• Title
    Solar PV Engineer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Asset Operations & Consultancy
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Owing to continued growth and high demand for its services, our Clean Energy team is now seeking to recruit a fluent French and English speaking candidate to join our solar photovoltaic (PV) team. The successful candidate will be based at our French office in Paris.

    • Manage/support the following assignments for solar PV projects (primarily in the megawatt scale): technical due diligence, construction/operation monitoring, handover verification, site inspections, performance analysis. Such assignments are undertaken on behalf of banks, investors and project developers.
    • Solar resource assessment and energy yield prediction.
    • Technical assessment of all PV plant equipment.
    • Review and prepare technical documents including specifications, reports, calculations and contracts.
    • Provide technical support to clients.
    • Prepare and review commercial offers.
    • Promote Wood Clean Energy services as required.


    Other duties may include but are not limited to:


    • Attending client meetings in France and abroad.
    • Representing the company at major conferences and seminars.
    • Mentoring graduate engineers and team members.
    • Conduct audits of PV module manufacturing facilities.
    • Other ad hoc activities as and when required.

    Skills / Qualifications

    Essential Criteria:


    • Master’s degree from a French engineering school or equivalent degree in engineering, mathematics or science based subject (electrical and civil engineering favourably considered).
    • Fluent French and English speaker (both in writing and speaking).
    • At least 2 years of utility-scale PV project experience.
    • Knowledge of the key technical and commercial aspects of solar projects.
    • Strong technical and commercial due diligence experience (i.e. experience in reviewing: design, technology/equipment, permitting and environmental requirements, contracts, financial model).
    • Knowledge of the applicable regulatory framework in France for PV projects (including permitting/environmental).
    • Experience in solar PV yield prediction software, e.g. PVSyst, PV*SOL.
    • Excellent communication and reporting skills.
    • Competent user of main Microsoft packages.
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Knowledge of project management techniques including program/cost/risk management.
    • Flexible and proactive approach is required.
    • The ability to produce high quality technical reports in English and to predefined deadlines.
    • Ability to work both individually and as part of a multi-disciplined team.
    • A confident communicator.


    Desirable Criteria:


    • Electrical engineering capability (will be considered very favourably)
    • Experience working for a solar PV consultancy.
    • Civil/structural engineering capability.
    • MSc in renewable energy systems.
    • Technical asset management experience.
    • MSc in renewable energy systems.
    • Skills in languages other than English and French (e.g. Arabic, Spanish, German).
    • Experience of working on multiple concurrent projects

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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