by reviewing the technical requirements

 

Education & Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical or Renewable Energy) or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in development, tendering, financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of utility-scale solar power projects
  • Relevant experience in the project management of solar / renewables projects
  • Relevant experience with software for development and design of utility scale solar projects, including irradiation simulations
  • Good understanding of ground mounted utility scale solar technology
  • Good understanding of renewable energy, emerging cleantech and flexible energy systems and markets
  • Strong interpersonal, team and communication skill as well as a focus on efficiency and effectiveness combined with a hands-on, can-do mentality
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks in a highly dynamic environment
  • Ability to communicate well both written and verbally

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