• Senior Solar Engineer

    Location ES-Barcelona
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  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated solar expert to join our team in Barcelona. The position is a full-time position that reports to the Solar Head of Section at the Barcelona office.


    As an independent advisor, the Senior Solar Engineer will spend most the time conducting direct project work for clients, in addition to supporting business development and in-house research projects.


    The Senior Solar Engineer will be leading the independent engineering business in Iberian and Latin-American Countries, and will be part of an international group of solar experts dealing with these services for solar plants.


    Job Responsibilities:

    • Team leader. The Senior Solar Engineer will support the Solar Head of Section by leading the solar teams located in the Iberian and Latin-American offices;
    • Project Manager. The Senior Solar Engineer will be responsible for managing teams of engineers during the execution of independent engineering services for solar Projects. The role will require the preparation and delivery of presentations, as well as direct contact with the Customers;
    • Direct Project work. As part of the daily work, it is expected that the Solar Engineer will be involved in technical advisory tasks which may include project analysis, energy assessment, technology and design review, project contracts analysis and project finance understanding;
    • Support on operational services to PV plants. It will be positively valued the capability to support the analysis of operational projects through data analytics with skills and knowledge to determine project performance trends and component behavior as well as site inspections for root cause analysis;
    • Commercial. The Solar Engineer will provide support to the Head of Section on tracking business opportunities, market intelligence, develop services according to Industry needs and develop and maintain the required network of contacts;
    • Research and Development. Propose and be involved in internal R&D Projects related to the solar business.

    Position Qualifications

    • 5+ years of professional experience in the solar sector (in consultancy or engineering companies);
    • International experience on engineering services for solar PV plants (Europe and Latin-American markets);
    • Experience in technical due diligence processes which may include but is not limited to: site assessment, system design, energy estimates, equipment selection, contracts review and project finance;
    • Experience must also include a working knowledge of solar PV related regulations, codes and standards;
    • Experience with IEC and other relevant certifications in the industry;
    • Experience on Construction Monitoring, Project Acceptance Tests and Commissioning Procedures;
    • Familiar with typical equipment for site inspections (thermographic cameras, I-V curve tracers);
    • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish, including ability to write clear and detailed technical reports, presentations and emails;
    • Lead and support independent qualitative and quantitative analysis;
      - Willingness to travel across the country and internationally (Latin-American Countries);
    • Ability to work independently, with an internal team, and with external partner organizations;
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
    • Familiarity with PVsyst as well as other energy simulation software;
    • Bachelor’s degree required in Electrical Engineering or similar;
    • Valid driving License.

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

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