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Solar Design Project Engineer


£60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Healthcare, Pension 10%, Bonus


Sector: Renewable Energy

Posted: 30/10/2023

Ref: BBBH23438_1698676403

Solar Design Project Engineer - Renewable Energy
Edinburgh - Hybrid
Salary up to £65,000 + bonus
Astute are proudly partnered with a growing Developer and Asset Manager in the Renewable Energy industry, who are looking for a Solar Design Engineer / Solar Project Engineer to join their growing, technical team based out of Edinburgh.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the front end design of Solar Farm developments on major, utility scale projects in the UK and potentially overseas too. The successful candidate will therefore have a proven background in design of Solar PV projects, preferably for large scale solar farm developments and using relevant software such as PVSyst, PV Case, Helios 3D and/or AutoCAD.
Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Solar Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for:
  • Leading the design of large scale solar farms and related infrastructure throughout the entire project life cycle, including conceptual or front end design, to creating a finalised design that is optimised against the technical specifications, requirements and costing estimates.
  • Managing the projects through their respective phases, performing CapEx estimations, technical reports, risk or other analysis such as feasibility studies while ensuring company standards are upheld.
  • Support site infrastructure design where needed.
  • Work cooperatively with other internal and external teams to provide technical knowledge and advice along with accurate costing or lead time estimates.
  • Ensure clear communication is upheld between both technical and commercial teams to ensure projects are ran within set time schedules and budgets.
  • Provide technical knowledge and support in aid of tender processes.
  • Establish and maintain supplier relationships - communicating with them for costings, lead times or any other information.
  • Ensure designs and all other workings are within governmental, industry and company standards, legislation or compliance.
  • To be a professional representative of the company at all times.
Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:
  • A proven background in the design of Solar Farms, Solar PV projects or products, substations and high voltage equipment is essential.
  • Experience in managing solar projects from conception to delivery, additional experience in overseeing the construction phase would be of strong interest.
  • Able to coordinate engineering teams and external contractors or stakeholders.
  • A degree or other qualification in Electrical Engineering or similar field of study.
  • Able to use PVSyst, PV Case, Helios 3D, AutoCAD or other, similar software.
  • High attention to detail and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Based in a commutable distance of Edinburgh - hybrid working available.
  • Willingness to travel - some site visiting may be required across the UK and potentially overseas.
Salary & Package
What's on offer for this exciting role:
  • Salary up to £65,000 (depending on experience)
  • Up to 15% bonus
  • 25 days holiday + birthday off
  • Hybrid working and flexible schedule, pension, life insurance, private medical cover, wellness allowances, childcare allowance and cycle to work scheme
How to apply?
Apply to this vacancy here or send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter to or call 023 93 911 007 to speak to Simon Cheung who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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