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Lead Solar Engineer

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Location: Cork or Ireland remote

An IPP client which is a leading independent power producer of utility-scale photovoltaic power plants, invests, builds, and operates renewable energy power plants globally, including in France, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Jordan, Egypt, Singapore, and Oman. Committed to harnessing solar energy, our client has a proven track record of delivering over 2,000 successful solar PV projects in close collaboration with stakeholders.


Support Development and Construction

  • Work with the Development and Construction teams on projects in Ireland.
  • Stay up-to-date on industry and market news, relevant legislation, and guidance, and inform the team of any implications for development in Ireland.
  • Manage PV specialist consultants and advisors, including defining scopes of work, hiring contractors, and interpreting advice.
  • Keep all engineering project information and tasks up to date in reporting.

Technical and Strategic Advice

  • Provide technical and strategic advice to the various multi-disciplinary teams working on projects.
  • Ensure effective communication between partners and other colleagues (e.g., finance, engineering, HSE, project management) to support the objectives of the projects.

Engineering Support

  • Manage engineering support to development sites in Ireland and participate in technical meetings.
  • Assist in preparing tender documentation for front-end engineering (e.g., geotechnical investigations, structural studies, EYA, preliminary layout) and ensure that they are prepared on time and are of the highest possible standard.
  • Conduct contractual negotiation with EPC regarding technical areas such as engineering, equipment specifications, performance/testing schedules.

External Engagement

  • Engage with external consultants, contractors, independent engineers, lenders engineers, Government agencies, utility, and grid companies as required.
  • Provide input into technical elements of minimum functional requirements for EPC and consultant contracts.

Other Responsibilities

  • Inspect new project sites and attend seminars and meetings as required.
  • Support the evaluation of new products, concepts, and technologies from vendors.


  • Master's degree in electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering
  • Years of experience on large PV projects in Ireland
  • Knowledge of the Irish PV industry, including development, construction, ESB/Eirgrid design requirements, processes, procedures, and standards, and HSE legislation

If you are interested please apply here or send your CV to

Jorel Bautista

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