• Senior Solar Engineer

    Location AE-Dubai
    Requisition ID
    2019-13421
    Business Area
    Energy
    Category/Discipline
    Consulting
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

     

    The role will involve working within the Solar department in the Renewables Advisory service area in the region Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA), providing technical advisory services throughout the development, procurement, construction and operation phases of solar projects, including procurement assistance, technical due diligence and acting as Lender’s and Owner’s Engineer for a range of customers spanning developers, financial institutions and government entities.

    The work will also involve the management of projects, resourced from several competence areas, alongside the management of customer interfaces. These projects are expected to be mostly in solar PV but may also involve coordination of projects including CSP, other renewable projects, battery storage and grid connection. Deliver contracts in accordance with agreed budgets, profitability and time frames and to the satisfaction of the Customer. The candidate must be proficient in solar resource and energy production assessment using PVSyst and other relevant software.

     

    Key Accountabilities:

    The provision of technical advice to customers including:

    • Solar Resource Assessment
    • Energy Production Assessment
    • Design optimization of solar PV plants (residential, commercial and utility scale)
    • Technology and design review of solar PV plants.
    • Specification assistance for all aspects of solar farm construction
    • Assist clients with procurement including contract negotiation and tendering
    • General project advice
    • Technical due diligence of pre-construction and operational projects
    • Knowledge of testing and commissioning of solar projects.
    • Other ad-hoc advice
    • Due diligence activity to include: data analysis, documentation review and risk analysis.

     

    The work also involves:

    • Liaising with a wide range of clients from solar farm developers to financial institutions
    • Work on multiple projects, managing own time to meet deadlines.
    • Producing written reports and other documentation for delivery to the client
    • Act in a supporting role for contact with the Client (Lender and Owners) and Client’s project team as well as construction contractors, stakeholders and other third parties.
    • Wins new external work by identifying opportunities, defining solutions for customers and bidding for contracts.
    • Able to be bid manager for small and medium bids within own service area.
    • Networks with senior professionals outside DNV GL and understands professional and business issues of customer industry.
    • Is proactive and responsive to customers and provides solutions to customer needs.
    • Is able to be project manager for small and medium sized projects including several competence areas.  
    • Demonstrates clear accountability and ability to make own decisions in work
    • Networks with senior professionals within own profession inside DNV GL to build and share competence
    • Contributes to development of DNV GL best practices and services within own profession
    • Combines technical and commercial understanding of customer challenges
    • Provides professional support and guidance to less experienced personnel
    • Communicates and influences, using appropriate channels (face-to-face, verbal and written), in a clear, open, respectful and honest manner, and seeks understanding of other views
    • Actively contributes to the success of the team and collaborates to create results
    • Builds good personal and professional relationships

     

    Position Qualifications

    On appointment the candidate must have:

    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the international PV solar industry.
    • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a technical consulting capacity.
    • Proven experience in energy production assessment using PVSyst.
    • Proven experience in solar PV plants design and optimization.
    • A relevant engineering degree/higher degree in an engineering subject is preferred.
    • Proven ability to produce clear written reports and communicate verbally in English.
    • Good IT skills, and experience using MS Office suite packages.
    • Demonstrable ability to deliver complex tasks to tight timelines.
    • Good organization and time management skills.
    • Adaptability and able to cope with a wide variety of tasks.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Strong commercial acumen.
    • Previous experience in performing due diligence activities is preferred.
    • Previous onsite experience is preferred.

    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.

    Equal Opportunity Statement

    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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