Skyray Engineering

Job Ref : 003

Experienced Construction Solar Project Manager in Lyon

  • Contract: CDI

  • Workplace: Lyon (Part-Dieu), France

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

  • Travel: According to profile and experience

  • Remuneration: According to profile and experience

  • Experience: 5 – 20 years

  • Start date: As soon as possible

  • Reporting to: Head of construction services

The Construction Solar Project Manager leads the development and construction of solar projects based in Europe on behalf of Skyray’s customers, being involved from the design phase to the handover of the plant to operations.


Skyray is providing design and owner’s engineering services for several projects, including large scale ground-mounted PV projects that could be associated with storage and self-consumption for industrial facilities.

The role is to :

  • Bring additional construction expertise to the team
  • Manage project under construction (from detailed design/tendering to COD)

  • Be the privilege point of contact with Owner

Depending on your abilities, additional expertise on design and/or development would be appreciated.
Site visits are expected, occasionally abroad, but most of the work is at the office. 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 the required technical skills for the role such as, tender support, site
supervision/construction monitoring.

Our ideal candidate would be an experienced project manager for an EPC looking for a change, but we are flexible in the level of previous experience. You will be mainly dedicated to the construction team, but if you are interested in developing new skills, internal mentoring can be provided according to the profile/experience of the selected candidate. We can consider candidates from other industries looking for a move into renewables, but construction expertise in this case is fundamental.

Main tasks

As Project Manager:

  • Development support: provide technical support to Solar Project Owners along the different phases of the project (design, permitting, tendering for construction).

  • Construction monitoring: You will (a) supervise the construction and carry out quality control to ensure construction works run smoothly and on time (b) control internal costs to make sure the job is done within the budget agreed with the client.

  • Coordinate: ensure coordination of the various project stakeholders (clients, external service providers, subcontractors, etc.).

As experienced construction engineer:

  • Bring technical support to the construction team on projects you do not manage.
  • Be one of the main contributors to EPC tendering and construction monitoring processes / tools in line with the company knowledge management process (ISO 9001)

  • Be familiar with the main national and international standards applicable to PV plants and propose any optimisation/adjustments to existing internal methods and processes.

Depending on your profile, you could participate in other tasks such as:

  • Business development: attend events, contact clients, receive and manage customer requests for support.
  • Commercial: prepare and support leads and proposals.

It is also expected from every Skyraysian to participate actively in our process improvement and constantly expand our common knowledge database. Knowledge management is a pillar of Skyray and each Skyraysian must be involved in the process. Time is dedicated each week to this task.



  • Educational background in engineering, ideally civil or electrical engineering.


  • Fluent in English and French, Portuguese is a bonus.

Technical skills

  • Experience in the construction of PV projects and EPC contracts.
  • Technical review of drawings, documents, for compliance with standards/contractual requirements.

  • Project management skills.

  • Good writing skills, ability to write technical reports and commercial offers.

Soft skills

  • Team spirit and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Rigorous in the follow-up of documentation review, respect of deadlines, quality and costs.

  • Organised and able to manage several projects at the same time.

You must have a valid permit to work in France.

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