Skyray Engineering

Job Ref : 001

Solar Project Manager
(UK based)

  • Contract: Permanent

  • Workplace: South/Southwest England, UK

  • Working arrangement: Office based with flexibility for home working several days/month

  • Travel: Regular travel to be expected, mostly in UK

  • Remuneration: According to qualifications and experience

  • Experience: Minimum 2 years relevant industrial experience

  • Start date: As soon as possible

  • Reporting to: Technical Director

The Solar Project Manager provides project development, design, engineering and construction support for PV projects located in the UK on behalf of Skyray. The role requires being involved throughout PV project lifecycles, from design phase to operational handover. This Solar Project Manager role is specifically UK focussed and also includes client support responsibilities, a degree of business development and contributing to Skyray’s wider commercial activities in the UK.


Skyray is scaling up its activities in the UK and is already providing services to more than 1GW of solar projects and is looking for a talented Solar Project Manager. The role will be a mixture of:

  • Supporting the Senior Solar Project Manager with the management of existing UK projects.
  • Undertaking technical activities (including project documentation, design reviews and technical authoring).
  • Developing Skyray’s business and commercial activities in the UK, with the support of the technical expert team based in Lyon and our UK Partners.

This is a technical role but the ability to work with clients and interface seamlessly with an internal team is essential.

The candidate is expected to have, or if required, be willing to develop the required technical skills for the role such as site supervision/construction monitoring, tender support, PV plant design, energy assessments, etc.

The ideal candidate will have previously worked for an EPC or PV Developer and will probably have experience of UK PV projects or the UK market, but we are flexible regarding the level of previous experience since development support can be provided according to the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Main tasks

As Project Manager:

  • Development: provide technical support to Owners throughout the different project phases (feasibility studies, design, permitting, tendering, construction, commissioning).
  • Construction: an important part of your responsibilities will be on site. You will monitor construction, control quality and ensure construction works run smoothly and on time.
  • Cost: control internal costs to make sure projects are completed within budgets agreed with clients.
  • Coordinate: ensure coordination of the various project stakeholders (clients, external service providers, subcontractors, etc.).
  • Project administration: maintenance of client and project documentation, issue and review of project and technical reports.

As Business Developer:

  • Business development: attend industry events as required, receive and manage client support requests.
  • Commercial: prepare and support leads and proposals.
  • Regulations/standards: be familiar with (or develop pre-existing understanding of) the main national and international standards applicable to PV plants in UK and propose any optimisation/adjustments to internal templates, methods and processes.



  • Engineering graduate. Ideally electrical engineering however STEM qualifications considered.


  • Fluent in English. French is a plus.

Technical skills

  • Experience of PV project development, construction or operations. Knowledge of EPC and/or other related contracts. Previous experience in other construction activities will also be valued.
  • Strong engineering expertise; ideally electrical, but civil or structural engineering backgrounds considered.
  • Project management (APM / PRINCE 2 or equivalent qualifications highly regarded).
  • Good writing skills, ability to write technical reports and commercial offers.
  • Familiar with UK permitting for solar PV and energy storage projects.

Soft skills

  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to understand clients’ needs and to communicate with a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Team spirit and ability to work in a multi-cultural / remote environment.
  • Rigorous in the follow-up of documentation, reviews, deadlines, quality and costs.
  • Logical thinker, able to follow (and contribute to) processes for workflow/workload optimisation.
  • Organised multitasker; able to manage several projects at the same time.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the UK and to France (and other countries in Europe if required).

You must have a valid permit to work in EU or UK

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