The Solar Project Manager in UK leads the development and construction of solar projects based in UK on behalf of Skyray’s customers, being involved from the design phase to the handover of the plant to operations. The Solar Project Manager will also contribute to the development of the business and commercial activities of Skyray in UK.
Work regime: Office based with flexibility for home working few days/month
Workplace: UK, if possible Bristol
Travel: Regular travel to be expected, mostly in UK
Remuneration: According to profile and experience
Experience : Minimum 5 years
Start date: As soon as possible
Reporting line: Technical director
Driven by the climate crisis and cost reductions, there is an urgent need for new capability to design and engineer our PV future. Skyray has been set up as a pureplay solar design and engineering company – scalable, adaptable and with solar-storage ‘baked in’. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable zero carbon energy system with solar PV at its core
Skyray is a subsidiary of Everoze, which is an independent consultancy company specialised in renewable energy, energy storage and flexibility and has its headquarters in Bristol (UK).
Skyray headquarters are based in Lyon (France) and has a subsidiary in Lisbon (Portugal). Skyray also works with Partners in several other European countries (UK, Ireland, Spain, etc.). Skyray designs and engineers great solar PV projects, including energy storage where applicable. Our focus is mainly on large scale ground-mounted solar PV where we provide design and construction supervision services for our clients – including some of the world’s largest renewable energy investors, developers and EPCs, covering the entire project life-cycle (feasibility studies, design, construction, commissioning, operation and repowering of PV plants).
Skyray is scaling up its activities in the UK with activity on more than 1GW of solar projects and is looking for a talented Solar Project Manager. The role will be a mixture of managing existing projects and developing business and commercial activities in the UK with the support of the technical expert team based in Lyon and our Partners based in UK. This is a technical role but the ability to work with clients and interface seamlessly with an internal team is essential.
The candidate is also expected to have, or be willing to develop the required technical skills for the role if required such as site supervision/construction monitoring, tender support, PV plant design, energy assessments, etc.
Our ideal candidate would be a construction or design manager for an EPC looking for a change but we are flexible in the level of previous experience since there are likely to be multiple roles and development support can be provided according to the profile/experience of the selected candidate.
As project manager :
Development: provide technical support to Solar Project Owners along the different phases of the project (feasibility, design, permitting, tendering for construction).
Construction: an important part of the work will be on site. You will supervise the construction, control and quality to ensure construction works run smoothly and on time.
Cost: 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 business developer :
Business development: attend events, contact clients, receive and manage customer requests for support
Commercial: prepare and support leads and proposals
Regulation/standard: be familiar with the main national and international standards applicable to PV plants in UK and propose any optimisation/adjustments to existing internal methods and processes.
Educational background in engineering, ideally electrical engineering.
Fluent in English. French is a plus.
Project management skills.
Technical review of drawings, documents, for compliance with standards/contractual requirements
Experience in the construction of PV projects and EPC contracts. Experience in other construction activities will also be valued.
Strong expertise in electrical engineering with grid connection knowledge a plus. Alternatively, the candidate might also have civil or structural background.
Knowledge in SCADA systems applied to the fields of energy production and storage.
Good writing skills, ability to write technical reports and commercial offers.
Familiar with the UK permitting framework for energy projects.
Good communication skills. Ability to understand clients’ needs and to communicate to a technical and non-technical audience.
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.
Willingness to travel in UK and to France (eventually any other country in Europe).
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PERMIT TO WORK IN UK
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